Savor the Flavors Tours of Downtown Charleston

Bulldog Tours

Zerve Seller: Bulldog
Activity #3015
  • Visit the best restaurants in Charleston to get a behind the scenes tour into chefs' kitchens - learn how to produce fabulous cuisine!

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Come join us as we walk, talk and taste our way through Charleston

This 2 1/2 hour tour will immerse you in the history and culture of the Lowcountry.  You will discover how our unique cuisine has evolved over the past 300+ years while sampling delicious specialties from local eateries, markets, bakeries, restaurants, and culinary landmarks.

Book now for Savor the Flavors Combo Package/ The Charleston Stroll and save $10 off your entrire purchase!

Typical tastings include:
     * Stone Ground Grits
     * Charleston Benne Wafers
     * Fried Green Tomatoes 
     * Southern Pralines 
     * Sweet Tea
     * Collard Greens
     * Lowcountry Barbeque

Special! Combine this tour with a Charleston Dessert Tour and get $20 off regular price! Tours run on Saturdays, book now for the best pricing!

What Is Not Included?

Although the tour includes tastings along the way, this is usually not enough food to serve as a meal for most people. Please eat breakfast or lunch before or after the tour.

Meeting Location

Bulldog Tours, 18 Anson St. (Charleston, SC) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
305 Reviews Rating: 4.5 4.5 out of 5.0
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Rating: 5
Wonderful tour!
Thu, Apr 28  9:30 AM Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
Our guide was knowledgeable and personable! Great person to lead this tour because he knew how to cook. A native, he had just the right amount of local "color" and stories. I will definitely bring guests back again.
Rating: 3
Culinary tour
Mon, Apr 25  9:30 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide clearly enjoyed what she was doing and did a great job offering historical information. I was a little disappointed at the locations we visited. Since there are so many seafood specialties in the Charleston area, it was a let down that we didn't get to try any. It was discussed a lot on the tour, but no opportunity to try. Also, one of our stops was a kitchen goods store and we were offered pre packaged snacks. This was definitely the least favorable of the 5 stops we made. It did not show us "Charleston", just seemed an attempt to get us to purchase cooking utensils.
Rating: 5
Food tour
Sat, Apr 23  2:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the history and the different food choices.
Rating: 5
Charmed in Charleston
Thu, Apr 21  9:30 AM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Mary was an excellent tour guide, not only knowledge about the food in the area but the history as well. We had a great time. Would highly recommend when you are in the Charleston area.
Rating: 5
Informative and Delicious
Mon, Apr 18  2:00 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great way to learn history of low country cooking as well and Charleston's important role in it. All offerings were delicious and different. Our guide was very knowledgable and shared great information.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 9  2:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide spoke of the history of the food and it's preparation. About the area we were in and the changes made to that area over time. The samples were varied from savories to sweets. I was surprised by the how different collard greens could taste! I did't know their was such a variety of salt and its usage. Our guide did a wonderful job presenting the material in a fun way and was willing to take any question.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable
Sat, Apr 9  9:30 AM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We enjoyed the tour, especially the visit to the Spice and Tea shop. The guide was very good.
Rating: 4
My First Food Tour in SC Was Worth It
Fri, Apr 1  2:00 PM Unspecified 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I drove five hours to take my first SC food tour. This food tour, like any good food tour, provided a mixture of history, culture, and cuisine. I left happily satisfied; I mean that both ways.

The shortcomings are as follows. The tour could have involved more walking or exploring of the downtown area. The price was about $10-20 more than food tours in other states. We made 4 stops only; I expected at least 5.

It was my first food tour in SC but it won't be my last!
Rating: 5
Food tour
Tue, Mar 29  10:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The food tour was excellent! I was prepared to eat some good food, but did not realize how much history I would learn about the Charleston area. Our guide was great! Definitely would recommend to others. My 9 year old did get a little bored with all the history, but the teenage kids and adults really enjoyed it. I would recommend taking this tour at the beginning of ones vacation because of how much you learn, and it is nice to have that knowledge about the area.
Rating: 3
Savor the flavor tour
Mon, Mar 28  2:30 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Alot of info was provided and the tour guide was knowledgable, but the tour needed a couple more food tasting venues. We went to a food tour in Savannah that featured much more actual tastings at local restaurants.
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
How does the Savor the Flavors/ The Charleston Stroll Combo Tour Package work?
When you purchase the combo tour package, your space will be guaranteed on the Savor the Flavors tour for the date and time for which you buy tickets. To book your space on The Charleston Stroll, please contact Bulldog directly. Exact instructions on completing your booking will be provided upon purchase of your combo package. Please note that booking on the Savor the Flavors tour and The Charleston Stroll is subject to availability.
How does the Dessert Tour option work?
You can combine any tour with our special Dessert Tour for only $40 more, a savings of $20 off regular price! Be sure to select the Dessert Tour extra when you purchase, then call 843-722-8687 to confirm your date and time.
How much food is served on the tour? What sort of food will I be sampling?
The tour includes four to five stops where tastings are offered, but they are not enough to serve as a full meal. Typical tastings include Stone Ground Grits, Benne Wafers, Sweet Tea, pastries, chocolate, Southern Pralines, Collard Greens, and Lowcountry Barbeque.
How many stops are included on the tour?
The tour includes four to five stops.
What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a child?
For the culinary tours, there is only one standard ticket price. Any child 1 year old or above must have a full-priced ticket purchased for them in order to attend. The tour is not recommended for children under 12, but you can bring any children with you, at your discretion, as long as they have a ticket! Infants less than one year old do not need a paid ticket, and you should please just indicate that you’ll be bringing an non-paying infant with you at the time of purchase.
Will I need to buy lunch after the tour?
Although we provide a variety of samples for you to try, please keep in mind that this tour will only include a few tastings. You will still want to buy lunch after the tour, as the tour usually does not include enough food for most people to serve as a meal.
Are there any beverages served on the tour?
Yes! All participants are provided with a bottle of water.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?
The tour covers approximately 1 mile. We walk at a very casual pace
Where does the tour end?
The tours end about 10 blocks from the original starting point, downtown near Market Street.
What if I have dietary restrictions?
The tour includes a variety of foods at the different locations, so you can choose which foods you are able to sample. Please indicate any allergies or dietary restrictions you have when you are purchasing tickets, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you.
What happens if it rains?
Tours run rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions, so be prepared for the day! We will be stepping inside of buildings during some portions of the tour, but be sure to bring an umbrella or poncho, depending on the forecasted weather conditions.
Are there bathrooms along the way?
Yes. There are bathrooms available at several locations throughout the tour.
Is the tour wheelchair- and/or stroller-accessible?
We have had participants with wheelchairs attend the tour in the past. Please keep in mind however, that many of the streets are not very accessible and some places have stairs, so additional maneuvering and planning may be required. You are welcome to bring strollers and they may be left outside the establishments we visit with stairs.
Who will be leading the tour?
All of our tour guides a licensed by the City of Charleston and have various culinary qualifications and interests.
Are tours offered only in English?
Yes, tours are only offered in English. However, our non-English speaking guests always enjoy the experience of visiting Charleston's lovely historic buildings and sampling delicious food tastings along the way.
May I bring my dog on the tour?
Due to the various shops and historical buildings we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on this tour.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes, we can accommodate a variety of special requests! Please click “Contact Bulldog” to the left of the page to inquire further.
Are gift certificates available for this tour?
Yes! Gift certificates for Culinary Tours of Charleston are great for any occasion. To purchase a gift certificate, click “Contact Bulldog”.


Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).

Other Policies

The Charleston Stroll portion of your Combo must be booked separately.
Guests must call Bulldog directly after purchasing Combo tickets to secure their space on The Charleston Stroll. This purchase is guaranteeing your space on the Savor the Flavors Tour for the date and time of your choosing, however, the date and time you may book The Charleston Stroll is subject to availability. Instructions on how to secure your space on The Charleston Stroll will be provided to you after purchase.

Bulldog Tours

See Charleston like you never have before with Bulldog Tours, the premier walking tour company!

More than just the usual Charleston tours, we offer a variety of tours during the day, evening and late-night. Whether it is strolling down the streets, hearing about people from days past in the morning during our Charleston Stroll or taking you on an EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes look at the Holy City's graveyards, back alleyways, Provost Dungeon, Old City Jail and deep into Charleston's Haunted Historic District. We now proudly offer the Culinary Tours of Charleston, giving people even more of a look into the unique chemistry that makes up Charleston. Our exclusive food tours highlight our mission to promote South Carolina local artisan growers, and to help preserve South Carolina's rich culinary heritage.

Bulldog Tours is the ONLY walking tour company in Charleston that can take you off and beyond the sidewalks!!!

As seen in USA Today, Southern Living Magazine, The New York Times, and on Country Music Television, Bon Appetit, The Columbus Dispatch, National Public Radio (NPR). , and SCETV, Bulldog's fully licensed, experienced tour guides are sure to entertain, inform, intrigue and delight all those who choose to take a stroll into the city's past.
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