A walking food tour sounds almost counterintuitive – exercise and food together? But maybe these unique tours are the best of both worlds as they combine both delicious nibbles and a little fresh air. Here are just a few to whet your appetite!
Austin Eats (Austin, TX)
Austin Eats is a variety of different foodie tours and you can pick one that suits your taste! Offerings include a Food Truck Throwdown and a BBQ Brunch and Brewery tour. Visit www.austineatsfoodtours.com to see what’s on the menu.
(Austin is approximately 90 miles from Colorado River RV Campground)
Bite San Diego (San Diego, CA)
Another sampler platter, Bite San Diego offers six different neighborhood food tours. Downtown San Diego takes you through the city’s Gaslamp District as well as Little Italy and downtown San Diego with food options ranging from Indian to Italian to French. The Liberty Station Walking Tour takes you through San Diego’s oldest military district with food highlights such as Argentinian empanadas, French crepes, and the All-American cheeseburger. Visit www.bitesandiego.com for information.
(San Diego is approximately 25 miles from Pio Pico RV Campground)
Forktown Food Tours (Portland, OR)
Portland divides their tour plate into three parts – Downtown Portland (classic), Mississippi Avenue (eclectic), and Division Street (global). All tours run about 3 hours and include no more than 1.5 miles of walking. Each tour includes a bit of history and culture thrown in and the option to enjoy local craft beers or wine selections from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. For tour descriptions and information, visit www.forktown.com.
(Portland is approximately 80 miles from Seaside RV Campground)
Walk Eat Nashville (Nashville, TN)
Top-rated restaurants from three separate areas of the Nashville food scene are on tap in the three different tours offered through Walk Eat Nashville. Downtown Nashville includes the honky tonk scene, while the Midtown Tour explores the Vanderbilt University area. The East Nashville tour provides a deeper look into the city’s food roots with specialty shops and local chef’s fare. Take one or take them all – visit www.walkeatnashville.com for all the delicious details.
(Nashville is approximately 80 miles from Natchez Trace RV Campground)
Chicago Food Planet (Chicago, IL)
Chicago Food Planet gives tour-goers the option to enjoy Chinese fare in a tour of the city’s Chinatown, sample Chicago favorites including Italian beef and deep-dish pizza, and explore the city’s West Loop, which is fast becoming a culinary mecca. There are also two other tour options to consider. Visit www.chicagofoodplant.com for information.
(Chicago is less than 75 miles from Pine Country RV Campground)
Food and Walking Tour of Pike Place Market (Seattle, WA)
Pike Place Market in Seattle is one of the oldest continuously operated public markets in the country. Opened in 1907, visitors can find fishmongers, fresh produce, spices, flowers, antiques, and more. Looking for something – you’ll probably find it here. A food tour of the market is available through Savor Seattle (www.savorseattletours.com). Tour-goers will enjoy stories of the market, see the famous “flying fish,” and learn about the original Starbucks.
(Seattle is less than 35 miles from Thunderbird RV Campground)
Flavors of Philly (Philadelphia, PA)
The ingredients here include five stops where you will taste Philly Cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, Tomato Pie (a Philly staple since 1910), and more. Toss in a bit of history, some architectural highlights and a visit to the city’s historic Reading Terminal Market and you’re gonna say, more please! For information visit www.phillyfoodtours.com.
(Circle M RV Campground is approximately 70 miles from Philadelphia)