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Unexpected Atlanta Tours provide unique city tours and Atlanta walking tours.

Atlanta Food Walks offers #1 rated Atlanta food tours. We are food experts and passionate storytellers.

Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk

Atlanta is the city built on food. Taste modern Southern foods from Grant Park’s best restaurants. Plus, enjoy a guided walk through Historic Oakland Cemetery.


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Atlanta History Tours shares how Atlanta changed the world. We are Atlanta’s history experts.

King Historic District Tour

Track the fascinating life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in a fast-paced, memorable 2.5 hours. We’ll see Ebenezer Baptist Church and the King Center. Then, we’ll venture to unexpected locations even locals don’t know.




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Team Building

Atlanta Team Building

Go beyond the ordinary. Our team building tours combine sightseeing, history, and food.

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Such a great break from the craziness that is work right now.

Jess K., Emory

WOW! Team was creative. They went above and beyond to create an experience unlike any other!

Mike L., Liberty Mutual

The tour was AWESOME! Everyone was raving about it.

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Virtual Team Building

No awkward Zoom happy hours! Our fun virtual events combine food, history, and team bonding.

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Word on the Street

I love food tours and try to take them in every new city. This was truly the best one I've ever had the pleasure of taking. Tons of delicious food samples. Plus a truly friendly and knowledgeable local to lead the way! You should take this tour!

Tripadvisor Reviewer

I've been on over 20 food tours both inside and outside the US. This was easily one of the best food tours I've EVER been on. I judge a food tour primarily on 2 characteristics--quality of the food and quality of the tour. Both were way above and beyond expectations.

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The Downtown Southern Food Walk explores the Civil Rights movement through southern cuisine. This is the neighborhood that people really need to be talking about.

Conde Nast Traveler

One of the 3 food tours every local Atlantan should do. You won't find any food snobbery on this tour, just memorable moments for your taste buds.

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Amazing Food

On our food tours, experience Atlanta food and drink tastes. Try rave-worthy local restaurants in 2 to 3 hours.

Covid Safety

Outdoor, socially distant, small-group experiences. Yes, you can have fun AND meet CDC guidelines.

Unexpected Places

Our Atlanta walking tours get you off the beaten path. 1300+ 5-star reviewers agree – you’ll fall in love with the ATL with us.

Why Unexpected Atlanta Tours?

We are Atlanta’s history and food experts.

That’s not just marketing fluff. We *literally* wrote the book on Atlanta’s culinary history.

Our 15,000+ guests have made us the #1 rated Atlanta walking tour. 

We can’t wait to introduce you to our city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Booking Tickets

Do I have to purchase tickets to the Atlanta tours in advance?

Yes. Tickets must be purchased in advance on our website. Because Atlanta tours sell out quickly, we suggest purchasing tickets early.

Can I book a private Atlanta tour?

Yes. In order to arrange a private tour, please contact us.

How far are the tours from other Atlanta attractions?

Our tours are located near the city’s biggest attractions. Easily experience Atlanta by adding on another activity.

The Grant Park Food Walk is within 0.25 miles to the:

  • Atlanta Zoo
  • Atlanta Beltline

Also, the Oakland Cemetery tour looks at Civil War sites.

The King Historic District Tour is focused on the Civil Rights Movement. It includes a tour through:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site,
  • the King Center,
  • and past the King Birth Home.

The Downtown Southern Food Walk is 0.5 miles away from:

  • Centennial Olympic Park,
  • the World of Coca-Cola,
  • the Georgia Aquarium,
  • the National Center for Civil and Human Rights,
  • the CNN Center,
  • Mercedes Benz Stadium, and
  • the ATL-Cruzers Atlanta segway tour location.

That being said, all tours are far from the Atlanta Braves at Suntrust Arena and the Atlanta History Center.

Does the King tour include the King Birth Home?

The King Historic District Tour walks by the King Birth Home. But, we DO NOT go inside the King Birth Home. Guides can share with you how to get tickets to enter the Birth Home.

I have an activity I want to do after your tour ends. Will I have time to get to that activity?

We do our best to keep our tours running on schedule. Sometimes, our tours run 30 minutes late. Please keep that in mind as you schedule activities for the rest of the day.

Are gift certificates available?

Yes. To purchase a gift certificate, please click here.


Are children welcome on the tour?

Our walks involve over 2 hours of walking, standing, and eating.  Some children may have limited attention span. This tour may not be a good choice for them.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all of our tours are wheelchair accessible. There may be a few small places with curbs. Generally, we will do our very best to assist everyone.

Can I bring pets on the Atlanta tours?

No, pets are not allowed on the tour except service animals.

I am visiting Atlanta. Is it safe?

Atlanta is one of the safest urban centers in the country. That being said, please take general precautions. First, always lock your doors. Second, do not leave any valuables in cars. Third, please be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Do I need a car to explore Atlanta?

You can easily explore Atlanta without a car. Many events in Atlanta and attractions are within a small 2 mile radius.

Our tours are all located in Downtown Atlanta, too.

Could you recommend any hotels near the tours?

Check out our list of favorite Atlanta hotels here.  But, honestly, there are so many cool places to stay in the city. Try the historic Stonehurst Place or the funky Decatur Alpaca Cottage. If you want to stay right near the tours, we recommend the Candler Hotel which is a short walk or on the Streetcar line.

We are visiting Atlanta. What are must do activities?

In the South, Atlanta is the biggest city and full of things to do. To make the most of your visit, we recommend checking out our Atlanta Things To Do Blog.

Food Options for Food Tours

What exactly is a food tour?

A food tour combines food, history, sightseeing, and culture. This is an all-inclusive experience. You pay one price and we take care of everything else!

How much food is served on the food tours?

We eat small portions at several different restaurants. This winds up being a nice meal. Most guests find it sufficient for a nice lunch.

Do you provide options for food restrictions and allergies?

Yes!  We can provide options for most dietary restrictions with advance notice.  Please indicate your diet restrictions when you book your tickets.

Vegetarians, gluten-free, and pork-free are, for example, common food alternatives.

Can I make changes to the food options while I'm on the Atlanta food tours?

Our food samplings are preselected to create an incredible experience. They highlight the best of the city and our cuisine.

For that reason, we cannot make last minute substitutions while on the tour.

But, we offer many tastings on each tour. So, we are sure you will enjoy many of our tastings!

Do I need to purchase a ticket even if I’m not eating?

Yes. All guests must purchase a ticket whether they plan to eat or not. Non-paying guests will not be able to join the tour for any reason.

Do you offer alcohol on the Atlanta food tours?

Yes. We offer sample alcoholic drinks on all Atlanta food tours. Those drinks vary.  We also offer non-alcoholic options.

I am vegetarian. Will I enjoy the food?

Vegetarians love our food tours. Luckily, vegetables are a big part of Southern food. For example, at Six Feet Under, instead of shrimp and grits, we offer asparagus and grits.

Tour Details

How much walking is involved?

The walks range from 1 to 2 miles on easy, flat ground. But, we suggest that you wear very comfy shoes!

Can I take pictures on the tour?

Of course! We welcome cameras and filming throughout the tour. After the tour ends, we provide pictures of you, too.

Is there parking near the start point of the Atlanta tours?

Yes. There is free parking near the starting points.

Is there public transit to the start point of the tour?

Yes. All tours start near a MARTA (metro) station.

Does the tour begin and end at the same place?

The Downtown Southern Food Walk ends 2 miles away from the start location. The tour ends in front of the Atlanta Streetcar.

The Grant Park Food Walk and King Historic District Tour end at the start location.

Will the tour still happen if it rains?

Yes! We operate rain or shine. After all, the food and historic sites are always awesome.

Very rarely, we will cancel the Atlanta walking tours due to severe weather forecasts.

How do you handle the heat? Do you run Atlanta tours in the summer time?

Atlanta gets hot in the summer time! We try our best to keep our guests cool. But, we suggest that guests wear cool clothing. And, please carry a bottle of water.

Are restrooms available during the Atlanta tours?

Yes. Restrooms are available during the Atlanta walking tours. But, right now, there is NO restroom at the start of the King Historic District Tour.

Do the Atlanta tours include street art?

Yes, all of our tours include Atlanta’s world famous street art. Additionally, you will get insight into Atlanta’s growing art scene.