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This is the ultimate Atlanta food experience!

In just 2.5 hours, you will try 9 delicious tastings from 5 vendors in Atlanta’s oldest market and become Southern cooks with a hands-on Atlanta cooking class.

You’ll learn fascinating Atlanta history and get a close look at Southern cooking and Georgia’s most famous foods, including peaches, collards, and pecans. Teams love learning how to make the perfect Southern biscuit in our Atlanta cooking class.

Beat the heat and the rain in this indoor food experience through Atlanta’s most historic market, rated one of the top 10 markets in the country by USA Today.

This tour is perfect for team-building, with limited walking, enough delicious food for a hearty lunch, and a hands-on experience.

Plus, you can squeeze this in before or after other meetings. The Market is located directly on the Atlanta Streetcar line, conveniently located between Centennial Olympic Park and the Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District, easy to access from any of the downtown Atlanta hotels!

Food Tastings Include:

Panbury’s Meat Pies

injera with gomen

Jikssa Ethiopian Cuisine

candied yams

Metro Deli Soul Food

Handmade Southern biscuits

Miss D’s Pralines and Popcorn

*Tastings may be subject to change.

Why Book a Private Unexpected Atlanta Tour?

We are Atlanta experts, passionate storytellers, and home-grown Atlanta natives. That’s not just marketing fluff: we have *literally* written the award-winning book on Atlanta’s culinary history.

There’s a reason we have more 5 star reviews than any other Atlanta walking or food tour: we love our city and can’t wait to share Atlanta with you.

Add On Options:

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Local Treats! Customizable to fit your budget.

Discover how Atlanta changed the world in this incredible Civil Rights history tour. 2.5 hours. $47.20/pp; includes service fee.

Local pick up and drop off from a nearby location. Price depends on group size. Estimated cost $30/pp.

Guide pick up from a local downtown hotel and round trip Street Car ticket. $8/pp.

Bring your team-building to another level with a short group activity. No added fee.

Customize Your Tour:

Cost:

$70

**18% service charge added for private tours

When:

Available any day of the week except Sundays!

The Municipal Market is closed on Sundays. However, for large group inquiries, we can submit an after hours request.

What’s included:

  • 11 food tastings from 4 vendors
  • a hands-on Southern biscuit class
  • an awesome and informative guide
  • market scavenger hunt
  • take-home recipe card

Food restrictions:

We can accommodate most food restrictions with advance notice.

Booking deadline:

For private group inquiries, we recommend securing your date at least 2 weeks in advance. However, for last minute group inquiries, we recommend calling the business line directly: 470-223-2203

Tour size:

14 people maximum per biscuit class. We can accommodate up to 28 guests per group.

What to wear:

Comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes

What to bring:

Cash for souvenirs and a hearty appetite!

Weather conditions:

Tour takes place rain or shine. It’s almost entirely indoors.

Distance:

0.2 miles, almost entirely indoors!

Parking:

Parking is an additional cost for this experience. The first hour at the market is $2 and each additional hour costs $10.  We also recommend utilizing public transportation because the Atlanta Streetcar ($1 per ride) stops directly in front of the Curb Market.

Meeting point:

Just outside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Details provided once tickets are purchased.

Highlights Include:

  • Insider’s look at four of the Municipal Market’s best restaurants, with a variety of cuisines
  • Entertaining and informative stories of Atlanta’s oldest market
  • Mouth-watering tastes with a focus on hyper-local ingredients and minority owned businesses
  • Hands-on Southern biscuit making class with local jam
  • Discovering the history of biscuits and bread-making
  • Perfect for the entire family and completely indoors

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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Food

What exactly is a food tour?

Our food tours of Atlanta combine history, delicious food, and street art. It mashes together a great meal with sightseeing and history.

This cooking class and market tour is a completely unique experience! You’ll understand how revolutionary the invention of bread was to all cultures and become true Southern cooks after making buttermilk biscuits!

Why is this experience longer than the public tour?

We work in a bit of extra time for private groups to incorporate team-building elements and extra time for breaking bread (literally!) during the cooking class.

Do you offer vegetarian options?

Yes, we can accommodate vegetarian guests for the Curb Market Tour + Biscuit Class. Simply note your food restriction in the booking notes.

Do you offer gluten-free options?

We can accommodate gluten dietary preferences with advance notice. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee cross contamination with gluten in the kitchen.

What are the menu items? (Spoilers!)

Don’t read this if you want to be surprised!

Generally, our tastings include the following (subject to change):

  • Jikssa Ethiopian: Gomen and injera bread
  • Metro Deli Soul Food: Hoecakes, collards, yams
  • Panbury’s: Steak and Stout meat pie
  • Cooking class: Buttermilk biscuit and Emily G’s peach marmalade
  • Miss D’s: Pecan praline

For vegetarians, tastings may be (subject to change):

  • Jikssa Ethiopian: Gomen and injera bread
  • Metro Deli Soul Food: Hoecakes, collards, yams
  • Panbury’s: Spinach and feta pie
  • Cooking class: Buttermilk biscuit and Emily G’s peach marmalade
  • Miss D’s: Pecan praline

Does this Atlanta food tour include an urban food hall?

Yes! The Historic Market Tour + Biscuit Cooking Class takes place completely indoors in the Sweet Auburn/Municipal Market, Atlanta’s oldest urban food hall and market.

How much food is on an Atlanta food tour?

The food provided is enough for a hearty lunch or brunch.

Can I change the food options during the Atlanta food tours?

All food is pre-ordered so you may not change options during the tour.

I have a severe food allergy.

Please let us know about severe food allergies.  Our guides also carry Benadryl but do not carry epi-pens.

Can my children participate in this tour?

Yes! Children love this fun experience, which gives them a true taste of Southern cooking. We generally recommend that children be at least 5 years old in order to fully participate in the Atlanta cooking class.

What type of history is included on the food tours of Atlanta?

The Historic Market Tour + Biscuit Cooking Class covers the history of bread, from 1600s to the 1900s, plus the history of the Curb Market and how it relates to Atlanta.

Is the cooking class messy?

Not at all! There’s a bit of flour and butter to handle, but most guests find that no flour ends up on their clothing, and it’s easy to brush off. If you are concerned, we have aprons available for guests.

I am interested in the Civil Rights Movement. Is that on this tour?

We mention the Civil Rights Movement briefly. But, if you want to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. or the Civil Rights Movement, we recommend our King Historic District Tour. You could also do a biscuit class and King Tour combiniation!

How close is the Atlanta food tour to other attractions?

The Municipal Market is very close to many downtown attractions and is along the Atlanta Streetcar Route. It is an easy trip on the Streetcar to the World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Eastside Beltline Trail, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park.

I am interested in a private tour or experience for a corporate event.

Wonderful! Contact us here.  We will help you organize your private tours.

How long is the walk?

0.2 miles, almost all indoors! You will be standing for at least an hour.

Are the Atlanta food tours wheelchair accessible?

The tour is not ADA accessible. However, if you are a wheelchair user, we’ll do our best to accommodate you.  Please let us know if you will be bringing a wheelchair.

Will the food tours of Atlanta run in the rain?

Aboslutely! This tour is held completely indoors.

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