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The Best Atlanta Food Tours

By June 5, 2023October 5th, 2023No Comments
The Best Atlanta Food Tours & Experiences

Embark on a delectable journey through Atlanta’s culinary scene with our handpicked selection of the city’s best food tours!

From Southern classics to international flavors, join us as we uncover hidden gems and must-visit eateries that make Atlanta a foodie destination.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and immerse yourself in the culinary delights of the city!

The Best Atlanta Food Tours

Read on for more details on these Atlanta summer events, and more Atlanta foodie ideas!

  • Explore Grant Park’s food and history
  • Take a tour of an Atlanta chocolate factory
  • Book a secret foodie experience in Midtown Atlanta
  • Explore global cuisine along Buford Highway
  • Go on a horseback-riding winery adventure

In this post, you’ll find:

  • Delicious Atlanta food and cocktail tours
  • Unique ways to explore Atlanta’s culinary scene
  • Ideas to explore Atlanta’s breweries and distilleries
  • Outdoor winery adventure tours in North Georgia
  • Taste the best of areas like Midtown, Grant Park, and Buford Highway

Note: All TripAdvisor and other ratings listed in this post are current at the time of publication.Visit links for the most up-to-date information!

The Best Atlanta Food Tours

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Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars (519 Reviews)

Try delicious modern food with Southern flair while exploring Atlanta’s history! On this unique walking food tour, you’ll taste 8 dishes from 3 local Atlanta food stops. An expert guide will lead the way, sharing fascinating stories from our city’s past.

As part of the experience, take a stroll through Historic Oakland Cemetery, where many prominent Atlantans are laid to rest. For instance – golf legend Bobby Jones, two-term Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr., Atlanta’s first African American Mayor Maynard Jackson, Margaret Mitchell, and many others.

This food and cocktail tour can accommodate a variety of dietary needs! Let us know ahead of time, so the restaurants we visit can prepare you a vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or other option!

Take a Secret Food Tour of Atlanta

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars (5 Reviews)

Secret Food Tours Atlanta aims to share the best Southern food and its unique culture. During this experience, you’ll try foods and drinks inspired by the South – specifically from the Atlanta Midtown region.

You’ll also learn about the best shops in the city, restaurants, live entertainment, and other tips perfect for visitors and newcomers! With 5 food stops, this tour spans 3-3.5 hours and allows you to taste some of the best restaurants in the city.

Buford Highway Food Tour

Tour Buford Highway with Chinese Southern Belle

Yelp Rating: 4.3 Stars (6 Reviews)

Have you heard about Buford Highway? This 7-mile stretch of road is one of the most culturally diverse areas of Atlanta, with a huge variety of cuisines from around the globe.

On this custom group tour, you’ll eat, shop, and explore with Chinese Southern Belle, Natalie. Featured on CNN, this tour explores the history, food, and people behind this iconic Atlanta road.

Explore Street Art and Food with BiteLines

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars (17 Reviews)

Combining food and street art, BiteLines offers tours with a resident expert of the Atlanta Beltline, a paved walking trail connecting Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods.

During this food tour, you’ll sample dishes from top Atlanta restaurants, sip fruit-infused margaritas, and explore the city’s vibrant street art. The tour starts at Krog Street Market, a destination for Atlanta food lovers.

Atlanta Chocolate Tour

Go “Bean to Bar” on an Atlanta Chocolate Factory Tour

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars (12 Reviews)

Join xocolatl for a fascinating tour of their chocolate-making process! You’ll be walked through the process, from “bean to bar” inside the factory. Then, head to the tasting room for a guided tasting of single origin dark chocolates!

Made from ethically sourced cacao from around the world, these chocolate bars are a treat you can feel good about enjoying. With flavors ranging from “Crackle & Crunch” to “Dark & Salty” and a sweet, fruity bar called “Love & Happiness” – you’re sure to find one that delights your palate!

Go “OTP” with Marietta Food Tours

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars (277 Reviews)

“OTP,” as locals call it, stands for “Outside The Perimeter” – as in, the I-285 highway perimeter that’s considered the unofficial boundary of metro Atlanta, versus the suburbs.

These days, “OTP” neighborhoods are hustling and bustling with fun activities, thriving businesses, and plenty of local residents! Get outside the city with a Marietta Food Tour and taste the best of this beautiful neighborhood!

On this food tour, you’ll explore Marietta’s scenic downtown square. Learn about the area’s history, architecture, and restaurants! Includes 10 food tastings at 6 unique culinary stops.

Atlanta Brew Bus Atlanta Beer Tour

Hop on the Atlanta Brew Bus Tour

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars (26 Reviews)

Tour three Atlanta breweries on a Brew Bus tour that eliminates the need for planning and parking logistics!

On this tour, you’ll see the South’s largest brewery, one of the country’s fastest-growing breweries, and a brewery rated #3 in the world by “Beer Connoisseur” magazine. Taste a variety of beer styles while you learn about Atlanta’s beer history and the process of brewing the perfect glass.

Take a Self-Guided Brewery Tour on the West End Beltline Trail

TripAdvisor Rating: You decide!

Prefer the DIY route? Take a self guided tour of Atlanta’s breweries! The West End Beltline Trail is a 2.4-mile paved path perfect for a leisurely stroll, bike ride, or run. Located along the West End path is the Lee & White development, home to several outstanding Atlanta breweries.

Here, you can explore Monday Night Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer, and Best End Brewing. Plus, stop by HopCity Beer & Wine’s “Boxcar” dining location and ASW Distillery. For an alcohol-free option, hit Cultured South – Georgia’s first and only Kombucha bar and cafe – to try Golda’s Kombucha. Finally, round out your visit with some Honeysuckle Gelato, or go for a pickleback with Doux South pickles!

Tour the World of Coca-Cola

TripAdvisor Rating: 4 Stars (14,492 Reviews)

Atlanta is home to the most famous soft beverage in the world – and at the World of Coca-Cola, you can learn all about it!

Experience the history behind this noteworthy brand, browse interactive exhibits, and get your photo with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear! Then, head to the “Taste It!” area, where you can try different Coca-Cola beverages from around the world – including familiar favorites and a few whose flavors might knock you off your toes!

Horseback Riding Atlanta North Georgia Wine Tour

Get Adventurous with Horseback Riding & A North Georgia Wine Tour

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars (2 Reviews)

Plan a full-day adventure with a horseback riding and North Georgia winery tour! Winery Journeys combines exciting outdoor activities with North Georgia’s vibrant wine scene. As a result, you can create a romantic excursion – minus the planning!

Winery Journeys also offers hiking, kayaking, and other unique outdoor winery adventures for all skill levels.

Learn Atlanta’s History with a Historic Market Food Tour + Biscuit Class

TripAdvisor Rating: 5 Stars (4 Reviews)

In just two hours, you will try 11 delicious tastings from 5 food 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. And, you will love learning how to make the perfect Southern biscuit in our Atlanta cooking class.

This tour is perfect for the entire family, with limited walking, enough delicious food for a hearty lunch, and a hands-on experience. Bring everyone from kids to grandparents on this tour!

FAQs to Make the Most of Your Food Tour

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What can I expect on an Atlanta food tour?

Typically, a food tour is a guided experience where participants learn about a particular type of food, culture, or history while tasting a variety of dishes.

Depending on which tour you choose, it may also include sightseeing, alcoholic beverages, or other experiences. The best way to be sure what your tour includes is to visit the tour operator’s website and reach out with any questions ahead of time!

What if my Atlanta food tour group has special dietary needs?

We highly recommend asking your Atlanta food tour company ahead of time about dietary accommodations they offer! For instance, Unexpected Atlanta can accommodate most food restrictions with advance notice. This includes vegetarian, gluten-free, and seafood and nut allergies. Atlanta’s chefs are innovative when it comes to creating standout dishes for many dietary needs!

Do you tip on a food tour?

Generally, tipping customs vary depending on location and cultural norms. In the U.S., many guests choose to tip their tour guide if they had a positive experience and received quality service. Tipping is a way to show appreciation for their knowledge, efforts, and the experience they provided.

The amount can vary, but a common guideline is to tip 10-20% of the cost of the tour. Some food tours may include a recommended tipping amount or mention it during the tour. If you’re unsure, you can always ask the tour company beforehand for guidance. As always, tipping is voluntary, and it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether and how much to tip based on your satisfaction with the service.


I’m not a “foodie” or food expert. Will I still enjoy a food tour?

At Unexpected Atlanta, we believe food tours are for everyone! If you enjoy eating delicious food, changes are, you’ll love trying a food tour! In fact, the purpose of a food tour is to learn something new, ask questions, and share the experience.

Sometimes, coming into an experience without preconceived notions can be a good thing! Many tour guides welcome the chance to impart new knowledge and fun anecdotes with guests, while sharing delicious dishes!

What should I bring on an Atlanta food tour?

While exact needs can vary depending on the tour and time of year, some good items to bring on an Atlanta food tour include: a water bottle, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, umbrella, sunblock, and your appetite!

For unforgettable Atlanta fun, check out our unique walking tours including food and history experiences you won’t find anywhere else – and see why we have more than 1,500 five-star reviews on TripAdvisor!