My First Food Tour

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During a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia, I went on my very first food tour.  Needless to say, it won’t be my last.  How have I lived this long and never been on a food tour?  It’s like a combination of all my favorite things:  eating food, walking at a slow pace, and learning about a new place.

After meeting up with two other couples and tour guide, my husband and I started our food tour at a dark little pub near the river in Savannah.  We snacked on hush puppies (fried cornmeal), fried cheesy shrimp (amazing), and a raw oyster (none for me, thanks) while learning about Savannah and the restaurant.  During the next six stops, we tried Southern delights ranging from she-crab soup to fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese.

Fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese.  (Super Southern!) Plus, our to-go cups... of iced tea.

Fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese. (Super Southern!) Plus, our to-go cups… of iced tea.

These cupcakes were FANTASTIC.  My fave was the cookie cups:  cookie dough baked into cupcake shapes and topped with frosting.

These cupcakes were FANTASTIC. My fave was the cookie cups: cookie dough baked into cupcake shapes and topped with frosting.

 

Super rich she-crab soup.  This was by far my favorite dish.

Super rich she-crab soup. This was by far my favorite dish.

I loved touring with a small group, feeling like I was learning insider information about the city and the restaurants, and taking time to sit and relax every once in a while.  In Savannah, you can drink on the streets and even get alcoholic beverages to go, so the non-pregnant people in my group seemed to enjoy sipping on a Bloody Mary or a beer while we meandered through town.

If you get the chance to take a food tour, my only advice is to wear comfy shoes and bring a water bottle (all that walking and eating makes you thirsty).  Now I’m off to see what food tours are available in Atlanta!  It seems like a great way to find new restaurants in this huge city.

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4 Responses to “My First Food Tour”

  1. Jan Ross says:

    Oh, we love foodie tours! We have done several in different cities (you can see them in the foodie section of the blog – http://www.wanderlustwonder.com/foodie-reviews/) but I can’t believe, with all the times I have been to Savannah that I haven’t done this tour! Believe me, I’ll check it out next time we go. Thanks for sharing.

    • Emily says:

      Awesome, I can’t wait to read about your experiences. To be fair, I enjoyed the food tour in Savannah and it was my first, but my husband didn’t think it was that great. He said he has been on better food tours (more information, more value for price, more food) in other places.

  2. Jessica says:

    This is such a great idea! Food is always a huge factor in whether or not I like a place and it really reflects the local culture, so a food tour seems like the perfect way to explore a city.

  3. Julia Tomiak says:

    I would love this! And I’m glad Jan Ross shared that helpful link.

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