Downtown Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Location: Meet inside Ben's Tune Up, a fun Americanese fusion restaurant downtown.

Adult w/ alcohol

$49

21 yrs and over

Adult

$45

13 yrs and over

Child

$25

12 yrs and under

Discounted Adults

$40

Teachers, Military, Vets

All sales are final. Non refundable. Tours occur rain or shine.

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Downtown Asheville is known for its local hipster culture, funky art community, street performers, and beer and food scenes. Come explore!

  • 6+ tastings, bites & sips – with vendor demonstrations and much more!
  • Revel in Asheville's dynamic food scene including classic Southern dishes as well as cutting-edge modern cuisine.
  • Enjoy the art of chocolate making at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge; learn about culinary herbs and botanical medicine at The Herbiary.
  • Receive the coveted Downtown Asheville Booklet – with maps and exclusive guest coupons!

All food tastings provide enough for lunch.

Our tours take place in rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.

This tour is for all age groups and all fitness levels.

Tours run from 11:30am-2:30pm Tues-Fri.

Some stops will include alcoholic beverage pairings; non-alcoholic options available upon request.

Parking garages available: Rankin, Civic Center, Aloft, Wall St and limited street parking.


What to Expect

Asheville hosts over fifty restaurants in the downtown area alone. Wanna go to the best spots? The places locals go? For those who wish to explore the vibrant food and drink scene in Asheville, the Downtown Moveable Feast food tour is a fun, insightful, and delicious way to spend an afternoon.  Our goal is to entertain you and treat you to an eclectic lunch as we walk through Asheville’s unique downtown. Expect to be with us for about three hours as you learn about the historical, architectural, cultural, literary, culinary scenes of this lovely mountain town. Throughout the tour, you will sample local favorites from downtown restaurants, cafes, and specialty stores. All food and beverage tastings are included in the ticket price and are enough for a robust lunch.

This is more than just a food tour; we will fill your bellies and your minds with some of the best Asheville has to offer. Between tastings, our entertaining and knowledgeable guides will weave stories for you about the city’s past, present, and future. By the end, you will feel like a local – one who loves this city and wants to come back for seconds!

Escape the tourist areas as our local guides share the history and adventure of this amazing city.

Vortex Doughnuts

Highest quality, hand-made doughnuts committed to supporting local farmers, suppliers, breweries and more!

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Delight in all kinds of award-winning goodies from this incredible bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate shop.

Lexington Avenue Brewery

A true brewpub, the LAB is always creating interesting new craft beers.

The Herbiary

With over 150 medicinal and culinary herbs, tinctures, essential oils, and body care products, The Herbiary keeps alive the centuries-old tradition of people coming to the mountains for healthful living and wellness.

Ben's American Sake Brewery

There are only around a dozen sake microbreweries in the U.S. and one happens to be in Asheville! Ben's also serves up Americanese fusion food and has the best outdoor beer garden in town.

The Rhu

With an owner/chef who has been nominated for FIVE James Beard awards, everything you get here is going to be simply divine.

Sonora

Have your minds blown at this new downtown restaurant where you will relish in the legendary flavors of authentic Mexican comida.


Where to Meet

Meet inside Ben's Penny Mart, a fun Americanese restaurant in the downtown/ South Slope neighborhood at 11:30am.

Meeting Location

195 Hilliard Avenue
Asheville, NC, United States

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We love kids and trust that you know the needs of your own little darlings. Please keep the following in mind: we will be walking for about 1.5 miles in all types of weather; tours last about 3 hours; there will be a lot of standing as well. Please make the best choices for you, your family, and our other guests.

To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

Although not mandatory, gratuities are greatly appreciated by your tour guides. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. If there is inclement weather, we will be able to duck into our partners’ venues until it is sensible to go outside. We have a few ponchos to provide to those who do not have umbrellas. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your event and dress appropriately.

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This was a birthday gift from my son and what a great gift it was! Wonderful tastings at amazing restaurants that were a bit off the beaten path. Leisurely pace for those concerned with walking too far. I loved it so much that I bought four tix to give as gifts : ) Can't recommend it highly enough!

LinaMac, TripAdvisor