Enjoy international cuisine without leaving Sarasota! Hear stories from some of the people who came from distant countries and played a vital role in our culinary and cultural history.
Sample the Flavors of Downtown Sarasota
This taste of Downtown Sarasota Dinner Tour delights you in many ways: The history, the architecture, the restaurant visits, and our amazing local tour guides. You visit four restaurants, each unique in its own way, as you sample some scrumptious culinary delights.
Our food tours include a diverse range of cuisine and focus on helping you discover out-of-the-way restaurants with exceptional food. We never rush you as we tour Sarasota, and we want you to relax at each restaurant stop and enjoy your food and the conversation. All of our tours are limited to 10 guests so book early! We are locally owned, operated and we offer a 5 Star Guarantee for your experience!
At the end of this three-hour culinary tour, you’re filled with great food and fun, historical tidbits about Sarasota’s downtown.
- The tour includes stories of historic sites along our route.
- Tours fill up quickly, so book early!
- Tour times: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- October tours offered Thursday & Friday
- Beginning November 2019 tours will be offered Tuesday through Friday
When: Tuesday through Friday
Attire: Comfortable walking shoes as we cover about 1 mile in distance
Includes: All food (enough for a meal!) and restaurant gratuities are included in the ticket price. If you enjoyed your tour, tips are accepted and are greatly appreciated by our tour guides
Weather: We tour rain or shine
Where to meet: The Chef Statue in front of Mattison’s Grill & Restaurant at the corner of Main & Lemon streets
Parking: We suggest that you park in the 2nd Street City Parking Garage above the Whole Foods parking. The entrance to the free city parking for 4 hrs on levels 2 through 4 is on 2nd St.
Parking is also available in the State Street parking garage on State Street. Please be aware that the City of Sarasota charges for parking after 2 hrs. The third hour is $3 and it is $1 per hour after that. As the city is growing substantially, parking ‘can’ be a issue so please allow enough time to find alternative parking in the event the garage is full and still meet your guide at the designated time/location.
Please note: All Sarasota food tours require a minimum of two people. This does not mean one party must book two individuals, but that our total headcount achieves the minimum. So if you are a solo traveler, we will notify you if we have not reached this capacity and we will always strive to accommodate our valued guests!