Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour
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The weather was mild.. I wore wedge sandals. Though they were comfortable this tour is a bit of a walk and I highly recommend flat shoes!.Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour dress • Jun 12 2014 star this tip starred
The weather was very warm.. I wore a polo shirt and jeans, everyone on the tour was casually dressed..Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour dress • Aug 19 2013 star this tip starred
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This is the second Local Roots Food Tour that I have taken. It was even better than the first. Although there were only 2 of us, Lisa was more than happy to conduct the tour. I would recommend this tour to anyone and am looking forward to attending whatever Lisa has planned for the winter.
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Lisa was an interesting and lovely guide. We had a nice 2 mile walk between 7 venues. Three out of seven of the venues were at Café Bernardo's affiliates. The "origins"..... I'm not sure what that was what was expected, but the food was good. ...continued
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Amazing experience! Sacramento is a fabulous place to walk and eat and this is exactly what this tour is all about. Are tour guide Ashley was amazing and well versed in all the knowledge and history of where we went. The restaurants were...continued
Though subject to change, typical tastings on the tour include:
* Amaretto Custard French Toast with local almonds
* Tequila infused cocktail with fresh strawberry/mango
* Local pork fried carnitas with black beans
* Hand made chocolate ganache la bombe
* Stuffed Date w/ goat cheese and pancetta
* Seasonally flavored sunchoke and celery soup
* Pesto and garlic pizza with fresh basil
* Snickerdoodle cupcake with lemon cream frosting
How much walking is involved? The Origins of Sacramento Tour is a little over 2.5 miles, taken at a leisurely pace. Seats are available at the majority of the food stops on each tour route. If you just had knee replacement surgery or suffered a foot injury this tour is not recommended for you.
Wheelchair/Stroller Accessibility: The tour follows a flat wheelchair/stroller accessible path for most areas. The tour can accommodate those requiring a wheelchair or bringing a stroller easily. Please keep in mind that the walking path is on an approximate 2.5 mile route with limited access to bathrooms in many areas.
End Point: The tour ends just a few blocks away from the starting point.
Gratuities: Gratuities at the restaurant stops are included with your ticket price.The tour guides greatly appreciate gratuities given for excellent service. The standard tip amount in the service industry is 15% to 18%; however this is optional. Typical tip amount is $8 to $10 per person.
Beverages: Every walking food tour has an alcohol tasting; whether it be a cocktail, beer or wine sample. If you are a non-alcoholic drinker or under aged, accommodations will be made to offer you a substitute. Ice water is provided at sit-down stops.
Food: The tour includes at least 6 to 9 tastings of generous samples along the way. Portion sizes are typically 3-4 oz. samples. A light breakfast should hold you over until the food tour launches and the eating fun begins!
Bathroom Breaks: Yes, bathrooms are available throughout the tour routes and the guides allow time for breaks as needed.
Recommended Dress: The words are casual and comfortable. Please wear shoes that will allow you to walk 2.5 miles in comfort so you can enjoy your food! Jeans and sneakers are just fine. You will be outside for most of the tour, so you may want to bring a jacket or sweater. Be prepared for incremental winter weather in Northern California – rain and Delta breezes may be in the forecast so be ready!
Photos and Video: Photos are encouraged during the tour and our guides love to be included in group photos (our local chefs as well!). Posting your photos instantaneously on to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is highly encouraged! Video recording of more than a few short segments of the tour is not permitted. If you plan to record part of a tour on video, kindly notify the tour guide in advance. Voice recording of the tour guide on the entire route is strictly prohibited.
About the Ticket Supplier: Local Roots Food Tours
Welcome to Local Roots Food Tours! Come explore the capital area’s best restaurants and specialty food stores with us, along with the chefs, architecture, and history that make Sacramento an exciting culinary destination. We offer authentic tasting and cultural experiences in Sacramento’s intriguing downtown and beautiful urban neighborhoods.