Whether you’re already living in a Charlotte apartment or you’re a newcomer to the town for college or a trip, spend some time in the historic town with these five awesome options for food tours in Charlotte, North Carolina.

French toast cinnamon waffles with fried chicken

FEAST Food Tours

FEAST Food Tours features six unique tours of the different food-filled areas of Charlotte. Try a North Carolina twist on French food at La Belle Helene, or try Southern favorites made with locally sourced ingredients at Mimosa Grill. Tours occur during the week and on the weekend.

Taste Charlotte

Take a weekend and taste up to six different restaurants handpicked by Taste Carolina. You’ll get to eat locally sourced food at Halcyon, Flavors of the Earth, as well as one-of-a-kind treats from Crave dessert bar.


Blue House in the historic Fourth Ward of Charlotte, North Carolina
C Tours Southern Food Bicycle Tour

Sample the best Southern fried chicken in Charlotte and then bike the city courtesy of NC Tours. The slower pace of this three-hour tour makes taking in the beauty of Charlotte’s historic buildings easy. Don’t worry about over-eating during this active tour. This tour offers three stops to keep things light but tasty.

Pair of pints of beer and bikes with benches and lush green scenery
Charlotte Brews Cruise

Offering an introduction to Charlotte’s craft beer scene, Charlotte Brews Cruise gives a safe and easy way to taste them all. This tour lets participants get a behind the scenes look at breweries including Blue Blaze Brewing Co. and Heist Brewery. Knowledgeable tour guides will answer all your questions.


Queen’s Feast Restaurant Week

Pizza being sliced.

This is a seasonal event put on by the Piedmont Culinary Guild. It offers a three course dinner at restaurants throughout the city. Guests can enjoy food from eighteen different guild members. You’ll be sampling local food and supporting local businesses. Best of all, different restaurants participate each season. Past restaurants include Mama Ricotta’s Italian Restaurant, 300 East, and Caffe Siena. This wide variety means you can go back for seconds and even thirds.

Text by Annika Bastian