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Charleston Culinary Tours

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Charleston Food Scene

A variety of fresh ingredients from local farms, proximaty to the Atlantic coast, and a bevy of talented chefs have combined to make Charleston, South Carolina a juggernaut in the culinary world and one of the country's top foodie destinations. Charleston Culinary Tours gives guests the opportunity to sample an array of Lowcountry tastes while enjoying a unique tour of downtown Charleston.

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Culinary Tour Overview

Tours range from 1.5 hours to 3 hours and focus on everything from traditional Charleston cuisine to farm to table dishes to the art of mixing cocktails. These tours provide great variety in terms of fare, high quality flavor, and a promise that you won't go home hungry. Guests are lead from restaurant to restaurant by a City of Charleston licensed tour guide who not only acts as their host at each venue, but also gives an informative walking tour along the way.


Charleston Culinary Tour Coupon Code

Traveling Ink guests are eligible for a discount on Charleston Culinary Tours. A detailed description of the tours is offered below, and the discount booking code for each tour is listed accordingly. Guests must enter the coupon code at check-out to receive the discount.


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Culinary Tours Offered:

Downtown Charleston Culinary Tour • Starting at $65

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Guests will experience highlights of Charleston's history and food scene as they explore the downtown historic district during this 2.5 hour tour. This tour focuses on the traditional cuisine of some of our favorite locally owned restaurants while giving guests a great overview of the history of the city. This is a great choice for first time visitors to Charleston. Tours begin at 5 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC 29401.

• Upper King Street Culinary Tour • Starting at $65

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Recently named one of the Top 10 Food Neighborhoods in America, the upper King Street area of the Charleston peninsula has emerged as a hotspot for culinary innovation in recent years. The restaurants featured in this tour are culinary creatives trailblazing toward cutting edge culinary tastes and style. Tours begin at HoM Restaurant at 563 King Street. This is a 2.5 hour tour, and all food and non-alcoholic beverage tastings are included in the ticket price. For guests who have dined with traditional Charleston restauranteurs in the past, this tour provides a great look into Charleston's new food scene.

• Chef's Kitchen Tour • Starting at $60

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This 3 hour tour gives guests the opportunity to meet the talent behind some of Charleston's most successful kitchens. Tours include stops at five of our favorite restaurants, samples at each kitchen, and insight from talents chef's regarding their inspiration for some of their finest dishes.This tour is a wonderful option for guests who want the behind-the-scenes look into Charleston culinary world including tours of the kitchens and the chance to meet some of the best chefs in town.

• Chef's Farm to Table Challenge • Starting at $75

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This tour pairs one of Charleston's talented chefs with our nationally ranked farmer's market for an experience guests won't soon forget. The featured chef will meet the tour group at the corner of John and Meeting Streets near the Visitors Center and walk the group to the farmer's market in Marion Square. From there, the freshest ingredients the market has to offer will be chosen according to season. Once the chef and guests select the ingredients for the day, the tour guide will take guests on a 45 minute walking tour of the downtown area, while the chef prepares a multi-course meal using the ingredients just purchased. This is a true farm to table experience. Please note this tour is only available on Saturdays during warmer months when the farmers market is open. To check avilability or book your tour, click below.

Charleston Culinary Tour Dessert
Don't forget dessert! Gelato made from scratch, gourmet doughnuts, or homemade ice cream are just a few of the options that may round out your culinary tour.

Important Information on Charleston Culinary Tours

• All Culinary Tours are held rain or shine
• Historic Charleston has a number of uneven streets and sidewalks, and guests will be walking from restaurant to restaurant. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing accordingly.
• Tours are unique as restaurant destinations rotate according to availability.
• All tours are limited in size to guarantee an intimate, enjoyable experience.

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