Explore the Best Foods of Phoenix With These 4 Unforgettable Food Tours

One of the best parts of travelling is trying the tastes of cities other than your own.

Shorter trips can make you feel rushed as you attempt to fit in all of the wonderful local tastes. Participating in a food tour is a great way to try the best flavours of Phoenix.

Phoenix Evening Dine Around Tour

The Phoenix Evening Dine Around Tour is a part of the Taste It Tour that takes you to five unique restaurants in the downtown Phoenix area. The walking tour spans across 1.5 miles and stops at some of the highest-rated Phoenix spots, including 1130 The Restaurant, Hanny’s, the Deli Tavern, Thai Basil Signature, and the Nook Kitchen.

A knowledgeable tour guide will lead you to each stop while educating you about the downtown Phoenix area and the unique restaurants. Choosing an accommodating hotel in the Phoenix area can make your food tour experience even better. Finding a hotel near the best restaurants will give you a chance to try even more foods from this award-winning culinary city.

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Scottsdale Progressive Dinner Tour

The Scottsdale Progressive Dinner Tour is just a short drive outside of Phoenix and gives you the opportunity to expand your tastes to local restaurants. This exciting food tour takes you on a progressive dinner experience, starting with appetizers and ending with coffee and desserts.

The experience varies, depending on the day of the week, but includes some of Scottsdale’s best establishments. These establishments include Evo, Malee’s Thai Bistro, Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse, and The Mission. Guests can expect to dine on some of the best local tastes with a preselected menu of entrees, desserts, coffees, and speciality mixed cocktails. This tour can also accommodate special dietary restrictions with advance notice.

Historic Downtown Phoenix Food Tour

The Historic Downtown Phoenix Food Tour runs every Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. The tour takes diners on a guided exploration of the best food attractions and historical spots downtown. The tour consists of foods from all cuisines, including English, Thai, Italian and Mexican. 

Guests on this tour can expect food and drink from popular local restaurants, including Chico Malo, Cornish Pasty Co., the Phoenix Public Market Cafe, and The Strand Urban Italian.

Scottsdale Trolley Food Tour

If exploring local restaurants on foot is not your thing, the Scottsdale Trolley Food Tour is a great option. This tour runs every Thursday and Saturday, starting at 11:30 a.m., and spans across more of the Old Town area. The three-hour tour does have a minimal amount of walking, but the trolley takes you from neighbourhood to neighbourhood.

The tour stops at the Alo Cafe, Barrio Queen, Classic Cakes & Confections, Craft 64, and the Cornish Pasty Co. Diners will enjoy menu items like the Spanish frittata, craft pizzas, and Mexican street tacos. The tour also includes fresh tea samples and hand-crafted cocktails. 

Phoenix is a great vacation destination for the most ardent foodies. Scheduling a food tour is the best way to have an unforgettable Phoenix food experience.

Richard Collett