When Washington, DC beckons, say "I'll have one of everything," with a food tour at the start of your trip. Learn what the locals know, with tours in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Georgetown and Alexandria. Make it a long weekend with the Harvest Feast four-day excursion, featuring farm-fresh fish, hams and produce. Whatever your choice, you'll walk away satisfied.
Coastal Food Tours of Virginia presents this relaxed Virginia food tour. Virginia Beach's culinary history dates back to the Pilgrims. Surf and turf tastings emphasize fresh and locally sourced ingredients, including seafood, herbs, fruit and vegetables. World cuisines accent classical creations, with a special place at the table for native tastes. The star of the show is Chesapeake Oyster Stew, which has captivated many a judge's heart. Click on the supporting link below for more information.
Norfolk's Granby Street is the cutting edge of Virginia food tours. Another production by Coastal Food Tours of Virginia, this culinary cruise covers the food district stretching from downtown to the water's edge. Straddle time and space with a Moroccan meal savored inside antebellum architecture. Taste the trademark masterpieces of top chefs. Feast on succulent tapas composed of produce from local farms. The tour winds to a close with the city's most generous dessert portions and Fair Trade organic coffee. Click on the supporting link below for more information.
Spanning the Eastern Shore, Smithfield, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, this extensive Virginia food tour is a four-day offering by Coastal Food Tours of Virginia. Fish the coastal waters and pick produce from lush fields and the farmer's market. Dine on meals specially prepared by chefs and farmers in a variety of settings, including beaches, bridges and restaurant owners' private dining rooms. Learn the secrets behind traditional Virginia hams and drink in Southern hospitality with an old-fashioned barbecue. From opening grill to closing cocktails, your taste buds will create their own scrapbook of this refreshing getaway. Click on the supporting link below for more information.
DC Metro Food Tours presents this professionally guided Virginia food tour. Take the roads less traveled and discover the locals' dining secrets. Tastings range from colonial classics to ethnic fusion and molecular gastronomy. Take tea in one of the last original tea houses and chase it with Jelly Cake from a recipe in use for over a century. Quaff handcrafted beers with home-baked breads. Experience seafood nirvana in a captain's lair. Click on the supporting link below for more information.
Addressing a quarter of a millennium of American history, culture and cuisine in and around the nation's capitol, Georgetown is DC Metro Tours' most recent addition to their Virginia food tour lineup. In addition to pastas and flatbreads, guests are treated to Presidential palate-pleasers and time-honored classics originating from the South of France. The tour concludes with sweets and beverages at the finest patisserie in all of Washington, D.C. Click on the supporting link below for more information.
Virginia food tours encompass everything from cocktails to coffee, artisanal bakeries to patisseries, coastal fishing boats to family-owned farms and the establishments of nationally renowned, award-winning chefs. When you need to know where to eat, your best bet is to begin with a food tour.
When taking food tours, remember to dress comfortably, eat a light brunch before meeting your group, and don't plan on dinner afterwards. All those tastings are designed to leave you with a full tummy.
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