Food is life and life is delicious!
At Local Roots Food Tours, we treasure our city’s outstanding array of culinary offerings and are passionate about showcasing Sacramento, America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, to the world.
Local Roots Food Tours is owned by Dawnie Andrak and Tim Bailey, partners in business and life. They are committed to each other and to their home city and aspire to show each tour guest the very best of what Sacramento, America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, has to offer!
Local Roots Food Tours uses great food as an opportunity to connect our tour guests with the diverse restaurants, chefs and shop owners, the great history of the city of Sacramento, and even the local farmers who provide the ingredients. And before you can say ‘locally grown,’ you have helped to strengthen our community, learned a little something new and, maybe, even found a new favorite restaurant or shop.
We invite you to create some space for an experience and memory within your day, where for three hours you will be transported on a journey of food, fun and exploration. Our goal is that you will be refreshed and energized in the end. Well-fed, too, of course!
Downtown Historical Tour
Downtown and Vine, Harvest Bar, Tequila Museo Mayahuel, Ambrosia, Mother, Pizza Rock, Andy’s Candy Apothecary, Brasserie Capitale, Allspicery, Temple Coffee, El Rey
Sutter District Tour
Hawks Provisions, Identity Coffee, Pushkins Bakery, Revolution Wines, Temple Coffee, Star Ginger, Red Rabbit, CoffeeWorks
Midtown Arts Tour
Lowbrau Bierhall, Pachamama Coffee Co-op, Veg, Thai Basil, Rick’s Dessert Diner, Golden Bear, Sticky Gator BBQ & Soul Food, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, The Rind
What types of food can I expect on the walking tour?
Expect our restaurant partners’ signature dishes made with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We do our best to offer a variety of tastings; one savory, one spicy and one sweet to give your palate a gastronomic experience. Beverages range from fruit-infused mocktails to locally brewed ale and wine from a nearby vineyard.
Please note: Food tastings are subject to change without notice.
Should I eat before my tour?
Our motto is, “Come Hungry!” Each one of our tours includes at least 6 to 10 generous samples. A light breakfast should hold you over until the food tour launches and eating begins!
What if I have dietary restrictions?
For all tours, please be sure to let us know well in advance if you or anyone in your group has dietary restrictions or is pregnant. We cannot guarantee a tasting at each stop for vegan and gluten-free participants, although will do our best to accommodate when given sufficient notice
Are private tours an option? How do I book a private group tour?
Yes, private tours are available and can be customized to fit your group’s needs. We recommend booking your private group tour well in advance to secure your date. Book group tours here.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes! Local Roots Food Tours gift certificates are available for purchase online! Purchase gift certificates here.
What does my food tour ticket include?
Your food ticket tour includes food and drink tastings from 5 to 8 stops led by a trained food tour concierge.
Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?
Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. To check availability and purchase tickets, visit ______. Or, book by phone: 1-800-407-8918.
Do you provide refunds if I miss or am late to my tour?
There are no partial or full refunds available for missed or partial tours. It is your responsibility to show up at the right location, on time. Tours depart promptly.
Do you offer price breaks for children, seniors or special groups?
Yes! Please visit our price page to learn more about discounts for children, senior and active/retired military.
Are your tours appropriate for physically handicapped individuals?
Our tour is a walking tour; however, we can accommodate those requiring a wheelchair with a minimum of three days notice.
Are pets allowed?
Sorry, Fido will have to sit this one out!
How do I dress for a food tour?
Casual and comfortable. Please wear shoes that will allow you to walk up to three miles in comfort; jeans and sneakers are just fine. Note: most of the tour takes place outside – we recommend participants dress for the weather.
It’s raining! Will there still be a tour?
Weather can impact our tour schedules. We will continue a tour in light precipitation, however, if conditions are severe, we will notify participants of cancelled tours in advance and provide the opportunity to reschedule.
Where would I park if I were coming by car?
Our meeting locations have several public and metered parking available. We will provide you with parking options upon purchasing tickets for your tour. We also recommend utilizing public transportation including Light Rail and ride share.
Will there be bathroom break opportunities?
Yes, bathrooms are available throughout our tour routes and our guides allow time for breaks as needed.
Do we tip each restaurant that we stop at?
Gratuities at our restaurant stops are included with your ticket price.
Do we tip our tour guide?
While it is not required, our tour guides greatly appreciate gratuities given for excellent service!
Can I take photos to capture my food tour experience? How about video?
Yes! We encourage participants to take photos during the tour! Video recording of more than a few seconds is not permitted. If you plan to record part of your tour on video, kindly notify your guide in advance.