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Local Roots Food Tours: Origins of Sacramento Food Tour

The Origins of Sacramento Walking Food and Cultural Tour is our newest addition.  This tour explores the very beginnings of Sacramento,  from Sutter’s colony Nueva Helvecia to the Fabulous Forties, with tastings of the best dishes the immigrants brought with them.  You’ll learn about how the many diverse groups forged our great city and created its agricultural dominance.

Participants enjoy a 3  hour, 2.5 mile flat walking route past historical national landmarks, gorgeous mission style churches and famed architecture throughout period neighborhoods.  Liberally sprinkled among these sites are ethnic eateries that echo the region’s diversity.  Come taste Sacramento’s amazing authentic foods hailing from far flung lands such as Spain, Czechoslovakia, Turkey, and China’s Szechuan province.

Our Origins of Sacramento Food Tour finds us meandering through two very historical but popular neighborhoods; Midtown’s Sutter District and East Sacramento’s Fabulous Forties.  Stroll under tree-lined streets while you explore hidden gem eateries.  Meet the talented and passionate chefs while sampling their creations….a foodie’s dream come true!  Local Roots Food Tours limits each group to 16 individuals to keep the experience small and intimate; each tour is narrated by our trained guides.  Special dietary needs can be met with prior notice.  Private group tours are available by reservation.

Typical tastings on our tour:

  • Grilled Polenta Triangle w/ fresh basil marinara sauce
  • Handmade Shrimp and Shitake Dumplings
  • Orange Blossom Cocktail
  • Baby spinach, artichokes, chicken & feta cheese pizza
  • Refreshing Pilsner Urquell from Czech Republic
  • Stuffed Date w/ goat cheese and pancetta
  • Dungeness crab cakes w/cayenne pepper aoili & red pepper sauce
  • Death by Chocolate Cupcake

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Local Roots Food Tours: City of Trees Food Tour, Sacramento, CA

Join us on a 3 hour guided culinary walking adventure (90% in the shade with air conditioned stops) that walks you through one of Northern California’s most popular destinations. Learn what continues to make Sacramento a unique and delicious city, one taste at a time.

Explore tree-lined side streets, Italianate mansions, historical neighborhood districts and great restaurants all set within a beautiful Northern Sierras backdrop. Our three-hour City of Trees Capitol Culinary & Cultural Walking Tour will let you see California’s State Capitol city in a whole new light. Get an insiders look at the can’t-miss eateries and restaurants that only the locals are lucky enough to know about — until now.

By touring the city on foot, whether a visitor or a resident of Sacramento, uncover the hidden gem restaurants and establishments that you just don’t see driving by. Get tidbits of Sacramento’s history while tasting the scrumptious foods that make Sacramento’s culinary scene a regional treasure. Our walking tour led by our culinary tour guides, City of Trees, takes you into the heart of Sacramento’s historical neighborhoods and past our beautiful State Capitol. You’ll learn where our state politicians and local foodies dine, taste farm fresh ingredients that inspire local chefs, and explore beautiful mansions and their architectural history. This tour takes you on a gastronomic adventure off the beaten path.

Typical tastings on our tour:

  • Fresh farm raised fish taco with tomatillo salsa paired with local wine
  • Authentic Mexican meatball soup with fresh corn tortillas
  • Organic, fresh fruit smoothie loaded with vitamins and antioxidants
  • French Toast Sandwich with Maple Creme Filling
  • Handmade butternut squash ravioli with marsala cream sauce and balsamic glaze
  • Locally made Italian Gelato……Honey lavender or nutella white chocolate!
  • Cappuccino brownie with cinnamon cream cheese filling

Price: $50.00 – $58.00

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