Downtown Durham Rocks                                                          

Durham Walking Food Tour

Discover Durham's historic past and capture the flavor of the culinary present.

On this guided journey through the streets of downtown Durham we'll be pausing numerous times for sample tastings and personal tales from some of the area's most unique, hidden culinary gems. Along the way, you'll gain some new insights of Durham's "gritty", "eclectic", blue-collar, tobacco & textile roots that are the foundation for this community's now thriving leadership role in medicine, the performing arts and regional cuisine.

The restaurant scene in Durham is thriving and diverse. We'll visit 5-6 different local establishments*, including...

  • An iconic Italian restaurant from Raleigh that set up shop in Durham where Pops used to be... 
  • A burger place that will end your search for the perfect one...
  • A very different restaurant experience you will remember from the past ...
  • A new entrant in the Asian scene that brings Japanese cuisine into the modern world...and much more.

*Tour stops can sometimes vary depending upon scheduling and availability

Some Tour Details:

When: Saturdays at 2:30 pm (arrive 10 min. before- don't be late)

Who:  Able-bodied adults, no more than 10 people

How Much:  $45 per person (+ $.99 svc chg), includes all tastings at 5-6 restaurants

Weather:  Tours operate rain or shine. Tours are rescheduled if there is a cancellation due to severe weather

What's it like:  Delicious, fun and informative (but remember we'll be walking approx. half of the 3 hours)

What to wear:  Comfortable clothes & walking shoes

Where to meet:  10 minutes before departure in front of Fishmonger's at 806 West Main St, Durham--Free parking in the lot on the side.

Where to buy tickets:  Check tour dates, reserve on-line and pay a minimum of 24 hours in advance of tour date. Click here for available dates and tickets as they tend to fill up fast.