*In Scottsdale, Arizona with the Arizona Food Tours company we sampled a walking tour in Old Town Scottsdale that wowed us with amazing food, wine, and a friendly tour guide. My favorite stops were Cowboy Ciao and 5th and Wine.
*In Miami, Florida with Miami Food Tours, our walking tour included Cuban and Peruvian food, that we not only had never tried before, but found we loved. Have you ever tried Cuban coffee? My favorite was called a Cortadito and I forever wish we had a place close to our home. They also included an architecture tour.
*In Oahu, Hawaii with Hawaii Food Tours, we had our first walk/drive tour where we walked to some of the locations and were driven to others. This tour set our trip for our future meals while we were on the Island. The highlight was a stop at Leonard's for Malasadas, also known as the Portuguese donut.
*Madrid, Spain Madrid Food Tours was another walking tour with plenty of drinks included. We stopped at the Jamon Imberico shop (also known as specialty ham) and generally just strolled with our new found friends.
Many of the tours include alcoholic drinks for the adults. Try to find a tour that highlights the local culture and area. On most of these tours, the guests usually start out timid and become fast friends by the end, especially if alcohol is involved.
Don’t be afraid to try these in your home town just assuming that you have already tried the food in your area. Often the tour guide will know the best dishes offered at a restaurant and can offer historical tips you never knew about your area. Pretend you are on an out-of-state vacation to make the most of your adventure. My culinary cousin in California also suggest trying the Avital Tour in San Francisco so I bet that is where you will find me when I visit her!