Taste of Charlottesville Food Tour

Duration: Guided 3 hour tour.

Location: Historic downtown Charlottesville, VA. Plus a taste of the west side.



Age 12 and over



(8-11 yrs.)



7 & under-Free no eating

Drinks and tastings are already included in the ticket price.

  • A fun & memorable tastings tour, uncovering some hidden gems of where to dine later.
  • Ideal for local & Visitors. A wonderful & fun way to learn history of the city
  • Experience the best restaurants for one price.
  • Meet new friends, what a great way for a group outing
  • Private tour or public tours.

Public tour are held Friday & Saturday year around.

Tour are held rain or shine. Wear weather appropriate casual clothing and shoes for walking.

Tour starts at 11:30 AM

This tour is accessible for disabled guest.

Tour duration is approx. 3 hours.

Private group tours also available.

Walking tour covers approx. 1 1/2 mile. Hard surface, easy walk,but have one moderate incline

Private group tour can be scheduled, with advance notice.

Taste of Virginia Food Tours is a culinary & history tour of Charlottesville. With fun, and meeting new friends. On this seven different mouth-watering tasting sample and drinks, with a variety of tastings, I promise you will not leave hungry. Starting your walk through historic downtown Charlottesville and finishing in the know as “Vinegar Hill area”.


Why Take The Tour?

All tasting and drinks are included in one price! How can you beat that? Do you love food? Leaving with full tummies meeting new friends, learning some history as we walk our way through one of the longest outdoors downtown malls in the nation and finishing in the area know as Vinegar Hill. This is a new culinary adventure activity that is a must do. With a variety of tasting, you will learn the best place to dine while in town.



This amazing tour has 6 different month-watering tasting for one price. How can you beat that.

Draft Taproom 425 E. Main St. Charlottesville, VA. (434) 422-5901

Draft is a taproom on the Historic Downtown Mall with 60 beers, ciders and wine available by the ounce through and innovative self-pouring system. Non-alcohol drinks available.

The Whiskey Jar - 227 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA. (4340 202-1549

Fried chicken and collard greens, tasting of local Hard Cider.

The Spice Diva - 410 W. Main St, Charlottesville, VA. (434)218-DIVA(3482)

The freshest spices, organic teas, beans, grains, oils and vinegars and luxurious Neuhaus Chocolates imported from Belgium.

Feast! - 416 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA. (434) 244-7800

Tasting of local cheese and various meats.

Los Jarochos Restaurant 625 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA. (434) 328-8281

Salmon En Salsa De Jamaica- cooked in hibiscus flower sauce served with fresh salad and white rice

Gearhart's Fine Chocolate - 243-B Ridge McIntire Rd Charlottesville, VA. (434) 972-9100

Two flavors of fine chocolate

A tour guide will meet at the Sprint Pavilion 700 E. Main St. Charlottesville, VA. 22903. The tour will end at a different location but will be given instructions on how to get back to their parking area.

Meeting Location

700 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Are tours pet friendly?

Due to the various food establishments we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on the tour. Accommodations for Service Dogs will be made. However, please do let us know if you will be attending with a Service Dog and any accompanying limitation when you purchase tickets in the notes section. Contact us:

Is there parking available?

Parking is available at nearby parking garages, around the corner from our first tasting stop. You will be given instruction on how to get back to the starting point.

Stonefield Food Tour: Parking is behind Stonefield shops.

Are Gift Certificates available?

Yes, You many purchase them in any dollar amount suitable to your interest and needs. To purchase or learn more about out Gift Certificates please visit our Gift Certificate page.

Are children allowed?

Yes.  For our lunch tour. If you are bring an infant or young child (7 years and under), and they will not be eating, you do NOT have to purchase a ticket, We do offer Child Tickets if they plan to do the tastings. Please let us know if you will be attending with and infant or young child who is NOT eating when you purchase tickets in the not section.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Charlottesville downtown mall and nearby neighborhood eating our local artisan’s most mouth-watering tastings.

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This was a very interesting and enjoyable event. We had a great time with Deborah. She showed us awesome places and taught us interesting facts. All of the food and drinks were excellent! Would definitely do this again and recommend it to others.

Rebecca B Fredericksburg, Virginia, TripAdvisor

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