Food Tour - Historic Charleston

Indulge in the signature flavors and culture of the South while exploring historic Charleston.

Learn how pirates, pandemics, natural disasters and war have shaped Charleston’s dynamic food scene as you stroll the French Quarter with knowledgeable guides in this entertaining and educational food tour. Make your way through this distinguished district taking in its fascinating tales and unique architecture while enjoying sweet and savory local treats.

Among the centuries-old buildings and monuments to its storied past, you will sample classic Carolina-style BBQ, iconic Lowcountry cuisine and homestyle Scots-Irish pub fare as well as a decadent secret dish to round out your foodie adventure.

Alcohol may be enjoyed by those of legal drinking age.

  • Minimum Guests 1
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Food Stops 5
  • Approximate Duration 3 hours
  • Labels City Tours, Walking Food Tours

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Jennifer B.


27 Oct 2022

This is such a fun and engaging food tour! We highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the food scene in Charleston!

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27 Jan 2023

As a resident of Charleston who has been on numerous tours, I can say that this one was the best. First off, Guilds, the tour guide, is a local who grew up knowing almost everyone in the food industry. This is a true insider tour because of his familiarity with that subject as well as the city and its residents. The food was exquisite. Each dish was excellent and used produce and proteins from South Carolina. Your time and money will be well spent on the conversation and food. You won't be let down, and you'll also get a good meal and some entertainment!

Shane M

Shane M

27 Jan 2023

With so many must-try places to eat in Charleston, we decided that taking a food tour would be the most efficient way to sample the local food and save time. The Downtown Charleston Food Tour is what we did. The best choice ever! Mimi was the ideal host, providing details about the food and the background of Charleston as well! P.S. The portions were enormous, and the food was absolutely delicious! That evening, we were unable to eat dinner. We had such a great time on the tour that we decided to go on the Farm to Table Experience the following day!

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all-inclusive: 5 food stops and taxes.

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As expert tour guides, Guide Shawn and their team love providing guests with memorable, food-focused experiences in Charleston. Their food tours are peppered with historical and cultural facts with the best local food as the featured moments. From Southern specialties like shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes, discover Charleston’s culinary authenticity with Guide Shawn and their team.

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