Food Tour + Drink Upgrade - Iconic History and Flavors of Charleston

During this food and drink tour, sample Southern favorites while learning about history and culture.

Enjoy this exciting food tour with alcoholic libations, where a local guide will teach you about Charleston's rich history and culture while you sample some of the city's comforting flavors.

Taste the tangy sweetness of classic South Carolina-style barbecue and a traditional meal of benne seeds and collard greens. It's not a trip to the South without trying local shrimp paired with grits. Then, sample a few favorite homestyle bites before ending the food and drink tour with a secret dish.

Large tour groups may be requested to break into smaller individual groups to provide a more inclusive experience.

This food tour includes two cocktails and wine to pair with the food you'll be served. Non-alcoholic drinks may be substituted if requested by the guest.

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

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Guide Shawn or Local Guide

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!

Guest reviews for Guide Shawn or Local Guide



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!

$ 149 Per person

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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