So You’ve Just Booked Your First Food Tour. Here’s What To Expect.

Are you ready for your first Charleston Food Tour experience? Here’s what you need to know to act like a pro.

bulldog-tours-of-charleston-scOn our walking food tour, you will walk, talk, and taste your way through historic downtown Charleston, SC.  You will enjoy new dishes at new restaurants and make new friends along the way.  Use this quick guide to make the most out of your first tour.  You’ll be a foodie in no time.

Don’t Eat a Big Lunch or Snack Prior to the Tour

You’ll want to leave room for as much delicious food as your stomach can hold. And if your stomach is growling prior to the tour, it will just make everything taste that much better.

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Be Comfortable

You should wear comfortable shoes, clothes, etc and leave large bags/purses at home.  This is not a formal event.  Remember, you will be walking everywhere, and each tour will visit a variety of restaurants and specialty shops, so make yourself as comfortable as possible.

Don’t Drink Too Much During the Food Tour

The focus of our food tours is the food but feel free to order an alcoholic drink if you like.  Might not want to get sloshed on the tour because alcohol will dull the taste of everything and fill you up.  If sport drinking sounds like more fun, check out our amazing Pub Crawl Tour of Upper King Street.

Prepare Your Hashtag Game

We all love taking photos of beautifully prepared dishes and posting to social media. Find a few popular foodie hashtags, either locally, nationally, or tour company specific (#bulldogtours).  Always take a photo before you eat (see photo below). No one wants to see a pile of half-eaten food on your plate.

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Food Allergies

Please let us know before your tour if you have any food allergies or mobility issues.  We will do our best to accommodate all special requests.

A Charleston Food Tour IS a Social Event

Most folks bring a partner on a food tour, but food brings people together, even strangers. Casual conversation around the dinner table will make fast friends.

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Tipping Etiquette

We take pride in having the most knowledgeable and friendliest tour guides in town.  If you loved your tour, a gratuity is always appreciated (but not required).

And last but not least, you are going to have more fun you and thought possible. Food tours are a great date night activity and you didn’t have to lift a finger or wash any dishes.

Bon Appetit!