From its wide-ranging variety of ethnic foods to its award-winning chefs and unique architecture environments, Knoxville restaurant patrons have opportunities to enjoy delights that are traditionally only thought of in America’s big cities. East TN Tours brings you to some of the city’s most renowned kitchens to sample dishes that will fill your food journals with stars and keep you coming back for more. Beyond the main course of delicious foods, patrons will also learn fascinating insights into Knoxville's rich history and background of the restaurants to be visited from the tour guide and the chefs themselves!
East TN Tours is incredibly excited to offer this unique culinary experience to visitors and locals alike, as there is NOTHING like this in town!
COME HUNGRY! Based on customer feedback, we would suggest not eating anything earlier in the day (unless you need to eat/drink for medical or dietary purposes), as most tour guests will tell you there is MORE than enough food to make up a meal!
Our tours are unique in that you can come on them multiple times, and never get the same food! How do we do that, you may ask?! Well, our business model is designed in that we don't ever tell the chef's what to make for any food tour...they just make whatever is on their heart, mind and soul that day, and serve it to us! Sometimes (and quite often) we may get to try stuff that's not even on the menu yet, and get to be the "new menu tasters"! If you'd ask us what you'd be eating on any given food tour, well....we couldn't tell you... because it's a surprise to us too! So you can literally come on one of our yummy food tours and get something different every single time, even though we go to the same restaurants :)
Start time on the Sunday Stroll And Sip Tour is 2:30 P.M and it lasts until approximately 5 P.M. They are conducted on the 1st, 3rd and (when applicable) 5th Sunday of each month, unless there are certain special events or occasions which prohibit us from touring. We strongly suggest not planning anything or having to be anywhere immediately after 5pm as sometimes tours can run long (because we have so much fun!). If you would like to request a date not currently on our schedule, please email us at Info@EastTNTours.com or call 865-410-TOUR (8687).
*Note: During UT football season, we will STILL conduct Sunday tours, regardless of the week of the month, if there is a home football game that previous/day before Saturday for your convenience!
Select participating restaurant stops will include alcoholic drink samples that will be available for tasting as well. They will ONLY be provided to guests over 21 years of age, however, so be sure to bring a valid I.D. with you as well for verification!
During this tour, you will also learn about the fun and special history of downtown Knoxville and how it has shaped everything from the architecture, culture and even the food!
For this unique tour, we will go to FOUR of our typical Chef's Table Tour's five restaurants to sample a wide array of chef curated dishes, along with some yummy alcoholic drinks as well! To view more info about the restaurants we could be stopping at on your tour, and the ones we stop at on our regular Chef's Table Tours, be sure to check out OUR PARTNERS page.
The minimum amount of people are 2 guests, and all normal tours max out at 12 guests. If you wish to know more about larger tours for over 12 people, please visit our CUSTOM/PRIVATE TOURS page HERE.
Sunday Stroll And Sip Tour price per person-$59.99 (plus tax).
(Children 2 and under are free)
Guests also will receive additional bonus deals and discounts from other local/nearby attractions and products, like 25% off gift shop items inside Visit Knoxville, 15% off any bottle purchases and/or spirit and cocktail tastings inside Knox Whiskey Works, a coupon for either $5 or $10 off any bowling game at Maple Hall, 1/2 price admission into the East Tennessee History Center/Museum, and a code for 20% off another food tour with us!
We will meet at the beginning of each tour inside the Knoxville Visitors Center at 301 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN, 37902. For any additional info about Knoxville happenings, things to do, or city info in general, you can visit their website by clickingHERE or call them at 865-523-7263.