Triangle Food Tour

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Triangle Food Tour

You can expect a three-hour, guided, walking tour through Greater Raleigh. Three tours are offered: one Saturday afternoon food tour features downtown Raleigh’s global gastronomy; another features downtown Cary’s culinary landscape. Thursday mornings a comfort food edition of the tour focuses more on Raleigh’s past. Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance; tours are limited to 10 people.


Quite simply, there was a confluence of events revolving around food and an unbridled enthusiasm for the Triangle area that one day all came together:

We have been living in the Triangle area since 1994 and have come to love the unique characteristics and diversity of the various cities and towns that make up this vibrant area we call the Triangle. Regardless of where you live, the culinary, artistic, recreational, educational and cultural resources are readily accessible.

In 2002 we started a unique entrepreneurial service (Associate Arrangements, LLC), that was the area’s first custom-tailored relocation services business. Our clients are many of the Triangle’s prominent, established firms as well as entrepreneurial ones. The common link is they value their employees and want to do something unique and special for the candidates and their families when it came to learning about the area resources and easing the transition of their relocation.

In the course of providing these services over the years we learned a tremendous amount about the Triangle area. We have continued to learn and have captured much of this in our web site, Food is just one of the many topics we have the pleasure of staying on top of.

We love to cook and eat. We also enjoy eating out even though it is often related directly to our work. It’s important for us to personally experience the culinary landscape in all corners of the Triangle, whether at an established restaurant or one of the many new, up and coming venues.

We were familiar with walking food tours (found in most major cities) and had personally gone on a couple in Chicago. However, one day in late 2007 during a meeting with some of the folks from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, we brought the subject up, talked about the value for downtown visitors and observed that Raleigh did not have one of these. Their answer back to us was- why don’t you do it? We said, “why not?.” I also had the opportunity to discuss the idea with Barack and Michelle Obama during their last trip to Raleigh and they were very enthusiastic.

Experience a guided culinary journey of sight and taste that spans all 5 downtown districts to sample a cross-section of some of Raleigh’s unique local restaurant venues, blended together with some forgotten historical tidbits that leaves you full of new insights on the downtown culinary landscape. On the tour, we'll be walking and using the R-Line circulator as we make our way through each district. It’s fun, informative and delicious.

We'll be stopping numerous times for sample tastings and inside stories from 6-8 local establishments*. For example,

  • A contemporary restaurant that takes you to new heights of dining & entertainment, or
  • A Modern Mexican experience packaged in an historic venue, or
  • A new German restaurant that will have you dreaming of bratwurst & dumplings, or
  • A fun, fine dining experience that won't break the bank
10 W. Franklin St. (veranda of former Capital City Grocery)
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