Why Austin is the Best Place in the US to Take a Food Tour

“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” - Anthony Bourdain

We truly believe that travel and food are the best way to explore new cultures, whether they be across the world or even just across the state. Bourdain really knew what he was talking about, and he really showed the world how to enjoy each, even when it was sometimes hard to.


Food is often symbolic in many cultures. Think back to a time you were little. Is there a dish that your mom or dad often brought to a big family gathering? Is there a recipe that has been passed down through generations from a beloved family member? These are great examples of how important food can be. And when you go Rome, or New Orleans, and take a food tour to sample local cuisine, you’re sampling the region’s cultural identity. By doing so, you’re opening your mind and your palette to new adventures.


So what’s so special about food tours in Austin? This great city is known for its rich food scene. It’s a melting pot of cultures that has come together to make some of the best bites found in the USA. Tourists can find good national chains all around, sure, but people really come together and travel here for the mom-and-pops places and famous food trucks, like the Mighty Cone and the Peached Tortilla. As all of our followers know, there’s a special place in our hearts for food trucks. They make the best stops for food tours! Especially ours. And they’re typically parked at great breweries, another soft spot for us (if you didn’t already know.) That’s why we’re so passionate about our Bike and Chew Tour, one of city’s most fun and unique food tours. Guests get a sampling of what makes Austin’s food scene so eclectic, from cajun inspired dishes to famous street tacos.


“We should embrace our heritage through our culture’s food but we should also become more informed about other cultures by trying their foods. It’s important to remember that each dish has a special place in the culture to which it belongs, and is special to those who prepare it. Food is a portal into culture, and it should be treated as such,” Chau B Le said it better than we could! (Freely Magazine.)