3 - 3 ½ hours
4 stops
Local food and culture
11 people maximum
English
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$79/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

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What you'll do

Our Secret Food Tours: Austin, will introduce you to a range of authentic local cuisine.

You'll embark on an adventure through the busy streets of downtown Austin, exploring the central and historic area of the live music capital of the world. Along the way, we'll try our famous BBQ brisket, banana leaf wrapped tamales that have remained virtually unchanged since 5000 B.C., and a range of other delicious treats.

By the end of the tour, you'll have tasted some of Austin's best dishes and will have gained a better understanding of our history and culture.

A thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drinks Package is also available for those looking to enhance their food tour experience.

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

  • We'll begin our tour at the Fareground, Austin's beautiful, modern food hall.
  • First up is some Central Texas pit-style BBQ brisket which is served with the best pinto beans on earth!
  • Next, we'll have a slice of Austin Weird, one of our unique pizzas that you won't find anywhere else.
  • We'll then say hello to Willie Nelson, a true Austin icon, and pass by where Austin City Limits is filmed.
  • The next dish is one we've been eating in this territory since 5000 B.C, a delicious chicken tamale.
  • We'll then take a stroll down Congress Ave where you'll discover some of our protected historic buildings.
  • We'll move on to our Secret bite which you'll only discover on the day of your tour.
  • Finally, we'll finish the tour with the city's best sweet treat, a Texas sized monster cookie.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drinks Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to the drinks already served on the tour:
  • Locally brewed beer
  • Local vodka or tequila cocktail


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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.

What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • Central Texas style BBQ brisket
  • Chicken-potato tamales with black bean dip
  • A slice of Austin weird (pizza)
  • Monster cookie
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Water
Meeting Spot
We'll meet at the Fareground at One Eleven, 111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Mon - Sat 2:45 pm

Fareground at One Eleven

Find the exact meeting point with what3words:

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price. Flat fee rate applies for groups of 6 and under.

joseph - Austin City Manager

City Manager - Austin

Joseph

+1 (737) 346-6037

"My name is Joseph and I can't wait to embark on this amazing adventure with you as we explore the best of what Austin has to offer. As you discover beautiful Downtown Austin, you'll feel like a true local in this gem of Texas!"

WHY DOWNTOWN?

There's no better place to understand the evolution of our city than in Downtown. Here you'll find historical landmarks that are surrounded by new buildings and modern architecture. It's one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US where you'll also be able to see the roots of the city dating back to 1839.

The area is home to historical houses, theatres, and buildings, and we'll even pass by the old blacksmith shop, (now a yogurt shop). And of course, a visit wouldn't be complete without a trip to see Willie Nelson, an Austin icon.

About Austin Food Tours

One of the reasons Austin has become such a recognisable name is due to its thriving music scene, with Austin City Limits broadcasting since 1974. Austin's history dates all the way back to the Aztecs, and one of the dishes on our tour reflects this heritage, being created in 5000 B.C!


Austin

Austin offers more than just a rich Texas history; our food scene is weird, wonderful, and truly tasty mismatch of flavors from across the globe. With so many tourist traps in our central areas, it can sometimes be difficult to find the best bites, but we'll be able to show you where the locals themselves like to dining.

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Pizza Mac and cheese Tamales Lemon cocktail Queso dip Barbecued pork bites Bread and butter Mac and cheese 2 Pizza Bread and butter 2
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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special? Are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic email confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email or phone us at +1 (737) 346-6037

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 2 drinks, tax and tip included.

Where is the meeting spot?
The meeting spot is at the Fareground at One Eleven, 111 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, United States. Your guide will be there with an orange umbrella and a big smile!

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Where the tour will end?

The tour will end right in the middle of Congress Ave just a ten minute walk from the State Capitol, and our meeting point in the opposite direction.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us at [email protected] prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome to our tour if of an appropriate age to enjoy.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like.

Is there enough food during your tour?

Our tours provide our customers with a lot of food. Trust us, you will not need to eat a meal after our food tour!

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something out for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 45 minutes of walking but it's not too difficult and there are no hills or stairs. If you walk slowly, then our guide will walk slowly as well.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 11 people maximum. If you are more than 11 people, please do not hesitate to email us and will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and they will do their best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

We work with small shops and family owned businesses in Center City area. The food and drink we buy is top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Austin. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secrettours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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