3 - 3 ½ hours
5 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 Tour: Dallas, will introduce you to a wide range of authentic Dallas cuisine.

Our food has always involved influences from a wide range of cultures, including Native American, Mexican, Eastern European, and South American. As locals, we're always on the lookout for new and interesting flavors from all over the world and we'll be taking you to a neighborhood that can provide the perfect level of quality and diversity for your foodie needs. Often missed by tourists, but home to some of the best local food in the city, Deep Ellum is the place to be in Dallas.

You'll be led through art-filled streets to try our famous BBQ brisket, a tasty Tex-Mex queso, a modern twist on the fried chicken biscuit, and finishing with an incredible Pecan Pie. As always, there's our Secret Dish, which will only be revealed on the day of your tour.

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

All the food will be served with water and at times, a non-alcoholic beverage. Or if you prefer, a thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drinks Package is available.

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 by giving you a taste of our world famous BBQ smoked brisket.
  • We'll then enjoy a delicious twist on a classic fried chicken biscuit.
  • You'll get to try our Tex-Mex queso while learning about the history of this unique Texas cuisine.
  • We'll finish up with the city's favorite dessert, a taste of our bourbon pecan pie.
  • As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.
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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:
  • Paloma cocktail
  • Locally brewed Texas lager
  • Frozen margarita (only for the three drinks upgrade selection)


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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
  • BBQ beef brisket
  • Fried chicken biscuit
  • Tex-Mex queso
  • Pecan pie
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Water
Meeting Spot
We'll meet under the awning at The Emporium on 2708 Main Street. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Mon - Sat 1:00 p.m.

Emporium on 2708 Main Street

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.

City Manager - Dallas

Harley

+1 (972) 587-9441

"I'm so excited to show you the Deep Ellum that I know and love. It's full of amazing food, a rich history, and unique culture. I'm wildly passionate about food and have always been a history nerd (who is on endless search for the best french fries). When I'm not leading food tours, I organize local art fairs and work with artists throughout the city."

WHY DEEP ELLUM?

This area is the perfect place to begin your Dallas adventure, going back to our early roots. The majority of the buildings in Deep Ellum are historically protected so you'll find no high-rises here. Standing on these historic streets you'll get a stunning view of Downtown Dallas and will get a real sense of the evolution of this great city.

You'll feel like you're stepping back in time as many of the old warehouses and buildings have been transformed into our best eateries and most fun bars. Once your tour is finished, Deep Ellum still has so much to offer that you'll want to stick around!

About Dallas Food Tours

Being the largest beef producer in the United States it's no surprise that The Lone Star state is famous for its amazing BBQ. As we explore this city together, you'll get the chance to discover the rich history hidden behind our most well-known food and attractions, as well as tasting a wide variety of cuisine that has developed here over time.


Dallas

Our City Manager Harley was born and raised in Dallas and has always had a strong passion for food, history, and design. When he's not leading food tours, he likes to organize local art fairs and he'll be able to give you an insider's perspective on the city's culture.

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City Manager - Dallas

Harley

+1 (972) 587-9441
Wall mural Brisket BBQ Chicken sandwich Eaten food Brisket tray Fork in brisket Fine pies sign Pie toast
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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 (972) 587-9441.

*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 or 3 drinks, tax and tip included.

Where is the meeting spot?

The meeting spot is under the awning at The Emporium on 2708 Main St., Your guide will be there with an orange umbrella and a big smile!

»»CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS««

Find the exact meeting point with what3words:

Where the tour will end?

The tour will end at the same place it started, right on Main St in Deep Ellum.

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 needss.

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?

No problem, just inform your guide before the tour starts. During the tasting your guide will provide alcohol free options.

Is there enough food during your tour?

Our tours provide our customers with a lot of food. Trust us, you will go home stuffed. No 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 often sell out. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and let us try to accommodate your request.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 30 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 we 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 local businesses in Dallas. 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 Dallass. 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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