3 - 3½ hours
5 stops
Local food and culture
10 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: Nashville, will introduce you to a range of authentic Southern cuisine.

You'll be taken by our experienced guides through the streets of Nashville, on a culinary adventure in the authentic area of 12South/Midtown. On our tour, you'll taste mouth watering barbecue, delicious hot chicken, smoked pork ribs, and more. By the end of the tour, you'll have tasted some of Nashville'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're able to accommodate your dietary needs. Most of the shops and restaurants included in the tour are small local businesses, they will not be able to accommodate strollers/pushchairs. If you have any doubt or concern regarding this matter, please contact us prior to booking.

  • We'll begin our tour by stopping at a local spot for a bowl of delicious chili, with the choice of either green pork chili or red beef.
  • Next up is a special shop where we'll pick up a sweet treat to save for the end of our tour.
  • A Nashville speciality is up next: hot chicken! Our most famous BBQ joint provides the best hot chicken sandwiches in town, all smothered in homemade slaw and pickles.
  • Our Secret Dish will be up next, before we enjoy a leisurely stroll through a historical park and a local landmark that represents Nashville's passion: MUSIC!
  • Then it will be time for some Tennessee BBQ, with a generous portion of ribs alongside three delicious sauces.
  • Save some room for a broccoli special, topped with bacon and cheese on it.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drinks Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to the wine already served on the tour:

*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
  • Red Beef or Green Pork Chili
  • Half large hot chicken sandwich
  • Homemade dessert
  • Southern sides
  • Smoked Pork Ribs
  • Our mystery Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Sweet iced tea, regular iced tea, or soda
  • Water
  • Non-alcoholic options
Meeting Spot
We'll meet at the Nashville Bcycle (not a misspelling!) station located at 2315 12th Avenue South. Cross streets are Linden Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. Please email us.

Tue - Sun11 a.m.

Nashville Bcycle - 2315 12th Avenue South

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 - Nashville

Shawn

+1 (629) 215-8916

"In Nashville there is always something new to see and learn, and I'm especially passionate and proud to show you Nashville's gastronomy from a local's perspective."

WHY NASHVILLE'S 12S?

This leafy residential neighborhood is known for its original craftsman style bungalow homes, and its diverse range of dining options, fine boutiques, and boutique bars. It's also home to the iconic "I Believe in Nashville" mural, and Sevier Park which offers towering trees, nice picnic areas, and lovely green spaces for the perfect stroll. The 12S community is perfect to spend an hour exploring, or even the entire day as it represents Nashville's charm so succinctly.

All our Southern food groups are represented in this district, from sumptuous BBQ, classic hot chicken, delicious burgers, steak, pastries, and gourmet ice cream. Many come here for the food and drinks, but stay for the low-key Southern hospitality that we locals love to share with our visitors.

About Nashville Food Tours

Nashville has seen a big resurgence in tourism in recent years with its vibrant food, music and culture scenes playing a big part. On our tours, our goal is to show you the places that locals themselves like to visit, eat and explore. Our guides will take you to the foodie spots adored by the area's locals, and are the places you'll never forget after you leave our wonderful city.


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Our guides will also give you great tips for the rest of your trip, including local landmarks, cultural and green spaces, and historical areas. Our City Manager Shawn is native Nashvillian who loves travel, food, and wine. His Nashville roots mean everything to him, and he can't wait to share his local knowledge with his Secret Food Tour friends.

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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 or 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 e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email or phone us at +1 (629) 215-8916

*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 3 drinks, tax and tip included.

Where is the meeting spot?

Meet your guide at the Nashville Bcycle (not a misspelling!) station located at 2315 12th Avenue South. Cross streets are Linden Avenue and Elmwood Avenue. 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 Nashville tour ends approximately 1 mile from where we began. It is very easy to take an Uber or a short walk back to the meeting point.

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

You can always tell our guide of any food allergies or special dietary requirements. We will adapt the menu so you can fully enjoy the tour! If you have any doubts or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected] before booking. We have had many vegetarians doing the tour with us and they all enjoyed it thoroughly. Unfortunately this tour is not gluten free.

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

Children are more than welcome to our tour and it's free for any child 2 years or under! We have had many families attend from all over the world and everyone enjoyed the tour

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.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 30 minutes 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 10 people maximum. If you are more than 10 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?

Top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Nashville. 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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