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Thanksgiving may be about getting together with loved ones and practicing gratitude, but for food lovers, this holiday is all about the feasting. Leftover sandwiches aside, though, Thanksgiving is just one meal, and there’s still a long weekend to celebrate. If you want to extend the festive feel, follow up your mashed potatoes and gravy with one of these 10 inspired food tours. From the bustle of Manhattan’s Lower East Side to the buzz of Los Angeles, you can look forward to discovering delicious bites, soaking up local history, and enjoying one more way to indulge.
The Big Easy is the perfect destination for big appetites, and this French Quarter food tour offers an accessible—and indulgent—introduction to many of New Orleans’ most-loved dishes. Come ready to sample classics from sugar-dusted beignets to gumbo (and to really laissez les bon temps rouler, opt for classic cocktails to go with).
A Thanksgiving feast feels like a fitting training session before embarking on this Windy City walking tour. With hearty fare such as deep-dish pizza, hot dogs “dragged through the garden,” and Italian beef sandwiches among Chicago’s best-known dishes, you’ll want to come prepared for some gut-busting portions.
Southern hospitality is on offer on this walking tour of food-loving Charleston—not to mention Lowcountry classics. In between sampling everything from grits to Carolina-style barbecue (plus Thanksgiving-adjacent favorites including cornbread and biscuits), you’ll learn all about the communities and cultures that have made Charleston such a culinary destination.
Pike Place Market—open since 1907, and home to dozens of different vendors and artisan purveyors—is one of Seattle’s most in-demand food destinations. This tour gives you the special chance to explore the landmark in the company of a local chef, who will guide you straight to the tastiest bites (and share insider stories about Seattle’s food scene as you go).
Manhattan’s Lower East Side has long been a place where people from different cultures mingle and share space—and that means it’s also long been one of New York’s best neighborhoods for eating. On this walking tour, you’ll learn more about its immigrant history, all while wending your way between dumplings in Chinatown, fresh mozzarella in Little Italy, and traditional Jewish deli bites.
Miami’s Little Havana is home to a thriving Cuban community—and a plenitude of family-owned Cuban restaurants, bakeries, and cafés. For a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving experience, head out on this walking tour, and follow your guide to neighborhood hotspots, where you’ll try everything from seafood and empanadas to Cuban coffee and guava pastries.
Philadelphia is home to one of the largest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country—which is probably no coincidence, because the City of Brotherly Love takes its food seriously. You’ll need a breather between finishing off your pumpkin pie and embarking on this food tour, where you’ll taste Philly classics from cheesesteaks and soft pretzels to tomato pie (and even dessert at the historic Reading Terminal Market).
On this small-group tasting tour of Downtown Los Angeles, you won’t just pair your bites with that endless LA sun, you’ll also discover an emerging foodie hub in the City of Angels. Follow your guide to local highlights such as the historic Grand Central Market, and look forward to nibbling pastries, chowing down on barbecue, and even exploring an artisan cheese shop.
Inman Park is one of Atlanta’s hippest neighborhoods, in no small part thanks to its top-tier dining scene—and this food tour makes exploring simple. In between soaking up the leafy ambiance of this historic area, and strolling the popular BeltLine, you’ll also visit Krog Street Market, will sample regional cuisine, and can enjoy cocktails on the side.