#1 Ranked Lexington Tour on TripAdvisor

#1 Ranked Lexington Tour on TripAdvisor


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Bites of the Bluegrass!

Experience Downtown Lexington in a Whole New Way

Bites of the Bluegrass walking food and history tours (cocktail tours, too!) offer an entertaining and unique way to see the city through a fabulous afternoon dinner party! You’ll meet new friends, listen to fascinating stories, be drenched in southern hospitality, and leave stuffed full of delicious food and fond memories with this local five-star tour family! 

We are honored to be selected among the Best of the Best 2023 on Tripadvisor. 

TIP: Book your tour for the beginning of your trip!  Our local team of extroverts will have your itinerary bursting with the best plans for dining, shopping, and attractions in the Bluegrass.  The tricky part will be figuring out how to move here after!

our Tours

Walking Food & History Tours

Downtown Walking Food & History Tours

Savor and explore your way through rich Kentucky flavors and history on these thoughtfully curated and entertaining tours of Downtown Lexington.

Distillery District Food & History Tour

Explore the hottest spots for kicking back, drinking, and dining in this revitalized piece of history through a tour filled with Kentucky gourmet food and distilled spirits.

Cocktails + Bites Food & History Tour

Sink into your seat and sip unique craft cocktails distilled from our limestone-filtered waters while listening to tales from Kentucky's drinking past.

Just a Few Miles South Culinary Tour

Embark on an immersive journey through stunning horse country and the world of award-winning, James Beard-nominated chef and restaurateur, Chef Ouita Michel.


Private Lexington Tour


Got a group in for Keeneland? Upcoming bachelorette party? Great for so may occasions…birthdays, family events, corporate celebrations, relaxing with colleagues, hosting special clients…let’s figure out how to make your day extra special!

Set your expectations high for a Bites of the Bluegrass tour. 

You will:

Explore the flavors of Kentucky food culture. You'll indulge in 4-5 carefully curated, generous plates, so come hungry!

Listen to incredibly well-researched, inclusive histories from Kentucky's storied past. Even lifetime Lexingtonians will leave blown away from tales that have gone untold!

Stroll through rows of architecturally significant buildings and vibrant murals along our Lexington streets. Your eyes will dance, and you'll feel the history while exploring this nearly 250-year-old city.

Laugh and feel the hug of southern hospitality from your attentive guide! We will instantly welcome you, bring together new friends, and leave you with an experience to be remembered!

Come Experience the Sights and Sounds of Lexington, Kentucky

Quick Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about our tours below:

We offer full refunds and exchanges up to 48 hours before a scheduled tour begins.

Yes!  Gift cards can be purchased through this link:

Bites Of The Bluegrass Gift Cards – Click Here 

We can definitely accommodate vegetarians, but are unable to accommodate vegan, dairy-free, or gluten-free diets.  Please be sure to include any food allergies or vegetarian accommodations when booking your ticket because food is pre-ordered with our restaurant partners.

No, but suggested cocktails are available at each stop.

Typically, food tours are not a good idea for kids under 12 because tours are 3 hours in length with walking and standing.  If you still feel like it’s something your under 12 kid would enjoy, let us know and we’ll offer a discounted ticket. Drink tour patrons must be 21+ with valid ID.

The 3 hour food tours include 5 small plates that will equal a satisfying lunch.  The drink tour includes some heavy appetizers with 4 craft cocktails. 

Public tours can include up to 12 people.

Yes, your tour guide will point out bathrooms at each stop.

All tours are under one mile of leisurely walking.  There could be a hill.

Dress for comfort and wear walking shoes.  Tours run rain, shine, or snow, so please check the weather and plan accordingly by bringing sunscreen, coat, or umbrella.

The deadline is two hours before scheduled tours.

No.  Please show your appreciation with a tip if you feel your guide did a great job.  Suggested tip is industry standard, 15-20%.

Google Reviews

Thoughts on the Tour?

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Michelle Wilson
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I 100% recommend the Bites of the Bluegrass downtown Lexington walking tour!!! The tour is very well organized and moves along at the perfect pace. The food portions are extremely generous, delicious, and offer a delectable combination of salty & sweet. Erin, our tour guide, shares interesting stories and historical facts about Kentucky and Lexington between food stops. This is a perfect way to kickoff a weekend solo, with girl friends, or as a couples activity.
Marissa Garner
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Erin was an incredible tour guide! As a Lexington native it was amazing to learn so much about my city’s history, architecture and art that I didn’t know! The food was delicious and we got to try so many unique dishes. If you are planning a trip to Lexington this is a MUST HAVE!
Maya G
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Food tour was amazing. Incredible food and Erin the tour guide knows so many facts about Lexington’s rich history. The tour mixes art, history, food l, and fun all together. Loved and would recommend this tour to everyone!
Stacey Mcchord
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I’ve been a Lexington resident for 25 years and learned more on this amazing tour than I’ve ever known about my awesome city. Erin is such a fantastic storyteller and host. Thank you, Bites of the Bluegrass! Don’t miss this experience, y’all. Totally worth it!
Blanca Munoz
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This was such a wonderful experience - for both locals and visitors!!! I have lived in Lexington almost 4 years and learned so much about this amazing city. The food choices were amazing, the walk was easy, all of it was great. Loved how inclusive and fun the whole experience was and would 10000000% recommend this for anyone trying to get to know Lexington.
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