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Welcome to Bites of the Bluegrass!

Join us in historic downtown Lexington where we’ll take you to some of the best bites in the Bluegrass! Your foodie guide will take you on an insightful tour of Lexington’s booming food scene and all of the unique southern flavors it has to offer. Taste delicious farm-to-fork cuisine and learn about Lexington’s history, architecture, and street art along the way.
Walking Tours

Food & Walking Tours

Lexington, KY
TIP: Book your tour at the beginning of your visit! It can be overwhelming trying to pin down the best food in a new city. Your guide can give you suggestions for the rest of your stay and you’ll know which restaurants to visit again and again!

Downtown Walking Food Tour – Friday Tour

Carefully curated walking tour of Downtown Lexington and the KY farm-to-table culture.

Downtown Walking Food Tour – Saturday Tour

Learn about downtown Lexington's captivating history as we take a culinary cruise to four delicious stops all in one afternoon! 

Drink Tour

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You’re in Bourbon Country! Let’s go on the hunt for the best Old Fashioned and some delicious bites along the way.
large group tours

Request a Private 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!
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About the Bites of the Bluegrass

Hi!  My name is Erin and I love Lexington, its food, and meeting new people.  As my family has traveled over the past few years, booking a food tour has become our go-to move.  It’s so fun to learn about the history and traditions of a city through its food culture.  We’ve learned about long fought battles to be the best bagel in Montreal, the startups of Denver’s urban wineries, to the stories behind the North Shore shrimp trucks in Oahu. 

On a recent Nashville food tour (shoutout to Walk Eat Nashville!), I got to see the city in a whole different way.  I’ve been to Nashville dozens of times, read some landmark signs, hunted down the top-rated restaurants….but, something about seeing the city and its food through the eyes of a fun-loving local just makes it better.  So, I thought….why am I not doing this where I live? 

FAQ's

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%.

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Thoughts on the Tour?

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Aaron A.
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What a great experience! The restaurant choices were a perfect representation of the area and Lexington’s culture. The tour guide knew so much about downtown Lexington and its history. It took about 3 hours total, and I wasn’t bored for a second. Every stop there was an interesting story and great food. No complaints at all! I seriously recommend for anyone looking to learn more about local food and the unique history of Lexington.
Harrison F.
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I would highly recommend this food tour for both visitors and Lexington locals. I have lived in Lexington for 20 years and learned so much history about the city that I never knew. I also got to experience 5 new restaurants that was all incredible and I will definitely be going back to all of them.
Ethan G.
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Had a great experience at this tour. The food is amazing and the guide is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I learned so much about the city of Lexington and I would recommend this to anyone!
Jacob G.
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This is the best food tour I have ever been on! The restaurants were excellent and the tour guide knew everything about downtown Lexington and was super sweet! I would strongly recommend this to anyone who loves food, history, and a great time!
Zeke G.
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This was an incredible experience. A perfect representation of the food of Lexington. Got to get a taste of 5 restaurants I have never been to, each with their own unique menu items that were special to Lexington and locally made. Bites of the Bluegrass has been my favorite food tour of the many cities I’ve been to. Erin, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable about Lexington and the history of downtown and the restaurants. She was very sweet and conversational as well. A perfect use of my time and I was perfectly satisfied after as well. I fully recommend making time for this tour, whether visiting or if you live here.
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Lexington, KY

Email

bitesofthebluegrass@gmail.com

Phone

859-420-9340

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