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Bites of the Bluegrass!

#1 Ranked Lexington Tour on TripAdvisor

Walking FOOD & HISTORY Tours

Experience Downtown Lexington in a Whole New Way

Bites of the Bluegrass walking food and history tours (cocktails tours, too!) offer a fun and unique way to see the city through an afternoon dinner party!  From custom, private tours to the regularly scheduled tour calendar, our goal is to create a lasting memory for you and your guests!  

On our tours, you can expect:

Fantastic food at 4-5 stops led by a fun foodie expert

Incredibly well-researched and inclusive stories

Beautiful architecture and street art along the way

Lots of laughs and new friends!

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 & History Tours

Join us for carefully curated walking tour of Downtown Lexington and the KY farm-to-table culture.

Distillery District Food & History Tour

Explore the hottest spots in the Distillery District on a tour filled with food and cocktails.

Cocktails + Bites Food & History Tour

You're in Bourbon Country
(and that's not the only spirit you'll find here)!

Just a Few Miles South Culinary Tour

Join us for an immersive journey into the world of award-winning, James Beard-nominated chef and restaurateur, Ouita Michel


Private Lexington or Danville 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!


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? 

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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