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Orlando now has a new way for you to experience all the flavors of the downtown food scene all in one whirlwind tour. Offered by the Downtown Orlando Partnership and approved by Mayor Buddy Dyer, the new Saturday Downtown Food Tours take participants on a walking tour of the Central Business District, visiting some of downtown’s local favorites and sampling everything from oysters to crab cakes to coffee.

Pao de Queijo
A new take on the Brazilian steakhouse, The Golden Knife creates culinary fusions that taste as good as they look. (Photo by JB)

Taking place every Saturday from 2 to 4pm, the tours showcase the diversity of cuisines found in Orlando as well as the rich history of some of downtown’s most iconic locations and buildings. Restaurant partners include Artisan’s Table, Avenue Gastrobar, Ferg’s Depot, The Golden Knife, Le Gourmet Break and Waitiki.

Guests will visit five to six restaurants in the Central Business District, all of which are locally owned and vary in specialty and cuisine styles. For a current list of participating partners, visit the Food Tour page.

Tours are designed to introduce guests to some unique and notable tasting-sized food items in the downtown core. All tastings are included in the cost of the tour; beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) are not included in the ticket price but guests will be able to purchase them at various stops.

Crab Cake Slider
Along with this scrumptious crab cake slider, Waitiki serves up a juicy braised short rib slider. (Photo by JB)

The distance walked during the Food Tour is roughly one mile. The pace is casual, but be prepared to be on your feet for roughly 2 hours. 

Guests are encouraged to come back again and again as the participating restaurants will change and the culinary offerings will update as various months/seasons are “themed” by the partner establishments.

A local art and galleries tour can now be booked for $20 per person. Plans for a historical tour are in the works.

The Avenue Gastropub
The Avenue Gastropub treats guests to gourmet bar fare with five-cheese macaroni, loaded tater tots, and roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon. (Photo by JB)

Downtown Orlando Food Tours

Tours begin at the Downtown Orlando Information Center every Saturday from 2pm – 4pm. Cost is $35 per person and tickets must be purchased online in advance. No cash or day-of walk-ups accepted.

201 South Orange Ave
Orlando, Florida 32801

baked feta
You'll want to dive into the baked feta shareable plate at the Artisan's Table after downing a shot of tequila coffee. (Photo by JB)

Le Gourmet Break
The tour stops at Le Gourmet Break where a selection of mixed fruit and chocolate ganache mini tarts and macaroons are served. (Photo by JB)