May 29, 2015

Food tours take Texas by storm

Texas offers a broad range of food tours

Texas offers a broad range of food tours

As many foodies all over the country already know, we are fortunate to live in an age of culinary expansion. While food preparation as an art form has existed since the time the discovery of fire, there are countless ways to see it in this day and age. This is particularly true for students of Texas culinary schools. Students in the Lone Star State are treated to an incredible array of seasonal ingredients, farm-to-table restaurants and celebrity chefs. In fact, the vast array of culinary experiences available to the average Texas resident can make it difficult to determine what the best way to go about having them is. If you’re looking to get the most bang for your money and time, though, food tours aren’t at all a bad option. If you’re considering taking a food tour down south, this list of some of the most popular ones in Texas can provide a great starting point.

Best of Austin Food Truck Bus
If you live in Austin or have visited the city, then you’re likely already aware of the fact that food trucks are popular there. The mobile operations exist both as offshoots of popular restaurants and as stand-alone enterprises, comprising a valuable part of the culinary experience. The Best of Austin Food Truck Bus, a tour of the most valued and popular local food trucks, operates weekly, according to Austin Eats. The tour takes its patrons throughout the downtown area, the East side and South district of the city. The tour rotates which food trucks it actually stops at, but routinely hits roughly five to six of the most popular ones in the city. Bring the kids or head out solo for an unmatched culinary experience!

Food Tours of Dallas Uptown
While many individuals herald Austin as the forefront of the Texas culinary scene, the neighboring city of Dallas has a ton to offer when it comes to restaurants. According to Shop Across Texas, this tour focuses its energy on the Uptown neighborhood of the city. A pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, Uptown provides the tour guests the opportunity to take in several food trucks in the course of just a few hours, all with educated and meaningful guidance from tour leaders. The organization offers both two-hour tours and three-and-a-half-hour tours for larger groups, and prices range from $45 to $85 per person, depending on the options included.

Food Tours of Dallas West Village
The West Village of Dallas is an absolute mecca for those who prefer conventional sit down restaurants to the food trucks of the city. This tour, put on by the same organization that offers the aforementioned Uptown trip, focuses on bringing individuals to several formal restaurants and providing narration for each one. In addition to exploring the dishes offered at the restaurants, the tour also offers information regarding the history of the restaurants and the neighborhood as a whole.