Food-related travel has exploded in popularity over the last several years. Whether you’re a self-proclaimed foodie who seeks are the latest and greatest food trends wherever you go, or whether you just like to enjoy good food while you travel, Chattanooga has a variety of delicious food tours for you to enjoy. Chattanooga’s diverse range of restaurants have been tempting visitors with delectable delights of every food origin for years. From BBQ, burgers, and fried chicken to locally curated farm to table cuisine, Chattanooga has it all. Book your room at our Tennessee Bed and Breakfast today, and discover Chattanooga’s best food tours.
Food Tours & Local Eats
Chattanooga, a top travel destination in the south, has become a hip and trendy travel destination. Accordingly, there are some excellent eats, if you just know where to look. Along the way, you’ll discover plenty of Chattanooga’s rugged, yet sophisticated, charm. If you’re short on time, the Eat, Sip, and Walk a Bit tour of Chattanooga’s Southside is a must-do activity for foodies. This food tour will include a stop at Feed Co. Tavern & Table, where you’ll find Food Network Star Chef Charlie, Conga Latin Food, either The Terminal or Debarge Winery, and a stop at the Flying Squirrel Bar or Slicks Burgers. The Eat, Sip, and Walk a Bit tour through Downtown also isn’t bad, as it includes venerable favorites such as the Blue Water Grill and the 212 Market Restaurant, which is hailed as the best Farm to Table Restaurant in all of Tennessee. If you’d rather go at Chattanooga’s food scene on your own, here is a list of the best local eats to get you started:
- Chattanooga’s Southside, filled with Japanese, Italian, traditional meat and cheese, sandwich shops, Latin food and more, is the place to be. Most of the hip eateries found here are housed in old warehouses with exposed brick walls, adding to the overall hip vibe of this popular food destination.
- Neidlov’s Breadworks on Main Street is housed in an old autoshop. Here, you’ll find some of the most incredible artisan breads, pastries, soups, and sandwiches.
- St. Johns, early to the modern food movement in Chattanooga, is home to James Beard nominee Chef Daniel Lindley. Menu staples include the Axis Venison, the Cloudcrest Farm’s beef tartare appetizer, and masterfully showcased local produce.
- Alleia is another Daniel Lindley restaurant worth visiting. This restaurant features an Italian-inspired menu featuring as many ingredients from local farms as possible.
- The Terminal Brewhouse, whose building once housed speakeasies during Prohibition, is a delicious place to stop in for a craft beer and one of their half-pound beef or bison burgers.
- Urban stack is perhaps the burger mecca of Chattanooga. Their gourmet burger bar features flavorful innovations like the Asian Q – Kobe-style Wagyu beef, wasabi savoy slaw, Asian ginger barbeque sauce, homemade cucumber kimchee and a five pepper dry rub
- Foodworks is one of Chattanooga’s most popular brunch destinations, and it’s more than worth the stop. You can’g go wrong with their chicken and waffles or the doughnut, bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.
- While your here, you may as well take some cooking classes as well. The Sweet and Savory Classroom, located in the Southside, is an excellent, hands on experience for food lovers.
- No mention of Chattanooga’s food scene would be complete without talking about the Pints & Pedals Pub Crawl. It really is a must-do activitiy.
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