It's well known Memphis is the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll, but there's another thing always on our minds, too. Food! And within walking distance of the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown is a whole delicious world, just waiting for you to visit.
From classic southern specialties - BBQ ribs, fried chicken and pulled pork - to modern fare, we're spoiled with award-winning chefs, world-renowned eateries and cutting edge dishes. No visit to Memphis is complete without a sampling of our most delicious eats… but how to find the best of the best while keeping your visit on track?
Well, now it's easy! The Downtown Food Tour, hosted by the local business City Tasting Tours, has the inside scoop on where to go and what you simply must try. For visitors, the Downtown Food Tour is the perfect way to understand the heart and soul of Memphis life… and locals love finding new favorites and learning more about their hometown through culinary discoveries.
The pros at City Tasting Tours are ready to take you on a leisurely 1.5 mile walk around the heart of the city while teaching about food from the past to the present. Over the course of your 2.5 hours together you'll visit five different eateries and enjoy plenty of delicious food at each.
The best part of the tour? Well, besides the scrumptious nibbles, that is? You'll get a true behind-the-scenes experience, meeting local food producers, chefs and restaurateurs. And along the way, you'll be led by an experienced professional guide and learn more about Memphis than most locals do!
Of course, you'll also receive a detailed printed guide to your destinations - perfect for bringing friends and family to the "new amazing restaurant you've just discovered!" There's no better way to understand a place than through its cuisine - and past, present and future, Memphis is a true foodie destination.