Downtown Phoenix Culinary Tour by Taste It Tours

Experience Phoenix's Downtown Culinary Culture

Join this well established downtown Phoenix culinary tour to enjoy the restaurants that have truly impacted the local culture. Participants will have the opportunity to truly learn why Phoenix has become one of the hottest food scenes in the country through the delectable dishes. Your guide will discuss history, roots and reasons as to why the Downtown Phoenix area is becoming a food mecca for locals and traveler’s.

Restaurants Included

  • Urban Olive Oils & Balsamic - Just as the name states, this new addition to the tour, provides the first and only olive oil and balsamic vinegar shop in the downtown Phoenix area. This first stop guests will sample delightful flavored extra virgin olive oil imported from the top locations around the world along with the best and thickest 18 year balsamic vinegar. Great for salads, marinades and many other dishes to enjoy!
  • Tom’s Tavern & 1929 Grill (Only offered on Mondays) - So back in 1929 Tom Higley converted the old city morgue and old pipe shop into a burger joint and gin mill. Thankfully now this city favorite boasts a brand new facelift and attitude as a geo-political gathering spot for many locals. Tom’s serves up traditional tavern fare with a unique culinary twist.
  • Thai Basil - This former winner of the Phoenix New Times “Best Thai Restaunt” award is a Phoenix favorite. With traditional Thai dishes like flavorful curry and noodle dishes prepared to your preferred spice level all with fresh ingredients makes this a fabulous stop.
  • Squash Blossom - A downtown hidden gem with locally sourced dished served up with fresh ingredients. You will experience new unique mixed with old-time favorites for a creative blend.
  • The Strand Urban Italian - This restaurant located in the heart of downtown in Cityscape has become the valley’s newest and most unique dining option for Italian flare. Offering creative and affordable traditional dishes in a hip, contemporary setting along with a full service bar serving up signature martini’s, wines, and beer to name a few.


  • Experience local downtown culinary flare
  • Visit multiple restaurants
  • Professional guide and host
  • Low Price!

Additional Information

  • Expect to walk approximately 2 – 2.5 miles total and spend 15-20 minutes at each restaurant
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring cash/credit card for any additional items you may want to purchase
  • Restaurants and itinerary my change without notice
  • Since this is a set menu we are not able to adjust the menu for dietary requirements and/or allergies
  • No children under the age of 14
  • Meeting Location - The Original Downtown Tour starts at Squash Blossom located at 705 N. 1st Street Phoenix, Arizona 85004 in downtown Phoenix
  • Parking: There are 2 parking options. We recommend parking at Squash Blossom. Squash Blossom has a private parking lot that is FREE for Taste It Tours guests and is located on 2nd St. between Pierce & McKinley. Parking meters on the weekends are turned off so street parking on the weekends is FREE.
  • Booking Details - This tour is booked based on availability which will be confirmed within 24 hours of your request. You will receive an email when we receive the request and a second when the reservation has been approved and confirmed.

About this Tour Operator

2013 recipient of Trip Advisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Award! Well establish and highly rated tour operator with local expert guides and years of experience leading groups.

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Adventure Details


3.00 hours

Start Time
1:00PM Mon & Thur; 2:00PM Sat


Min Age Suitability

$59.00 USD - Per Person 14 Years and Up

Adventure Location

Phoenix, Arizona

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Cancellation Policy
If tour is cancelled within 48 hours no refunds will be given.

If tour is cancelled more than 48 hours prior to tour a refund will be given except for a 10% processing fee.

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