Chinese New Year

Attendees check out a Chinese spice shop on the Chinese New Year tour.

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Walking Tours Walking Food Tours ™

Explore the food and culture of some of Houston’s most intriguing neighborhoods on one of our fun Walking Food Tours!

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Downtown Food Tour

Historic, and hip, downtown Houston honors the city's rich past while simultaneously embracing the future. Houston’s largest business district offers more

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Montrose Dine Around

Montrose was one of the city's first grand neighborhoods. But it's also long been accessible to nearly everyone, a place where mansions stand on tree-lined streets next to modest dwellings and... read more

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Where the Chefs Eat Where the Chefs Eat ™

Some of Houston’s top chefs want to show you their favorite places to eat in the city! You’ll explore interesting neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Long Point Road and learn about everything from soul food to seafood. Get on the bus for the Where the Chefs Eat Culinary Tours! View the entire 2014 Tour Schedule

Interested in previous Chef-led Tours? Click here to see a list a previous Chef-led Tours

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with Chefs Ryan Pera and Chris Shepard

Date: June 29

Chef Ryan Pera of Revival Market and Underbelly's Chef Chris Shepherd spotlight the ‘underbelly' of Korean cuisine in Houston. Guests go... read more

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Girl Power

with Chefs Brandi Key
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Date: July 19

We all know who runs the world…girls! And when they run a restaurant kitchen…watch out. Chef Brandi Key works magic at... read more

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Longpoint Road

with Chef Donnie Chang

Date: August 24

Chef Donald Chang is making waves at his new West Ave restaurant Nara. On this tour he will explore some of the Longpoint Road restaurants... read more

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Culinary Events

Interested in a culinary event rather than tour? Houston Culinary Tours provides a number of interactive culinary-based events, designed...


Custom Food Tours

Want a private Food Tour for your guests? We offer customized private Food Tours for groups of nearly any size (4-500+), where we provide...



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"The idea is to introduce people to the city's under-the-radar restaurants and markets - and help give Houston's diverse food scene the cred its chefs say is long overdue."

USA Today Travel
"The city's reputation as a culinary hotspot is growing, thanks, in part, to local celebrity chefs who are gaining national exposure."

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"One of Houston's most unforgettable dining experiences is so special and limited that it's almost impossible to book. But once you secure a spot on the Where the Chefs Eat culinary tour, get ready for the culinary ride of your life."

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"It was fascinating to see these well-respected chefs and find out how diverse their interests and influences are. I think every city should do this."

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"Top chefs and food critics in Houston are coming together to open up the city's intriguing and dive
rse food scene to both locals and visitors."
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"Few [urban food tours] are as insightful or as focused on hidden spots as Houston's chef-led excursions."

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"The visitors bureau of Houston, Texas, has hit on a great idea for food tours: round up the most passionate chefs in the city, ask them where they love to eat on their days off, and build an itinerary around that. Then invite the public. "
Culinary Tours At A Glance
Sunday, February 15 – Southern Comfort with Chefs Randy Evans and Rebecca Masson
Sunday, March 16 – Mediterranean with Chefs Monica Pope and Ryan Pera
Sunday, March 23 – Soul of Houston BBQ with the Davis brothers, Marcus Davis and Jerry Davis
Sunday, April 27 – Crawfish with Kyle Teas and Chef Dan Nix
Sunday, May 24 – Barbeque with Chef Ronnie Killen
Sunday, June 29 – Korean with Chefs Ryan Pera and Chris Shepard
Saturday, July 19 – Girl Power with Chefs Brandi Key and Rebecca Masson
Sunday, August 17 – Longpoint Road with Chef Donald Chang
Sunday, September 14 – On the Water Crawl with Chefs Ryan Hildebrand and Matt Lovelace
Sunday, October 26 – Day of the Dead with Chefs Hugo Ortega and Ruben Ortega
Sunday, November 16 – BYOB with Sean Beck and Antonio Gianola
Sunday, December 6 – Food Truck Feast Lennie Ambrose and Chef Rebecca Masson

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