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Charleston's Upper King Street Culinary Tour

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This 2.5-hour tour offers insight into Charleston's Upper King Street neighborhood (named as one of the top 10 food neighborhoods in America), showcasing four of Charleston's culinary innovators who exemplify cooking in the New South.

The Upper King Street district has emerged as an area with tremendous energy; showcasing culinary innovation, experimental design, and boutique shopping. The restaurants featured on the tour are trailblazers in Charleston's culinary scene; edgy and innovative, with tremendous passion for their craft. This tour is designed to show off some of the best that Charleston has to offer and provide insight into Charleston's ever-changing culinary scene.
  • Charleston culinary tour of Upper King Street restaurants
  • Come hungry—tour includes enough food for a meal
  • A guide shows you the best parts of a neighborhood many visitors skip
  • Learn how Charleston culture is reflected in its ever-evolving food scene
What to Expect
Begin your culinary tour of Charleston’s Upper King Street when you meet your guide and your group at HoM, a trendy restaurant that’s easy to find. Then, follow your guide to a handful of restaurants that are changing Charleston's culinary scene. At each stop, sit and enjoy samples of specialty foods. You might try twists on classic bar grub, high-brow French cuisine, or traditional South Carolina barbecue done right. Every tour is different though, in keeping up with Charleston dining trends. Throughout the tour, your guide points out Charleston landmarks and sheds light on how this newly revitalized part of the city has become a culinary hot spot. Your tour ends on a sweet note with a dessert tasting within walking distance of your starting point. Please note: Advise of dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" field upon booking. Vegan, dairy-free, and soy-free diets cannot be accommodated.
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Important Information
Departure Point
HoM Charleston, 563 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
2h 30m
Return Details
King Street, King St, Charleston, SC, USA
  • City-certified guide
  • Lunch - All pre-selected food tastings (meal for most)
  • Alcoholic/Specialty drinks (available for individual purchase at most locations)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive 15-Minutes prior to departure.
  • Allergies must be communicated directly to Charleston Culinary Tours at least *24 hours* before your scheduled tour.
  • Day-of notice for dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated as all tastings are prepared in advance to create a streamlined dining experience.
  • Vegan, dairy/lactose, & soy restrictions cannot be adequately accommodated. Guests with multiple allergies should contact Charleston Culinary Tours prior to booking to confirm accommodation.
  • We cannot assume responsibility for those with severe allergies.
  • We make every effort to provide a full meal for all guests, however, substitutions may not be 1-for-1 with regular tour offerings.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We craft our tours to represent the unique aspects of each venue and neighborhood. Unfortunately, there isn’t always a “next best” option that also meets a special dietary need. Since we have your health, taste buds, and overall experience in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.
  • We recommend weather-appropriate attire and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Tours operate rain or shine, hot or cold. In the rare cases of EXTREME weather (e.g. Hurricane!), we will notify all guests of cancellations in advance.
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years.
  • Tours are not recommended for children under 8 years old.
  • We try to make our tours as accessible as possible, however some routes are better suited than others. Please reach out to Charleston Culinary Tours directly with any questions or concerns about wheelchair, stroller, or service animal accessibility.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was the first thing we did on our trip to Charleston. Hoon is hilarious. He is a funny, Southern good old boy full of stories and colloquialisms that will keep you entertained non-stop. The food on the tour itself is fantastic - even better than I expected. This tour makes
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Having done food tours in other cities, my husband and I found this tour sorely lacking in quality. We were led to 3 restaurants and a gelato shop. At the end, I did not feel full at all, and I am a small woman. We could see that the young man in the group was still looking for
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Not worth the time or money. Of all the wonderfully different and hip restaurants in the UK street area, my husband and I felt the choice of restaurants was poor. The food selections were disappointing too. The first stop included chicken wings and deviled eggs. Average at best
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We were a group of 5 who purchased our tickets separate online. There was no option to say we were a group online, but the fact that we were all from the same town should have given the tour company an indication. When we arrived for the tour they told us they couldn't put all 5
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Our guide Gary was friendly, personable and knowledgeable about the area. We very much enjoyed the tour. It was a small group, limited to 16 so it was fun to visit with others to trade travel and food experience. We left with many suggestions of restaurants to try. The food was
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