Downtown Abilene Food Tours

Explore the Incredible Variety of Delicious & Locally Owned Eateries in Downtown Abilene.

Downtown Abilene Food Tours

Explore the Incredible Variety of Delicious & Locally Owned Eateries in Downtown Abilene.

Available Tours

3 Unique Tour Experiences For Your Pleasure. Explore the eateries, cocktail bars, & breweries in both Downtown Abilene as well as the SODA(South Downtown Abilene) District.

Meet Your Tour Guide

When Rochelle and her family moved to the Big Country in 2019 she quickly fell in love with downtown Abilene and the incredible variety of places to eat and drink. Each of these locally owned and operated businesses offered such unique, fresh, and delicious dining experiences that she wanted to share all of their flavors, creativity, and style with everyone else. Drawing from her life experience of offering tours for everything from paddle boarding to hikes and horseback rides, she decided to explore the idea of starting a food tour right here in downtown Abilene Texas.

After meeting and getting to know the owners, managers, and staff at each of the restaurants she fell even more in love with downtown and each places distinct and rich history. She knew that a food tour would be a great opportunity to show off these incredible businesses and show off some of the best that the Big Country has to offer.

Join Rochelle on a culinary journey through historic downtown Abilene and learn the extraordinary stories of these amazing restaurants, wineries, breweries, and cocktail bars and the people behind them all. You’ll leave each tour with full bellies and a new appreciation for all that revitalized downtown Abilene has to offer.

Discover Downtown Abi

Award Winning Food and Drinks from some of the best that the Big Country has to Offer. The Abilene Food Tour is a one-of-a kind, unforgettable experience here in the Belt Buckle of Texas.

Unique Tour Options

Eateries

Breweries, Cocktail & Wine Bars

Happy Customers

Meet Your Tour Guide

When Rochelle and her family moved to the Big Country in 2019 she quickly fell in love with downtown Abilene and the incredible variety of places to eat and drink. Each of these locally owned and operated businesses offered such unique, fresh, and delicious dining experiences that she wanted to share all of their flavors, creativity, and style with everyone else. Drawing from her life experience of offering tours for everything from paddle boarding to hikes and horseback rides, she decided to explore the idea of starting a food tour right here in downtown Abilene Texas.

After meeting and getting to know the owners, managers, and staff at each of the restaurants she fell even more in love with downtown and each places distinct and rich history. She knew that a food tour would be a great opportunity to show off these incredible businesses and show off some of the best that the Big Country has to offer.

Join Rochelle on a culinary journey through historic downtown Abilene and learn the extraordinary stories of these amazing restaurants, wineries, breweries, and cocktail bars and the people behind them all. You’ll leave each tour with full bellies and a new appreciation for all that revitalized downtown Abilene has to offer.

The Best New Thing To Do In Abilene Texas

The Abilene Food Tour is one of the best new things to do in Abilene Texas. It is a brand new, unique, and authentic way to discover the best restaurants and sights in downtown Abilene. Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer.

Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history and inspiring entrepreneurial stories. You’ll spend around 2 and a half hours walking and chatting while you fill your belly with some delicious & award winning food from some of the top places to eat and drink in all of Abilene!

Sign up today to book your tour.

The Best New Thing To Do In Abilene Texas

The Abilene Food Tour is one of the best new things to do in Abilene Texas. It is a brand new, unique, and authentic way to discover the best restaurants and sights in downtown Abilene. Take a short walk and experience some of the absolute best flavors the big country has to offer.

Each tour is a unique culinary adventure that combines food with history and inspiring entrepreneurial stories. You’ll spend around 2 and a half hours walking and chatting while you fill your belly with some delicious & award winning food from some of the top places to eat and drink in all of Abilene!

Sign up today to book your tour.

Discover Downtown Abi

Award Winning Food and Drinks from some of the best that the Big Country has to Offer. The Abilene Food Tour is a one-of-a kind, unforgettable experience here in the Belt Buckle of Texas.

Unique Tour Options

Eateries

Breweries, Cocktail & Wine Bars

Happy Customers

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The Abilene Food Tour began operating in the Spring of 2020. After just 2 tours we had to temporarily shut down operations to do our part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19.

We began operations again in the late Spring of 2021 and have been going strong for over a year now.

Although COVID is yet to be a thing of the past and we still must be diligent in our efforts to stop it’s spread, we also are working to show our local businesses that we support them and want nothing but success for them. So we are now offering and will continue to offer tours while following CDC & local guidelines and protocols.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tours running right now?

Yes. We are offering daily food tours. See our calendar for available tickets.

Are masks required?

Masks are recommended for unvaccinated guests and optional for vaccinated guests.

What’s your cancellation and exchange policy?

We offer full refunds and exchanges up to 72 hours before a scheduled tour begins. Refunds and exchanges are not available after that cut off.

How do guests get from restaurant to restaurant on the tours?

All of our tours are guided walking tours of Abilene.  This allows some time for conversation and a chance to checkout some landmarks, street art and architecture along the way.

How much walking is there on the tours?

All of our tours include around one mile of leisurely walking.

How much food is served on the tours?

The Downtown & SODA Distric Food Tours include 5 tastings over 2 hours.  We find that this equates to a satisfying lunch. 

Our Drinks and Bites Tours focus on the craft drinks, but we include appetizers at each stop and find that this is a satisfying evening.

Are there drinks served on the tours?

Our standard adult ticket for the Downtown & SODA District Food Tours do not include alcohol, but you can upgrade to the drink package when purchasing your ticket.

The Drinks & Bites Tour includes 5 craft Drinks.

*Valid ID is required to be served alcohol on all of our tours

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

We can accommodate vegetarians and gluten-free diets on our tours. 

Please be sure to include any food allergies when booking your ticket so substitutions can be arranged in advance.  We are unable to make last-minute substitutions as food is pre-ordered with our restaurant partners.

How many people go on the tour?

Our Saturday tours can accommodate up to 12 guests. While our Wednesday night tours can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Are gratuities included for the guide?

No. If you feel like your tour guide did a great job, please feel free to show your appreciation with a tip. 

What should I wear on my tour?

We encourage guests to wear comfortable walking shoes.  Tours run rain or shine, so be sure to check the weather and plan to bring a jacket, umbrella or sunscreen depending on the day.

Are there bathrooms on the tour?

Yes. Each tasting stop will have a bathroom, which your tour guide can point out. 

Are kids allowed on tours?

Yes, children are welcome to join the Downtown & SODA District Food Tours. However, please note that this tour is at least 2 hours in length and includes walking and standing, which may not be be appropriate for some children.

What kind of food is served on the tours?

On the Downtown Abilene Food Tour, you may get a taste of everything from authentic wood fired pizza to belgian frites,  a new take on contemporary mexican food to southern comfort foods with a twist and handmade chocolates.

The SODA District Food Tour features a variety of charcuterie board, handcrafted gelato, bar food like you’ve never had, a funky reinvention of the sandwhich, and sweet and savory teasers.

Both Drinks & Bites tours feature paired bites, & delicious desserts.

Where do the tours start and end?

Each tour ends just a few blocks away from the starting point, we’ll provide directions back for anyone parked near the meeting point. Your exact meeting location for each tour will be included in your ticket.

Do tours run in the rain?

Our tours do run during rain or shine. In case of very severe weather, we may cancel a tour, at which point guests will receive the option to exchange tickets for another day or receive a full refund.

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