About First Coast Foodie Crew

First Coast Foodie Crew offers a unique walking food tour through the Historic Riverside community of Jacksonville, Florida. The tour provides guests the opportunity to experience culinary delights from local restaurants while supporting these establishments and contributing to the community’s revitalization. First Coast Foodie Crew also incorporates interesting historical facts about Jacksonville during each food tour.

Meet the Founder

Ashley Strickland

Owner & Operator

Ashley Strickland, owner of First Coast Foodie Crew is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She started First Coast Foodie Crew after being inspired by her first food tour during a vacation trip to Charlotte, North Carolina. And like most first time food tour adventurers – she was immediately hooked. Following her trip to Charlotte, Ashley continued to visit other cities in search of these increasingly popular food tours. Realizing that her hometown did not have any walking food tour activities at the time, Ashley jumped right in and started First Coast Foodie Crew! First Coast Foodie Crew is the perfect blend of Ashley’s passions of food tasting experiences, community pride and meeting new people.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling, watching cooking shows, volunteering, trying new recipes, savoring exotic tea blends and live music performances.

First Coast Foodie Crew is proud to be woman-owned, black-owned, small business!