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Downtown Food Tour

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Location: Downtown Jacksonville

Gen. Admission


All sales are final and non-refundable. Deadline for ticket purchases is 9am on the date of the tour.

Explore a one of a kind culture activity in the heart of beautiful Downtown Jacksonville.

  • First Coast Foodie Crew provides a fun, safe and enjoyable way to eat your way through Downtown Jacksonville.
  • Visit six popular downtown restaurants, all locally owned and operated and taste exactly what makes food on the First Coast unique.
  • Learn the rich history of Jacksonville's Downtown neighborhood in between restaurant stops.

Tours are conducted on select Saturdays beginning at 11am.

Portions are comparable to a heavy lunch.

Vegan/Vegetarian options available upon request.

The walking portion of the tour is just over 1 mile.

Photos are encouraged! Tag your photos using #FirstCoastFoodieCrew.

Tours take place rain or shine.

  • Food tastings from (6) locally owned and operated restaurants
  • A guided, leisurely 1.7-mile walk through Downtown highlighting historical landmarks
  • A semi-intimate tasting experience featuring a maximum of 10 tour guests
  • At each stop, meet individuals who are shaping the growing culinary scene on the First Coast
  • Soft drinks or water can be substituted at tasting locations where beer or wine is served


Downtown Tour Partners

Gili’s Kitchen

Jacksonville’s first Kosher butcher featuring gourmet, affordable, international Kosher food using only fresh and quality ingredients.

Burrito Gallery

Bohemian restaurant featuring a rotating selection of art plus Tex-Mex fare & local beer.

Bold City Downtown

Huge selection of craft beers brewed on-site & some bar bites in a laid-back, brick-walled tap room.

Kazu Sushi Burrito

Fast casual restaurant offering a unique concept on sushi.

Candy Apple Cafe

Downtown Jacksonville’s farm-to-table restaurant and craft cocktail bar.

Sweet Pete’s Candy

Sweet Pete’s is a gourmet chocolate and candy store

The Downtown Tour will start at 11am at the Jessie Ball duPont Center (40 East Adams Street). The tour will also end at the same location.

Tour guests should take advantage of the FREE metered parking available on the weekends. Parking is also available using the Florida Theater Parking Lot located on the corner of Adams and North Newnan Streets where daily parking is $5.00.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Is there parking available?

Yes! The Historic Riverside tour offers FREE parking near the tour starting location. Please see parking options detailed on the specific tour’s description page.

Are children allowed?

We welcome children on our tours, however they must be accompanied by an adult. From our experience, our tours are perfect for children ages 10 and up.

Please note that the tours are 2.5 – 3 hours and involve a fair amount of walking and standing. We ask that parents/guardians who know their child the best, gauge whether a walking food tour would be an activity their child would enjoy.

Children age 3 or younger do not require a separate ticket. Please inform us in the notes section when you purchase tickets if you will be attending with an infant or young child. Please include your child’s age.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Absolutely not! Jacksonville is a very unique city with lots to offer. In addition to sampling food from local, popular restaurants, your tour guide will provide insights on the local culture, upcoming events and historical facts about the neighborhood you’re exploring.


What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

Currently, our tours are not able to accommodate any special dietary restrictions.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets must be purchased by 9am on the date of the tour. Our tours are becoming increasingly popular, and there are limited spots available. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

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