Guided tour

Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

4.6 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Essor
Guided tour

Charleston: 3-Hour Secret Food Tour

Activity provider: Essor
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From US$ 100.08 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore this historic city with a local for an experience you won't forget. Savor Southern flavors at some of the city's best eateries.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore a beautiful neighborhood outside the typical tourist route
  • Sample the cuisine that Charleston is known for such as She-Crab Soup
  • Enjoy 3 hours of famous Southern hospitality
Full description
On this secret food tour, you'll get to sample grits, fried oysters, fried green tomatoes and so much more. Charlestonians are extremely passionate about their local food, city, and its history. You'll get to learn all about the best southern foods and the unique culture behind them. By booking this tour, you'll get to try delicious food all around the beautiful historic district of Charleston. Plus, you'll also be able to discover the best shops and restaurants, and learn many other great local tips to make your experience truly memorable.
  • A passionate and experienced local guide
  • Small groups of no more than 10 people
  • Amazing local cuisine
  • Insight into Lowcountry food
  • Interesting stories about Charleston culture and history
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Meet outside the US Customs House. Your guide will be holding an orange umbrella.

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Wonderful history tour while eating small bites at perfectly picked locations. Our guide Jessie explained the connection of the food choices to life in Charleston. I’d recommend this trip to anyone looking for a fun filled and very filling activity .

March 25, 2023

The Secret Food Tour with Oliver was such an enjoyable experience for us. Oliver kept us captivated with his knowledge of the food and the historical context not just around the food but about all things Charleston. We are so happy we planned the tour at the beginning of our stay because Oliver’s suggestions definitely helped us craft the rest of our trip. He shared so much more than we expected and adapted the stories he shared to our interests. It felt like we had a friend at Charleston!

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March 25, 2023

I thought the BBQ was excellent! The Oyster house just so so and the Well Hung place was just so so also. I liked the cookie place. The pink slipper place was not that good and since it was dessert should have gone last and not in the middle of the tour. I thought it was a little over priced for the food that we got. I felt not enough history was told( but our guide was very nice and told us a few interesting facts. I also felt that maybe we could have had more food depicting Charleston.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 143880