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Explore Charleston's History and Cuisine On Walking Tours

Discover Charleston, South Carolina, through its cuisine with Hoon Calhoun. We offer walking tours through historical areas and visit area restaurants to learn more about their food. Taste your way through the history of Charleston and learn how it became a food-focused city. Along the way you will enjoy samples, learn kitchen secrets from top chefs, and discover local recipes.

All Tours

All of our tours are held rain or shine. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for walking on the uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks of Charleston. Each tour varies as destinations rotate according to restaurant availability. All tours are limited in size to deliver an intimate and personal experience. This will enable you to interact with the tour guide as well as the chefs and restaurant staff.

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Chef's Kitchen Tours

Join Hoon Calhoun for this three-hour walking tour and meet the talented chefs behind some of Charleston's greatest restaurants. On the tour you will visit five restaurants where the chefs will give you insight into their ideas, methods, and creativity. As your tour these kitchens you will sample food along the way including coffee, pastries, and biscuits from a celebrated biscuit maker. Between locations, you will be treated to a narrated tour about Charleston's history.

Charleston Culinary Tours

During this two-and-a-half hour tour through Charleston's Historic District, you will learn about history and food while sampling some traditional favorites and recent innovations. The tour visits three to four locally-owned-and-operated restaurants that offer a broad range of samples of lowcountry cuisine. All food and non-alcoholic beverage tastings are included in this tour. Tastings are enough food to make a meal for most.

Chef's Kitchen Tours Details

This tour provides an opportunity to meet and ask questions of some of Charleston's best chefs. The meeting spot for these tours is at the following location:

375 Meeting Street, Charleston Visitor Center, Ann Street Entrance

It takes place on Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. and is $60 per person.

Charleston Culinary Tours Details

These tours take place at the following days and times:

• Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The 2:00 p.m. tours meet inside the Southend Brewery and Smokehouse at 161 East Bay Street. The 3:00 p.m. tours meet inside HoM Restaurant at 536 King Street. Each tour is $60 per person.