Press & Reviews

FEAST Food Tours & Culinary Events is the premiere culinary experience company in Charlotte, North Carolina.  We are proud to have received awards and press in international, national, and local publications recognizing our work, but the most valuable feedback is from our guests!  Take a look at the articles and videos below or visit our pages at TripAdvisor and Yelp to learn more about us.

Best Foodie Event 2015 & 2017
CRVA Service Co. of the Year
2013-2018
Creative Loafing's Editor's Choice

Active, nerdy, artsy—date ideas for every kind of couple in Charlotte

"Want to explore the culinary scene in a Charlotte neighborhood other than your own? Take a look at the FEAST Food Tour calendar to see when you can catch upcoming food tours of Uptown, NoDa, Plaza Midwood, Dilworth and South End."

June 2018

Discover The City In A New Way With Feast Food Tours

"If you’re looking for a way to soak up the culture, make friends, sample great food, and learn more about this beautiful city, look no further than Feast Food Tours."

March 2018

For about $60, FEAST Food Tours allows you to try 5 hot restaurants and meet chefs - all in a single evening

"Feel like you’re in an Uptown dining rut? Same. Luckily, FEAST Food Tours has a pretty awesome solution."

February 2018

The Best Food Tour In Every State

"Experience the state's southern-style soul food on this tour in Charlotte. In each spot, you'll hear from local chefs and restaurant owners about their inspirations and family recipes while tucking into proper comfort food."

February 2018

Meet Guest CurEater, Kristi Martin, Founder of Charlotte’s FEAST Food Tours & Culinary Events

"It just takes a peek beneath the surface to find a vibrant culinary community here full of chefs, farmers, service personnel, and restaurateurs working together to push the envelope on what’s new and tasty in town."

September 2017

FEAST Food Tour Takes You Through Charlotte’s Foodie Scene, On Foot

"Charlotte has quickly become a foodie city with a food scene worth exploring. [...] Founded by entrepreneur Kristi Martin, FEAST features walking food tours and is your guide to the food scenes in Uptown Charlotte and its surrounding areas.

April 2017

Editor's Escape: Eating the City
"Whether you’re visiting Charlotte for the first time, as a return tourist, or just want to know more about your own hometown, a local food tour is a fantastic way to see the sites while getting a true taste of what makes this area so special."

March 2017

Kitchen Scholars of the Q.C. | Learning about food the fun way
"How about a stroll around a Charlotte neighborhood to pick up some great dining tips? For over four years, Feast Food Tours has been giving enthusiastic diners an in-depth view of some of the city's most vibrant restaurants, breweries and more."

September 2016

FEAST Food Tour in Charlotte
"I have been highly impressed with the food scene here, the craft beer scene, it's been really exciting for me."

July 2016

Food for Thought
"When you dine out, wouldn't it be nice to speak with the chef or the owner? Kristi Martin has an answer; she owns and operates FEAST Food Tours."

June 2016

Las Mujeres
"You’ll find a dynamic bunch of women laboring behind the scenes of some of Charlotte’s most successful food and drink establishments as business owners, entrepreneurs, and chefs [...] These women add verve and form to Charlotte’s growing culinary scene."

May 2016

10 Things I learned on the Plaza Midwood FEAST Food Tour
"I like to pretend that I’m good at exploring Charlotte. But the truth is, I tend to stick to my regular haunts. [...] I have a food bubble and I really don’t venture outside of it as much as I should."

November 2015

Book By Sarah Crosland
"Whether you're a newbie to the city's restaurant world or just hoping for a behind-the-scenes look into some of your favorite chefs' kitchens, this local culinary tour company will have you licking your lips."

July 2015

FEAST Showcases Local Flavors, Chefs in Charlotte
"Whether you consider yourself a veteran to the Charlotte culinary scene, or just a tourist passing through, there is something to be learned and relished by everyone. Hats off to Kristi for [...] giving the Charlotte’s culinary artisans the recognition they deserve."

May 2015

FEAST Food Tours in Charlotte
"When you meet the people behind these beautiful dishes, it really is an art form.  These people are artists in what they're creating, and it's really neat to see the heart behind it."

February 2015

Eat America: Top US City Food Tours
"Every major city has a host of different cuisines, and every one of those cities has enthusiastic people offering foodie tours to showcase their finest eating (and drinking) from street food to fine dining."

March 2014

4 Perfect Summer Itineraries
"Head south to Charlotte. For a taste of Uptown try the Soul of the South tour from Feast Food Tours which focuses on southern restaurants."

May 2013

Charlotte's Most Exciting Behind-the-Scenes Tours
"Savor an exclusive taste of Charlotte with this culinary-centric company offering various dining tours around town."

April 2013

Charlotte Magazine

Charlotte Food Tours: How to explore the city's restaurants by foot
May 2013

Restaurant Traffic

FEAST Food Tours adds to Charlotte's Culinary Scene
June 2014

The Social Eater Blog

FEAST: Inside the South End Tour
May 2014

StyleBlueprint Feature

18 Southern Events & Happenings
March 2016

Scoop Charlotte

What will you do with your extra day?
February 2016

The Culture Trip

10 Best Events in Charlotte
September 2014

Hello Friday Blog

Hello Friday takes a Charlotte food tour
June 2016

Vacation Idea

21 Best Things To Do in Charlotte
January 2017 (updated)

Off The Eaten Path Blog

Charlotte's Best Bites
November 2015