Dates for Foodies: Food Tours in Tampa Bay


Food tours are great for people visiting Tampa Bay, as well as people who have lived in the area for years. It gives couples a little taste of the city, as well as a glimpse into its culture and history. Take your loved one on a more unique date this weekend and attend one of the many food tours Tampa Bay has to offer!

Ybor City Food Tours

Ybor City, located just northeast of downtown Tampa, is a hip town filled with immense culture and rich with history. Ybor City Food Tours is a walking tour that stops by some of the popular restaurants in the area that allows couples to not only taste the history, but become immersed in it as well. They offer four food tours to couples: The Cuban Sandwich Food Tour, Farmer’s Market Tour, The Dessert Food Tour, and the most popular Original Historic Ybor City Food Tour. In this Original Historic Tour, couples experience 5-7 food or drink tastings for only $59 per person. Couples will taste a Cuban sandwich, Columbian coffee, desserts, and more. Grab your loved one and head on down to Ybor City for this incredible food tour!

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Tampa Bay Food and Craft Beer Tours

This food tour allows couples to discover unique tastes of Tampa Bay, as well as the upcoming and popular craft beer scene. The company has 4 tours in three different locations for couples to choose from: Dunedin Food Tour, Dunedin Craft Beer and Bites Tour, Riverwalk Dine & Wine Tour and St. Pete Drive Dine & Wine Tour. All Tampa Bay Food and Craft Beer Tours are walking tours and take around 3 hours. In addition, the tours are kept as small groups to make it a more intimate experience for couples, as well as the rest of the group members. The cost for these tours is around $75 a person, which is more than worth it for not only the booze and food, but also the cultural experience. You can visit their website to view tour dates and times. If you and your partner are beer lovers, this is definitely the food tour for you.

Eat St. Pete Food Tours

Eat St. Pete Food Tour takes couples through the hip town of St. Petersburg, tasting many different flavors along the way. They offer three unique food tours: Sunshine City Food Tour, Edge District Food Tour and Grand Central Food Tour during a variety of days and times. All include street food, visits to a farm to table restaurant, Cuban food, desserts and more. With a grand total of 5 restaurant stops, the tours are $65 per adult. This is an extremely affordable date idea for couples that want to experience not only a day full of yummy food, but become immersed in one of Florida’s most happening cities as well.

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Harbor Food Tours

Harbor Food Tours takes couples around the quaint town of Safety Harbor, which is considered to be the “Jewel of Tampa Bay.” Known for its food and art, this tour combines the two. On this tour, couples will enjoy delicious food, learn about the area’s history, and view some of the unique public art. Some of the food tastings couples will enjoy include delectable sandwiches, BBQ, pizza, and desserts. The tour is $50 a person and runs on Saturday afternoons, beginning at 1:15 p.m. This tour is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your significant other!

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Urban Restaurant Tour: Florida Bike Tours

This is the most unique food tour of the bunch, for couples trying to do something even more outside the box. Once a month, Florida Bike Tours offers a food tour, you guessed it, on a bike! Couples will ride around Tampa’s streets on their personal bikes, stopping at local restaurants to taste some delicious cuisine. The tour is normally on the third or fourth Thursday of the month from 6-10 p.m. The bike ride is not too strenuous and around 3-7 miles are biked during the duration of the tour. The group is normally around 75 people and costs only $15 per person. What a deal! The tour stops at 4 restaurants where couples can try wings, pizza, local craft beers, and more. Grab your bike and head on down to Florida Bike Tours for an extremely memorable date with your loved one!

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Looking for more unique date ideas? Check out Six Unique Tampa Bay Dates or Date with the Manatees: Kayaking at Crystal River.


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