Drop the poker chips for the edible kind and put your money where your mouth is on these best food-focused tours of Sin City.
Steaks and high stakes are Las Vegas staples, but beyond the glitz and the hedonistic obsession with size, there’s depth to Las Vegas. One of the best ways to experience this is through the impressive range of tasty food on offer here. And the best way to dig out the best spots from the tidal wave of bright lights and gaudy advertising is by letting a local in the know lead the way. These seven food tours are the best way to taste Vegas.
Las Vegas Underground Donut Tour with Tastings
There are few things more American than coffee and donuts. If Homer Simpson were to organize a Las Vegas tour, this would probably be it (or perhaps with more beer). This is a two-hour walking tour of Downtown and Fremont Street, where you will make four donut stops (because, why settle for less?). Along the way, you’ll get to see local art, drink some great coffee and experience the atmosphere of these unique neighborhoods. Daily departures. From $54 per person.
Arts District & Brewery Row Walking Tour
Las Vegas’ Art District is an exciting neighborhood with tons of creativity, along with some of the city’s best bars and restaurants. There’s even a street where you can discover a handful of excellent microbreweries. This two-hour tour incorporates them into the itinerary, along with stops at the best art galleries, street art and vintage shops. The fee includes a pint at one of the breweries, a shot at a second bar, and a souvenir from the activist art gallery: Recycled Propaganda. From $79 per person.
Las Vegas Foodie Walking Tour on The Strip
If you’re staying on or around the famed Las Vegas Strip, you don’t have to stray too far to find some excellent food. The plethora of neon signs, loud noises, and everything else employed to grab your attention can make it difficult to dig out the good places. This tour with a local does that hard work for you, seeking out the best eats, while exploring iconic sights such as The Bellagio along the way. All four tastings are included in the price of this tour. From $89 per person.
Arts District Sightseeing and Foodie Tour
It’s amazing what not being on the Strip or Fremont Street can do to the quality and price of a place. The Arts District is the best location in Las Vegas to take a foodie tour, with top-quality restaurants laced throughout. Follow your local guide around the Arts Factory, where artists are busy creating their works. See cultural highlights such as a Las Vegas sign and a wedding chapel. Intersperse each sight with a food tasting, such as tacos and pulled pork sandwiches. This tour usually runs three times a week. Days vary. From $124 per person.
Secret Spots-to-Celebrity Chef Food Tour on the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas is to celebrity chefs what Broadway is to musicals. Many big names from TV have their name up in lights on one or more major restaurants along the Strip. This extremely popular food tour from Taste Buzz runs the gamut of food options over three hours. Food carts, specialty restaurants, fine dining spots and holes in the wall, some hard to find, others well signposted, offer great balance and show to breadth of food available in Vegas. Five tasting stops are included. From $124 per person.
Las Vegas Tasting Food Tour
Another well-loved food tour that has been around for quite some time comes from Secret Food Tours. And this tour has no shame in seeking out the most delicious dishes there are. Don’t expect a health food tour here, you’ll be trying heaped nachos, chicken wings smothered in a chili-beer glaze, cookies, meatballs, pizza, you name it. Wash it down with prosecco, meet chefs who won ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant and more during this three-hour foodie foray. From $144 per person.
Las Vegas Segway Foodie Tour
Las Vegas is a vast place. Getting around often means walking long distances, which means most food tours are confined to smaller locales. Unless, of course, you have a Segway to hand. Navigate the wider, pedestrian-friendly spaces around Fremont Street, gliding between five restaurants to sample an array of dishes, including tacos and barbecue. You’ll also learn about the old casinos and benefit from the smaller group sizes. This tour is available from Mon-Sat each week. From $189 per person.