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Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours- A MUST Do!

Have you ever traveled somewhere and wanted to check out the restaurants?  You know, the ones off the beaten path or the ones that are not franchised.  I think that refers to most of us that travel.  We want to sample the foods of the area, but narrowing it down to a few choices can be difficult.  Not to mention the money involved can be quite costly if you eat out morning, noon, and evening! If you want to enjoy a culinary adventure when traveling, check to see if the area is offering a food tour.  I found about the Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours a few months ago, and my husband and I had the best time catching a glimpse into the culinary world of Blue Ridge, Georgia!

The Blue Ridge Mountain Fabulous Foodie Tour is a three hour long walking tour through the downtown area “where you will sample tasty offerings at an eclectic representation of unique eateries in downtown Blue Ridge. Top chefs and owners will share what inspired them to call this quaint mountain town their home.”  They describe it as a “tasting adventure” and I will agree that 100%!   Just be sure to come on an empty stomach as you will not leave hungry!

Our first stop on our tasting adventure began at Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille.

New England Clam Chowder



Crab Cakes, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Vegetable Beef Soup, and Fresh Cut French Fries


Drinks from local breweries and wineries


Our 2nd stop was at the Blue Ridge Grocery.  Now don’t let the name deter you from this establishment.  The Blue Ridge Grocery serves breakfast and lunch daily and everything is made fresh right in the store.

Macaroni Salad, Healthy Cole Slaw made with vinegar, Turkey and Cheese sandwich, and a grilled cheese



 Our 3rd stop was Masseria, A Kitchen & Bar.  Masseria is a Mediterranean restaurant located in downtown Blue Ridge. that serves  American (New), Greek and Mediterranean, Italian, Middle Eastern, Pizza and Tapas Bars.

Arugula and baby spinach salad with feta, apples, and craisins. Of course, they serve up some special drinks such as Grumpy Old Men craft beer and a special strawberry lemonade.


Margarita pizza


Italian sausage and feta pizza


Nutella Pie



Our final stop was at the Vine Wine Bar & Bistro.  The Vine is a Wine Bar & Bistro showcases Georgia Wines from exceptional wineries and vineyards such as; Wolf Mountain, Montaluce, Habersham, and Frogtown Cellars. They also feature several varieties from the West Coast. If wine isn’t your forte, have no fear! They have a number of beers from domestic to import and many craft-style brews. The food?  The food is simple, delicious, and fresh.



Pimento Grilled Cheese


Brunswick Stew

The last part of our food adventure included a chocolate and wine pairing at the Vine Wine Bar & Bistro.   Paul John Kearins, a true chocolatier,  indulged us in his unique chocolate creations.





Have you ever been on a food tour?  If you are heading to Blue Ridge, Georgia, I highly recommend that you sign up for one of their tours!  The Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours offer:

Brew House Tour

Fabulous Foodie Tour

Sugar High Tour

With excellent tour guides and a wide variety of stops, your taste buds are sure to be dancing in all kinds of flavors.  They know their area well and are passionate about bringing the essence of Blue Ridge to their guests.


  1. Kristen says

    Those crab cakes look tempting!

  2. Kristen says

    I have never used Groupon.

  3. Cathy French says

    I haven’t yet tried any groupon coupons.

  4. sunshaine66 says

    Yes I like thoses tours and I would love different wines

  5. Ronnie says

    Been there. Done that!

  6. anitakayduvall says

    That would be awesome to do. Those Crab Cakes and Bacon Wrapped Scallops would tickle my taste buds for sure!

  7. Laura Bradley says

    That pizza you sampled looks TO DIE FOR!!!

  8. Sharon Rooney says

    Sounds like an awesome tour to take, I would just love it.
    The chocolate and wine pairing at the Vine Wine Bar & Bistro would be delightful.

  9. Laura G says

    Hubby and I would love the Brew House Tour. It sounds amazing.

  10. Laura says

    I love this! The Arugula and baby spinach salad with feta sounds amazing! 🙂

  11. Cheryl Chervitz says

    The bacon wrapped scallops sounds yummy to me.

  12. Sarah Oswald says

    I would love to go there all the food you showed looked so yummy and I have never been on a food tour never knew there was such a thing. I will have to see if we have one close around where I live.

  13. Jan Lee says

    I love the thought of having New England Clam Showder 🙂

  14. Jan Lee says

    I’ve visited the Groupon site but they don’t have any of the restaurants or stores, that are featured there, in my town.

  15. StephaniePhelps says

    I think it all looks so amazing I want to go! I know the Crab Cakes would have tickled my taste buds for sure!

  16. Charity Cram says

    Looks like fun! The pizza both look delicious, especially the Italian sausage and feta pizza!

  17. Susan Smith says

    Sounds like a great tours. I would love to try different wines

  18. Jerry Marquardt says

    I think that the Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tour is absolutely heavenly delicious. I especially loved how the New England Clam Showder looked. I got hungry just looking.

  19. AEKZ2 says

    I have use Groupon about 5 times.

  20. crystal gibson says

    The margarita pizza looks so good. I have been cutting out most carbs so that pizza is so yummy looking.

  21. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says

    That Italian sausage and feta pizza looks amazing, coupled with that wine, so yummy!

  22. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says

    That Italian sausage and feta pizza looks amazing and coupled with that wine, so yummy!
    (I don’t know if my first comment went through)

  23. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says

    Wow that Outlander looks so awesome! I could only dream!

  24. Nicole Carter (Weasley) says

    No, I’ve personally not ever used Groupon but I know people who have. It does save you money.

  25. slehan says

    I like a good New England Clam Chowder.
    Thanks for the contest.

  26. slehan says

    No I haven’t used Groupon or their coupons.

  27. paynejc says

    Blue Ridge Grocery…The smoked salmon BLT is one of the best sandwiches I have ever had .Blue Ridge Grocery.

  28. Rosie says

    We’ve been through the Blue Ridge Parkway a couple of times, always on such a tight budget that we mostly had our own food. It would be fun to stop at some of these places and interact with folks that live there.

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