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Houston Culinary Tours

Some of Houston’s top chefs want to show you their favorite places to eat in the city! You’ll explore interesting neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Long Point Road and learn about everything from soul food to seafood. Get on the bus for the Where the Chefs Eat Culinary Tours! Interested in previous Chef-led Tours? Click here to see a list a previous Chef-led Tours


2016 "Where the Chefs Eat" Tours

Click here for a list of the 2016 tours.


  • Girl Power with Brandi Key and Rebecca Masson

    Join Houston Chefs Rebecca Masson of Fluff Bake Bar and Brandi Key of Punk's Simple Southern Food and Coppa Osteria for a tour driven by Girl Power. The tour will go on sale Wednesday June 1. The exact date of the tour in July is TBD.


  • Crawfish and Other Seafood with Danny Trace

    Join acclaimed Brennan's of Houston Chef Danny Trace on an exploration of seafood dishes across Houston.  Danny will show you some of the best spots for Gulf Coast seafood prepared a number of different ways. Tour Date: June 11. SOLD OUT.


By Paula Nino Kehr
Houston chef Erin Smith, formerly of Main Kitchen at the JW Marriot, Clumsy Butcher Group and Plonk! Bistro , was crowned victor of the Food Network’s cooking competition, Chopped. Smith won the title...
  • The Wave™
    Explore the food and culture of some of Houston’s most intriguing themed tours on one of our fun Culinary Tours! more
  • Walking Food Tours™
    Explore the food and culture of some of Houston’s most intriguing neighborhoods on one of our fun Walking Food Tours! more


Chicago Sun Times logo

"The idea is to introduce people to the city'sunder-the-radar restaurants and markets - and help give Houston's diverse food scene the cred its chefs say is long overdue."



USA Today Travel

"The city's reputation as a culinary hotspot isgrowing, thanks, in part, to local celebrity chefs who are gainingnational exposure."



Chronicle logo

"One of Houston's most unforgettable dining experiences is so special and limited that it's almost impossible to book. But once you secure a spot on the Where the Chefs Eat culinary tour, get ready for the culinary ride of your life."


Food Arts logo

"It was fascinating to see these well-respected chefs and find out how diverse their interests and influences are. I think every city should do this."



New York Post logo

"Top chefs and food critics in Houston are coming together to open up the city's intriguing and diverse food scene to both locals and visitors."



GO Magazine logo

"Few [urban food tours] are as insightful or as focusedon hidden spots as Houston's chef-led excursions."



Saveur logo

"The visitors bureau of Houston, Texas, has hit on agreat idea for food tours: round up the most passionate chefs in the city, ask them where they love to eat on their days off, and build an itinerary around that. Then invite the public. "

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