Corktown Food Tour

Duration: Starts @ 11:30am -- 2 to 2.5 hours

Location: The tour will meet 15 minutes prior to the start time at Slows Bar BQ for check in.




Children (3-12 years old)



Each tour date has 8 available tickets which include 2 children tickets. *Tour locations are subject to change.

Detroit Eats Food Tours is taking a break for the winter! See you Spring 2017!

Take a guided walking tour in Detroit's oldest neighborhood. Sample mouth watering food and learn about the history and culture of the city.

  • 5+ food tastings, bites, and sips from some of Corktown's most delicious eateries.
  • Learn exciting facts about the oldest neighborhood in Detroit.
  • Eat your way through some of Corktown's most talked about restaurants.
  • Experience the city like a true Michigander.

All food tastings, enough for lunch included

All age groups and fitness levels welcome

Tour takes place rain or shine

6 people or less per tour

Distance: about 1 Mile

Availabile Saturday starting at 11:30 am

What to wear: comfortable clothing and shoes

Street parking available. Detroit Eats recommends parking near the halfway point of the first and last restaurant. *Near Ottava Via.

What to Expect

One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings – Our guided Corktown Food Tour visits five Detroit food tasting locations within the historic Corktown neighborhood. Lip-smacking food samplings, enough for a hearty lunch, are served from local and one-of-a-kind eateries. Stops include Detroit’s best barbecue, an old pawn shop turned thoughtfully sourced regional cuisine restaurant, one of Detroit’s newest breweries and much more. All food tastings are included in the ticket price. See all Tasting Locations below.

Historic & Cultural Experience – Between tastings, you’ll experience the life of a Michigander as you stroll the re-emerging streets of Detroit’s most historic neighborhood of Corktown. Our enthusiastic local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, historic houses and buildings, backdoor venues, hidden parks and exciting local attractions and restaurants.

Tour Stops

Slows Bar BQ

Experience Detroit's best Bar-BQ & the restaurant that put Corktown on the food map.
(established 2006)

Gold Cash Gold

Regional cuisine, house made, from scratch, and served in a revamped pawn shop.
(established 2014)

Ottava Via

One of Detroit's best Italian restaurants housed in an old Dime Bank.
(established 2013)

Brooklyn Street Local

A local favorite for locally sourced brunch and lunch with amazing poutine.
(established 2012)

Batch Brewing Company

Detroit's first nano brewery with an exceptional menu that you won't find at your average brewery.
(established 2015)

Where to Meet

That starting point of the tour will be in front of Slows-Bar-BQ on the corner on Michigan Ave and the W Fisher Service Dr. Detroit Eats recommends parking at the halfway point of the tour which is near Ottava Via.

Meeting Location

2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Tickets must be purchased in advance as tours frequently sell out quickly. To boost your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book your tour well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling (586) 764-5639. Cash and/or walk-up traffic are not accepted on the day of the tour.

Yes, all guests must purchase a ticket whether they are planning to participate in the food tastings or not. Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour for any reason(s). The ticket fees not only cover the cost of all of the food tastings, but also the wages of your tour guide(s) whom are offering valuable commentary on historical, architectural, cultural and restaurant information during our tours.

Of course! Private Group Tours are available for all tours offered. To set up or learn more, please visit our Private Group Tours page and submit a Private Group Tour Request Form. A member of Detroit Eats staff will respond within 24 hours.

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"Our family had a great time with our tour guide! This tour is a must for anyone that loves food and new experiences."

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