Secret Food Tours: Deep Ellum Dallas, TX

Secret Food Tours2708 Main St.Dallas, TX 75226
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Experience the vibrant and evolving culinary scene of Dallas on the Secret Food Tour. Well known for its beef and BBQ, Dallas’ flavors are a melting pot of cultures, including South American, Eastern European, and Mexican cuisine. Your guide will lead you through Deep Ellum’s art-filled streets, discovering the best food neighborhood and unveiling a secret dish along the way.

up to 3.5 hrs 1 to 12 people

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from Ashley, one of our Dallas Travel Experts
  • Explore Dallas' ever-evolving food scene and culture on this Dallas food tour of the lively Deep Ellum district.
  • Includes a variety of culinary dishes, water, an old-fashioned soda, and a professional guide.
  • Your guide, holding an orange umbrella, will meet you under the awning at The Emporium, located at 2708 Main St. They will be easy to spot.
  • Tour duration is approximately 3 to 3.5 hours.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as there will be about 30 minutes of walking, but not too difficult and no hills or stairs.


from Secret Food Tours Dallas
Secret Food Tours presents an inside look at the ever-evolving Dallas culinary scene. Dallas was named Bon Appetit's 2019 Restaurant City of the Year, a well-deserved title. Now the country knows what the locals have known all along—Dallas doesn't mess around when it comes to food. Welcome to "The Big D"!

Dallas is known for its BBQ and beef, dating back to the days when cattle was king and Cowboys roamed the land, but as you'll find on this Dallas food tour, since then the city has expanded its culinary horizons with influences from all over the world, including the development of its specialty Tex-Mex cuisine. This infusion of southern fare with authentic Mexican dishes has people visiting from all over the country just to try Dallas' amazing culinary combinations.

Dallas' cuisine has always been a melting pot of cultures who have immigrated here, from Native American and Mexican flavors to Eastern European, South American, and everything in between. We may not know where every bite comes from or who created it but we're always willing to try something new and find our next favorite flavor. On this Secret Food Tour, your guide will lead you through Deep Ellum's artistic streets, best food neighborhood that is rarely explored by tourists but home to some of the best local food in the city.

As you journey through the art-filled streets of Deep Ellum, you’ll get to try Dallas' famous BBQ Brisket, a delicious Tex Mex queso - a local favorite, a modern take on the fried chicken biscuit, then finish with an incredible Pecan Pie. As always, there's a Secret Dish, which will only be revealed on the tour!

The tour begins in Deep Ellum, Dallas' most culturally significant neighborhood, filled with vibrant street murals and entertainment venues. Stops include several of its best restaurants for tastes of iconic Southern fare.

Founded as a haven for freed slaves and Eastern European immigrants, the neighborhood developed into a cultural center best known as one of the birthplaces of the Blues. You'll walk past corners where blues legends like Lead Belly would busk between gigs, as well as a meat market that has been serving the community since 1895. In 1914, Henry Ford chose this area for his early automobile plant where the Model T was born, and has now become a music venue called The Bomb Factory. It's close proximity to both Uptown and Downtown make it easy to reach and it's connected to two DART Rail stations.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Secret Food Tours Dallas

What does the Dallas Secret Food Tour include?

The Secret Food Tour of Dallas includes the following food & drinks: cowboy-style BBQ brisket, chili con carne, handmade biscuit with local honey, a delicious Secret dish, water, a vintage soda, and a bourbon pecan pie.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Is there a lot of walking on the tour?

There will be about 30 minutes of walking but it's not too difficult and there are no hills or stairs.

How many people will be on this tour?

The Dallas Secret Food Tour will have a maximum of 12 people.

What if it rains?

Unfortunately, the weather in Dallas is unpredictable. There are no refunds if it rains, however the tour operator reserves the right to cancel/refund or reschedule if the weather is determined to be too extreme to run the tour.

Where is the Dallas Secret Food Tour meeting spot?

The tour will meet under the awning at The Emporium on 2708 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226. Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella and will be easy to spot. The tour will end at the same place it started.

I am traveling with my family, can children come on the tour?

Children are more than welcome to join the tour if of an appropriate age to enjoy.

I don't drink alcohol, can I book this tour?

Yes, just inform your guide before your tour starts. During the tasting, your guide will provide alcohol free options.