3 - 3½ hours
5 stops
12 people max
English
Local food and culture
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What you'll do

On our Secret Food Tour: Nashville - 12South, you'll experience one of Nashville's hottest neighborhoods and current culinary capital.

Our experienced guides will take you through 12South, which has emerged as Music City's one-stop destination to eat, drink, shop, and socialize. Hip coffee shops, fun stylish restaurants, beautifully restored homes, and trendy shopping are all within walking distance. On your adventure, you're likely to stumble upon local craft beer, a vintage guitar, gourmet sweets, hand-stitched jeans, or even a movie star's Instagram-worthy dress shop, all in one visit.

All the food will be served with water and at times, a non-alcoholic beverage. Or if you prefer, a thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drinks Package is available.

  • We'll begin outside of historic Belmont Mansion, one of the largest houses built in Tennessee prior to the Civil War and one of the few 1850s era homes still standing in Nashville.
  • First up, you'll sip on a specialty latte at Nashville's oldest, hippest, and most honored coffeehouse.
  • Next, you'll pay tribute to NY Times best-selling cookbook “Turnip Greens & Tortillas” at author Eddie Hernandez's buzzy celebrity eatery.
  • On our walk, we'll pass by Dolly Parton’s production studio and management office, a hub for bands like Kings Of Leon, Drew and Ellie Holcomb, Brothers Osborne, and more.
  • Are you ready for a flavor explosion? At our next stop, you'll experience bacon - squared!
  • We'll round things out with a locally-sourced Tennessee-style burger, served with all the fixings and a flight of fries.
  • And finally, you'll end your journey indulging in a cookie from one of America's most-acclaimed bakers.
  • As with all our tours, there's also our delicious Secret Dish.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drinks Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to what is already served on the tour:
  • 12th South Margarita
  • Jackalope Lovebird Wheat Beer
  • BLVD
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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.

Book Your Tour
$99/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • Specialty latte
  • BBQ fusion taco
  • Turnip greens
  • Bacon squared
  • Tennessee-style slider
  • Flight of fries
  • Gourmet cookie
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Water
  • For more drinks see the Alcohol Upgrades above


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

Why 12South?

This leafy residential neighborhood is known for its original craftsman style bungalow homes, its diverse range of dining options, fine boutiques, and boutique bars. It's also home to Belmont University, the iconic "I Believe in Nashville" mural, and Sevier Park, which offers towering trees, nice picnic areas, and lovely green spaces for the perfect stroll. 12South is the perfect enclave to spend an hour exploring, or even the entire day, as it represents Nashville's charm so succinctly.

Accentuated by Music Row, 12South sets a proverbial stage for an amazing journey regaling the legends of several of the city's most notable historic sites and figures while showcasing a curated selection of the hottest food spots that help to define the neighborhood as the culinary capital of today's Nashville.

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At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

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Meeting Spot
We'll meet at the gazebo in front of the Belmont Mansion - 1700 Acklen Ave. Nashville, TN 37212. If you have any questions, please email us.

Wednesday - Sunday10:30 a.m.

Belmont Mansion - 1700 Acklen Ave. Nashville, TN 37212

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

Why 12South?

This leafy residential neighborhood is known for its original craftsman style bungalow homes, its diverse range of dining options, fine boutiques, and boutique bars. It's also home to Belmont University, the iconic "I Believe in Nashville" mural, and Sevier Park, which offers towering trees, nice picnic areas, and lovely green spaces for the perfect stroll. 12South is the perfect enclave to spend an hour exploring, or even the entire day, as it represents Nashville's charm so succinctly.

Accentuated by Music Row, 12South sets a proverbial stage for an amazing journey regaling the legends of several of the city's most notable historic sites and figures while showcasing a curated selection of the hottest food spots that help to define the neighborhood as the culinary capital of today's Nashville.

Nashville
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Health & Safety Standards
Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

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  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special or are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks mentioned above, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer an Upgraded Drinks Package that gives you 1 local craft beer and 2 specialty craft cocktails.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

Where the tour will end?

The Belmont - 12South tour ends at the Christie Cookie Co, located at 2606 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 372044.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Due to the nature of creating a well-balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us at [email protected] prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome to our tour and it's free for any child 2 years or under! We have had many families attend from all over the world and everyone enjoyed the tour

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like.

Is there enough food during your tour?

Our tours provide our customers with a lot of food. Trust us, you will not need to eat a meal after our food tour!

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 45 minutes walking but it's not too difficult and there are no hills or stairs. If you walk slowly, then our guide will walk slowly as well.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 12 people maximum. If you are more than 12 people, please do not hesitate to email us and will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and they will do their best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

Top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Nashville. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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