Exploring Culinary Favorites in Houston and Dallas

After settling into your Darling Homes dream house in Dallas or Houston, it’s time to explore the neighborhood and learn the best spots to find your favorite foods.

An ideal way to get out and taste the local cuisine is through a local food tour, offering up tastings of Texas culture from tacos to pizza and wine. With National Wine Day coming up on May 25, now is the perfect time to indulge in local food and wine.

Downtown McKinney, northeast of Dallas, offers a tour that will delight local foodies. Starting at the Patina Green Home and Market, a guide will take your group through downtown, stopping at various locations to sample goods including sandwiches, pizza and chocolates. This tour also includes a stop at a winery to try a trio of samples.

Dallas Bites! provides a plethora of opportunities for hungry Texans to explore local food and drink, with upcoming events including Dallas’ Best Tacos and Margarita Tour, Dallas by Chocolate Tour and more. On the Winery, Bites, Desserts & Live Music Tour, the day kicks off with a winery stop, where guests will enjoy wine paired with a cheeseboard and pizza. After the winery, the tour continues on to take participants to a dessert stop and a live music location.

Visit Houston offers suggestions for walking food tours with the Downtown Food Tour, Montrose Food Tour and The Heights Food Tour. Each of these offer a unique look at Houston with different menu options for foodies. While stops on these tours change, the website offers suggestions of what guests may expect – such as Tex-Mex, fresh market fare, drinks at a gastropub and reinvented desserts on The Heights Food Tour.

With Taste of Houston, a variety of tours offer 3-4 stops in Downtown, The Heights, Montrose and Rice Village, giving participants a taste of local culture and architecture along with food and drinks. The organization also offers custom tours, including beer and wine cocktail tours, offering food or wine enthusiasts the perfect way to personalize an upcoming event.

Food and wine lovers will be thrilled to indulge in the wide array of culinary tours Dallas and Houston have to offer, giving participants the chance to try out restaurants and find new local favorites.