Still want a taste of the city without leaving home? Join a virtual food tour

Atlantans have retreated to their homes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak has also led to social distancing, which means food tours that typically occur in the city aren’t happening.

However, Unexpected Atlanta Tours & Stories is bringing the food tour experience to the homes of Atlantans. The tour guide organization typically focuses on tours focused on food and history, but while Atlantans can’t explore the cuisines of the city in three hours outside, they can do so in 45 minutes at home.

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For $69.99, Unexpected Atlanta is delivering an ATL Food Tour Box that’s filled with with six food items for two people from four local food entrepreneurs. Also included are 45 minutes of chef videos and clips about Atlanta history. As well as an easy historic cooking demonstration. No contact delivery is offered to intown Atlantans. 

Visit the website to order and for full details.

“I’ve always wished I could taste the foods being prepared on my favorite cooking shows. We can do that with this Food Tour Box by creating a delicious and immersive experience that people can experience at home. Ultimately, at a time when there is so much fear, we want the ATL Food Tour Box to promote hope — the story we tell in the ATL Food Tour Box is one of resilience, the resilience of the Municipal Market and vendors who operate within it today,” said Akila McConnell, Unexpected Atlanta’s owner, in a statement.

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Included in the box are the following:

  • two Panbury’s double crust pies
  • Just Add Honey’s Georgia Peaches blended tea with sachet
  • a one pound bag of Logan Turnpike Mill cornmeal
  • two Miss D’s 1.5 ounces pralines
  •  one bucket of Miss D’s triple popcorn
  •  a pastry brush
  • recipe card for hoecakes
  •  an exclusive link to 45 minutes of chef videos, which includes the interactive recipe demo, and history videos.

The box not only provides Atlantans with a way to connect to the local food community inside their homes, it also supports small businesses in the area. A portion of the proceeds from ATL Food Tour Box will go toward the Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization in Atlanta that gives emergency help to food service workers. The organization is also accepting donations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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