Over the past year, St. Louis has seen a rise in groups of strangers congregating for guided tours of restaurant “neighborhoods.”
There are three relatively new guided dining options including Savor Saint Louis, Dishcrawl, and STL Culinary Tours. Each tour has a set fee that includes a passport for guests so they can sip and savor throughout the evening at various locations in restaurant-saturated areas of the city.
According to the Riverfront Times, the three tours are not competing with each other but instead have developed a “divide-and-conquer” attitude. Each have a specific area of St. Louis that they use during the tours.
Savor Saint Louis is a family run company that offers guests a tour of the art, architecture and history of an area in addition to a sampling of food from five of its top restaurants and retailers.
Dishcrawl is like a pub crawl, but with food. It has tours on Washington Avenue and the Delmar Loop.
STL Culinary Tours is a bit more highbrow and more geared towards food lovers. Customers get a behind-the-scenes look at the different restaurants and even get to hang out with the chefs when they are available.