Breakfast Food Tour with Foothill Foodie Tours.
Foothill Foodie Tours launched this past September and currently includes 4 types of walking tours. They offer: Saturday Morning Breakfast Tour, Saturday Afternoon Just Desserts, Saturday Evening Craft Cocktail Tour, and Friday Evening Vine, Shine and Stein Cocktail Tour. The founder and tour guide, Rose, says food is her passion and she loves introducing visitors and locals of Greenville to all the wonderful food options that are available. She enjoys going to the grand openings of restaurants and loves the diversity of the Greenville food scene. Rose was so knowledgable about the history of the city. We started off the tour in the NOMA Plaza where she told us how the city got it’s name and the miraculous story of Holocaust survivor Max Heller and his contributions to Greenville. Throughout the tour, we learned facts about the architecture of downtown and history of the area.
On the tour, there was a couple from North Carolina celebrating their wedding anniversary, a woman from England, as well as locals from Greenville. It was neat to spend time with a diverse group of people all coming together to enjoy delicious food.
Our first stop on the tour was Roost Restaurant. Roost was opened in 2013 and is a soil-to-city restaurant. They pride themselves on being able to accommodate any dietary needs, whether it be gluten-free, diary-free or vegan. We had the French toast made from challah bread and topped with powdered sugar, fresh strawberries, and the biggest blueberries I’ve ever seen.
Crêpe Du Jour
I had never had a crêpe before so I was super excited for our second stop on the tour: Crêpe Du Jour. The interior of Crêpe Du Jour was so trendy with white marble tables and hand-written signs. We had the the house crêpe with a side of eggs and bacon. You can even see the chefs making the fresh crêpes right behind the counter!
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Our third stop on the tour was Maple Street Biscuit Company. The vibe of this restaurant was so lively. You know the food is going to be good when there’s a packed house and a line at 10am! We had The Squawking Goat, which was a fried chicken biscuit with a fried goat cheese medallion and house-made pepper jelly.
Chasing Rabbits Tea Company
Our last stop on the tour was Chasing Rabbits Tea Company. The owner, Tracie, shared with us how the company got started and the benefits of tea. The interior was so cozy and they had the cutest gifts! We had the Snow Bunny Latte.
I thought I was going on this breakfast tour to eat, but I ended up walking away with much more than a full stomach. I now know so much more about the history of the city I fell in love with almost three years ago and have found some of my new favorite breakfast spots! I think Foothill Foodie Tours is a wonderful concept and a much needed addition to the Upstate!
Special thanks to TheLocal.Greenville and Foothill Foodie Tours for having me!
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