Let There Be Brunch!

Duration: Sundays at 11:45am (3 hr)

Location: Historic downtown McKinney Square

Adults

$69

Includes cocktails

Adults

$59

Excludes cocktails

Child (Under 10)

$30

Excludes "Treats"

Must be 21 to consume alcohol. Valid ID required.
Please drink responsibly.

Enjoy delicious brunch foods and cocktails while being introduced to the charming specialty culinary scene of historic downtown McKinney.

  • Savor Texas-modern brunch tastings, including Mimosas and Bloody Marys, at 5 delectable eateries #eats
  • Delight in visiting 7 unique foodie shops, taking home a special #treat selected just for our tour at each stop
  • Survey the charm of the McKinney Square's historic buildings, artistic murals, and street musicians
  • Support the continued revitalization of downtown McKinney, shaped by visionary chefs and local owners
  • Come hungry! Leave happy!

Tour check-in at 11:45am

Includes all food tastings

Leisurely 3/4 mile stroll

Alcohol provided with ticket purchase

Photography encouraged!

Surprise foodie treats (7) included

Restrooms always available

All ages and fitness levels welcome


What to Expect

Food Walks of Texas offers visitors as well as natives a unique and tasty way to explore downtown McKinney.

Our 3 hour “Let There Be Brunch” tour includes 5 tasting stops to enjoy delectable Texas-modern brunch foods and cocktails. In between these tasting stops, we’ll leisurely stroll around the McKinney Square and visit 7 diverse locally owned shops and eateries. A special #treat has been selected by each store owner just for our tour guests, which you can pop into your Food Walks of Texas #treat bag or munch on along the way. Guests will enjoy learning about each store owner’s vision and their specialty food item; it’s highly likely we’ll meet many owners as most have a warm hand’s on business approach.  The McKinney Square’s rich architecture, historic landmarks, and whimsical murals will be the backdrop for our walking tour, which will be led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guide.  Wear comfy shoes, bring your appetite and a camera, and be prepared to have a memorable day! Plenty of food is served so for most guests, you won’t be hungry again for a while.

Look for your Tour Guide – Lali – in front of The Pub, pictured above.

We'll brunch our way around the Square stopping at these eateries:

The Pub McKinney

We'll kick off the tour at the Pub, a long-time McKinney watering hole. At the Pub, you can grab a game off the shelf, play a game of pool, or just have a drink with your friends.

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen

As noted by the 2 pumps in front, Sugarbacon resides in a former service station. Fast forward to today, it's an acclaimed eatery serving New American food with a Southern flair.

Snug on the Square

Snug is a funky daytime coffeehouse featuring espresso drinks and classic cafe meals in a laid-back atmosphere. One step inside and you'll immediately feel the cozy vibe.

The Celt Irish Pub

The Celt's motto is "There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met!" You'll be satiated by some traditional fare and The Celt's sublime secret recipe Bloody Mary.

Essentialz

Essentialz is the first zero waste specialty grocer, café, tap and old fashioned soda shop in north Texas. The elegant 1912 First National Bank building is now home to Essentialz.

Surprise Treat Stops

In between our tasting stops, we'll visit 7 unique eateries and culinary shops where the owners have selected a special treat just for our guests! #eatsandtreats


Where to Meet

Your Tour Guide will greet you at The Pub restaurant, located at 204 W. Virginia St, just one block east of the Square. There are parking lots across the street and adjacent to The Pub which offer free parking. There are also several free parking lots around the downtown McKinney Square, so be on the lookout for the "Parking Lot" signs. Individual street parking is also available (but limited) around the Square. (You'll be provided with a map and parking guidance with your ticket confirmation.)

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Our tours includes ample tastings from 5-6 (or more) local eateries — depending on the tour — and collectively provide enough food for a satisfying lunch/brunch for most people.

We have a reputation for providing Texas sized portions:  so come hungry and leave happy!

Absolutely! Many of our tour guests are local yokels! While you may be familiar with the downtown Square, our walking route, and some of the tasting locations, we hope to offer up new food items and the opportunity to learn more about the establishments themselves. We’ll be sharing many interesting insights around the chefs/owners of these fine establishments and why they chose to call McKinney home. Besides, there’s always something fascinating and new to learn about McKinney’s rich history!

As a local, you’ll have the unique advantage to re-visit many of the eateries on the tour, as well as others we recommend, all at your leisure. It’s also a great opportunity to show off our lovely historic downtown Square to visiting family and friends or co-workers!

 

We do not provide a waiting list.  Please contact us as soon as possible to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability. We’ll try our best to accommodate you.

Phone: 972-529-2009  Email: info@foodwalksoftexas.com Contact Us form.

The tours are held rain or shine because the food tastes great in any weather. Texas weather is usually good year round, but we suggest you check the weather conditions for the day of your tour and dress appropriately. We also provide rain ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella.

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