Join us in historic downtown McKinney as we indulge in five-star cocktails and delectable appetizers. This isn’t your average bar crawl!
Historic Downtown McKinney Food Tour
- Tour starts promptly at 10:45 a.m. or 3 p.m.
- Two alcohol tastings included
- Restrooms available during the tour
- All ages and fitness levels welcome
- All food and drink included with ticket
- Photography encouraged
- Easy 1.5-mile walk
- Person Ages 12+
Eat there or be square! Explore Historic Downtown McKinney through its food.
Discover the tastes and sights of historic downtown McKinney on this guided walking food tour while enjoying tastings at 6 diverse eateries.
- Indulge in some delicious bites as you stroll the Square.
- Acquire knowledge about McKinney’s fascinating history and architecture.
- Enjoy a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure.
- Support local and family-owned businesses.
- End your tour with a hug at Hugs Café.
What to Expect
Food Walks of Texas offers visitors as well as natives a unique and tasty way to explore historic downtown McKinney.
This 3-hour walking tour includes tasting stops at 6 diverse locally owned eateries. Enjoy learning about the art, architecture, and historic landmarks from a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local guide. We leisurely cover 1.5 miles strolling around the downtown Square area walking at a very easy pace. Wear comfy shoes, bring your appetite and a camera, and get ready to have a fun-filled day! We serve Texas-sized tastings, so for most guests, you won’t be hungry for a while.
Look for your tour guide – “Tall Paul” – in front of Patina Green.
Patina Green Home & Market
Patina Green is an artisanal production that serves and stocks products that are handcrafted, minimally processed, locally sourced, and seasonally inspired.
The Guava Tree Cuban Cafe & Cantina
Little Havana right here in McKinney! This food truck and cantina serves up “traditional Cuban with a modern twist.”
The Celt’s motto is “There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met!” You’ll be satiated by some traditional Irish fare.
This creamery serves up alcohol-infused (and regular!) ice cream and sorbet. This is a sweet experience you won’t soon forget.
A progressive take on burgers and fries, enjoy one of the beers on tap from their “Wall of Beers” or one of the many wines they serve by the glass.
This family-owned and operated treat shop offers chocolates, fudge, truffles, pralines, and other goodies — all made fresh in their kitchen on a daily basis. (PM tours only)
Our tour includes a sweet hug! You’ll be inspired by this one-of-a-kind cafe whose mission is to “change the world, one hug at a time.” (AM tours only)
Where to Meet
Your tour guide will greet you in front of Patina Green Home & Market located at 116 N. Tennessee St. There are several FREE parking lots around the Square. Another ideal parking option is the FREE parking garage on the NE corner of E. Virginia St. and N. Chestnut. Be on the lookout for the “Parking Lot” signs posted around the area. Individual street parking is also available, but limited.
Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.
Our tours include 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!
It depends on the tour — the length of each tour is included on the tour description page. In ALL cases for ALL tours, we walk at a very relaxed pace and are seated at all of the restaurant tasting locations. In the summer months, we take good care to keep you in the shade as best possible when outside, as well as providing water at all stops to keep you cool and hydrated.
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.
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