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
- We follow all Covid guidelines and mandates to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience!
- Person Ages 12+
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.
- All tours start with a 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 the Old Collin County Prison.
Note: Social distancing and face masks will be required to participate in the tour.
Our tour Staets with 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.
The Guava Tree
This food truck and cantina serves up “traditional Cuban with a modern twist.” You’ll enjoy a stellar Cuban sandwich and a house-made mojito tasting.
The Pantry Restaurant
We’ll taste the amazing chocolate cream pie as featured on the Food Network. The Pantry is a local favorite for homemade comfort classics and delectable desserts.
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen
As noted by the 2 gas pumps outside, Sugarbacon resides in a former service station. Fast forward to today: it’s an acclaimed eatery serving New American food with Southern flair.
Patina Green HOME & Market is an artisanal production that stocks products that are handcrafted, minimally processed, locally sourced, and seasonally inspired.
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.
Cadillac Pizza Pub
You’ll find out why Caddy’s is named “Best Pizza in McKinney.” Caddy’s dough and sauce are made fresh daily in-house and feature Texas-grown vegetables and herbs. Yum!
Where to Meet
Your tour guide will greet you in front of the Collin County Museum located at 300 E. Virginia St. There is a parking lot across with its entrance on the NE corner of N. Chestnut St. and Virginia. There are several FREE parking lots around the Square. 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 top priority is the health and safety of our guides and the community, including our customers and restaurant partners. In order to continue supporting our local businesses and restaurants, we must do so in a safe manner. Please be advised that temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Face masks will be required to participate and must be worn at all times except for when actively eating and drinking.
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.
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