Savannah Taste Experience!

Recently I had the opportunity to visit a city that’s been on the bucket list for a long time now. Savannah is known for its history, food, and beauty and that’s exactly what we experienced! The food was one of the biggest reasons for taking the trip. I had the pleasure of partnering with Savannah Taste Experience, where we spent the afternoon eating our way through the delicious city! The tour was led by Lynn, who is a Savannah native and very entertaining. She’s engaging and really gives you a one on one experience, even in a group of seventeen. I decided to try the First Squares Food Tour, which is a really great tour of all the spots in and around the squares of Savannah.

Savannah has a lot of squares, and a lot of restaurant options which is why doing a food tour is a great idea. It gets you to try a lot of different places without overindulging. I think when traveling to a new city, and seeing all that is has to offer is important, so taking food tours like Savannah Taste Experience is a great idea.

Now, because Savannah is a city where you can walk around with your alcoholic beverage, you can bring your cocktail on your tour. I started off before the tour at the Georgia Tasting Room for a Peach Moonshine Slushie. It’s delicious and refreshing and makes a great start to a food-filled afternoon. We started off at 22 Squared with Shrimp and Grits! It’s a restaurant and bar located in the Andaz, Savannah. This dish was delicious, and I loved the salty bacon combined with the fresh shrimp and warm, cheesy grits.

Stop two on the tour was Pie Society, a traditional British bakery. The Sausage Roll is savory, flaky, and really delicious. This quaint spot is a great stop to hit while walking around the squares of Savannah. After the sausage roll, we walked to Molly McPhearsons where we enjoyed Shepards Pie. Here you will find a great pub, delicious food, and an old world atmosphere. This place is a staple here in Savannah and it’s great to see this style dining in the city.

The tour has around six stops, so it’s a lot of food to take in during the three hours. Luckily it is a walking tour so I felt like I was able to eat all of the food, and never felt too stuffed. One of my favorite stops of the tour The Ordinary Pub! Here we enjoyed a Pork Belly Glazed Donut Sandwich which was out of this world, amazing. Honestly, I don’t love sweet things, but because of the savory and sweet pork belly combined with the glazed donut, it really was sinfully delicious. After the pub, we went to a wonderful cocktail bar called Savannah Spirits Speakeasy. This spot has great craft cocktails, a chic vibe, and delicious food. I really enjoyed the Crab Cake we tasted on the tour because the seafood in Savannah is extremely fresh and very good. We wound up loving this spot so much, because of the cocktails, that we went back two more times during the trip! 

The last stop was a sweet way to end the tour at Savannah Bee Company. Here we enjoyed a sweet honey tasting along with some fruit and cheese. Alongside the honey, were pastries made with Savannah Bee Co. honey which is delicious on its own as well as on foods. The day after this tour, I had already planned to visit this spot for a mead tasting, so it was nice to get a delicious preview before my experience. The store and tasting room is bright and cheerful, filled with tons of honey and products you will want.

If you’re visiting Savannah, I absolutely recommend doing a food tour. This taste experience is a great way to try a lot of spots, and still, enjoy your day. Be sure to check out the First Squares Food Tour next time you’re visiting this food-centric city!

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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