Food and Tasting Tour of Seattle’s Central District

Weekend Tour

Stroll through Seattle’s historic Central District on a neighborhood walking food tour where eating is discovering!

Immerse yourself, eat, and drink what the locals love on a food trail of 8 to 10 tastings in a neighborhood that is full of history, character, and thriving businesses. The soul of the Central District is the collective passion of the diverse business owners who have grown roots in this neighborhood. Along our walk, we’ll take a peep into the past, viewing archived pictures of the neighborhood and looking at the present.

Your tour begins at 23rd & Jackson, a newly built infrastructure that provides high-quality, space-efficient affordable housing units and ground-floor retail spaces for neighborhood businesses. Next, hear about the historical site of Douglass Truth Library, built in 1914, named in honor of Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth. This library houses the West Coast’s largest collection of African-American literature and history. 

We’ll continue along to the Garfield Campus (High School, Seattle Parks and Recreation Garfield Community Center, and playground area). This location is in the heart of the Central District. Explore this famous landmark where alumni like Quincy Jones, Bruce Lee, and Jimmy Hendricks were students. We wrap up the tour at 23rd & Union, also a newly built infrastructure that exhibits marvelous artworks from local artists who visually showcase the history of the Central District.

The tour is led by Seattle Cultural Food Tours, whose mission is to provide a culinary food tour experience unique to the rich flavors of Seattle’s local neighborhoods while fostering community building, education, and sustainable food sources.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and dress for seasonal outdoor weather. Tastings include both standing and reserved seating depending on the venues along the food trail. Alert the tour guide of any food allergies.