Eat Around the World: Seattle Food Tour

  • 2.5 Hours
  • Walking Tour
  • Max Guests: 12
  • Public Tour
  • Daily

Seattle Food Tour Details

Our Seattle food tour will take you all over the world, all in one neighborhood! Seattle’s Chinatown International District is full of history, culture, and good eats, and you’ll be filling up on foods from all around the globe as you explore this unique neighborhood with a local tour guide.


Our food tour of Seattle begins with the early history of the city, long before this lonely Pacific Northwest outpost was formally established. Your tour guide will provide some insight on how Seattle went from a simple logging town to a thriving city that people from all walks of life call home.


And the best way to experience this history is through Seattle’s food scene! As we explore the various peoples who came to settle in the International District, you’ll be tasting an eclectic mix of savory Chinese staples, Vietnamese snacks, Filipino-inspired desserts, or traditional Japanese festival foods. Inclusions may vary depending on day or season, but come hungry – we’ll be sure to fill you up by the end of the tour!


While we eat our way through the neighborhood, we’ll stop or pass by top Seattle tour attractions including a historic Asian grocery store, long-established restaurants frequented by celebrities, and a hotel cafe with many stories to tell.


After this International District food tour, you’ll come away with a deep appreciation of this vibrant neighborhood and the support we can provide the local businesses striving to preserve its history and identity!

  • Taste your way through Seattle’s Chinatown International District with a local
  • Explore the history, culture, and food of an overlooked Seattle neighborhood
  • Visit or pass by a historic hotel cafe and hear stories of old Japantown
  • Try a Filipino dessert, a Vietnamese snack, or a traditional Chinese staple
  • Stop at well-known local grocery store serving the local Asian community

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tastings equal to a full meal
  • Souvenirs
  • Guide gratuity
  • Additional food & drink


Chinatown International District

Your tour will mostly take place in this one-of-a-kind neighborhood that has preserved its cultural past and present and which is also home to many excellent restaurants. You’ll be enjoying tastes from some of these long-established eateries and hearing about the history of the district and how it has changed over the years.

Historic Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee House

Your tour may stop in or pass by this historic hotel and cafe with an incredible past. The main-floor cafe serves up a variety of teas and snacks, and the space is a dedicated museum preserving the history of Seattle’s Japantown.

Smith Tower

Your Seattle walking tour starts out at this historic building that graces downtown’s skyline. You may want to return after your food tour to ride an elevator to the top floor to enjoy its observatory and bar!

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American

Following your Seattle food adventure, you may want to spend some more time in the area immersing yourself in the Asian American experience. There’s no better place to do this than the Wing Luke Museum, housing thousands of artifacts, photographs, and oral histories.

Yesler Way

Your walking tour starts in front of the Smith Tower, situated on the intersection of 2nd Avenue and historic Yesler Way. Your tour guide will provide some history behind this street, sometimes referred to as “Skid Road”.

Kobe Terrace

During your Chinatown food tour, you may stop by or spot this terrace constructed on a steep Seattle hillside. The terrace is a collection of seemingly haphazard garden plots tended to by the local residents and, farther up, a walkway with Japanese-inspired gardens and stone structures.

King Street Station

You’ll likely spot this historic station along your guided tour walk from Pioneer Square to the Chinatown International District. Constructed in 1906 by the Great Northern Railway, the structure is one of the most iconic buildings of the neighborhood.

Tai Tung

Our food tour usually passes by this historic Seattle Chinatown restaurant, known for not just its menu but its claim to fame as a famous actor’s favorite place to eat after a heavy day of training.

Seattle Pinball Museum

After your foodie tour, you might want to circle back to burn off some extra energy playing classic and modern games at the largest public pinball collection in the Pacific Northwest!

Hing Hay Park

We’ll likely pass through this urban park, located in the heart of the ID and where residents come to relax and recreate.


Your food tour has to include a stop at this well-known local grocery store, where we may grab a snack for everyone to enjoy!

Maneki Restaurant

Your food tour guide may take you past this historic Japanese restaurant, one of the oldest in the city dating back to 1904!

Hood Famous Bakeshop

Our tour may pass by or even stop in this creative cafe and bar that serves up decadent Filipino desserts and delicious alcoholic beverages.

Pioneer Square

Our history and culture tour actually begins in the Pioneer Square neighborhood, adjacent to Chinatown International District. Your tour guide will share stories of Seattle’s early days as a pioneer town and even prior to its settlement and establishment as the city we know today.

Union Station Great Hall

Trains were a vital part of Seattle’s earlier days as a logging town, and we may pass by this former train station where your tour guide can share the stories of the city’s struggle to become an important Pacific Northwest industrial hub.

Community Impact

This Seattle food tour highlights the efforts of the local community to preserve the cultural identity of the Chinatown International District.


Our food tour of Seattle’s Chinatown International District includes all tastings and in turn helps local businesses thrive.


By choosing a walking tour and utilizing convenient public transit to reach our tour meeting point, you are helping to reduce our impact on the environment.


Our food tour features the stories of immigrants who have made significant contributions to the city for over a century.

Pickup Information

Pickup Times: 11:00am, 2:00pm, 4:30 pm
Meeting Location: 506 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
(Outside Smith Tower on 2nd Avenue)


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