South Sound culinary tours

By Jake de Paul on February 1, 2010


South Sound's food scene may not be as big as San Francisco's or New York's, but it isn't bad. In fact, it's the perfect match between intimacy and variety. And its size provides plenty of opportunities to get close not just to our restaurants, but to the specialty food shops. 

NW Epicurean is a new company set up to help you do just that. Established last year by Marieke Gerritsen in Olympia, NW Epicurean offers four- to six-hour guided tours highlighting artisan, agricultural and culinary culture in the South Sound area. The company focuses on local and sustainable food systems, giving an up close and personal look at micro-organic farms, urban agriculture, goat and cow creameries, local breweries and boutique wineries.

Here is their February docket:

The tours include bus transportation and tastings/meals; they are limited to 22 adults. For details and prices, visit