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explore sioux falls taste by taste

Food tours × city tours × private events

 

Tours

All tours are available for private groups as well. Or contact me with any questions or for additional info.

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Taste of Downtown

Overview

  • Walking Tour | Moderate
  • Tour length: Approx. 3 hours
  • Walking distance: 1.5 miles
  • Tastings included, avg. 4-6
  • Adult beverages are included at some stops, N/A substitutions are available

Taste of Downtown | $65

Whether you're a local or visitor, there's no better way to experience downtown Sioux Falls than through the myriad of our local cafes, breweries, and restaurants. This walking tour is designed to give you an inclusive, varied tasting experience of the best downtown Sioux Falls has to offer. Stops will include everything from sweet to savory and will give you a better insight into the culinary scene and the people who are moving it forward. (Trust me, you will not leave hungry!)

PLEASE NOTE: Dietary requests cannot be guaranteed. Please contact me if you have dietary needs and are interested in attending a tour. 

 
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Brewer's Row

Overview

  • Walking Tour | Easy
  • Tour length approx. 2 1/2 hours
  • Walking distance: 1 mile
  • Inclusive 1/2 pour beer tastings, min. 4 stops
  • Light food included. Additional food available for purchase
  • This tour is 21+ only. Thank you!

Brewer's Row Tour | $35

Sioux Falls' brewery scene has exploded in the past few years. This guided walking tour along 'Brewer's Row' (8th St. and slightly beyond) includes a 1/2 pour at each stop as well as insight into the beer, the stories, and the people behind each business. Want to learn more about beer and local Sioux Falls beer scene? As long as you're 21, you're invited to join! 

PLEASE NOTE: Dietary requests may not be guaranteed. Please contact me if you are interested but have dietary restrictions. 

 
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Insider's Guide Downtown Walking Tour + Aperitivo

Insider's Guide Downtown Walking Tour + Aperitivo | $25

Visiting Sioux Falls and want to explore with a local? Or maybe you live here but just can't keep up with the quickly changing food scene downtown? 

This leisurely, insightful walking tour* will introduce you to some of the best food, drink, and insider knowledge in downtown Sioux Falls (as well as some other fun history and stories about our city). I'll fill you in on all the newest openings as well as what to watch for in the future. And because an afternoon stroll is always better with a glass of wine or cocktail, we will be stopping to enjoy [at least] one aperitivo and tasting from a local restaurant. 

PLEASE NOTE: Dietary requests cannot be guaranteed. Please contact me if you are interested but have dietary restrictions. 

Overview

  • Walking Tour | Moderate
  • Tour length approx. 2 hours
  • Walking distance:  2 miles
  • Included: 1 aperitivo, 1 tasting
  • All ages welcome (non-alcoholic substitute available)
 
 

Tours in the works... 

 
 
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Morning Stroll: Cafes & Bakeries of Downtown

 
 
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Global Flavors: The Hidden Gems of Sioux Falls

 
 
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Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour 

 

Have more ideas? Want to get on the waitlist for any of these? Please contact me! These are also available for private tours at any time.

 
 
 

My Story

Above: Me, Jenna Aukerman, doing some "research" in Venice...

The idea for Sioux Falls Food Tours started with a really - I mean really - good cup of coffee over 15 years ago. My first job was as a barista, and I quickly fell (or was pushed) down the rabbit hole of craft coffee. My growing appreciation for that art inevitably flooded over into the world of wine, beer, cooking, and all things culinary. 

Fast forward to 2014 when I turned travel - another passion of mine - into a career move, pursuing my certification as a Tour Director from the International Tour Management Institute in San Francisco, CA. After that, the idea of combining my joy of food and guiding became a no-brainer.

So among other travels and tours, my hope as a Sioux Falls native is to showcase the best chefs, brewers, baristas, bakers, and bartenders our city has to offer. (And boy, do we have some serious talent to show off.)

When I'm not guiding tours, you can usually find me drinking great coffee, playing soccer, cooking with my husband, Bryan, tasting a new bottle of Barolo, or going for a run with our black lab, Bacchus...and sometimes that's all in one day. 

Cheers! Salute!

-Jenna

 The Colosseum, Rome. 

The Colosseum, Rome. 

**While I live in - and love - Sioux Falls, my soul resides in the back canals of Venice, the vineyards and farm tables of Tuscany, and walking the dusty ruins of the Colosseum, all while attempting to practice my ever-so-slowly-improving Italian. I am currently in the process of creating specialized region-specific culinary tours within Italy. If you are interested in advice, insight, or traveling with me to Italy (or elsewhere), please feel free to contact me