Hi, we’re Lia & Jeremy!

About Us

Louisville Food Tours was born from a love of Louisville, food, and of course, bourbon.

Husband and wife team Lia and Jeremy Garcia founded Louisville Food Tours and Let’s Go Louisville with a single goal: to share the amazing city of Louisville, Kentucky with the world!

Our mission is to showcase Louisville’s world-class food, natural beauty, delicious distilleries, and unique history – and to tell y’all a story you’ll never forget.

Meet Lia and Jeremy Garcia

It’s weird talking about ourselves in the third person, but we’re committing to it.

Lia and Jeremy Garcia in Red Tree Umbrella Alley Louisville Kentucky
Merles Whiskey Kitchen on whiskey row in Louisville Kentucky
Lia and Jeremy Garcia in front of Louisville Skyline
Lia and Jeremy Garcia Butchertown Mural
Lia and Jeremy Garcia on Big Four Bridge Piggyback Ride

Co-Founders Lia and Jeremy Garcia took their first food tour on their honeymoon in Brussels, Belgium. Over plates of moules frites and Flemish stew, they connected with Brussels in a way they’d never expected (turns out it’s like, a very odd place).

They were hooked: were food tours were the best way to get to know a new place? To test their hypothesis, they took many more food tours during their year-long honeymoon.

After backpacking the world for a year stuffing their faces in various locations across the globe, they wrote stories about the places they’d visited and published them in a travel blog called Practical Wanderlust.

That blog grew to be one of the most-read travel blogs in the world, soon followed by a podcast, and best-selling book, How to Quit Your Job & Travel. Together, they helped tens of millions of travelers plan and embark on life-changing trips through storytelling and practical travel advice.

But after falling in love with destinations all over the world, they yearned to connect more deeply and make a meaningful impact on just one destination: Louisville, Lia’s hometown.

And so they moved back home, and Louisville Food Tours was born! Also, a Kentucky travel blog called Let’s Go Louisville. (Plus an actual, physical baby, for good measure.)

Our Old Kentucky Home

After taking food tours all over the world and making a name for ourselves as professional travel storytellers, we know what what makes a good food tour: the perfect balance of delicious food and fascinating history, woven together to tell the story of a destination.

Couple in Louisville Kentucky Overlooking Skyline
Donut from Hi Five Donuts inLouisville Kentucky
Living away from my native place I became more consciously Kentuckian than I was when I lived at home. This is what the experience of exile can do, change your mind, utterly transform one’s perception of the world of home.
bell hooks

Belonging: A Culture of Place