Walking Food & History Tour

NuLu Food & History Walking Tour

This walking tour through urban NuLu and historic Butchertown tells the story of Louisville, and Kentucky through its cuisine. You’ll taste Kentucky and Appalachian classics like bourbon balls and fried chicken, visit a historic home once occupied by Thomas Edison, taste a curious confection inspired by a Victorian-era actress, trace the history of German immigrants in Louisville, and more.

What to Expect

We’ll be making 6 delicious stops, so come hungry! In addition to food, you can expect…

Beer & Bourbon

You’re in Bourbon City, y’all! (21+)

Audio Headset​

The lightweight headset helps you hear us from a distance.

Small Group

Our tours max out at 12 people.


1-1.5 Miles. Wear comfy shoes!

Explore NuLu & Butchertown

The NuLu District is Louisville’s trendiest neighborhoods. Historic brick buildings painted with vibrant murals line the streets, art galleries and eclectic shops feature locally made goods, and hip local restaurants & bars pour craft beer and bourbon. Neighboring Butchertown is one of Louisville’s most historic neighborhoods.


Meet at 636 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202


Fridays and Saturdays, 1-4 PM and 1:30-4:30 PM

Get a Sneak Peek

As you make your way through urban NuLu and historic Butchertown, you’ll unravel the history of Louisville, visit a historic home once occupied by Thomas Edison, and more. Watch this video for a sneak peek!

What They Say About Us

Here’s why our NuLu Food Tour is the #1 Tour in Louisville on TripAdvisor…

FAQ’s About This Tour

Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions about the NuLu Food & History tour.

You’ll be eating quite a bit – please arrive hungry! In total, you’ll be making 7 stops and eating 8 delicious items. You will be very full by the end of the tour, so plan to skip dinner or eat something light.

In addition to the food, there are a total of 4 small alcoholic drinks on this tour.

Yes! Even without drinking, you’ll have a great time, eat plenty of delicious food and enjoy fascinating stories about Louisville’s history.

This tour ends about a block away from where it begins, and our tour guide will make sure you know exactly where to go to get back to your car.

On this tour, we are easily able to acomodate vegetarians and individuals with nut allergies. For other food allergies, we will do our best but you may miss out on eating at some stops that don’t offer anything on their menu to fit your needs. Please indicate your food restrictions when you book your ticket.

Yes, there is one difference. The 1 PM tour visits Muth’s Candies, but the 1:30 PM tour does not. Guests on both tours will enjoy two delicious confections from Muth’s, but the 1:30 PM tour will not have the opportunity to shop inside the store. We recommend that 1:30 tour guests visit Muth’s before the tour to shop for sweet treats and gifts as it will be closed by the time your tour finishes. It’s only a block away from the starting point of your tour!

Yes! Both Angel’s Envy Distillery and Rabbit Hole Distillery are located in NuLu just a few walkable blocks away from the start and end of our tour. Angel’s Envy is open late and will be easiest to visit after the tour is over. Rabbit Hole closes at 5 PM, so you won’t have much time after our tour ends at 4 – I’d suggest visiting before the tour instead. Be sure to book your bourbon distillery tour early to make sure you get a slot, they do book out well in advance!

Unfortunately, not all of our restaurant partners are open during the week. We picked the best restaurants to feature on the NuLu tour, and our tour can only run as often as our wonderful restaurant partners are able to accommodate us.

This tour is NOT 21+, and children are welcome to join. That said, we will be walking and standing and listening for about 3 hours and eating some food that contains alcohol. Children under 2 who will be sharing food with their parents do not need a ticket.

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