Founded January 2011

Andy & Lindsey

We love the Austin vibe, live music every night of the week and local restaurants that take as much pride in their unique décor as their original recipes.

We wanted to develop a vehicle that highlights local Texas born establishments throughout Austin.

Our goal is to share our love and passion for this eclectic place we call home.

We hope you enjoy the food & hospitality offered on our tours.

We have had a great time taking this from dream to reality.




If you watch Food Network or Cooking Channel, you might recognize Ali as he is the host of Cheap Eats on Cooking Channel and was recently a guest judge on Chopped Junior for Food Network. In addition to television, Ali has worked as a food writer and blogger over the last 13 years. His work has appeared in BlackBook Magazine, Urban Daddy, You Gotta Eat This, LA TACO as well Cooking Channel’s blog. Yet another recent LA to Austin transplant, he proudly declares he “moved for the food” as the momentous decision was made over a plate of brisket at La Barbecue. When he isn’t scouring the country for Cheap Eats or hunting down burgers for his blog Bang for your Burger Buck, you might find him at Central Market’s playground trying to keep up with his rather active 4 year old son. Good thing his wife is a boot camp regular.


BrianBrian has been a proud South Austinite since 1998, moving here with a civil engineering degree from the University of Kentucky. An avid foodie that keeps tabs on the latest restaurants, Brian also enjoys cooking for family and friends. He’s a big sports fan – whether playing tennis and volleyball, or rooting for the Wildcats, Bengals, and Reds. He loves spending time with his amazing daughter, Lilly. Brian’s favorite restaurants include Odd Duck, Sway, Tacodeli, Swift’s Attic, and Torchy’s Tacos.


Cameron became a food tour guide because of his love of cooking, people, and trying new food. Having lived in Austin since age 5 he has grown to love this city for the hot days, amazing folks, and the food scene that has become so renowned today. When he’s not showing folks around our great city’s restaurants and bars, Cameron captains party boats on Lake Austin. He also enjoys working on his classic 4×4 truck, hanging out with his girlfriend and her dog, and exploring the nightlife and new restaurants Austin has to offer.


CaronCaron is originally from England and moved to the States a couple of decades ago. She calls Austin home. Caron loves the vibrancy of the city, and you may see her out and about at the music festivals, biking on the hike and bike trail and exploring the new and latest Happy Hours around town. The first food tour Caron ever went on was six years ago in Greenwich Village in NYC. Since then, she has been on food tours in San Francisco and Helsinki and believes it is the best way to get to know the character and food culture of the place you are visiting.


CoryAlthough a native Texan by birth, Cory was raised in the dairy land of Wisconsin where his culinary passions were born of curiosity, and the instruction of a cool local chef. Inspired, Cory moved to the Hudson Valley of New York to attend the Culinary Institute of America and following, worked for some of Manhattan’s finest restaurateurs including Danny Meyer and Mario Batali. In 2011, Cory and his wife decided to seek out a more eclectic existence and moved to Austin, never looking back.


JeffJeff got his feet wet working in restaurants at the ripe age of 11 at his grandmother’s diner in South Jersey. Many teenage years of flipping eggs on a beachfront buffet made him fall in love with the industry, eventually leading to culinary school after high school. 2002 brought him to Austin after he fell in love with the city during a trip with friends. Austin brought him out of the kitchen and into the dining room where he found even more satisfaction in creating hospitality than he ever did preparing the food. Tour guiding allows him do do his favorite thing, connecting with happy, hungry people.


ScottScott has been guiding Austin Eats Food Tours since 2012.  With tongue in cheek, he declares he loves “traveling, cooking and long walks on the beach”, yet when pressed, finds that food and travel are major focal points of his life, with a long-standing career in the food industry as cook, manager, and event planner. If not guiding a tour, you might find Scott designing websites or traveling around the world with his wife, and eating amazing food.


SheenaA native of Texas, and a graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, Sheena has been in Austin for about 11 years. An avid pickle and jam maker, Sheena enjoys exploring her local farmer’s market for seasonal fruits and veggies. Sheena would definitely consider herself a foodie (and a lover of craft cocktails) and loves exploring different foods and the cultures they represent. When not exploring the delicious foods and restaurants that Austin has to offer, Sheena can be found traveling and hanging out with her friends.


TaraTara is a native Texan, born and raised in rural west Texas. After high school she moved to the east coast, but moved back to Texas after more than a decade to satisfy a longing for Texas BBQ, breakfast tacos, and mild winters. She quit her job to follow a passion and start a new life as a beekeeper, and recently started a small honey company here in Austin. When not hanging with the bees, her hobbies include Olympic weightlifting, hanging with her dog Murphy, and trying out new restaurants in town. Tara’s favorite spots in Austin include Pueblo Viejo, Sway, Qui, and Baton Creole.