ABOUT US

Founded January 2011

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.

Andy & Lindsey

 

GENERAL MANAGER

Caron

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.

TOUR GUIDES

Ali

AliIf 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.

Amy

AmyBorn and raised in small town  Oklahoma, Amy has lived in Texas for over 15 years. Even though most of her early years were spent dining on chicken fried steak, fried okra and Sunday roast, she instantly became a foodie while living in Spain. She did enjoy her time as a waitress, bartender & caterer but has since turned in her apron for a full time job that allows her to travel the world. Some of her most memorable dining experiences include the market of Marrakesh, a pop up kitchen in Cape Town, South Africa and a 15 course meal in Tokyo. Even after visiting over 70 countries, she is most excited to call Austin, with its laid back vibe home. Amy loves to partake in Austin’s variety of farm to table culinary options, homemade breakfast tacos and her own award winning fresh squeezed margaritas.

Brett

BrettBrett is Austin Eats newest tour guide, and he brings with him a huge appetite and strong passion for the food scene in Austin. He’s spent the majority of his four year tenure in Texas’ capital trying as many eateries as possible and the only things that have suffered are his wallet and his waistline. Brett comes to Austin from San Francisco and when he’s not guiding tours, he’s a recruiter in the tech industry. He swears by the Waterfall Pork at Thai Kun, any of the tacos at Veracruz, the brisket at Micklethwait, and pretty much all the beer in Austin.

Eric

EricHey y’all, I am Eric Martin aka The Mustache. I hail from the great white north, Milwaukee, WI to be exact. I moved down here from a little town called Neenah, WI 4 years ago to shovel sunshine not snow and I have a really big shovel. When I’m not accompanying you beautiful souls on culinary adventures around Austin you can find me and the Stache doing the same thing at Odd Duck on S. Lamar. I really love tacos although there is nothing I enjoy more in life than making people happy and food makes that easy for me. Strap on them seat belts and enjoy the ride y’all!!

Jeff

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.

John

JohnA native of Washington DC John now calls Austin home. His love of music brought him to Austin 10 years ago and he has never looked back. By night you can find him playing with his honky Tonk band The Golden Roses and by day slinging wine to Austinites at Americas quirkiest grocery store and on his days off, well he is a tour guide. With over 600 food tours under his belt he considers guiding folks from all over Austin his calling!

Scott

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.

Sheena

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.

Tom

TomTom is a native Texan, who has lived in Austin the past 25 years. After a career in television production, Tom moved downtown 6 years ago. Tom loves the energy of downtown and the convenience of riding or walking to Town Lake YMCA for yoga and workouts. Tom delivers for Meals on Wheels and enjoys exploring new restaurants in downtown and East Austin. Tom’s favorite foods are BBQ, Tacos, Asian and Seafood. Tom is a avid sailor and occasionally takes time for a new sailing experience.