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About Fantastic Food Tours of Houston

Fantastic Food Tours of Houston offers a variety of ways to explore Houston’s world renowned culinary landscape. We visit several restaurants on each tour which may include, among them, a “mom and pop”, a well known Chef's restaurant, a just opened hot spot or a simple neighborhood favorite.

With all of our tours you learn about the area as your guide walks you through the neighborhood. Each part of Houston has a unique history and we share our favorite stories as we stroll along. During your tour you could encounter new tastes or old comforting favorites. Some tours feature regional specialties; others include delicacies from different cultures. Houston’s growing, international communities are represented by the phenomenal number of restaurants with cuisines from around the world. We’d like to share any and all of these experiences with you!

Rick and Heidi with James Beard Award Winning Chef Justin Yu!

Tour Guides

We have two fantastic food tour guides on staff with many years of experience between them. Both enjoy culinary adventures, cooking and exploring new restaurants!

Rick Appleby

Tour Guide

Rick is a retired CPA. He loves showing people around the city. He enjoys the theater, fine dining, is a huge Texan fan and spends his free time traveling and exploring Houston.

Heidi Beale

Tour Guide

Heidi is a retired event planner who spends her free time exploring Houston, hunting down the newest Street Art, traveling, cooking, and finding the best restaurants in Houston.