Experience TripAdvisor's #1 foraging activity in the world

Where else on the planet can you walk in the woods, be entertained, and find a five-star meal coming out of the earth?

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Ready to go WILD? Experience what brings millions to Asheville every year — the beauty of the the Blue Ridge Mountains and the vibrant food scene — with our unique forage-to-table tours.

We’ve been taking people “out to eat” for nearly twenty-five years. Led by expert guides, you’ll meet at least a dozen wild edibles, including ones you might find in your own backyard: greens, berries, mushrooms, flowers, roots, nuts… we never know what we might find! We’ll gather a few and cook some up for a tasting. You can keep your foraged finds or have them crafted into an appetizer at an award-winning Asheville restaurant.

For a truly unique, 100% Asheville experience, join us off the eaten path. Tours average ten participants and are family-friendly and suitable for all ages and abilities. Our introductory e-book is included and all equipment is provided. Discover how fun, safe, easy and delicious foraging can be!

Wild Food Stroll

Discover some of our area’s most common edibles of woods and meadows just five minutes from downtown Asheville. Afterwards, enjoy a free appetizer featuring edibles seen on the tour at the Grove Park Inn’s sunset-view restaurant.

Foraging Tour

Wander through field and forest with expert guides, foraging mushrooms, wild fruits and more. Enjoy a cooking demo, tasting, and, after the tour, a free appetizer featuring your finds at one of Asheville’s top restaurants.

Our Guides

Our guides are all experts in the field, including a former forager for over 75 restaurants, a naturopathic doctor, a board member of the North American Fruit Explorers, and an ethnobotanist with a master’s in Appalachian studies. For them, foraging is a way of life. With passion and precision, they make foraging safe and fun.

 

“Becky is an encyclopedia of knowledge and our group had a great time, especially the kids! They were made to feel very included and Becky answered all questions very patiently.”

Outdoor Dining at its Finest, TripAdvisor

“Our guide Dimitri was a charm – fully knowledgeable, a caring teacher, funny, careful and a good singer – what could be better.”

We had a wonderful adventure from morning to night, TripAdvisor

“Jillian was as knowledgeable as she was accommodating to our rambunctious 4 year old. She even got him to try some wood sorrel which is incredible since he’s such a fussy eater.”

One of best adventures we’ve had in the entire country, TripAdvisor

“Justin was informative, engaged, and obviously very passionate and knowledgeable, which in turn made us more excited.”

A great way to reframe how you experience nature, TripAdvisor

Alan is not only an expert at identifying plants & fungi; he is also a poet/singer/actor with hilarious stories conveying important messages. Just hanging out with him is worth the price of the ticket.”

Food is Everywhere, TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Reviews

Great foraging tour

“The foraged items can be taken to local restaurants where they cook a plate so delicious I couldn't believe it came from what I'd always considered weeds…” -Case N

My Soul Was Filled

“beautiful and informative” -Sightsee414

Spectacular stroll, highlight of my vacation

“It’s like going on a treasure hunt where no one sees the treasure but you…I felt I was in a different world with the perfect guide.” -Martha S

Interactive and Educational

“You could be in any kind of shape, any kind of experience, at any age and it would be valuable and fun.” -Xulox

Great, even in WINTER

“Even in the middle of winter, we had a great time.” -Go5913

One of best adventures we’ve had in the entire country

“A must for any foodie, backpacker, or nature enthusiast.” -Thom G

Fun, memorable, inspiring

“I left the tour with the ability to turn a quarter of my backyard into a salad.” -Bradley S

Fun + Educational

“You truly felt like they wanted you to have an amazing time.” -A Southern Gypsy

Just keeps getting better

“We took our 6th tour last month and look forward to our 7th one tomorrow.” -jefferylyle32

A Wonderful Experience

“I felt like I was a kid again, surrounded by enchanted, abundant woodland.” -juliapple

Great foraging afternoon

“Everyone had a good time - no matter the age.” -joel88brooks

How many times, let me count the ways

“I have done multiple tours with No Taste like Home and every time gets better. I learn more and experience more. They are magical.” -Rosiland W

Exceptionally fun adventure

“the time just flew by” -HoneyL

Wonderful

“This is an activity you could do more than once and have a totally different experience each time.” -obx1415