WHO ARE WE?
We are Evie and Steve. Like many Florida residents, we moved to this part of Florida to support our parents. We discovered Southwest Florida Food Tours when we were looking for an activity to enjoy with Steve’s daughter who was coming to visit from the North East. When the tour owner, LaVerne, told us she wanted to retire, we jumped at the opportunity to take over her business.
We started with LaVerne’s well-established Bites of Punta Gorda Tour, from 11AM-2PM. It’s an easy and pleasant walk around historic downtown Punta Gorda with stops at five popular, local eateries. We just added our Spirits, Haunts and History Tour of Punta Gorda for people who are willing to walk at least two miles roundtrip. Starting in February, we’ll offer The Gardens of Retta Esplanade tour on Sundays. This tour is perfect for people who love gardening, who love history, and enjoy a 2-mile walk.
Southwest Florida Food Tours was created to fill a need in Southwest Florida, specifically Punta Gorda. Food tours are popping up all over the world, and tourists count on these food tours to introduce themselves to the best food, and the hidden gems, that a vacation area has to offer. Many of the locals who go on our tours have never been to most, if not all, of the restaurants on our walking tour!
WHY DON’T YOU OPERATE IN THE SUMMER?
It becomes too hot here in the summer time to do the walking tour. We also get a lot of rain, high humidity, and sometimes, hurricanes! However, we are brainstorming innovative ideas to keep our summer visitors entertained! Stay tuned!
Explore, discover and enjoy southwest Florida in an exciting new way!