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About Us

Our Story

Tucson Food Tours was founded by Bradner and Maria Lawrence, a local couple that had worked for years in the service industry. While living here, one of the most common questions by both visitors and locals alike was, “What is there to do in Tucson?” Having many friends in the service industry that worked in restaurants and bars all over town, Brad and Maria always had their favorite places their friends and family “had to go.”

During Brad and Maria’s travels to other cities, they had tried out other walking food tours, and decided that with the emergence of downtown Tucson as a center for food and entertainment, it was time to start one of these tours here. Our Tucson food tours highlight some of their favorite local spots in what is the center of innovative restaurants and live entertainment.

Our Notable Mentions

Rated Tucson’s #1 tour activity and a great way to get a taste of Tucson. We are Tucson’s original walking food tour where you not only get a combination of delicious foods and beverages, but a little history of Tucson along the way. This tour is one of the best things to do in Tucson and was designed to allow visitors, locals, and foodies alike to sample some of the hottest local foods and drinks in the area. Even people local to Tucson learn and taste new things that are unique to this wonderful city.

Tucson Weekly January 2018
100 Things to do in Tucson Before You Die
Tucson Foodie Article- September 2015
Caliente- AZ Daily Star- August 2015
Daily Wildcat- November 2013
AZ Daily Star- February 2013
Arizona Illustrated Interviews Tucson Food Tours- September 2012
Tucson Weekly- February 2012
Eating, Walking & Discovering New Things With Tucson Food Tours – March 2023

Who We Are

Bradner and Maria’s passion for food and the city they live in led them to develop Tucson Food Tours. They have always enjoyed helping friends and family enjoy the cuisine and culture that makes Tucson a unique, fun place to live.