Hop on the bus and take a trip to Famous Toastery, Biscuit Head, and LeGrand bakery and sample some of the best breakfast in town. Greenville History tours is adding this delicious new tour to it’s lineup starting August 15th.
The tour lasts about 90 minutes and costs $39, which includes your food along the way. John Nolan, the owner of Greenville History Tours points out historical landmarks and fun facts about the city as you progress along the route. (Did you know Lay’s Potato Chip founder, Herman Lay once lived right off of Augusta?)
Have guests coming in from out of town? It’s a great way for them to experience several Greenville Restaurants at once.
Our first destination, Famous Toastery, is new to Greenville but will quickly become a mainstay for people who live and work downtown and is one of the few to serve breakfast past mid-morning. Since 2005, Famous Toastery has gained a solid reputation throughout the region for their scratch made breakfast classics as well as dishes with unique twists that set them apart from anything else offered in town. Dining customers always can expect impeccable service because at Famous Toastery, “every server is your server.” You’ll feel like a local and eat like a king with what this restaurant serves up for our first dish of the tour.
Note: The freshly squeezed orange juice at Famous Toastery is amazing. Do yourself a favor and order it! And millennials will especially enjoy the Avacado Bennies we sampled on the tour.
Next we’ll make our way to a trendy spot in the South Ridge complex on one of Greenville’s gateway corridors. Normally you’ll see people lined up outside the doors waiting to get a taste of their breakfast fare at all times of day. We’ll beat the crowds and get a personalized experience from chefs who may serve us one of their “crowd favorites” or may treat us to something off-menu for a special one-of-a-kind indulgence. To take your taste buds further, you’re encouraged to try selections from their home-made jam and flavored-butter bar.
Note: With it’s original location being Asheville, you can expect creativity from the chef here. We sampled a biscuit with collard greens, cripsy jalapenos that rocked our taste buds. And they sell those fantastic jams for $6 a jar. Get one to take home with you.
Before you start thinking how far you’ll be putting off lunch, we’ve got one more stop that will bring a perfect ending to your vacation in Flavor Land. Greenville’s business climate is one of the most internationally thriving areas in America—especially through the presence of Michelin (France) and BMW (German). One of the greatest spots where the European influence is most deliciously felt is at LeGrand Bakery. After running a successful bakery in Blois, France, Laure and Emmanuel LeGrand brought their authentic breads and pastries to Greenville in 2013. You’ll savor hand-crafted, flaky creations that will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a Parisian café with each bite. If you like a nice French coffee to complete your experience, go ahead and indulge on that too.
Note: This place is legit. The pastries we tasted were delicious. Pro tip – Grab a French Doughnut on the go. A colleague says its the best she’s had, including all of the baked goods she’s tasted in Europe. (I’ve never been to Europe to confirm or deny this rumor)
Greenville History Tours Also Offers Several Other Tours Including…
- West End historic walking tour $12
- South Main historic walking tour $12
- At the Chef’s Table culinary tour $49
- Greenville BBQ Trail tour $39
- Historic Neighborhood & Architecture tour: Northwest $20
- Downtown Driving Tour $15
- Thematic Powerpoint lectures about Greenville $100
Book tours online at greenvillehistorytours.com
PS – We hear the BBQ Trail Tour is amazing, too. Looking forward to booking this one with friends and family also!