Key West Food Tours was founded in 2014 to offer visitors of Key West a taste of authentic local culinary experiences while providing historical anecdotes, because, let’s face it, food tastes better when there’s a story behind it!
Here in Key West, food is an art, and art is what we know best. We islanders are known to be laid-back, creative, wacky, & friendly. Well, the chefs are no different.
We provide unique and original local culinary walking tours in a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible manner. Our goal is to create food memories that last a lifetime. By taking visitors off-the-beaten-path, you’ll discover engaging and knowledgeable local guides who are eager to share the most authentic and delicious version of Key West.
Here at Key West Food Tours, our team and tour guides are dedicated to giving you the best experience possible, while filling your bellies up with local favorites. We want to show you what our island has to offer: A rich history with cultural influences, and tasty local food!
Analise Andrews, Owner & Founder
Raised in her Cuban grandmother’s Key West kitchen, and armed with a business degree, Analise Smith pursued a career in the food industry by starting Key West Food Tours in 2014. Combining a love for food with her hometown of Key West, Analise created a 3-hour, highly entertaining narrative weaving the island’s history on a tasting walking tour, visiting five local mom-and-pop restaurants.
Today, Key West Food Tours offers its signature Southernmost Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour, Historic Seaport Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour, and the Key West Craft Cocktail Crawl, consistently receiving #1 in TripAdvisor’s Food and Drink category for Key West, as well as TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
Shannon McRae, General Manager
A native Floridian, Shannon was the first to join the KWFT Team. Starting as a guide, she knows the tours and the Key West food scene inside and out. Now she’s helping run the show from behind the scenes, but still takes any opportunity to fill in and lead a tour.
Local fave: Stone Crab claws and key lime mustard!
Rose Chambilss, Guide
Rose may be a New Yorker by birth, but he’s a Florida man at heart. This smooth-talking gentle giant has a soft spot for our Historic Seaport Tour. Even though he works clear over 40 hours a week at multiple jobs, he will always have time to take you and yours out for a stroll around our beautiful turquoise waters!
Local Fave: Peel n eat Pink shrimp
Jasmine Jones, Guide
Jasmine brings a Conch’s perspective to the company through an artist’s eye! When she’s not leading groups around on all 3 of our tours, she’s likely painting in her studio, Ocean Blue Studio, or teaching a class on how to bring those Key West tropical colors to your canvas!
Local Fave: grilled FL lobster tails
Dana Calyton, Guide
From one historic port to another, Dana came to us from Charleston, SC. She may be newer to guiding, but that’s only because she’s a physician’s assistant at our local emergency care clinic. Hopefully you’ll only be seeing her on tour, but rest assured you’re in good hands either way!
Local fave: Thirsty Mermaid’s Yellow tail Snapper
Meaghan McKnight, Guide
Meaghan is our South Florida-born Roaming Renegade who plans on making her Key West belt-notch a long term one. She’s worked for food tour companies in St. Augustine and New York, only to pick back up the torch with us here on the island. She’s no stranger to good food, so be sure to ask her for her best recommendations around the island.
Local Fave: Lobster ravioli from Nine One Five
Meredith Wright, Guide
Meredith joins us as an international Tour Director aboard small cruise ships. When she’s not riding the high seas she vibin’ on the island as one of our local guides, travel writing, and exploring aboard her own sail boat.
Local Fave: Conch salad