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 Smith, 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, Seafood Lover’s 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: Local catch sushi and sashimi
Robert "Tracy", Lead Guide
Rambunctious and raring to go, Tracy leads all 3 of the company tours, so expect to see him everywhere! This born and raised Conch is always up for a good time and never late for dinner. Once you meet him, you’ll love him…and probably end up as drinking buddies afterwards.
Local Fave: “Papa Doble” Hemingway Daquiri
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 Seafood Lover’s 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 the historic Seaport!
Local Fave: Peel n eat Pink shrimp
Sophia Hutchinson, Guide
Curious about the accent? Sophia was born in Poland, but has since spent the majority of her years in the States down here in paradise. Not only does she love Key West, but our love for her, too, is just as strong as the drinks she pours while tending bar when she’s not leading our tours!
Local Fave: Conch fritters
JP Hucke, Guide
Enthusiasm is JP’s middle name. He may have sailed down here with the intention of only staying the weekend, but he takes a certain pride about choosing Key West as his permanent home and it reflects in his tours. A tour with JP means a story time full of laughs.
Local Fave: Royal red shrimp scampi
Amy Flisram, Guide
Interested in the juicy dramatic side of history? Amy’s your girl. She’s loves a good feud, death, or conspiracy theory to keep her guest’s attention, so expect to hear a few different details to the Key West tales you’re familiar with. As far as her Wisconsin home goes, there’s no going back for Amy, she’s staying here where it’s warm.
Local fave: Key Lime Martini