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A Foodies Guide for a Weekend in the Sandhills of North Carolina

Looking for a foodie adventure in the Sandhills? Look no further than Southern Pines, Aberdeen, and Pinehurst, where you'll find an array of amazing food options. With so many great restaurants to choose from, it's hard to go wrong, but we've put together a guide to help you make the most of your weekend in the area.

If you're arriving on a Friday afternoon or evening, we recommend starting your weekend off with some fine dining. There are several excellent options to choose from, including Chef Warren's, Ashten's, and Villagio. At any of these restaurants, you can expect unique atmospheres, delicious food, and amazing drinks. Just be sure to make reservations in advance, as these spots tend to fill up quickly.

Start your morning with a snack at Betsy's Crepes or Pinescone Cafe. Be sure to save room for your afternoon Foodie Tour!

After breakfast, take a stroll through the charming downtown areas of Southern Pines and Aberdeen. You'll find plenty of boutique shops and galleries to explore, as well as several coffee shops where you can grab a mid-morning pick-me-up.

If you want to experience the best of the Sandhills' food scene all in one go, consider joining our Foodie Tour. Our tours are epic and offer a delicious experience to sample many places at once. Come hungry as you will get to sample so much food you may not want dinner! Our 1pm Aberdeen tour will be perfect for your weekend visit. On our tour, you'll be guided through the charming downtown areas of Aberdeen, where you'll get to sample some of the area's best eats, including fresh bakery items, authentic Southern foods, and delicious dessert. Our expert guides will share the history and stories behind each stop, making it a fun and educational experience. Don't miss out on this culinary adventure!

In the afternoon, work off your lunch with a hike at one of the area's many nature preserves. Weymouth Woods or the Reservoir Park are both great options, with trails ranging from easy to challenging. The Sandhills Community College also has fantastic walking areas to admire.

For dinner on Saturday night, you may be too full from your tour to eat but if you'd like to try something a little different, perhaps visit The House of Fish. This seafood-focused restaurant offers a variety of fresh, locally-sourced dishes, as well as a fun and lively atmosphere.

Finally, you must hop on the Sandhills Trolley for an epic evening of Brewery Cruising. With unique themes and fun activities and games, it is a must-do for the area. Plan ahead for your trip as cruises can sell out weeks/months in advance!

Before you leave the Sandhills, head to Amore Ciego for a classic treat. This cozy spot is known for its delicious espresso and croissants, as well as its friendly service. It's the perfect spot to end your foodie weekend in the Sandhills.

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