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Your Perfect Alaskan Day!

Juneau is an amazing city with a lot to offer. Whether you’re here for a few hours or a few days, the many options can be overwhelming.  With that in mind, we now offer combo tours to help you maximize your time in Alaska’s capital city. No more worrying about your travel schedule and trying […]

Let’s Talk Tastings – Deckhand Dave’s

Although there are no roads in or out of Juneau, the city boasts a vibrant food truck industry. Between tacos, pizza, bar-be-cue, and even kelp salsa, hungry visitors and locals are assuredly able to find something to sate their appetites. Juneau Food Tours is proud to include the very popular food truck, Deckhand Dave’s, as […]

Cheers to a Tasty Winter!

This winter Juneau Food Tours launched a series of wine education classes. We’ve been asked several questions regarding the classes and what makes them different from, say a wine dinner. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions: Wine tastings happen all the time, what’s the difference? We LOVE wine tastings! The more the […]

Meals with Midgi: Minkie’s Coconut Cake

Life is short, eat dessert first. This is something The Captain says at least twice, maybe three times a week. He loves desserts. Fortunately, his 6’4” frame can handle eating a few sweets more than once a week. One of my greatest pleasures is cooking for him, and although I’m not much of a baker, […]

Meals with Midgi: Sweet Flavors of Fall

Like most Alaskans, I love me some king crab.  During the summer I frequent Tracy’s King Crab Shack several times in a gluttonous frenzy to get my fill before the season is over.  I have also been known to dine on this savory crustacean at many of the other fine eateries in Juneau.  One thing […]

Meals with Midgi: When a taco isn’t just a taco

There’s something about tacos. They are magical food. Take an ordinary corn or flour tortilla, fry it just a bit, then fill it with whatever your heart desires. I’ve written about my quest to eat fish tacos at every place available in Juneau. I am still looking for suggestions, so please keep them coming. There’s […]

Meals with Midgi: Life Sure is Peachy

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending my third International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC). This annual event brings together 300 or more men and women who photograph, research and write about food and the culinary industry. In other words, they’re my kind of people. The 2016 conference was held in Sacramento, the Farm […]

Will Write for Food

As I sit at my desk writing this blog, my mind wanders to 2014 when I attended my first International Food Bloggers Conference.  It was held in Seattle, which is a mere two-hour flight from my home in Juneau, Alaska.  I was excited to attend and I remember a bit nervous as well. I had […]

Celebrating the Seas

Juneau has a way of bringing people together. I have never lived anywhere where community truly meant so much. Whether it’s the 4th of July parade, the Maritime Festival, or even the most recent hot dog event with the Juneau Police Department,  we enjoy coming together as a family related through the common bond of Alaska […]

Retail Partner Highlight – Sketch Studio

We know that many of our guests arrive to Juneau via cruise ship, which limits their time here in Alaska’s capital city.  The tour is only 2.5 hours to allow guests plenty of time to explore more of the city.  One of the top questions guests ask is “Where can I shop for local items?” […]

Meals with Midgi: Perfecting Southeast Salmon Tacos

Is it me, or is there an abundance of places in town with extraordinarily delicious fish tacos? There’s the Hangar, with its seared halibut fish tacos. V’s Cellar Door restaurant and food truck have killer fish tacos. Then there’s the Taqueria. Let’s not forget the Baranof’s Capital Café, which has amazing fish tacos. So good […]

Why Choose Juneau Food Tours?

Maybe you’re new to town. Or you’re only here for eight hours. Or you live here but are having visitors.  What do to?  In the summer season, Juneau has a plethora of activities to answer that question.  Helicopter rides, glacier sightseeing tours, whale watching, fishing, even dog sledding are among the choices. With so much […]

Meals with Midgi: New Kid in Town

There’s a new kid in town and Juneau is lucky to have him. His name is Tommy Patrick and he is the latest addition to Reccia’s (no last name required) delicious management team.  For those of you who don’t know Reecia, she owns several eateries in Juneau. These include The Hangar on the Wharf, Pizzaria […]

Meals with Midgi: Local scallops inspired by a local chef

One of the most wonderful aspects of dining in a particular town is knowing that the chefs are local. The fact that they have ties to the community makes them more real, authentic, and even endearing. Chef Lionel Uddipa is one of these chefs. He moved to Juneau from the Philippines when he was two […]

Meals with Midgi: Bacon snack, bears, and beans

Well, it’s finally happened. I actually went on a hike. Not a nice stroll on a trail, but an honest to goodness, bona fide hike. And I didn’t die, pass out, or get eaten by a bear. As many may know, I have never really embraced the great outdoors. In fact, I mostly give it […]


Joining the team for 2016 is Elizabeth Arnett. We are very excited to have her as a guide. Elizabeth worked for Travel Juneau, the city’s marketing organization, for more than nine years and has been living in Juneau for 26 years.  She’s definitely a local who knows a lot about Alaska’s capital city. When asked […]

Meals with Midgi – Alaska’s the Place for Me

I just returned from a two-and-a-half week vacation.  I haven’t had a vacation that long since…well…since ever. The Captain and I did go to Hawaii a few years ago for about two weeks, but other than that it’s been about 5 days max.  This was the vacation of a lifetime. We went on a 12-day […]

Meals with Midgi: Lima Beans? Yep, I’ll Eat Those

This week The Captain and I headed south to visit my parents, affectionately known to our family as Toots and Freckles.  They live in Mesquite, Nevada, which is about 60 miles north of Las Vegas.  I love my parents, as is demonstrated by me leaving the cool, crisp, fresh air of Southeast Alaska for the […]

Meals with Midgi: Living Large – Like the Stars

I have mentioned in previous columns and blog entries my affinity for certain television shows – my guilty pleasures, if you will.  The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise has me hooked, and I fully admit it.  We all need those breaks in life that allows us to not have to focus on anything too serious, to relax, and […]

Food Writing — It’s Not Just About Food

Last week I hopped a plane to Seattle for the annual International Food Bloggers Conference. This is a gathering of 300–400 like-minded folks who are passionate about food. This passion is conveyed through food blogs, columns, cookbooks, and photography.  Attendees include new bloggers who are eager to learn more about the mechanics of blogging as […]

Juneau Food Tours – After the Season

As the 2015 summer visitor season winds down, the work at our offices (affectionately known as HQ) continues.  This week I travel to Seattle to the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC).  This is an annual pilgrimage for many food writers and bloggers who seek to keep updated on food trends and to learn about new […]

Meals with Midgi: Another Ten Years? Absolutely!

This week marked the eleventh anniversary of when The Captain and I met. For some reason, we never miss out on recognizing this day.  It’s a day of significance for us, even more so than our wedding anniversary, which we celebrate as well. I suppose it’s because this particular day was the beginning of a […]

Let’s Talk Tastings – Panhandle Provisions

We like to think of Panhandle Provisions as the “Jewel of Juneau”. The unique flavors and creativity that come from the kitchen of this little hole in the wall deli are unlike anything one can imagine. Kimchi salami, reindeer prosciutto, and Alaskan pork salami are just a few things on the delicious menu.  Owned by […]


Monday – Friday Rachel works as a clinical social worker. She is also an avid volunteer for Travel Juneau, working in the downtown kiosk greeting visitors. In addition to that volunteer gig, Rachel has been a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters for quite a few years. Being idle is not in Rachel’s wheelhouse. Her […]

Sustainable Sustenance

Recently, The Captain and I attended a delicious dinner hosted by The Rookery Café.  Guests on our food tour may be familiar with The Rookery. We discuss the chef, Beau Schooler when stopping at Panhandle Provisions for the delicious house smoked and cured meats.This particular dinner was quite special. Rookery Owner Travis Smith and Chef Beau […]

5 Must Do Things in Juneau

Juneau is an amazing city with a lot to offer a visitor. Whether you’re here for a few hours or a few days, the many options can be overwhelming.   Our food tour was designed to allow additional time for our guests to enjoy activities before or after the tour.  Here are a few of our favorites: 1) Whale Watching.  […]

Let’s Talk Tastings – Alaskan Gourmet Foods

It wouldn’t be a culinary tour without a hearty sampling of smoked salmon dip, the signature food for Southeast Alaskans. Nearly everyone who lives in Juneau and the surrounding communities has a recipe for this seafood dip. It usually involves a good amount of smoked salmon, cream cheese, and a few other delicious ingredients.  At […]

Let’s Talk Tastings – Tracy’s King Crab Shack

Juneau Food Tours is a culinary walking tour with six tasting locations. This means each location has small samples, or tastings, of the food available at that location. The tour includes restaurants as well as gourmet food stores, so that visitors are treated to great food and the opportunity to take some home. Typically guests […]

A Tour with Taste

Most tours, adventures and excursions in Juneau will offer information about the forest, the wildlife, the glaciers, and some historic facts.  Juneau Food Tours is no different.  While we focus primarily on the food, our goal is to ensure each guess takes away a “wow” factor regarding Juneau and its colorful history. For example, we […]

Why Take an Alaskan Food Tour in Juneau?

I’ve been asked a lot lately why someone should go on a food or culinary tour. My first thought is why not? In an effort to not sound rude or terse, I gave this question some serious thought.  Why an Alaskan food tour? Below are several reasons why a food tour – particularly a Juneau […]

Welcome to Juneau Food Tours!

Hello! Welcome to the Juneau Food Tours Blog. My name is Kelly “Midgi” Moore. Most people call me Midgi, which is my nickname and the name of my food column and food blog, Meals with Midgi. I guess you could say I am a true food enthusiast.  I love eating food, cooking food, reading about food, and when […]