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Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tours: Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour – Hong Kong

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Savor the Local Flavor

Follow us on a food trail to explore one of Hong Kong’s most fascinating neighborhoods — Sham Shui Po. This old Kowloon district houses a plethora of foodie hot spots, from decades-old eateries serving Hong Kong’s most beloved dishes, to specialty food stores with delicacies that give Cantonese food its subtle yet rich flavors, to a hidden heaven that lights up the eyes of professional and home chefs alike.

History, Architecture & Culture

Having escaped much of recent urban redevelopment, Sham Shui Po has retained much of its history, tradition and charm from Hong Kong’s yesteryears. Immerse in this neighborhood to experience a vibrant working-class community coming to life in the morning. In between tastings, stop by at iconic cultural remnants that offer a blast to the past and learn about the changes seen by this area.

Who Should Take This Foodie Tour

Our Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour is designed for those who want to go a bit further to explore Hong Kong’s culinary culture. If you are looking to try something different, join us on this food tour in Kowloon. Whether this is your first time to Hong Kong, a frequent visitor or even a local, this tour will show you Hong Kong with a different lens and provide lots of food not just for your belly, but for thought.

What’s Included: Selected food and drinks tastings at 6 locations

Duration: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes

Capacity: Maximum 8 participants

When: Tuesday, Fridays and Saturdays at 9:15 am

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Also from Hong Kong Foodie Tasting Tours: Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour and Tai Po Market Foodie Tour

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Venice Bites Food Tours: Off The Eaten Path – Venice, Italy

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By visiting our local family-owned and operated businesses, our mission is to honor and celebrate their work and their perseverance in preserving what is left of the fabric of Venice, which is gravely endangered.  We have a dual purpose:  Yes, we want to get travelers “off the eaten path,” away from the tourist zones and help find great places to eat.  But we also want to support the families who work tirelessly, day after day, to serve the city and the people they love.  It is often a thankless job.  We want to bring them recognition.  We want to introduce travelers to their crafts, and hopefully, people will return and tell their friends.  But most importantly, we want to help financially support them to help them stem the tide from the foreign investors and international chains that are plaguing our city.  Every day we do a tour, it’s another day they can stay in business.  We know that each and every meal counts, and with your help, we accomplish this together.  We are thankful every day that like-minded travelers like you are there to help in this effort.

Every location we go on our tours has been chosen by us for exactly this purpose.  We pay full price for everything.  We have not, nor will we ever ask for a discount from them.  We do not accept kickbacks or commissions.  To that end, we also do not offer discounts for our tours.  All of these things pull against the nature of our main goal, which is to support Venetians in their efforts to save themselves and our beloved city.

  • Enjoy a day in the life of a Venetian!
  • 7+ stops in neighborhood eateries, which includes all food and five alcoholic drinks.
  • Taste authentic Venetian specialties including cicchetti, tramezzini, and risotto.
  • Get “Off the Eaten Path” — home cooked food and a chance to support local businesses!
  • Eat and drink like the locals do, and we do it good!
  • DEPARTURE TIME: 11:00am
  • DURATION and DISTANCE: 3.5+ hours covering 2 miles (3 km)

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Venice Bites also operates a Progressive Dinner Through Cannaregio tour

 

 

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Juneau Food Tours: Alaskan Food Tour – Juneau, Alaska

Juneau Food Tours feeds your belly AND your mind! The tour includes a historical walk, as well as true Alaskan food! Enjoy succulent seafood, famous candies and cookies, and locally brewed beer. Nine tastings total, three you get to take home in your gift bag. Join us on the Tour with Taste and eat your way through Alaska’s capital city.

Why a food tour?

A food or culinary tour is a perfect way to immerse yourself into the culture of a city. Juneau is home to some of the finest seafood and eateries in Southeast Alaska and our guides, locals who live here year-round, are eager to share these establishments with you. They will colorfully detail some of Juneau’s history and culture as you stroll along the beautiful streets of downtown Juneau. Our guides will also make recommendations for great restaurants and things to do while you are visiting Juneau.  Foodies don’t dismay, there will be lots of delectable Alaskan fare. Be prepared for great food and enjoyable conversation in a warm and personal setting.

What to expect

Once you purchase your ticket, you will be told where to meet your guide. A brief introduction is given, then the fun begins! Each tour combines walking to tasting locations, eating delicious local foods, and learning about the lively history and culture that makes Juneau so special. Each participant will be provided a reusable shopping bag as well as bottled water.

Experience history, art and culture

In addition to fantastic food, Juneau Food Tours includes fun facts about Alaska’s capital city. For example, you will “meet” Patsy Ann, Juneau’s official canine greeter. At the “Before I Die” blackboard, you will have the opportunity to share what’s on your bucket list. Landmarks include the new Walter Soboleff Center, which features beautiful Alaska Native artwork, and the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial, which is dedicated to the men and women who have given their lives to the Alaska commercial fishing industry.

What you’ll taste

Each tasting location was especially chosen by Kelly “Midgi” Moore, owner of Juneau Food Tours. Midgi is a food blogger and food writer in Juneau. She takes great pride in sharing the fantastic tastes of Juneau. Here’s a sample:

  • Tracy’s King Crab Shack - King crab bisque and a crab cake
  • Alaska Knifeworks – Salmon dip, bull kelp marmalade
  • V’s Cellar Door – Halibut fusion nachos
  • Panhandle Provisions – House made charcuterie
  • SALT – Alaskan cod taco with wine pairing
  • Alaskan Hotel & Bar – Locally brewed beer
  • JCP – Confections Gourmet marshmallow treat
  • Wings Airway’s/Taku Glacier Lodge – Famous gingersnap cookies
  • Chef Stef’s – Delicious toffee

Who would enjoy a food tour of Juneau?

Anyone who loves great food, a relaxed atmosphere, and a bit of history and culture spun with a colorful tale or two. The walk is just over a mile and includes a small incline.

Details:

  • When: Daily, May 1 – October 1
  • Time: Times vary, please see calendar
  • Cost: $129 plus 5% city sales tax
  • What’s Included: All tastings, a guided walking tour, reusable shopping bag, bottled water
  • Who: Anyone age 12 and up. Moderate fitness levels are recommended
  • Capacity: Up to 12 guests per tour
  • Wear: Light rain jacket recommended and comfortable walking shoes
  • Weather: Rain or shine, we will dine!
  • Where: Tour meets at the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial (location provided upon ticket purchase)
  • Dietary restrictions: We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs.
  • Distance covered: Approximately 1.2 miles

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Turkish Flavours: Urla Cooking Class and Farmer’s Market Visit – Urla, Turkey

We will pick you up from Izmir/Çeşme/Alaçatı or environs and accompany you to the quaint seaside town of Urla where an old fashioned slow and relaxed lifestyle still exists.

Taking a stroll through the town we will stop at a local bakery where everything is still made by hand with the best quality ingredients. Here we will get to know each other while tasting local delicacies such as homemade pastries, cookies and walnut baklava accompanied by Turkish coffee.

With a short and leisurely walking tour through the Arts Street featuring ceramic, mosaic, woodworking and painting studios, we will enjoy the artwork along with 150 year old stone buildings and the narrow streets of central Urla.

We will then arrive at the fruit and vegetable market where all produce is freshly picked in the early morning.

Here we will choose our seasonal produce and fresh cheeses and arrive at the cooking workshop. We will learn how to prepare Aegean style foods featuring the strong influence of the regional culinary heritage using the freshest ingredients and dishes cooked in local extra virgin olive oil.

After cooking a delicious meal together, we will sit down and enjoy a family style late lunch with the food we prepared, accompanied by a selection of award winning local wines while enjoying the wonderful views of the region.

Sample seasonal menu: Aegean style wild green and fresh cheese appetizers, lamb slow cooked with herbs and lemon peel, handmade savory pastry, rice with pine nuts and currants, slow cooked artichokes in olive oil, semolina cake with lavender ice cream, Turkish coffee and chocolates.

We will drive you back After the Urla culinary experience.

Urla is 35 km from İzmir in the Aegean Coast near Ephesus.

A farmers market tour and Aegean Turkish cooking class -6,5 hours

On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

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Turkish Flavours: Alaçati and Çeşme Flavours Tour – Turkey

We will pick you up from İzmir/Çeşme or environs and accompany you to the quaint historic town of Alaçatı with old cobblestone streets, tastefully preserved stone buildings and delicious regional fresh food.

We will stroll through the historic town stopping to taste local delicacies such as mastic flavored pastries, fresh cheese cookies and Turkish coffee at Alaçatı cafes. We will walk through the colorful farmers market of Alaçatı (Saturday only) and enjoy Turkish tea in a secret garden cafe. We will stroll through the Crafts District featuring antiques, ceramics, woodworking and art galleries of Alaçatı. We will enjoy an Aegean style lunch at an award-winning restaurant, prepared with the freshest ingredients and seasonal edible greens.We will take a short ride to neighboring town of Çeşme to tour the historic Castle and walk across the street to the Marina where we will sample the local delicacy “kumru” sandwich. We will stop at a bistro by the sea to taste the quality wines of the region. We will drive you back after the Alaçatı and Çeşme culinary experience.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

6.5 hours

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Gourmet Walks: NoPa / Alamo Square – San Francisco, CA

Tour Facts

  • 3 hour walking tour of San Francisco’s NoPa/Alamo Square neighborhood
  • Alternate Saturdays at 2:00 pm
  • Mostly flat route (one hill), about 1 mile long, with limited seating
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • 8 stops, with tastings at each (enough food for lunch!)
  • Begins at Panhandle (Baker & Fell), 15 minutes from downtown and close to Golden Gate Park
  • $70 (+ $1 ticket fee)per person

tour description

NoPa/Alamo Square is San Francisco’s up-and-coming neighborhood, boasting exciting new grocery stores and bakeries alongside panoramic views of downtown. NoPa stands for North of Panhandle, and we will stroll past the Panhandle Park as well as Alamo Square for a picture postcard shot of the Painted Ladies.

You’ll learn about the history of Divisadero Street while peeking into art galleries, hip boutiques and wine bars that make NoPa a new destination. Easily accessible by bus and MUNI, this neighborhood is a perfect stopover en route to Golden Gate Park, the DeYoung Museum and Cal Academy of Science.

tastings

  • Thin-crust white pizza with roasted zucchini, feta and tomato
  • New Mexican tamale hand pies with organic yellow corn crust
  • Sustainable fish taco with ancho chile sauce and oranges
  • Gourmet focaccia and California cheese
  • Fresh baked whole wheat bread, from flour milled on site
  • Salted Caramel ice cream from SF’s favorite creamery
  • Oatmeal raisin cookies, “Top 10 Cookie in SF”
  • Premium sake tasting

Tastings subject to change without notice. Many dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

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Philadelphia Chocolate Tours

Enjoy a guided walking and tasting tour of unique Philadelphia chocolate shops and cafes on a Philadelphia Chocolate Tour. Learn about the history and health benefits of chocolate, and the history of the city of Philadelphia and the neighborhoods we visit, as you savor America’s favorite flavor, and walk off the calories. Let us give you a private tour as a scrumptious outing for your family, office, bridal party, or other group. Or, join a public tour and make new chocolate-loving friends!

Route

Our routes go through the vibrant Center City and Rittenhouse Square neighborhoods:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:45 pm: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Chocolate By Mueller, Pennsylvania General Store, Jake’s Sandwich Board, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, and Capogiro Gelato.
  • Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:45 pm: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Chocolate By Mueller, Pennsylvania General Store, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, and Capogiro Gelato
  • Saturdays at 10:45 am: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, John & Kira’s, and Capogiro Gelato.
  • Saturdays at 2:45 pm: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Pennsylvania General Store, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and Capogiro Gelato.
  • Sundays at 11:45 am: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Pennsylvania General Store, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and Capogiro Gelato.
  • Sundays at 2:45 pm: Famous 4th Street Cookie Company, Pennsylvania General Store, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and Capogiro Gelato.

Routes are subject to change due to store hours, etc.

Walking level: Weekday tours involve an easy walk while weekend tours involve an intermediate level of walking.

Click for links to our participating stores and other stores we love. Philadelphia is the city of chocolatey love!

When

Our public tours run as follows:

  • Tuesdays at 12:45 pm
  • Wednesdays at 12:45 pm
  • Thursdays at 12:45 pm
  • Fridays at 12:45 pm
  • Saturdays at 10:45 am 
  • Saturdays at 2:45 pm
  • Sundays at 11:45 am
  • Sundays at 2:45 pm

The weekday tours are 1 1/2 to 2 hours long and weekend tours are 2 to 2 1/2 hours long. Advance registration is recommended because tours often sell out. If you’re redeeming Groupons, LivingSocial vouchers or gift certificates, please click here!

Contact us online or at info@philadelphiachocolatetours.com or 215-833-0044 for private tour availability. We tour year-round, because chocolate tastes good in any kind of weather

Meet

Meet at Reading Terminal Market, at 12th Street and Filbert, outside under the Reading Terminal sign, across from Maggiano’s and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown (map). Please note that tours do not end where they start, but end near Rittenhouse Square. Our Tourguides can point you in any direction you need to go after the tour!

Cost

$40 per person for a public tour, $60 per person for a private tour. (Prices include chocolate!) Group rates are available. Advance registration, please. Tickets are non-refundable, and you may reschedule if necessary. You can purchase tickets or gift certificates here or by phoning us at 215-833-0044. Or, click to redeem Groupons.

Questions

Please contact us online or at info@philadelphiachocolatetours.com or 215-833-0044 and let us know what we can answer for you.

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Forktown Food Tours: Alphabet District Tour – Portland, OR

Explore the historic Alphabet District and NW 23rd Avenue, and taste culinary treasures. You’ll sample local craft beer, seasonal small plates, cocktails, tiny artisan cookies, micro-batch coffee, food cart goodness, and more, made with the seasonal ingredients that Oregon is famous for. You’ll get the stories behind the tastes through conversations with chefs, restaurant owners, and food crafters.

We will make 6-8 stops to taste while cruising through one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and exploring Portland’s exciting food culture. Capture the feel and personality of the area and get to know Portland.

On this tour, you might find some of the following tastes…

– seasonal fruit mimosas

– local greens salad with herbed goat cheese, wild mushrooms, and local hazelnuts

– Reuben sliders with hardwood smoked pastrami

– artisan craft spirits, ales and wine

– gourmet nut butter sandwiches grilled on challah bread

– seasonally inspired french macarons and salted chocolate chip cookies

* Please note that tastings are subject to seasonal changes and to the whim of the chef!

Please wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing. We are Portlanders, so tours take place rain or shine! Let us know ahead of time if you have any dietary restrictions, in many cases we can make substitutions.

Time: Fridays at 2pm

Duration: 3 hours, about 1.5 miles of walking

Tour Cost: $65.00 (includes all food, beverage, and your expert tour guide)

Meeting Location: Near NW 23rd and NW Savier. Specific location, transportation and parking information provided at ticket purchase.

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Bites of Boston: The Sweet & Savory South End Walking Food Tour

Over the course of our 3-hour guided tour, you’ll sample scrumptious food from neighborhood restaurants, cafes and specialty food stores while learning about the foods you are tasting and the people who make them. You’ll also experience the local culture as we stroll the neighborhood streets, visiting sites of historical and architectural interest. The casual pace makes this walking food tour appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.

Delicious Food Tastings - The Sweet and Savory South End Walking Food Tour takes place in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood. You’ll taste local favorites from 6 South End eateries including award-winning pizza, a creatively concocted cookie, and the iconic New England fried clam, to name a few. You’ll also learn how these local establishments came to be, who owns them and some fun and interesting stories they have to share. The food sampled on the tour is included in the price of your ticket and is enough for a satisfying lunch. Tasting Locations are listed and described below.

Neighborhood Nourishment - On top of delicious food tastings, you’ll also enjoy a hearty helping of historical, architectural and cultural information about the South End neighborhood.  You’ll see some beautifully planned Victorian bowfront communities, learn about the cultural development of the area, and hear some fascinating facts about some of the South End’s sites and famous residents. Our Sweet & Savory South End Walking Food Tour is full of food, facts, and fun!

Delicious food specialties are served on the South End Food Tour (subject to change):

  • Parish Cafe American restaurant featuring sandwiches created by renowned Boston chefs (Est. 1992)
  • Orinoco Kitchen A Latin kitchen inspired by family-run Venezuelan eateries (Est. 2003)
  • Flour Bakery Popular local bakery and cafe with mouth-watering pastries and delicious sandwiches (Est. 2000)
  • Morse Fish Company Boston’s oldest fish market (Est. 1903)
  • South End Formaggio Purveyor of fine meats, cheeses, wines and specialty products (Est. 1999)
  • The Upper Crust Pizzeria Award-winning pizzeria serving gourmet thin-crust pizza (Est. 2001)
When: Wednesday/Thursday – Sunday, April through November
Time: Tours depart daily at 12noon and last 3 hours
Price: $48 Adult | $35 Child (Ages 12 and under) +tax
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Tasty Tours: Kensington Market Sweets Tour – Toronto, Canada

Do you love chocolates, cakes, pastries, and other sweets?
Have you ever wondered about the history of Hershey’s or the difference between
cocoa and cacao?
Is your idea of a good time to take a stroll through one of Toronto’s quirkiest
neighborhoods while nibbling on some munchies?

Then come join Tasty Tours on a sweets-tasting tour of Kensington Market, and learn the story behind the treats we eat! Includes free samples, store discounts, and a lot of yum. Tasty Tours is a walking tour dedicated to sweets – chocolates, cupcakes, pastries, you name it! On each tour, your guide will take you on a walk around a Toronto neighbourhood, where you will be introduced to various bakeries, chocolatiers and more. Be treated to the history of sweets and a variety of edible delights from each store. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the tour for you!

Location Kensington Market
Time Sundays, 11.30am
Alternate Saturdays, 11.30am
Alternate Sundays, 2pm
Look at Book a Tour for exact dates & times
Length of Tour 2 hours approx
Price $30 per person
$10 for kids 7-12 years inclusive
Free for kids under 7!
Tour Size 10 people max
Walking Difficulty Easy
Payment Method Cash at the beginning of the tour
Features • Guided tour on the history of sweets
• Introduction to 5 sweet stores* (guess which?)
• Samples from each location
• Discounts at select merchants
• Happy times for all!
Dietary Restrictions The tour is almost entirely vegetarian and can be partially vegan. Unfortunately, other restrictions cannot be accomodated at this time. Please mention if you are vegan or vegetarian in the comments when booking a tour.
Comments Bring an appetite and some extra spending cash to buy more yummies. No tipping allowed! If you enjoy the tour, the best way to show your appreciation is to buy something at the stores on our tour

*we prefer to surprise you with the stores and treats on our tour, but if you would like to know beforehand (strongly discouraged!) check out the FAQ.

Sweets for my Sweetie TourVery special, very sweet. Take a tour for 2 for you and that treasured person in your life. Fully customizable – perfect for birthdays and anniversaries. $40 per person, 2 per tour. Drop us a message and we will get back to you asap.

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