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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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Berlin Food Tours: Berlin Mitte Food Tour – Berlin, Germany

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Mitte is Berlin’s first and most central district which literally means “the center.” It constitutes Berlin’s historic core and includes some of the most important tourist sites. Mitte contains some of the city’s oldest buildings, most of the political institutions and also an enormous variety of culinary treasures, just waiting to be explored by you. 

This tour is a great opportunity for everyone to explore Berlin Mitte in a culinary way and off the tourist track. Learn about German food craftsmanship, indulge in a rich variety of foods and experience the unique history of Berlin Mitte.

Highlights of the Berlin Mitte Food Tour

  • 10 Tastings & Stories
  • Discover the culinary side of Berlin Mitte
  • Indulge in delicacies from Berlin
  • Variety of different Foods and Flavours
  • Stunning locations off the tourist track
  • Berlins exciting food – and city – history

When: 11 am on Fridays and Saturdays, or send us your tour request info@berlinfoodtour.de

Where: Meeting Point is “Katjes Café Grün-Ohr”, Rosenthaler Straße 32  http://tinyurl.com/pmq3ppo 

Duration: The food tour will last approximately 3,5 hours

Attendance Fee: 39,90 Euros p.p., children under 12 years 24,90 Euros

Who: All age groups and fitness levels

Including: All food tastings

Food: We taste on the go and are not usually seated

Clothing: Comfortable clothing, shoes and rain gear depemding on weather

Weather Conditions: Tours run rain or shine

Languages:English & German

A minimum number of participants is required for tour to operate.

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Berlin Food Tours also operates several other food and tasting tours in the city.

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West Palm Beach Food Tours: Downtown Tour – West Palm Beach, Florida

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Put on your walking shoes and bring your appetite for a fun, entertaining and delicious way to learn about West Palm Beach. Sip, sample and savor the flavor of South Florida with 12 generous tastings from the best locally owned restaurants. Of course, we’ll sprinkle in a bit of history, architecture and culture to round out your perfect afternoon in sunny South Florida.

What to expect

Expect plenty of delicious food tastings that help tell the story of West Palm Beach. You’ll learn about the plight of our commercial key lime groves while enjoying a key lime tart. Meet local restaurant owners and chefs. Walk by historically significant buildings and stop to take pictures of colorful street art. Discover what it’s like to live in West Palm Beach.

Our enthusiastic local tour guides are culinary storytellers, and we love to entertain and educate. At the end of the tour you’ll know what a tamarind is, you’ll be able to name a few of our famous residents and you’ll have a long list of things you’ll want to do while visiting West Palm Beach. We want you to go home with tasty memories of your visit! As Erma Bombeck said, “I am not a glutton – I’m an explorer of food.”

What are you waiting for? We have all the ingredients you need for an afternoon of delicious fun!

Tastings?

  • Savor an Ahi Tuna Tostada piled high with a fresh mango and avocado salsa.
  • Enjoy Pan con Tomate at The Blind Monk.
  • Meet a local celebrity chef at Hullabaloo Italian Gastropub and enjoy a surprise tasting.
  • Sample fresh tropical juices from Ganache Bakery Café.
  • Taste an award-winning pizza at Pizza Girls.
  • Enjoy a taste of paradise as you bite into a delicious Key Lime Tart.
  • Sip a refreshing Cuban Mojito inspired wine cocktail in a chic wine bar.
  • Discover a hidden courtyard complete with a retro Airstream trailer.
  • Admire our vibrant street art.
  • Learn how to open a coconut.
  • Discover Delicious Downtown West Palm Beach.

When?

Tuesdays through Saturdays

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

How Much?

$65 adults, $45 children (ages 12 & under), free (ages 3 & under, not eating)

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What’s Included?

13 food and drink tastings

How Far?

1 mile with plenty of air-conditioned stops along the way.  Our longest walk without stopping is 2.5 blocks.

Who?

All ages and fitness levels are welcome, but the tour will be most enjoyed by teens and adults.

Capacity?

12 guests per tour.

What to Wear?

Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. Yes…shorts are perfectly acceptable!

Weather Conditions?

Tour runs rain or shine, and we use the trolley on rainy days to stay out of the rain as much as possible.

Meeting Point?

We meet near the Evernia Street Parking Garage, 333 Evernia Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Exact meeting point will be on your tour confirmation.

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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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Madrid Food Tour: Market and Tapas Tour – Madrid, Spain

Market & Tapas Tour in Madrid

Offered two nights per week, experience the best of Spanish cuisine with Madrid Food Tour on an insider’s tour of the city’s most beautiful and historic market, as well as three of its best tapas bars. Start at the stunning San Miguel Market, where you’ll learn about the market’s rich history and discover its tempting food stalls– your guide will advise you on the best bites to try. After exploring (and sampling plenty along the way) you’ll take a short walk your first tapas bar, and begin your evening of Spanish tapeo.

A Variety of Tastings

You’ll start the Market Tasting Tour with a traditional Madrileño aperitif, followed by small bites and at least two tapas and one beverage at each tapas bar. The tour includes all food tastings (10+) and four beverages.

History & Culture

There is no better way to get to know a city than through its cuisine, and our Market and Tapas Tour is a great introduction to Spanish cuisine and culture. You’ll see napkins thrown on the floor and Spaniards who prefer eating standing up rather than sitting down, and your guide will share their tricks for getting free tapas around town.

An Insider’s Food Guide

Tour guests will be provided with a useful guide of Madrid’s specialty food shops and restaurants, as well as some suggestions for other meals and Spanish specialties. These priceless recommendations will ensure a successful culinary stay in the city.

When: Thursday & Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (other dates by request)
Price: 95€ per person
What’s included: 10+ tastings, including 4 bites in the market and at least 6 tapas.
Who: People who love to eat and try new things (note, all group tours are currently in English).
Capacity: Generally 7 people per tour (larger tours possible by request).
What to wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes, & sun protection or winter gear depending on the season
Weather conditions: Food tours take place rain or shine
Where: Meeting point and drop off in the center of Madrid

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Madrid Food Tour: Tapas, Taverns & History Tour – Madrid, Spain

Tapas, Taverns and History in Madrid

Discover Madrid after dark on our enchanting Tapas, Taverns & History Tour. Our guide James (a local travel and food writer) will take you to four wonderful tapas bars well-loved by the locals, as well as lead you through the old city, showing you the sights and bringing alive the capital’s culture and history.

Our guests love this tour for its unbeatable combination of delicious food and wine (you’ll be full-up and glowing by the end) as well as culture, sights and history. It’s the best way to understand and appreciate all that Madrid has to offer!

Tapas Like a Local

At the first bar – a beautiful, tile-lined Madrid tavern – you’ll whet your appetite like a Madrileño, with a classic Spanish aperitif. At the next two bars – both dripping with atmosphere and full of locals – you’ll indulge in a selection of mouth-watering tapas and excellent Spanish wines (or another drink if you prefer). Finally, we’ll wind up in the city’s literary quarter, eating and drinking fantastic local fare. Throughout, James will help you understand the delicious food, the variety of wines and the deeply-rooted gastronomic traditions of this exhilarating country.

Madrid’s History & Culture

Between bars you’ll wend through charming medieval streets, pass famous monuments and discover the hidden treasures of this fabulous city. A consummate storyteller, James will bring the stories and fables of Madrid’s remarkable past alive, telling you about the infamous Spanish Inquisition, the lost remains of three great Spanish artists, the dramatic Siege of Madrid during the Spanish civil war, and more.

An Insider’s Food Guide

Tour guests will be provided with a useful guide of the shops and restaurants we visit on the tour, as well as some suggestions for other meals and Spanish food specialties. These priceless recommendations will ensure a successful culinary stay in the city.

When: Most Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday evenings, other days by request (check our booking calendar for all open upcoming dates)
Time: We meet for the tour at 7:30 p.m.
Price: 95€ per person
What’s included: At least 10 tapas and 4 beverages (enough for dinner), plus lot’s of great information.
Who: People who love to eat and try new things (note, all group tours are currently in English).
Capacity: Generally 7 people per tour (larger tours possible by request).
What to wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes, & sun protection or winter gear depending on the season
Weather conditions: Food tours take place rain or shine
Where: Meeting point and drop off in the center of Madrid

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Le Foodist: Travel and Chef – Paris, France

We offer comprehensive culinary classes where you learn to select produce at the marketplan your preparation, and learn the culinary techniques involved while producing the menu yourself. Our approach is fun and informal, but also a learning experience, and as always we shall be sharing our surprising stories of what the contents of your plate can tell you about French culture.

After the hard work, sit down with classmates to savour the fruits of your labour: a three-course meal with matching wines.

In every Travel & Chef session, you will experience what we detail below.

Learn by doing

It is said we learn by doing; OK.  But it is also said we learn by our mistakes.  Using that insight (based on experience unfortunately …) we have developped an original technique for accelerating the learning of how to cook – where you might fail first, but you will definitely succeed in the end.  And this works wonders to make the lesson memorable.

Technical mastery

Simple techniques are the foundation of any great French meal; this is the basis for French professional cooking certification.  So we ensure that you cover 5 to 7 of these fundamental techniques in each of our classes (for a total of 192). And then we explain a bit of the theory, because we all learn differently.

Storytelling

In France, the pleasure of a meal derives both from the food and the fact that we share our meals.  And what do we share?  Usually conversations about food.  So we will make sure you hear our stories about the ingredients and recipes along the way, and take the opportunity to discover a bit more about the French culture along the way.

Planning the meal

This might be the topic about cooking which is the least covered in classes or books.  Yet we think the most critical – and at the heart of professional cooking.  So why not learn something about it with us?  We will be happy to share.

Sharing the meal

At the end of our class, we always sit down to enjoy the meal together – and to hear some stories about the wine we pair with the food.

Timing: 8 or 10 am – 1 pm (see calendar)

Price: From €95, including tax and wine pairings

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Le Foodist: Once Upon a Table – Paris, France

Once Upon a Table is an exceptional gourmet dining event, where you get to savour not only a fine traditional French gastronomic meal, but also to explore French wines, discover French culture, learn the history of what is on your plate and meet your French hosts.

In every Once Upon a Table dining event, you will experience what we detail below. To help ensure we source the best ingredients, our events change with the seasons.

Enjoy a traditional French gastronomic meal

Let our gourmet chef prepare you a traditional five-course French gastronomic menu for your delectation. The dishes have been carefully chosen to reflect the best of the French culinary tradition and each has a unique Le Foodist touch to charm the palate. Our dishes contain only the finest French sourced ingredients.

Explore French wines

Our sommelier will introduce you to five delicious French regional wines, finishing with a refreshing champagne. The wines have been carefully selected to accompany the menu to perfection and introduce you to the diversity of France’s vineyards. Our sommelier will also let you into a few secrets of tasting so that by the end of the experience you too will be talking like a true wine connoisseur.

Discover French culture

Food and wine are windows to the French soul. Throughout the evening, you will discover a little of the essence of the “French exception”.

Meet the French

Your authentic tricouleur-blooded hosts, Stéphane and Fred, will share their experiences of different cultures and give you a chance to find out what makes France so different.

Learn stories

As each dish is presented, you will be regaled with tantalising tales of the whys and wherefores of French cuisine, putting history into every mouthful. Surprising Stories are a unique core of the Le Foodist experience, offering you a chance to share your own culinary experiences.

Timing: 8 – 10:30 pm; see the calendar for dates (most frequently on Monday evenings)

Price: From €120, including wine pairings, tax & tip

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Flavor of Hawaii: “I Love Kailua” Food Tour – Oahu, Hawaii

The “I Love Kailua” Food Tour takes you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Kailua’s food, culture and history.  Tantalize your taste buds with delicious, locally grown ingredients and flavors.  Not only will our fun, knowledgeable tour guides give you personalized attention but you even have the opportunity to interact with an award-winning Chef!  The tour lasts two and a half hours and will be more than just a walk around Kailua.  The tour is designed to take you to six different restaurant and eateries that are loved by more than just the locals!  One of our eateries was even a regular stop during the filming of “Lost” for cast member, Matthew Fox!  Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to Experience Hawaii Bite-Sized!

Items featured on this tour may include:

  • Personalized attention from an Award Winning Chef
  • Haupia-Glazed, Macadamia Nut Bread Pudding
  • Tropical Passion Fruit and Pineapple Smoothies
  • Renowned Malasadas (as featured on the Cooking Channel’s “Eden Eats”)
  • And much much more!

Our Tours Feature:

  • 12+ large bites and sips at six local gems and one world famous bakery
  • Modern Hawaiian food including Malasadas, Shinsato pork tacos with pineapple pico de gallo, macadamia nut haupia bread pudding and much much more!
  • Personal attention from chefs, owners, artisans, and at two spots the restaurants are all ours
  • Lots of fun, facts and food!

Time: Saturdays from 10:45 am-1:15pm

Price: $45

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Chicago Chocolate Tours

Join us for a Chicago Chocolate Tour, and enjoy a guided walking and tasting tour to select chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes, including secret chocolate treasures, plus famous favorites!

We tour all year round, 52 weeks a year, and our tours are exciting and inviting. Public tours are $40 per person (please see below for schedules), and private tours are also available.

Chicago Chocolate Tour is a fun and educational 2 1/2 to 3 hour guided walking and tasting tour of select chocolate shops, bakeries, and cafes, including traditional and non-traditional chocolate locations. You’ll visit some of Chicago’s most popular chocolate stores, and some of the city’s secret chocolate treasures, as you delve deeply into the rich history of chocolate and discover chocolate in expected as well as surprising places.

Learn about fine chocolates, the world history of chocolate, and Chicago’s beautiful architecture as you savor the flavors, and walk off the calories!

The cost is $40 for a public tour.

Chocolate tour routes and schedules:

Chocolate Locations of the Downtown Loop
Frango – Loop, Charbonnel and Walker at Macy’s, Toni Patisserie, FM Artisan Chocolates at Fannie May, Argo – Marquette.  (Note: the first stops are boutiques or areas located inside the old Marshall Field’s / Macy’s building, so this route is particularly wonderful if you’re looking to spend time indoors, such as due to weather or mobility.) Mondays at 12:45 pm; Thursdays at 12:45 pm; Fridays at 12:45 pm

Chocolate Locations of the Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast
Teuscher Chocolates, More Cupcakes, Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafters, Candyality, Argo – Gold Coast. Tuesdays at 2:45 pm; Wednesdays at 2:45 pm & 5:45 pm; Saturdays at 9:45 am, 12:45 pm, and 3:45 pm; Sundays at 10:45 am and 1:45 pm -

Chocolate Locations of Lakeview
Argo – Broadway, Bobtail Ice Cream, ~New~ Spare Parts featuring a pop-up shop from a Chicago Chocolate Tours *Visiting Chocolatier*, Loose Leaf Lounge, KC Chocolatier. Meet outside of Argo at 3135 N. Broadway. Walking level: Intermediate. Saturdays at 2:45 pm; Sundays at 2:45 pm

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