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The Reykjavik Food Walk – Reykjavik, Iceland

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On this tasty tour, you will enjoy 13 of our most delicious traditional cuisines and explore the highlights of Reykjavik:

  • The free roaming Icelandic Lamb
  • Homemade Ice Cream
  • Seasonal Cheese tasting
  • The famous Icelandic Hot dog
  • Amazing seafood cuisine and so much more!
  • Explore Reykjavik like a local
  • See the most important landmarks in downtown Reykjavik, the old harbor, beautiful streets and lots of street art!
  • Visit 6 authentic restaurants and shops where the locals go

Amazing food doesn’t just happen. Behind it are hard working families, fascinating stories, ambitious restaurants and age-old traditions. We are a small group of proud local food lovers who are passionate about sharing Iceland’s incredible cuisines with fun, hungry and curious travelers!

If you are any of the above, you have found the perfect way to explore our beautiful Reykjavik!

In the tastiest sight seeing tour in Iceland, we explore down town Reykjavik through delicious local cuisines that you would never come across in your typical “to-do in Iceland” itinerary! For approx. 4 hours you will stroll around the city and visit 6 unique restaurants with a fun & knowledgeable local guide by your side.

You will visit everything from well-known ‘must visit restaurants’ to small family run businesses and secret local hangouts. While everything we will have on the tour is traditional Icelandic in some way we decided to leave the fermented shark, rams testicles and sheep head off the menu. Instead we explore why we Icelanders are indeed proud of our local food, by focusing on the absolute most delicious traditional cuisines – that we still enjoy today!

In our tours you will have the chance to try the best local cuisines of Iceland in each season, like the delicious Icelandic lamb that every Icelander grew up loving, homemade Icelandic ice cream from a secret family recipe, a local cheese, the rooted tradition Skyr, a hot dog from the famous Icelandic hot dog stand, an amazing seafood cuisine and much more unlike anything you have ever had before.

If you like to experience unique cuisines, local restaurants and make new friends you should definitely join our Reykjavik Food Walk tour. Just make sure you show up hungry!

Meeting location: Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík (Harpa Music Hall.) We will send you a personal email with all the details for our tour when we receive your booking!

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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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Eating Italy Food Tours: Daylight Trastevere Tour – Rome, Italy

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With its narrow cobblestone streets and laneways, Trastevere is the quintessential Roman neighborhood. While by night it is a happening destination for tourists and locals, during the day, Trastevere is like a small village with its timeless and artisan shops serving the same local families for generations.

On this 4-hour guided walking food tour we eat our way through the neighborhood enjoying 10 delicious food tastings. Visit the local, colorful outdoor food market and meet the wonderful families working hard to preserve Roman food traditions. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see. Join us for a day like no other.

  • Sample the fresh ingredients at one of Rome’s most historic outdoor food markets
  • Meet the Polica family who have been selling meats and cheeses at Antica Caciara, their famous delicatessen since 1900
  • Find out quickly why Romans love their suppli’ (mouthwatering fried risotto ball)
  • Homemade ravioli and two other daily pasta specials with wine and fresh bread at a local Osteria
  • Meet Signora Vera, the neighborhood resident pastry chef for 40 years, and taste what she created fresh that day
  • Get educated on real-deal gelato at Fatamorgana, the gelateria that introduced Romans to gourmet gelato
  • Enjoy award-winning homemade dessert at Spirito di Vino, the 35th ranked restaurant on TripAdvisor out of over 5000 in Rome.
  • Savor Italy’s famous moscato (dessert wine) in a wine cellar that’s older than the Colosseum

What’s Included

  • The price includes 10 food tastings, and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide.
  • You’ll also receive our Food Lovers’ Guide to Rome: a printed guide full of insider’s tips about where to eat in the Italian capital, as well as details about each of our tour stops.

What’s Not Included

Transportation to and from the tour is not included, and we are unable to arrange this for you. Detailed information for how to arrive to the meeting point will be provided at time of booking. At the end of the tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.

The Schedule

Daily at 10:45am, 11:30am and 12:15pm (except Sundays, Italian national holidays and all of August). The tour takes place in the neighborhood of Trastevere which is well connected by public transport. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The tour ends not too far from the meeting point and we can point you towards public transport or call you a taxi.

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Miami Culinary Tours: South Beach Food Tour – Miami, Florida

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EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE, HISTORY & CULINARY DELIGHTS OF SOUTH BEACH

Join us at the South Beach Miami Food Tour to savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach during a fun and engaging architectural, historical and walking tour of the Art Deco Historic District, with a culinary twist. Enjoy delicious tastings at hole-in-the-wall and mom & pop type of restaurants. Taste the best of Miami Beach’s global cuisine (“melting-pot”) with its predominate Latin, European, and American comfort food, uncovering the hidden hotspots for ceviche, authentic empanadas, homemade Cuban dishes, Refajo drink and much more. You will sit and relax while savoring different dishes, as well as stand and eat on the go as in a cosmopolitan city.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:

– Hear the dramatic, inspiring history & architecture of the Art Deco district.

– Get to see different movie locations and learn about the most important landmarks in the district.

– Visit local favorite restaurants and hole-in-the wall delicious ethnic eateries.

– Enjoy tastings at places where locals eat and get to know what restaurants to avoid.

– Meet people from all over the world who bond in the common interest for great culinary findings.

All food in included in the ticket price and equivalent to a full meal

ARTISAN FLORIBBEAN CUISINE

Savor one of the freshest ceviche (“seh-BEE-chay”) in town – done the traditional way. Ceviche is an old tradition in South America. Try a delicious ceviche with passion fruit, canchita and other authentic ingredients at a beautiful tavern where you will experience the real local ambiance.  A cooling beer cocktail enhances the experience at this local gem labelled ‘Best Colombian Restaurant in Miami Beach’ by The Sun Post

MIAMIAN’S FAVORITE BITE

Get a lesson of empanadas and try the most popular among locals. Crunchy on the outside filled with beef and smoked potato inside,  this traditional empanada with ahi sauce will make a perfect start to your edible journey.

A TASTE OF OLD HAVANA

Enjoy the local ambiance, and an old Havana atmosphere in this beloved local institution, while devouring a Cuban classic. Get to taste homemade mojo with your main dish of beef ropa vieja and sweet plantains mariquitas. Learn the secrets of Cuban cuisine as your guide explains each of the ingredients of this delectable dish.

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

Run by a young family from Verona, Italy, their vegetarian pocket made with a 300 year old recipe “mother dough” filled with homemade pesto, feta cheese, spinach and other delectable ingredients will leave you wondering how can you make another stop at this all-organic hole-in-the wall place that you certainly should not miss while you are back in the neighborhood

MOROCCAN DELICACY

You can almost taste the air of old-world Miami-glam as you float up the steps through the grand art deco entrance of  the Tides South Beach hotel where interiors are golden and glamorous. Once owned by Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, learn the different components of what makes its luxurious interiors classic Art Deco. Tempt your senses with delicious Moroccan Cuisine at the hands of chef Omar.

A SWEET & SALTY TREAT

Crispy crunchy on the outside, moist and light on the inside combined with a sweet and salty special coating, this Spanish treat filled with homemade dulce de leche is served hot for a melt-in-your-mouth experience served minutes after made at a casual cafeteria

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN

The finest Italian ingredients melt languidly in the mouth with award-winning gelato – rightfully winning the title of  “Best Gelato in Miami” by The Miami New Times

RESTAURANTS:

Taverna Bolivar, The Tides Hotel South Beach, Manolos on the Beach, Habanos Cuban Cuisine or Larios On The Beach, Blocks Deli, Milani Gelateria.

WHY TAKE A TOUR WITH US:

– We are not your typical tour guide. We are local food experts who are energetic, fun, passionate and filled with wonderful neighborhood stories to share.

– Our guests get VIP treatment; preferred restaurant sections are assigned, and dishes served within minutes after we sit down.

– Generous servings to cater for every appetite.

– We keep our tours small giving everyone a personalized experience.

– We will introduce you to some of the best local places most visitors would never find.

VEGETARIANS:

We fully cater for vegetarians and/or non-beef, non-chicken, non-pork or non-fish diets. People that require gluten-free diets will have to pass on some of the tastings. We are not able to accommodate food allergies.

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Vegas Valley Food Tours: Downtown Las Vegas Tour – Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas Valley Food Tours creates a memorable dining and cultural experience in Downtown Las Vegas. Join us and discover the history and culture of Las Vegas while sampling delicious specialties from mom and pop ethnic eateries, restaurants, and old fashioned food shops!

The 2.5-hour tour visits the following 5-6 tasting locations (subject to change without notice):

• Cous Cous Mediterranean Cafe: Fresh, Natural, & Healthy diverse food options in the heart of downtown.
• Rachel’s Kitchen: Where wholesome food is also delicious!
• ChillSpot by SASASWEET: Pure goodness frozen on a stick.
• Uncle Joe’s Pizza: Pizza done right and so much more.
• The Beef Jerky Store: Ridiculous amount of edible fun!
• Simply Pure: Offering compassionate, chic, and delicious vegan and raw food.

The portion sizes are enough for a light dinner or an average lunch. Vegas Valley Food Tours combines architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture, and culinary insight into a unique tour experience.

Imagine walking through Vegas eating our local artisan’s most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from locals who love Las Vegas. Start at one tasting location and literally eat your way through the streets of Downtown Las Vegas while getting an insider’s view of the best eateries, mom and pop shops, and restaurants Vegas has to offer. All tastings are included in your ticket purchase.

What Is Not Included?

• Alcoholic beverages are not included on this tour.
• Gratuities are not included in the ticket price.

Meeting Location: 3rd near Fremont Street Experience (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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Avital Tours: Haight Ashbury Food Tour – San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco’s famous Haight Ashbury neighborhood is most well-known for its hippie days. This time we’ll take you on a trip worth remembering through The Haight and Cole Valley culinary scene on this “Eat Your Drink” food tour. You’ll have the unique opportunity to explore Second Act’s hidden garden where one of America’s top cocktail bars sources its cocktail ingredients, to sample Russian piroshkis, and to finish with an exclusive dessert drink made by San Francisco’s only soda jerks at an authentic soda fountain. What a delicious way to be a culinary insider!

The Tastings

Taste off-menu “piggy” tacos and bacon Mexican hot chocolate from one of San Francisco’s best loved food trucks, Bacon Bacon now turned brick-and-mortar

Go behind the scenes into Second Act’s private garden where Alembic sources herbs for it’s experimental cocktails and then sip on the Southern Exposure cocktail and paired pickled quail eggs inside Food & Wine Magazine’s #1 best craft cocktail bar in America from gastropub owner Dave McLean

Watch a demo of how a piroshki is made and then bite into a savory beef and cheese piroshki from the Second Act Marketplace’s gem, Anda Piroshki

Sample and learn about Taylor’s Tonics and unusual sodas and saltwater taffy from a unique soda pop shop, The Fizzary, boasting over 900 different sodas

Sip on a Green Russian, a Dill Lactart Soda developed exclusively for Avital Tours by Virginia Miller at New York Times acclaimed Ice Cream soda fountain featuring over 75 tinctures

* Stops and tastings are subject to change based on availability. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions with advance notice. Vegetarian option available.

The Facts

  • Meet chefs, bar managers, and industry experts and chat with them!
  • Tour and exclusive menu items developed in conjunction with one of San Francisco’s top food writers, Virginia Miller of The Perfect Spot and SF Editor of Zagat
  • Available Sundays 2:30pm-5:30pm
  • Flat route with two slight hills, approximately 1 mile
  • Begins in front of  Victorian Row at the corner of Waller and Masonic (20 minutes from Downtown San Francisco)
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide
  • Tour can accommodate non-alcoholic drinkers including children
  • Advance Tickets are required

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Bangkok Food Tours: Offbeat Floating Markets Food Tour – Bangkok, Thailand

Rivers and canals play an important part of traditional Thai life. On this full day excursion, we bring you back in time to experience off-beat floating markets and historical communities and to taste unique local delicacies made with freshest local ingredients.

With only an hour drive from Bangkok, we will be in Samut Songkram, the last Venice of Thailand. Take a morning stop at Tha Kha floating market, where local farmers meet to exchange their produces. A row boat slowly brings you to explore ordinary Thai life by the canals. Visit the original coconut sugar makers to learn fascinating sugar-making technique. Taste farm-fresh local specialties such as roasted banana with sweet dip, fresh palm-sugar juice, and local seasonal fruit.

We then head for lunch at the charming Bang Noi market. As this area of Thailand produces arguably the most delicious mackerel, we will try a pair of mackerel fried rice with local fruit juice. Relax with a short session of Thai traditional massage before we continue our journey.

In the afternoon, visit locally famous Amphawa floating market. The market is one of the best spots to sample Thai snacks and sweets. Plenty of tasting items are waiting for you to try, including Thai fruit flavor ice cream, crispy noodles with tamarind sauce, spicy fish cake, and many more.

En route the tour we will stop at the only market in the world that is set up on train track. See a thing that will make you say “wow”. We also bring you to the marvelous “unseen in Thailand” Bang Gung temple.

Highlight

  • Immerse yourself in Thai way of life and culinary culture
  • Try 14+ delicious food samples, dessert and drinks
  • Explore three charming local floating markets
  • Enjoy a ride on a row boat to a coconut village and learn how to make a coconut sugar
  • Relax with a local Thai massage
  • Experience one of a kind train market, the market that is set up on the railway
  • Visit the marvelous “Unseen in Thailand” Bangkung temple

Tour available: Saturday and Sunday

Tour Duration: 7 am – 5.30 pm

Weather Condition: Tour takes place rain or shine

Group size: Minimum 2 people, Maximum 8 people (Small Group)

Price: 3600 Baht (~ $ 120)

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Gourmet Walks: Gourmet Napa Walking Tour – Napa, CA

Tour Facts

  • 3-hour walking tour of downtown Napa
  • By Private Reservation only December- February
  • Fridays and Sundays at 11 am March through November
  • Flat route, 1 mile long, with time to sit
  • 7 stops with tastings at each (enough food for lunch!)
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins at Oxbow Market, ends in town
  • $70 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person

tour description

There is more to Napa than just wine tasting! Welcome to the FIRST culinary walking tour in Wine Country, for those who know that California cuisine is just as sought after as its wine. This tour will delight your taste buds as you explore revitalized downtown Napa with fellow foodies. We’ll share the fascinating history of this beautiful riverfront town, one where celebrity chefs intermingle with organic farmers and boutique winemakers.

We’ll begin at the new Oxbow Market, where a seasonal bounty of California specialty foods and produce awaits you. Your tour will cross the Napa River and visit 19th century historic buildings that weathered Prohibition to showcase the latest trends in California food and wine. You’ll leave the tour with a carefully curated list of Wine Country restaurant recommendations and recipes for your next meal.

NOTE: Customers must be over 21 and bring valid id to participate in wine tastings. Alcohol-free private tours available for groups of 8 or more.

Tasting Menu

  • A sublime, seasonal selection of the best California artisan cheeses
  • Breakfast tacos from an innovative and sustainable tacqueria
  • Artisan salumi from the “first couple of charcuterie” and organic bread
  • Sought after tastes from a historic multi-winery downtown tasting room
  • Award-winning California extra-virgin olive oil
  • Local microbrew tasting and sustainable seafood on the Napa riverfront
  • Wine infused chocolates, brittle and ice cream from local brother/sister chocolatiers

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

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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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Gourmet Walks: Hayes Valley – San Francisco, CA

Tour Facts

  • 3 hour walking tour of San Francisco’s Hayes Valley
  • Fridays and Sundays at 2:30pm, Thursdays at 11am in summer
  • Flat route, less than a mile, with time to sit
  • 8 stops, with tastings at each (enough food for lunch!)
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins at Patricia’s Green, ends at Octavia and Fell (10 minutes or less from downtown SF)
  • $70 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person

tour description

Hungry for an off-the-beaten path San Francisco gourmet food experience? Join us as we explore one of the city’s trendy and exciting new neighborhoods, Hayes Valley. We will share what’s hot in the San Francisco food scene as we visit specialty shops and restaurants that are proud of their commitment to the very best local and sustainable ingredients. As you compare gourmet cheeses, participate in a tea tasting and indulge your sweet tooth, you’ll gain an appreciation for a distinct neighborhood that most tourists never see.

We’ll stroll past elegant Victorians, food trucks, street art and an urban farm as you learn about the history of Hayes Valley. You’ll taste and chat with other food-loving guests, and leave the tour with a host of restaurant recommendations for your next trip to Hayes Valley.

NOTE: Customers must be over 21 and bring valid id for the Sunday tour only.

tastings

  • California cheeses and sourdough bread in a serene garden setting
  • 5 Spice Chicken Vietnamese sandwiches
  • Assorted Mediterranean “mezze” and fresh baked pita bread
  • Parisian macarons, dubbed by food writers as “the next cupcake”
  • Artisanal salumi and bread from the “first couple of charcuterie”
  • Gourmet olive oils and vinegars from a store dedicated to the flavors and culture of Spain
  • Ice cream made before your eyes by liquid nitrogen
  • Gourmet beverage: Chinese tea tasting (midweek) and local craft beer (Sundays)

We will also visit the first dedicated sake boutique in America (no tasting here), with over 220 beautiful Japanese sakes in stock.

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

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