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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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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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Madrid Food Tour: Market Tasting Tour – Madrid, Spain

Market Tasting Tour in Madrid

Offered in the morning when the markets at at their best,  experience the highlights of Spanish cuisine with Madrid Food Tour on an insider’s tour of the city’s most beautiful and historic markets. 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 to the Antón Martín market where the vendors will be waiting to tempt you with special tastes of their best offerings. Your guide will explain this special locals’ market and how it survived some tough times. There might even be some surprises in store!

A Variety of Tastings

You’ll start the Market Tasting Tour with a traditional Madrileño aperitif, followed by small bites and tastings throughout each of the markets. The tour includes all food tastings (10+) and three beverages. Most people are full after this tour, but your guide will also give you some suggestions for continuing on your gastronomic quest!

History & Culture

There is no better way to get to know a city than through its cuisine, and our Market Tasting 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: Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday at 11:00 a.m. (other dates by request)
Price: 65€ per person adult, 50€ children (11 & under)
What’s included: 10+ tastings including olives, cheese, charcuterie, ham, and more!
Who: Anyone of any age who loves food and fun (note, all group tours are currently only offered in English)
Capacity: Generally, 10 people per tour (larger groups available 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: Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour – Madrid, Spain

A Unique Food Experience

Our Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour is a perfect introduction to Spanish cuisine with a focus on Madrid. Designed for tourists and locals alike, we will visit some of the city’s best eateries, markets, and shops. The signature Madrid Food Tour is like visiting a fellow foodie friend and spending the morning checking out their favorite spots in the city.

A Variety of Tastings

Together we will sample about fifteen different specialties, with tastings including everything from sweet local pastries to savory cured meats and cheeses. We won’t forget about beverages either– you will have your choice of sampling Spanish wine, beer, and/or soft drinks, and every tour includes two drinks. We’ll be stopping at the beautiful San Miguel food market, one of Madrid’s best pastry shops, an authentic Spanish deli, a traditional tapas bar and more. All food tastings (enough for lunch) are included in the price of the tour.

History & Culture

We cannot ignore Madrid’s beautiful architecture and vibrant culture. As we walk from place to place on the signature tour, we will learn about some of Madrid’s most emblematic monuments and plenty of quirky cultural facts. If you have any questions, just ask your guide!

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: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, other days by request
Time: We meet for the tour at 10:30 a.m.
Price: 95€ per adult, 70€ per child
What’s included: At least 15 food tastings and 2 beverages, including a tapas style lunch!
Who: Anyone of any age who loves food (note, all group tours are currently in English)
Capacity: Generally 10 people per signature tour, larger groups with modified itinerary by request
What to wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes, & sun protection
Weather conditions: Food tours take place rain or shine
Where: Meeting point and drop off in the center of Madrid
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Food Tour New Mexico: Sample Santa Fe

Is a walking food tour through the heart of historic downtown Santa Fe that will be sure to inspire your palette and your mind!  A fun experience that makes  Food Tour Santa Fe a must do for tourists and locals alike.  Join us, as we guide you through one of the most historically rich cities in the United States while tasting food as we Sample Santa Fe.

Food Tour New Mexico was started on the idea that when history, culture, food, and people combine, something very exciting is born. On a Sample Santa Fe food and historical tour, we do just that.

While walking through the streets of Santa Fe, there are many shops that offer a much different look inside this old historic city. From the hotels and restaurants that have been serving patrons for decades to the new quaint shops and cafes that offer a glimpse into the evolution of the times here in New Mexico, there truly is something for everyone. At Food Tour New Mexico, we would like to give guests this inside look into our beautiful city.

History is brought to life with demonstrations, samples and stories, making this a great, behind the scenes look at one of the Southwest’s greatest destinations. Tourists and locals alike can learn and explore many great places that may otherwise go unseen! This is a three hour experience full of information, demonstrations, stories and great food.  Guests will be guided around all of Santa Fe’s best places by a real local that knows the ins and outs of this great western town. Along the way we will point out great places to eat, shop and explore.

We will be stopping at about 6 places and sampling a variety of different foods. For most people there will be enough food that lunch afterwards is not necessary. We will be stopping at a wide variety of specialty stores, eateries and restaurants. We choose a unique and delicious blend of flavors. Many places offer water along the way and additional drinks can be purchased during the tour.

Examples of stops may include:

You must notify us when purchasing tickets of any special requirements so that we can attempt to accommodate.

Price: $43

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Taste Carolina: Chapel Hill / Carrboro Walking Tour – North Carolina

Whether you`re a local resident or a visitor, let us guide you to six to eight restaurants and shops serving innovative food sourced locally from farm-to-table. You`ll have opportunities to talk with chefs and owners, and along the way, our professional guides will tell you about local history and cool new developments in town. Join us in sampling incredible cuisine while discovering what makes the Triangle and Triad regions of North Carolina so special.

Go behind the scenes of Carrboro restaurants and its renowned farmers` market, where traditional and modern `farm-to-table` cuisine comes to life. From fine-dining restaurants to mom & pop sandwich shops, sample innovative and upscale southern dishes, house-made chocolates, local meats and cheeses, organic wine, local beer, made-from-scratch pie, and more. Known for being on the forefront of the Slow Food movement and for restaurants that have redefined Southern cooking, Chapel Hill/ Carrboro is one of the best places in the country to live and eat!

Tours are Available EVERY Saturday.
(Tours are also available weekdays by advance appointment for groups of four or more).
$42.50, $44.98 with service fee
Register in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/13086
Public parking in Carrboro is available. See http://walkcarrboro.com/map.html for details.
Meet in front of Open Eye Cafe, 101 S. Greensboro St., Carrboro, at 10:45.
Wear comfortable shoes; this tour is between 1.5 and 2 miles of walking.
Runs rain or shine.
Dress appropriately for the weather.

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Food Tour Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

Take a tour of real KL food with us.

Being avid travellers ourselves, we know what it’s like being a tourist looking for an authentic experience when visiting a new country.

Tourist food-hunting scenario #1
You walk down the streets trying to get a taste of the local street food that everyone’s talking about – but when you get there you realize you aren’t sure what those stuff are, or are they even safe? What’s that green liquid stuff? And then you’re not even sure how to order … In the end when the moment to order your food comes, you hear yourself saying, “One Fried Rice, please”

Tourist food-hunting scenario #2

You eventually get tired. Your hunt for yummy local food becomes a hunt for any food and so you settle for the places with the nice table cloth and laminated ‘English’ menus (with pictures). The menu is filled with stuff like “Chicken Chop”, or “American Breakfast”. You sit down because it is familiar, but then you look around and realize you are sitting amidst all other non-locals like yourself, and start thinking – this cannot be it!

We understand.

Being adventurers like you, we know it doesn’t hurt to have the right kind of locals to lead you to all the good food places, where all the locals hang out.

Food Tour Malaysia is operated by a group of passionate food adventurers. Like gourmet Indiana Joneses, we thresh through the concrete jungles of Kuala Lumpur in search of a gastronomic adventure, and want to share the experience with you.

We organize (very fun!) excursions to local food fare within the cities of Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur — and would be honoured to have you join us while you are here.

So if you’re looking for a good, fun, authentic (and sumptuous!) all-in-one Malaysian experience..

Your search has ended. Look no further.
This is what you need to do on your visit to Kuala Lumpur.

Are you game?

Food Tour Malaysia has also been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2011.

All tours are conducted in English, although we don’t guarantee that you will not pick up some Manglish (Malaysian English) along the way!

Available tours:

Off The Eaten Track (dinner)

‘Off the Eaten Track’ is great for small groups who would love to taste unique Malaysian cuisine found only on the streets and alleys of our beloved city. Join us for a chance to experience Malaysian favorites that have earned worldwide reputation just because of the way they are served here. Half the fun is exploring the hidden alleys and shops, and trying out things you would never have attempted on your own. Along the way, you also get to learn the Malaysian way of life, and gain an unforgettable experience. So say goodbye to plain ‘fried rice’, and hello awesome Malaysian food!

This tour will take you to approximately three (or more) destinations – it really depends on how much you can eat!

Time: 7pm till 11pm
Price: RM160/pax
Meeting Point: Meet at Taman Paramount LRT station at 7pm.

This tour is available daily, but only based on bookings.

All excursions are subject to change by the guides. Tipping is encouraged.

Off The Eaten Track (Lunch)

Similar to our signature tour above, just that this is done during the day! Divulge yourself amongst the working crowd of KL-ites, as well as travel to little delights you’ll never be able to find on your own.

This tour will take you to approximately three (or more) destinations – it really depends on how much you can eat!

Time: 11am till 2pm
Price: RM160/pax
Meeting Point: Meet at Taman Paramount LRT station at 11am.

This tour is available daily, but only based on bookings.

Kuala Lumpur Walk Tour

Trail blaze Kuala Lumpur with our newly designed food walks! Our 3 hours fully interactive walk tour takes you through the alleys and narrow ways of Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs – by foot (what else!). Along that, you will be teased, tempted and tantalized with local delights, promising to keep you full throughout the journey. Your adventure includes walking through the old streets of KL, seeing beyond the tall buildings and fancy exteriors and eating what we eat!

Guaranteed worthwhile.

Tours are conducted on FRIDAYS only.

Meeting point: Bangsar LRT station
Time: 11am till 230pm
Price: RM60/pax only! (Offer Price for the month of June 2012. Normal price at RM100)

This tour has a maximum number of 10 pax only and you require a decent amount of fitness. We encourage bringing a cap, a pack of tissue paper and carrying a water bottle. Wearing shoes or sandals is highly encouraged too.

Your fee includes a guide, transportation (LRT/monorail) and all food and drinks. Fees do not include alcoholic beverages, shopping and tips/gratuities. No other hidden costs involved.

Custom tours also available for groups of 2 or more

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Yummy Walks: Foods of the Freedom Trail Tour – Boston

Nothing tops the Boston Freedom Trail as an introduction to the history and popular sites of Boston. This walk will take you past 14 significant landmarks, every one an authentic American treasure. You will see churches, cemeteries and meeting halls while getting to know about the Boston Common, the North End and other unique neighborhoods. So put on your walking shoes and explore Boston’s past. Its fun and entertaining- its American history but not the same old story….

Our Foods of the Freedom Trail Yummy Walk will explore the Freedom Trail sites from the Boston Common to the Old North Church and taste typical New England cuisine as its been revolutionized for today’s Bostons food scene.

A Brief Culinary History of Boston

You are probably aware of the nickname “Beantown”, because from the earliest days Boston has been awash in molasses to convert to rum as a result of the triangular trade route between the West Indies, Boston, and West Africa. They cooked the beans in molasses and this important staple was sold by the bite, or number of spoonfuls of beans available.

Its only fitting that one of the nations most historic towns would possess an intriguing food history. At the beginning of the 18th century, Boston didn’t have a central marketplace, so vendors pushed carts through town selling local fare such as seafood, wild game, fowl, apples, nuts, berries, and onions. Cooking traditions were based on those of English and Irish immigrants, featuring plenty of stews, roasts, preserved meats, biscuits, and puddings. North American regional foods such as corn, squash, beans, and potatoes were introduced to the local cuisine.

Faneuil Hall, built in 1742, served as a marketplace for fresh goods as well as an area for public congregation. The region became important for trading, farming, and fishing. By the 19th century, traditional Bostonian dishes such as baked beans slow-cooked with molasses, deep-fried batter-dipped clams, and creamy clam chowder (which got its start as a working-class, one-pot meal for New England fishermen) began to appear on dinner tables.

During your 3-hour Food Tour you will learn about the history and culture of the neighborhood while tasting delicious food specialties representative of the area.  We’ll take you past 14 significant landmarks on this tour including:

  • The Boston Common – America’s oldest public park
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Granary Burial Ground
  • Kings Chapel
  • Old South Meeting House
  • The “Old” State House
  • Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall
  • The North End
  • Paul Revere House
  • Old North Church

As we follow the Freedom Trail to the Old North Church, we visit several restaurants & shops and serve generous portions of foods that are iconic in Boston. Our gentle stroll has lots of stops with frequent, servings of food along the way. We point out good places for lunch or dinner, though after the tour, it’s very unlikely you’ll be hungry. Some of the foods you may enjoy include:

  • Lobster Bisque
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Boston Cream Pie cupcakes
  • Other delicious foods reflecting the Italian heritage of the North End

So put on your walking shoes, loosen your belt, and explore Boston’s past and its tastes! It’s fun and entertaining…it’s American history but not the same old story….

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: $55

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Culinary Adventure Company: Walking Food Tour of Leslieville in Toronto

This tour is an absolute must do for foodies!!!  Savour and discover the vibrancy of a community that began as a small village back in the 1850’s and has transformed itself into one of Toronto’s hippest new neighbourhoods and the headquarters of Toronto’s film industry.  Learn about it history and culture… uncover how a falling leaf inspired Canada’s unofficial national anthem that dates back to Confederation.

Experience Leslieville’s small town feel.  Its cozy houses, quaint stores, and tree lined streets seem surprisingly serene and peaceful considering the neighbourhood’s close proximity to downtown Toronto.
Join us as we walk along historic Queen St. meeting the shop keepers and tasting their succulent wares. From sweet to savoury our jovial tour guide, himself a chef, will give you a ‘behind the scenes’ take on one of the city’s best kept secrets.  See the “Jerks”, the “Dangerous”, the “Belles”, the “Mongers” and those with a “nose for flavour”.  See where celebrity chefs have hung out a shingle, and be regaled with local stories as we tempt your taste buds every step of the way.  Guaranteed to be a fun filled and palate pleasing 4 hours!!!  Whether you have lived in Toronto all your life or are visiting for the first time…this is one tour not to miss.
Every Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (July through October) $69/pp + HST
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