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Lost Plate: Hutong Evening Food Tour by Tuktuk – Beijing, China

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We are not another walking tour. Beijing is a huge city, and the only way to find the best, hidden local food is to wind your way through the hutong alleys of Beijing where the locals live…with your own tuktuk! We only stop at local, family run shops that you (or any other tourist) would never find on your own. Our tuktuks are the only way to get off the beaten path to eat the best food in the city, not just one street. Oh, and all of our Beijing Hutong Food Tours include unlimited beer (or soft drinks if you prefer)!

Eat the best local food in the city at five hidden restaurants while enjoying unlimited beer and tuktuk transportation! Grill your own meat on open flames, eat in a private hutong house, wrap delicious dishes in freshly made Beijing pancakes, and finish with a pint of locally brewed beer.

What’s Included:

  • Try over 15 different dishes while visiting 5 local restaurants only Beijingers know about, plus a hidden hutong brewery!
  • Arrive at a central location (provided by email) to meet your guide and new friends for the night (small groups of 9 people or less)
  • Zoom through the hutong alleys on your own tuktuk, stocked with unlimited beer and soda
  • Discover a hidden hutong house and be welcomed inside for a meal
  • Roast and season your own meat and vegetables over fire at a traditional Beijing BBQ joint
  • Roll your own stuffing inside Beijing’s famous (and best!) pancakes and learn where this tradition started
  • Find out how each dish became so popular and learn about 6 hutong neighborhoods you will eat in
  • Sip on some of China’s famous Baijiu alcohol, this stuff packs a punch!Check out one of Beijing’s most hidden breweries while sampling their craft brew and enjoy a pint of your choice

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Also from Lost Plate Tours: Beijing Brewery Tour, Chengdu Food Tours, Xian Food Tours

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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)

Save $10 with discount code: FoodTourFinder

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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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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Turkish Flavours: Istanbul Street Food Walk – Istanbul, Turkey


Our walking tour is designed to introduce you to Istanbul’s diverse street food.

This tour will give you a chance to taste delicious Istanbul street food and discover the colorful Kadıköy market on Asian side of Istanbul. You will also have a chance to taste some of world famous Çiya Restaurant’s food during your tour.

This walking tour in Kadıkoy will give you a chance to explore Turkish street food, stop at delicious street food stalls or restaurants and discover one of the oldest markets in Istanbul, allowing you a glimpse into the daily lives of Istanbuliotes. Please do not have a big lunch if you are joining us in the evening.

Tour from 16:30 pm to 19:30 pm

Cost : USD 100.- per person

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Citywide Food Tours: Food Trucks of Providence

Food Trucks are one of the hottest trends in gourmet food, and in Providence you will find that we have some of the most savory mobile favorites around. The Food Trucks of Providence Food Tour offers a casual experience with unique and sophisticated tastes. You’ll eat your fill of specialty dishes – all prepared in food trucks, trailers, carts or stands – and relish your new-found treats in a fun group setting, while learning about the city, its culture, and most importantly, its food.

How long does the tour last? On average this tour will last approximately 1-1 ½ hours depending on the size of the group.

How many trucks will we visit? You will visit 5 trucks during this tour.

How much food will be eaten? This is a communal and shared dining experience. You will have filling tastings from 4 food trucks as well as beverages.

What will learn about during this tour? You will learn about the history of food trucks in the U.S., history about the food items you will be eating and you will learn some historical and cultural tidbits about the city.

What trucks will we visit? Because the schedule of trucks consistently rotates we cannot guarantee any one specific truck. However in the past we have eaten at trucks that have served Pork Belly Sandwiches, Tamales, Beignets, Cuban Sandwiches, Jerk Chicken, Crepes, Korean Short Rib tacos just to name a few.

I have several food allergies is this good tour to participate on? – That really would depend on the food allergy.We do our best to accommodate allergies that will not overtly change the offerings and quality of the product we designed with our participating vendors for this tour. This is a vegetarian friendly tour.

How early should I show up for a tour? – You should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the tour beginning.Because of the time sensitivity of the tour we begin promptly at the designated hour.

What about tipping the tour guide? – Tipping is part of the overall salary of your tour guide and is greatly appreciated.

Is there an age minimum requirement for this tour? – The age minimum requirement for this tour is 13 years old

Where do we meet? – Locations change frequently.  Wed lunch and Friday Saturday PM by Browns University and on Thursday by Kennedy Plaza.  Exact location to be provided several days prior to the food tour

Questions? Contact us at 617-334-5285 Monday through Friday 9am – 5pm

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Edible Excursions: Mission 18th Street Tour – San Francisco, CA

The Mission District is bursting with so many global flavors and culinary favorites – as well as a rapidly changing food landscape that even locals can’t keep up with what’s new – that Edible Excursions decided to launch its latest tour along the neighborhood’s Valencia Street corridor, home to some of the busiest and buzziest food ventures in this hipster haven.

Guests have a chance to talk with chefs, store owners, and restaurant employees who share behind-the-scenes stories about their creative, critically-acclaimed, and award-winning fare on a night when this area is especially lively, with the addition of a weekly market featuring local, farm-fresh grub. Bonus: An art docent from Precita Eyes will explain the importance of The Women’s Building mural, in an enclave known for its artistic vibe.  And there’s no waiting in line to try some of this neighborhood’s most coveted bites.

Tastes may include: pizza, seasonal pasta, tacos, seasonal produce, deli specials, pastries, wine, ice cream and more.

Stops may include

18 Reasons
Bi Rite Market
Bi Rite Creamery
Delfina Pizzeria
Mission Community Market
Tacolicious
Tartine Bakery
Range Restaurant
Craftsman and Wolves

Time: Thursdays 4:30pm-7:15pm

Price: $75 per person

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Off The Eaten Track: Downtown Food Carts Tour – Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver, the city of glass, is known for its beautiful harbour, rambunctious hockey fans, outrageous real estate, and of course world-class dining. Come with us to explore the popular food cart scene in the downtown core that is the largest in Canada. From Gastown to Granville Street, we will take you to the best street eating this city has to offer.

In the mood for some traditional Indian naan? How about some Hong Kong dim sum? Or authentic Mexican tacos? This tour is a fantastic way to sample 6 different food carts with an array of flavours. Organic cold-pressed smoothies, crispy spring rolls, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, and melt in your mouth bacon-bourbon brownies are just a few of the delicious treats you can expect to sample on this tour. We’ve mixed some veteran carts with a few new ones to create a great food cart experience that we know will leave you full and happy.

This tour has a vegetarian option and substitutions can be made for the following allergies: dairy & shellfish. The food carts typically prepare their food in a communal commissary and therefore cross contamination of ingredients can occur. This tour is not suitable for those with serious allergies. There are no alcoholic beverages on this tour.

Tour Highlights

  • 10 + samples at 6 different food carts
  • Learn about the history and culture of the largest food cart scene in Canada
  • Visit historic city landmarks including Gastown, Canada Place, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Meet the owners and chefs of the city’s most
    delicious carts

Capacity: Maximum 12 guests
Walking Distance: 2.5km/1.5miles, total walking time approximately 45 minutes
Price includes: All food & beverage tastings, expert tour guide
Weather: Tour runs regardless of weather

Days: Thursdays & Fridays
Time: 1:00pm
Length: 2 hours
Meeting Place: Corner of Abbot and Water
Cost: $45 (includes tax)
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Food Carts Portland: Food Carts Tour – Portland, OR

Have you ever wanted a tour of the carts?

Have questions about Portland’s Food Cart scene that you want answered?

Want to eat at some of Portland’s best carts at the recommendation of Food Carts Portland?

Now you can. We offer tours of the carts hosted by Brett Burmeister, owner and managing editor of Food Carts Portland. Brett has been chronicling and tracking the food carts since 2008 and has become the defacto food cart ambassador for Portland. With his knowledge of the carts, their history and their stories, a tour with Brett is both fun and informative. Current cart owners have taken the tour prior to opening as a way to introduce themselves to Portland’s scene and learn as much as they can from Food Carts Portland. Oh, and we stop at a few carts to eat some of the best treats they have to offer.

Dates and Times:

Tours occur Daily Monday-Saturday. They begin around 12pm and last until 1:30 – 90 minutes. [Tours can also be scheduled outside of those hours – use the contact form below to inquire.]

Tour Details:

Tours start at one of the downtown pods and move throughout the city in order to experience what Portland has to offer. Topics of discussion include:

  • History of Food Carts in Portland
  • Why Portland?
  • What is a Pod and why does it work in Portland?
  • What works/doesn’t work for food carts.
  • Visits to some of Portland’s best carts.
  • Food tasting from some of Portland’s best carts.
  • Q & A

Tours are for the patrons, so we cater to your questions and needs.

Cost: Tours are $30 per person and free to kids under 12.

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Jeff Koehler: Marrakech Gourmet Walking Tour & Tasting Lunch – Marrakech, Morocco

Within the ancient walls of Marrakech resides the city’s culinary soul: the medina and souqs, the communal bread ovens and workshops, mounds of olives, aromatic herbs, cubbyholes offering spice concoctions with dozens of components…. It is here, among these raw materials, that the magic of this remarkable cuisine begins.

In conjunction with the legendary restaurant, riad-hotel, and cooking school La Maison Arabe, Moroccan cookbook author Jeff Koehler will begin leading a series of private and exclusive gourmet walking tours followed by a traditional, multi-course tasting menu. The first series will take place in October 2012, and happen about three or so times a year.

Join Jeff on a winding stroll through Marrakech’s narrow lanes to learn how ingredients come to create, even define, one of the world’s great cuisines. While hearing about food’s deeply-rooted role in Moroccan culture, you will sample different date varieties from the Sahara and small, pointed almonds from the High Atlas, get a ras al hanout spice blend designed exclusively for your tastes ground in front of you, maybe even pick up some hand-carved wooden spoons or an unglazed tagine. Then sit down with some ornate pastries in a café at the edge of the frenetic Djemma el Fna to witness one of the world’s most exhilarating sights over sweet mint tea.

Return to La Maison Arabe for lunch, an unhurried, multi-course tasting menu specifically created for the tour. Beginning with stuffed savory pastries and a wide selection of fresh and “cooked” salads, you will savor Moroccan flavors at their finest while learning from Jeff how these dishes are prepared and their role at the family table. Sample four different tagines—including a sublime one with lamb, candied orange peel, and saffron threads from the book—as well as two types of couscous, a Friday staple in every Moroccan home. Finish with traditional desserts, pastries, and, of course, mint tea, poured high from above the table. The courses are paired with top Moroccan wines, whose industry dates back some 2,500 yeas and is experiencing a breathtaking revival.

Along with a signed copy of Jeff’s book, you will take away an understanding of the tightly-linked relationship between food and culture in Morocco. It is, simply, the best way to get into, discovery, and appreciate this complex, fascinating place.

Jeff has travelled for many years in the region since moving to Spain in 1996. His most recent cookbook is Morocco: A Culinary Journey with Recipes from the Spice-Scented Markets of Marrakech to the Date-Filled Oasis of Zagora. His writing, recipes, and photographs have appeared in Saveur, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Afar, Men’s Journal, Virtuoso Life, the Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, and have been selected for Best Food Writing 2010. He is also the author and photographer of La Paella, which has become the standard work on Spain’s iconic dish, and Rice, Pasta, Couscous. In Barcelona, he leads popular private gourmet walking tours and tastings.

Tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and finish after lunch. Price for 4 people including transportation in Marrakech, guides, snacks, lunch with wines, and two copies of Jeff’s book is $1200.

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