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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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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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Fab Food Trails: Dublin Tasting Trail – Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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On our award winning  Dublin Tasting Walk, we visit a range of bakeries, food halls, street markets, cheesemongers, delicatessens and other speciality shops. You’ll meet those that have traded for generations producing great food as well as new arrivals to the food scene, bringing new international and contemporary tastes to the Irish table using great Irish produce.

As you enjoy the food, you’ll also learn a little about the culture and history of each neighbourhood. Those familiar with the city will be amazed to discover food outlets and tasty surprises they never knew existed and visitors will leave with an up-to-date insider knowledge of the best of what is happening food-wise in Ireland.

Our guides are all local and are as enthusiastic about the city as they are about the food.

Our gentle 2.5- 3 hour culinary walk has lots of stops with frequent, generous tastings along the way. We point out good places for lunch, dinner or a pint later.

We cater for vegetarians and all other dietary requirements. Please let us know in advance.

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NOTE: This company also offers other walks in Dublin, as well as in Cork and Kilkenny.

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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: Healdsburg Gourmet Chocolate Tour – Healdsburg, CA

Tour Facts

  • 2½ hour walking tour in downtown Healdsburg, Sonoma County
  • Fridays at 10:30 am (adding Saturdays in ’14)
  • Flat route, 1 mile long
  • 7 stops with generous tastings at each
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins at 25 North St.
  • $55 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person

tour description

Celebrate chocolate in many different forms on our exciting new Healdsburg tour. From chocolate beer to brownies to a chocolate port, you will marvel at the glories of the cacao bean! You’ll learn about how chocolate is made, its fascinating history and just why it is so good for your health. Our local guides will also share the history of this wine town– from its agricultural roots to its current culinary boom. You’ll leave this tour with a host of recommendations for dining and drinking in Healdsburg, and special shopping offers at many of the tour stops.

tastings

  • Wine and chocolate pairing featuring the country’s first small batch artisan chocolate maker
  • Local biére de chocolat and artisan dark chocolate bars
  • Assorted gourmet truffles, including a celebrity favorite from the Oscars
  • Fresh-brewed loose leaf chocolate tea from new boutique
  • Chocolate craft cupcakes from Healdsburg’s “farm to cake” bakery
  • Chocolate port from a Russian River winery and dessert wine tasting room
  • Decadent brownies from a beloved local bakery run by Chez Panisse alums

NOTE: Chocolate lovers of all ages can participate in the tour, but guests must be 21 and up for the beer and wine tastings (no substitutions available).

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

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Gourmet Walks: Japantown / Fillmore – San Francisco, CA

Tour Facts

  • 3 hour walking tour of San Francisco’s Japantown and Fillmore St
  • Alternate Saturdays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 2:00 pm through the fall
  • Flat route, approximately 1 mile long, with limited seating
  • 8 stops, with tastings at each (enough food for lunch!)
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins and ends at Japantown Center (10 minutes or less from downtown SF)
  • $65 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person

tour description

There is no better place to enjoy authentic Asian cuisine in America than in San Francisco. Beginning in the Gold Rush years, Asian immigrants have settled here and opened restaurants and markets from Chinatown to Japantown to Little Saigon. This tour will lead guests from San Francisco’s historic Nihonmachi, the country’s largest and oldest Japantown, to the Fillmore, with its bebop jazz heritage and upscale boutiques.

In between street food bites, you’ll learn about the history of the Japanese in San Francisco and the growth of ethnic cuisine. While visiting a classic Korean market, you’ll be taken back to the Fillmore of the 1950s and 60s when city dwellers flocked here for ice skating, movies, amusement park rides and, of course, jazz. The tour will visit Pacific Heights on Fillmore where, according to Gourmet Magazine, “fashion and funk meet, and everyone comes to eat.”

tastings

  • Thai specialties Miang kham and potato curry puffs
  • Gourmet onigiri, a popular Japanese snack food and green tea
  • Banh mi sandwiches, San Francisco’s latest “It” lunch item
  • India’s most popular street beverage, masala chai
  • Hot taiyaki, Japanese waffles filled with chocolate
  • Kimchi from an authentic Korean market
  • Cherry Blossom or red bean mochi
  • Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies from a Fillmore institution

We will also visit a gourmet spice shop, for an overview of spices used in Asian cooking.

Tastings subject to change without notice. Most 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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Le Foodist: Sweet Pairings – Paris, France

Learn the secrets of perfect pastry and magic macaroons, while enjoying Le Foodist’s own surprising stories about sweet sensations through the ages. At the end, you can savour the fruits of your labour with a selection of refreshing tea-time beverages.

In every Sweet Stories session, you will experience:

Hands on and Hands In

Maybe we should say: hands in … the dough.  There is no avoiding getting dirty when you cook pâtisserie.  But at the end it is mostly sugar and butter we are talking about.  So it’s not so bad, is it?

Precision

Everybody says it is the most critical in pâtisserie.  We will explore the limits together, to see how far you really need to go …

Tasting and learning stories

When the time comes to taste the fruit of your efforts, we will share tea or coffee – and the stories of how these exotic beverages have helped shape the face of the earth, and more modestly, Paris.

Choose from these classes:

Macarons and Meringues: Not only the opportunity to learn how to make a French, a Swiss or an Italian Meringue; but also to see how to get amazing colors and flavours!  And a bit of the history of the conspicuous but notoriously challenging little cake – and our best addressees in Paris (not all as famous as you might think …)

The secret to Croissants and Napoleon: At the basis of many a French sweet delicacy there is a special dough: pâte feuilletée. Learning the secret to build literally thousands of layers of dough is fun! And the result has many applications, as we will see. But there is no Napoleon without crême pâtissière, so we do that too.

Choux Pastry: The basis for St Honoré or Profiteroles, but also for savoury Gougères, this is definitely one you will use again and again after you master it. So many applications; paired with cream bases, mmm

Timing: 2:30 – 5 pm (see calendar)

Price: €65

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Cambridge Food Tour – England

Experience Cambridge through the eyes of a foodie. Discover the best foods of Cambridge at speciality shops, famous Cambridge institutions and uncover hidden Cambridge on a fun walking tour, and be awed by the smooth Duke of Cambridge.

Your Cambridge Food Tour starts at 10.15 am in the heart of the old city, where we will kick off with a cup of coffee or tea.  We will take you on a 3 1/2 hour walking tour along the colleges, making our way to a part of Cambridge which not a lot of tourists get to see. After 3 1/2 hours of food tastings and English tipples, we will finish  at a “Prêt  à Porter Foodie shop” in the bustling heart of Cambridge.

What to expect

  • seven food tastings with various drinks and English tipples ( alcohol)
  • taste the Best of Cambridge and British food from unique products to authentic and traditional food
  • learn about some interesting local stories
  • learn about history of the sampled food
  • interesting foodie facts
  • discover areas of Cambridge other tourists hardly get to see

Facts

  • starts  10.15 am in the old centre
  • 3 1/2 hour walking tour, but there will be the opportunity of sitting down too
  • £ 50 pp, which includes 7 food tastings with coffee or tea and English tipples
  • £ 40 Children for 8 years old
  • £ 45 if no alcohol is consumed
  • Tours conducted in English and Dutch
  • Please make sure you wear good walking shoes and clothes for all weather conditions

Add on – St. John’s college punt

What better then to finish with drifting along the river Cam in a punt? Having learned everything about Cambridge and British food, you probably keen to find out about the rich history of the colleges. Jump in and we’ll do the hard work! Total for food tour and punting combined: £ 64 per person

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