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Have you ever taken a food tour during a vacation? Read on to find out how the best food tours can enhance your food travel experiences and what you should consider when you research potential culinary tours.

Cape Town Food Tour

Luke Williams served locally sourced cheese samples during our Foodies Thursday Cape Town food tour with Cape Food & Wine Tours.

Food tours are one of the tastiest ways to experience a new city for travelers on a dedicated food trip as well as for those on a weekend getaway. Not every trip is a “foodietrip” but every trip should involve great food. This is why travelers should consider taking a city tour that focuses on what to eat in all food destinations that they visit. These city tours supplement independent restaurant tours which you can easily plan using our food travel guides.

Naples Food Tour Guide

Context tour guide Fiorella Squillante shared her knowledge and love for Naples food during the Context Flavors of Naples Italy tour.

As for us, we like to take walking food tours where we can try local food that we might not find on our own. These food crawls have often led us down alleys and into local markets with stops at independent food stalls for food tastings, providing us with opportunities to chat with local artisans and experience authentic food products. Whether we take a street food tour or a more comprehensive culinary experience, we always learn a lot and have fun during quality food tours around the world.

London Food Tour Taste

Mindi enjoyed this sweet treat during our Luxe London dessert tour hosted by Urban Adventures.

Taking a good food tour provides us with a meaningful introduction to a city’s food culture and to the city itself. We often learn a lot during a gastronomic tour from art to architecture and of course food. Beyond that, we enjoy interacting with knowledgeable food tour guides who double as enthusiastic city ambassadors – especially when they provide us with suggestions for local restaurants and coffee shops.

Pro Tip:  Take a food tour soon after you arrive in a city. Not only will the tour make you smarter about the city’s food scene for the duration of your visit, but you will also have fun and make likeminded food-obsessed friends.

Recommended Food Tours

Naples Food Tour

Daryl learned how to make Neapolitan pizza during our Naples food tour with Context Travel.

We thoroughly investigate food tours in advance to make sure that they’re a good use of our time and money for culinary vacations. Though we prefer personal recommendations from trusted sources, we also do a lot of online research. Plus, we seek out quality tour companies like Context Travel since we know that their tours are always well curated.

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Athens Food Tour

 

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Barcelona Food Tour

Barcelona Food Tour

We drank a lot of wine during our Devour Barcelona Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour.

Catalonia’s largest city, Barcelona has it all from tasty tapas to modern gastronomy plus some of the world’s best wine to wash it all down. We’ve enjoyed taking a few different Barcelona food tours including where we’ve our way through a local neighborhood and a local market as well as another tour where we spent an evening sampling wine and tapas. Then there was that tour where we drank our way through Spanish wines

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Bucharest Food Tour

Bucharest Food Tour

Our Bucharest food tour with Delish Experiences provided a tasty introduction to traditional Romanian food.

Bucharest has an eclectic food scene with a mix of cool cafes and traditional restaurants. By taking a Bucharest food tour and digging deeper, we were able to find great places to eat local food and drink great coffee.

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Budapest Food Tour

Budapest Food Tour

We ate this traditional Flódni during our Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walk with Taste Hungary.

Budapest, a city rich in both history and restaurants, buzzes with a café culture that fuels the city during the day and ruin bars that keep Budapest hopping at night. We chose to explore the historic Budapest Jewish quarter with a food tour – a banging start to our month-long food exploration in Hungary’s vibrant capital.

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Cape Town Food Tour

Cape Town Food Tour

We learned about Cape Town’s Indian food during an all-day food tour with Cape Food & Wine Tours

With a seemingly endless supply of stunning vistas, Cape Town would be an awesome city to visit even if it didn’t have great food. Luckily, as we found out during our epic Cape Town food tour, this is not the case. The food scene in South’s Africa southern gem has it going on from hip coffee shops to excellent restaurants and everything in-between.

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Girona Food Tour

Girona Food Tour

We ate our way through Girona Spain during a food tour with Girona Food Tours.

Not settling to hide in nearby Barcelona’s shadow, Girona has an astonishingly solid food scene. Sure, the city hosts one of the world’s top restaurants within its borders, but it also has more than its fair share of top-notch restaurants, tapas bars and ice cream shops. We took a Girona food tour to familiarize ourselves with the city’s best markets and eateries. We also took a cooking class to learn how to cook some of the Catalonian food we discovered during the tour.

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Las Vegas Food Tour

Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour

We enjoyed both food and stories during our Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour.

Proving that there’s more to do in Las Vegas than gamble, our Downtown Las Vegas Food Tour provided a fun exploration of Sin City’s original neighborhood. Though we ate well during the tour, we especially enjoyed learning about the city’s colorful past during the Las Vegas tour.

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Ljubljana Food Tour

Ljubljana Yum Food Tour

You will want to take a food tour in Ljubljana to discover food like these deconstructed sandwiches.

We didn’t expect to fall in love with Ljubljana, but that’s exactly what happened when we visited Slovenia’s small but magical capital city. While in Ljubljana, we burned our candles on both ends by immersing ourselves in the local food scene with a Ljubljana walking tour, a wine tour, a cooking class and more. This is a city with so many culinary charms that you don’t want to take a chance of missing a bite or sip.

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London Food Tour

London Food Tour

We ate these scotch eggs at the iconic Fortnum & Mason during our London food tour.

London called us and we answered by taking different London food tours to learn about the city’s classic foods and decadent desserts. We ramped our London exploration one step further with a self-guided tour through the best London food markets. Ironically, after multiple visits, we still have much to food exploration to do in London.

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Malmö Food Tour

Malmo Food Tour

Not surprisingly, we ate a lot of fish during our Malmö food tour.

Do you know much about the food in Southern Sweden? Neither did we until we visited Skåne and took a lively Malmö food tour. Not only did we taste some of the area’s best seafood but we also got to enjoy fika, one of our favorite Swedish inventions.

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Naples Food Tour

 Naples Walking Tour

We drank these classic cups of coffee during our Flavors of Naples Italy tour with Context Travel.

Travelers either love or hate Naples. We’re firmly in the love category for the Neapolitan pizza alone. Add flaky sfogliatella, hand-pulled cappuccinos and hauntingly beautiful streets – and our love goes off the chart. During our month-long visit to the the love-it-or-hate-it city, we took an excellent Naples walking tour where we drank copious amounts of coffee and learned how to cook pizza. Yes, dreams do come true in Italy.

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New York Food Tour

New York Food Tour

This gelato provided a sweet ending to our New York food tour with Walks of New York.

Start spreading the word… We took a fun New York food tour that introduced us to new places to eat in the city that doesn’t sleep at night. Though this walking tour focused on the Greenwich Village neighborhood, we enjoy exploring NYC food around the city during quick visits as often as we can.

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Old Delhi Food tour

Chandni Chowk Market

Despite the chaos, Chandni Chowk has some of the best street food in India.

With hundreds, if not thousands, of street food vendors, the food scene in Old Delhi can be overwhelming to explore. That’s why it makes sense to take a food tour in the Chandni Chowk market so that you don’t miss a bite. At least that’s what Mindi did when she visited India for the first time.

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Paris Food Tour

Paris Food Tour

We ate very well during our Baguette to Bistro tour with Context Travel.

Our Paris food tour turned us from food tour skeptics to food tour believers. It was that good. During this Paris tour, we strolled around a Parisian neighborhood, stopping for baguettes, pastries, cheese and liqueur, while a trained pastry chef shared stories and recommendations along the way. Folks, you can’t have this same experience on your own.

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Prague Food Tour

Prague Food Tour

JayWay Travel’s Charlie Neville introduced us to Czech food during our private Prague food tour.

We spent much of our whirlwind weekend in the Czech Republic taking a Prague food tour – and we have no regrets about spending our limited time eating our way through Prague. It didn’t hurt that our tour guide was a local Prague expert and amazing person. The two stops for third wave coffee also didn’t hurt.

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Saigon Food Tour

Saigon Food Tour

We ate well during our Saigon Street Eats food tour in Ho Chi Minh City.

We woke up early to take the Pho Trail morning food tour with Saigon Street Eats but it was worth it slurp bowls of pho with a Ho Chi Minh local. More than just pho, this Saigon tour also included stops at a local market and temple.

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Shanghai Food Tour

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Stellenbosch Food Tour

Stellenbosch Food Tour

We chowed down on chocolate during our Foodies on Foot tour with Bites & Sites in Stellenbosch.

We expected to love our Stellenbosch wine tasting experiences and we were not disappointed. However, we arrived in the Cape Winelands without knowing much about the local food. Thanks to a fun Stellenbosch food tour, we soon discovered a happening Stellenbosch restaurant scene that we enjoyed exploring during our week in one of the world’s most beautiful wine countries.

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Strasbourg Food Tour

Strasbourg Food Tour

We indulged in cheese and charcuterie during a Strasbourg food tour led by Food and City Tours.

Before we spent two weeks eating our way through the quaint Alsatian city, we first experienced Strasbourg food during a tour that we took during our romantic Rhine River cruise. The Strasbourg food tour managed to whet our appetite while satisfying our taste buds with its varied selection of great food and wine.

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We will add more recommended food and wine tours as we experience them around the world. Stay tuned and stay hungry!


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