A Dozen Delicious Food Tours!

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Sampling foreign food while on the road is one of the great joys of travel. These days many people have access to excellent Indian, Mexican, Thai, Greek, Italian – you name it! – restaurants in their own cities, but while the food is often superb, there’s no substitute to enjoying it at its full strength, with fresh local ingredients, at its place of origin.

Our guides recognise that people love to eat! And with their local knowledge, they can direct travelers to try dishes they may not have known existed, at restaurants, markets and food stalls you won’t find listed on TripAdvisor.

Below we’ve put together a sampling of some of our favourite culinary tours on six different continents. Almost everywhere you travel with ToursByLocals, you’ll find guides offering delicious foodie-themed itineraries. Don’t miss making these experiences a part of your next trip!

12 Food Tours in 12 Countries

1. Take a Balinese Cooking Class in Ubud

Local guide Agung offers you a delicious opportunity to learn the secrets of fresh and flavourful Balinese Cuisine inside a serene and traditional Balinese family compound. Satays, spicy sambal sauces and dips, fresh fruits and salads…yes, please!

2. Savour the Flavours of New Orleans

You can’t go to the Big Easy without doing some big eating. Gumbos, Po’ Boys, Beans and Rice, Crab Cakes, Pralines… the Cajun and Creole cuisine will have your mouth watering. Your guide Ashton is ready to take you to his favourite local haunts for traditional and modern takes on Louisiana’s famous dishes.

3. Taste Paris’ Best Macarons

“Let them eat Macarons!” That will be the order of the day as you traipse around the heart of Paris with your guide David, sampling the best of the city’s most artfully presented dessert treat. Lavender, Salted Caramel, Pistachio...which one will win your heart?

4. Make (and eat!) Chocolate in Brussels

Any reformed chocolate-addicts should stop reading now. Because how can anyone with a sweet tooth resist the thought of making your own, gourmet Belgian chocolates with a local chocolatier? You choose the flavours and fillings and work one-on-one with the chocolate master to make, mould and decorate the decadent treats. Your guide Joyce will also take you to sample from some of Brussels best-selling chocolate boutiques.

5. Enjoy Tacos and Craft Beer with a Mexican Chef in Puerto Vallarta

Learn about Mexico’s culinary heritage while exploring Puerto Vallarta with a formally trained chef. Your guide Rafael has some serious foodie credentials, and he’s eager to help you feast on everything from seaside grilled fish to tacos, aguas frescas to craft beer. And if you like desserts, you’ll like Rafale’s grand finale: “As a chef with a sweet tooth I'll make sure we finish with an amazing pastry or any other dessert in season.”

6. Tapas, Tapas, and more Tapas! in Granada, Spain

“Eating tapas is what the people of Granada do best!” says our guide Gayle. The small southern Spanish city boasts over 2000 bars and restaurants, and Gayle is eager to help you sample its many flavours on her Tapas and Wine tasting tour. With Gayle as your host, you'll meet the locals and the bar owners as you eat and drink your way around town.

7. Spend Time in a Peruvian Kitchen in Lima

Your guide Aaron throws open the doors to his mother Danmar’s house, and invites you inside to learn the secrets of a traditionally prepared Peruvian meal. Start with a visit to the local market to see the ingredients first hand, then watch (and help if you wish!) while Danmar prepares dishes like ceviche, arroz con pollo, and a mouth-watering pisco sour.

8. Take Part in Moroccan Farm Life

It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to visit a working farm in Morocco. With your guide Mohamed, you’ll get to experience Moroccan cuisine from the ground up, seeing how staple ingredients are harvested and prepared. A wonderful chance to gain insight into the provenance of the delicious Moroccan food you’ll enjoy all over the country.

9. Taste the best of New Zealand foodstuffs in Auckland
Looking for an insider tour of Auckland’s most delectable foodie delights? Spend an afternoon with Phil, and sample famous local Manuka honey, New Zealand ice cream, and local artisan cheeses perfectly matched with boutique wine tasting. Throw in some savoury deli treats and steaming barista coffee and you’re set.

10. Experience a Feast of India: Street Food in Delhi

Bring your appetite for this 6-hour food tour of Delhi! You’ll be sampling 20-25 different food items from 7-9 different food vendors while walking around Old and New Delhi. As your guide Jaidev explains: “There is no better way to get introduced to the sights, flavour, smells and people of India.” No Delhi-Belly here! The food shops you’ll visit have been in business for multiple generations and the food is carefully selected to ensure safety.

11. Experience the best of Land and Sea, in PEI

Canada’s bucolic Prince Edward Island prides itself on an abundance of fresh foodstuffs, coming from fields, orchards, and the always-nearby Atlantic Ocean. With your guide Kevin you’ll discover Malpeque oysters, meet local lobster-men, sample cheese and jams, and partake in the heady pleasures of the island’s fine craft beer and mead.

12. Stroll and Eat on a Food walk in Amsterdam

This walking food tour not only includes lots of yummy tastings, but you will also meet the people who make Amsterdam’s delicious food. Your guide, Karen, is a professional foodie, who has owned her own speciality food store in Amsterdam and knows the culinary scene inside and out. Local cheese, herring, chocolate, baked goods – you won’t go hungry with Karen!
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