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Zest Food Tours of Auckland

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Address: 11B Augustus Terrace, 1052, New Zealand
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Experience gourmet walking tours in Auckland with the highly regarded Zest...

Experience gourmet walking tours in Auckland with the highly regarded Zest Food Tours. Sightseeing with great food and a friendly knowledgeable tour guide, Zest tours are a great introduction to the food, culture and sights of the city. 'A real hit with foodies' (2010 Frommer's Guide). Zest tours take you to taste the best food and meet the passionate producers behind them, at places the locals know and love, in small exclusive groups. ....because the best way to discover a new place and its culture is through its food & wine.

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Walking Tasting Fun

We did the Urban Village Delights walking tour in Auckland. Our guide, Joanna, was friendly, knowledgeable, and delightful to spend time with as she took us around the Ponsonby... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2015
David G
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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

We did the Urban Village Delights walking tour in Auckland. Our guide, Joanna, was friendly, knowledgeable, and delightful to spend time with as she took us around the Ponsonby neighborhood. Several stops to relax and taste/drink the local flavors (coffee, chocolates, cheese, pizza, etc) and ending with a light lunch with wine. We also made a few stops at some... More 

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1 Thank David G
ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to send in your comments about your recent tour with us.We were glad to hear you enjoyed your time with our guide, Joanna who loves to show off her neighbourhood to visitors.We do pride ourselves on the intimacy and special attention our small groups provide so appreciated your feedback. Thanks again and take... More 

Boston
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Lynda took me for a wonderful gourmet walking tour of Auckland. This tour is fit for foodies- fine coffee and chocolates, local artisanal cheeses, ice cream, local honey, and we finished with a platter of local seafood and a glass of wine. She pointed out all of the best neighborhoods and restaurants for dining, and made some fabulous recommendations -... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to send us your review of your recent Auckland City Tastes tour. We appreciate your great feedback and yes we are very lucky to have such friendly and knowledgeable guides on our team who love to offer suggestions of things to do while visiting our city and helping out where possible.Lynda will be... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

Hi, Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Joanna who led us on our food tour last week. We thoroughly enjoyed the morning. the other reviews were correct in saying that you don't need to eat breakfast before going on it! The history of the area was fascinating and Joanna was great company. The food was amazing, choccies,... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments on your recent Urban Village Delights tour with us. We appreciate your positive feedback which I will pass on to our guide , Joanna who loves to share her neighbourhood's foodie highlights and culture with our visitors to Auckland. Thanks again and take care. Kind regards Kerry More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

Early January my husband and I were escorted on a great tour of Ponsonby Rd Auckland. Joanna, our tour guide was very knowledgable about the history of the area and its food and beverages. She explained every thing in an interesting and relaxed manner and encouraged easy mixing with the other 3 participants, an Australian and two Germans who also... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to send in your feedback and kind words from your recent Urban Village Delights tour with us.We have taken on board your suggestions and appreciate your positive comments. So glad you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks again and take care. Kind regards Kerry More 

RockyView
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

After reading reviews prior to booking we had high expectations - and were not disappointed! As a small group of 5 we braved a rainy, cool morning with our guide. As a long time resident of Ponsonby, Joanna provided great historical references to our walk and was friendly and engaging throughout. In addition Joanna also introduced us to a couple... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to send in your feedback on your Urban Village Delights tour. We appreciate the generous comments and glad to hear you enjoyed it and found it good value as well. Thanks again Take care Kind regards Kerry More 

Wellington
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

My friend and I - a 'private' tour for two which is not what I had booked but how it worked out for which I am very grateful - had the most wonderful morning visiting Auckland 'foodie' spots on the City tour with our lovely guide. We started with a great coffee and treats and ended with a fish platter... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to comment on the Auckland City Tastes tour you took with us recently.We appreciate your generous feedback which I will pass on to our guide who will be thrilled. More 

Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We met our delightful guide, Louise, at the iSite, only steps away from the ship's dock. She is a bubbly and vivacious person who knows her city and loves meeting new people. We began by walking to a small coffee shop for a coffee and a chance to review our itinerary. This was a small tour group - three of... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review of our Auckland City Tastes tour and kind words for Louise which I have passed on. Our guides love to share their passion and knowledge with guests and take them to the best foodie spots often hidden away from the main thoroughfare.I'm glad you agree on the grilled cheese treats, judged recently the best... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

This was a terrific way to get an introduction to the City, not just its food aspects but its areas and locations as well. Our guide, Louise Young, was the perfect combination of historic information on buildings and locations we passed as well as a sense of the "tone" and temper of the City. I was not sure what to... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send your review of our Auckland City Tastes tour and so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Our guide, Louise has such passion for our city and brings her extensive knowledge of the area and its history for our guests who often comment on how helpful it is to get their bearings and... More 

Kirkland, WA
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We had a few days in Auckland as part of our "getting use to the time zone" stage of our itinerary. We really wish we would have done this tour as we walked off of our flight. Totally recommend doing this tour right as you arrive in the city. This tour takes you through some of the major parts of... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our Auckland City Tastes tour, we always appreciate hearing feedback. Many of our guests agree it is a great way to get to know the city on arrival and have time to discover some of the best highlights .It’s always our pleasure to make recommendations to our guests of places to... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

In November, 2013, I had an amazing experience on a Zest Food Tour in Auckland, NZ. The tour I chose to take was the Urban Village Delights tour which Kerry Swan set up professionally and efficiently. I couldn't wait to go! I met the magnificent guide, Joanna, at the Old Post Office building in Ponsonby and she shared so much... More 

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ZestAuckland, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Firstly thanks for your wonderful review of our Urban Village Delights tour, I have passed on your comments to our guide, Joanna who was thrilled to hear them. Joanna loves to show off her neighbourhood to visitors and treat them to the many hidden gems they would not normally find themselves. More 

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