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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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Fabulous Walking Tour for Foodies.

Kerry, our tour guide, provided a relaxed and informative introduction to Ponsonby, its culture, history and culinary highlights. A great introduction to Auckland, some locals... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2014
Fiona A
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Kerry, our tour guide, provided a relaxed and informative introduction to Ponsonby, its culture, history and culinary highlights. A great introduction to Auckland, some locals were on the tour also however. Anyone who enjoys finding the best coffee, chocolates, and places to eat, will love this tour! Just remember not to eat breakfast beforehand.

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

Thanks so much for sending us your comments and happy to hear you enjoyed our Auckland City Tastes tour. It always makes for an interesting tour when our group is a mix of locals and visitors, when we get to see how our neighbourhood is seen through others eyes it makes us realise how lucky we are. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

Great day, great company. Had a wonderful time. Kerry knows her stuff. Food was wonderful with a little local history thrown in. Well worth doing, even for locals.

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

Thanks very much for your review on our Urban Village Delights tour. We always appreciate hearing back from our guests and so glad you enjoyed discovering one of our city's best loved neighbourhoods. More 

Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Our guide Keri was cordial and friendly, and obviously known by the merchants and knew the places we visited. She gave us a good background on Ponsonby, Auckland, and New Zealand. We recommend that newcomers use this as a starting tour to get to know the area. Really enjoyed the chocolates and the new Central Market with eateries, produce, cheese,... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our Urban Village Delights tour and so glad you enjoyed it. We do have a great relationship with all our stops along the way and they love to share their knowledge and passion with our guests. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Had a great morning with Kerry. Finding out some history of the area and visiting some great shops, cafes and a lovely lunch to add to the informative yet relaxing tour. Excellent for locals and visitors alike the cheese store at Ponsonby Central was great - everything was great chocolate, pizza, Milly's... the list goes on.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your Urban Village Delights tour with us, we appreciate your kind feedback. I will pass on your comments to our partner stops including the team at the cheese store, they are passionate about sharing their range of boutique cheeses from around New Zealand and this stop has become a highlight for many of... More 

Perth, W.Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We were very impressed right from meeting our Guide Joanne at the designated spot on the morning of our Gourmet Food Tour. We were made to feel very welcome. Joanne had a great general knowledge and excellent knowledge of the Area ... Ponsonby. What a delightful part of Auckland. Very Bohemian. We thoroughly enjoyed all the stops and found everyone... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your Urban Village Delights tour with us .Joanna is a real treasure and loves to show off her neighbourhood to our guests. I'm so glad you enjoyed your morning discovering all the wonderful tastes and sights along the way. More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Recently had the pleasure to go on an Auckland city walking tour with Kerry, who showed us some of the hidden treasures in her beautiful city. We started with a little history which gave us an understanding of Auckland's past, before heading straight into glorious coffee in the lesser traveled city streets. The rest of the morning was just as... 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 give us your feedback on our Auckland City Tastes tour. It is always a pleasure to show visitors those hidden treasures that always deliver the WOW factor. I am a very proud Aucklander and hope you enjoyed the rest of your discovery time while in Auckland. More 

Marion, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

We went through streets and alleys that only insider knew and visited cafe ,resturant ,cheese store,ice creem parlor, chocolate shop and fish market and sample the food like local. If you do not want be treated like tourist and really want to expirance the way people live in this great city this is a good way to start. Very informative,relax... More 

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Henrico, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

This gourmet food tour was the highlight of our visit to Auckland. Joanna was delightful and very knowledgeable of the beautiful bohemian Ponsonby area and the wonderful food stops along the way. If you are a foodie, this tour is a must do.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

We had an amazing time on our recent tour. Everything came together - lovely food, perfect weather and Kerry's attention to detail. Being locals, we were delighted to find new cafes and eateries that we did not know exisited. Lots of goodies to taste, I wished I hadn't eaten breakfast before the tour. Thanks Kerry, it was a great way... More 

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

Thanks very much for your lovely feedback and so glad to hear you had fun rediscovering your own 'hood. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2013

We had a lovely time on this tour. Fabulous ice cream sampling and the grill cheese sandwich at Kapati Cheese was to die for. Fabulous to end at the Fish Market. Lovely private room with a platter to sample. Wine was very good. Lots to see there so you really did want to spend longer there.

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

Thanks for sharing your experience and so glad you enjoyed the tour. Kapiti is a real favourite iof our guests and they took home several accolades at our recent cheese awards. More 

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