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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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A lovely way to see Auckland bars, restaurants and markets.

The one thing I love about New Zealand tours is they DON'T cancel tours if there are very small numbers. Least from all my experiences. So absolute respect their and its what... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 January 2013
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

The one thing I love about New Zealand tours is they DON'T cancel tours if there are very small numbers. Least from all my experiences. So absolute respect their and its what happened with my tour. So the Zest tours takes you around Auckland CBD on foot showing you cafes, pubs, fine dining, markets, etc. You stop and sample coffee,... More 

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

Thank you for your helpful feedback on our Auckland City Tastes tour and we're glad to hear you appreciated our service.And yes, the hand made chocolates are often a favourite with our guests. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

Great way to spend the morning discovering the best of Auckland's foodie attractions, Kerry took us to new places for coffee and pastries, cheese and ice cream, chocolates and seafood. Auckland has become a food destination and thanks to Kerry we got to see some of the highlights and learn some more about the history of the area.

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

Thanks very much, we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

You can't beat an insider's knowledge and Kerry takes you to places you wouldn't otherwise find as a visitor. Great coffee at an impressive cafe and restaurant complex set the scene, before moving on to an artisan cheese shop, a chocolatier, the Britomart, Viaduct Harbour & Wynyard Quarter before finishing at the Fish Market. As well culinary discoveries, Kerry also... More 

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

Thanks so much for your generous feedback on our Auckland City Tastes tour we really appreciate hearing back from our guests and yes, we are lucky to have such great foodie partners alongside us. More 

melbourne
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

We spent a great morning on this food tour. A great way to start a stay in Auckland and gain all the inside information on places to eat and visit in the city. Kerry was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. The tour was so good we did another similar one in Wellington.

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

Thanks for your review we're so glad you enjoyed your Auckland City Tastes tour with us. Our guests agree it's an ideal way to get your bearings in a new place and plan where you're going to explore from there. More 

NZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012 via mobile

Loved the morning spent with Kerry wandering downtown Auckland learning historical facts, seeing art installations and tasting yummy food. Kerry is a wealth of info about the area and local insider knowledge. We are actually locals and enjoyed learning new things about our own area. Will look forward to watching zest food tours develop as local venues allow access to... More 

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kerrys58, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your thoughtful comments and so glad you enjoyed our Auckland City Tastes tour. We love sharing our ever evolving food scene to locals and visitors alike. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

I attended the Ponsonby walking tour with Kerry Swan recently. It was fabulous. Although I am a local I learnt so much from Kerry. She is a confident and knowledgable guide. We ate and drank our way along Ponsonby Road and the passion shown by the staff at the venues was over whelming. Great food and company. A must for... More 

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kerrys58, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks for your generous review of our Urban Village Delights tour.We agree our tasting spots have some very passionate people behind them who love to showcase their delicious local fare to our guests. More 

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

We were lucky enough to win this tour - but I would happily pay for it in any city. Kerry knew lots - and even though we're local and foodies, we still found little gems that we hadn't tried before. Kerry is extremely knowledgable, fun and friendly. The 4 hours flew by and we were full (of great food -... More 

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kerrys58, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience of our Auckland City Tastes tour.We're always thrilled when we can help a local, and fellow foodie, discover the wonderful array of tastes available in their own 'hood and the Farmers Market on Saturday is always a bonus! Much appreciated, Kerry More 

auckland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

If you are a foodie, like people watching, being in the mix of history and the height of a happening place, this is a tasty tour for you. I loved being part of the Ponsonby ambience. I tasted some of the most amazing food. I could get lost in the shops just taking it all in. If you are a... More 

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kerrys58, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for sharing your comments with us on our Urban Village Delights tour . I'm glad you enjoyed rediscovering one of your favourite 'hoods. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

Had a lovely morning with Louise today. She took me to taste Auckland’s delights while at the same time showing me places both charming and intriguing. We started at the Shaky Islands, where we were treated with coffee and welcomed by the friendly staff, and finished at the fish market with a platter of tasty nibbles which amounted to a... More 

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kerrys58, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to comment on our Auckland City Tastes tour. I'm so glad to hear you had such a good time taking in the great tastes as well as the sites and how Louise looked after you, we're very lucky to have her on our team. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time on our Zest Tour and learnt and saw so much. As a resident of Auckland, but not resident or working in the city for many years we found out so much about the place and saw new areas that had been developed. We enjoyed the food that we were offered and i personally had... More 

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kerrys58, Director at Zest Food Tours of Auckland, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review of our Auckland City Tastes tour. It means a lot to hear you enjoyed yourselves and felt like you were being looked after all the way. More 

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