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The Big Foody Food Tours

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Address: Auckland 0629, New Zealand
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+64 21 481 177
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Auckland's number one food tour experience. A fun and flavour filled...

Auckland's number one food tour experience. A fun and flavour filled insight into the excellent cuisine, markets, restaurants and producers Auckland has to offer. The Big Foody Food Tours have an excellent choice of tours to give you the ultimate taste of the city and a delicious introduction to Auckland and the regions. Book through our website and receive a bottle of local wine or box of chocolates!

Make sure you book a Big Foody Tour at the beginning of your stay in NZ so you are geared up with the best places to eat and drink around the country!

All our tours are small and intimate groups tailored to make sure you walk away having had a memorable time. We pick up from all hotels in the CBD for our driven tours All tour guests a New Zealand SIM Card. Book through our website and receive a bottle of local wine or box of chocolates!

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A very personal introduction to Auckland

Elle is a fabluous ambassador for Auckland and NZ artisanal food. We took this tour our first day in New Zealand. Elle was able to adjust the schedule to accommodate a couple who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elle is a fabluous ambassador for Auckland and NZ artisanal food. We took this tour our first day in New Zealand. Elle was able to adjust the schedule to accommodate a couple who was flying in the morning of the tour. We started at the farmers market, visited a specialty food store, and toured the Auckland Fish Market where we... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! What lovely feedback. It was such a lovely tour with you and I'm so glad you liked your first flat white! Don't forgot to look us up in Portland! We'd love to see you over there too! Come back to NZ soon. Big Hugs Elle More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't sure what to expect because I have never been to NZ but it was fun to go to local hot spots and be near the water. It was a fun and relaxing experience that I recommend everyone try!

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TheBigFoody, General Manager at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! Great to meet you and I'm glad we got to show you our city! I'm delighted you had a good time and I hope the rest of your trip around NZ was just as much fun. Come and see us in Portland! Big Hugs Elle More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I did the afternoon Auckland tour. It was only four of us, plus our guide Arden. She did a great job, taking us to six fun/varied places to taste food or taste beer. It allowed us to see parts of Auckland that we wouldn't have gotten to, and the walking was a nice break between meals. Really... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Oh thank you! We love it when we exceed expectations. It is a lovely way to explore the city and explore through your tastebuds. Thank you so much for your feedback and we hope to see you on our Portland tours or back in Auckland again soon! Cheers Elle More 

Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we booked the Tastebud tour, events intervened and we ended up having a personal tour of food and the city by the amazing Elle. We went to a gourmet food store to sample olive oil, condiments, and some of the best cheese I've ever tasted. We stopped in for handmade NZ chocolates (including one with pineapple guava and white... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Oh thank you so much! It was a lovely tour with you and I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Isn't Odettes delicious! I'm so pleased you liked it. I really hope we get to meet you again in Auckland or Portland! Have a fab rest of the time in NZ Big Hugs Elle More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An excellent way to spend half a day for anyone who enjoys food. The tour enables a casual visitor to Auckland to experience the taste of things made by dedicated, small scale producers, like the cheese from the farm with only 4 cows and also things not normally associated with NZ. Who knew that NZ produces its own olive oil... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Wow - thank you! It was great to meet you and I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour. Yes we have the best Olive Oil in the world! I'm biased, but I'm right :) Hope you have a fabulous fishing trip. See you again one day. Big Hugs Elle More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

What a yummy thing to do! We booked the tour for our first day in Auckland and it provided us with a great orientation to the city as we went from site to site. Elle, our guide and the owner, was wonderful and so full of knowledge. She also gave us great restaurant recommendations.

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! I think it's a yummy thing to do too, but then I have to say that. I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and got to know the city! Come back again soon Big hugs Elle More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Loving my food, as soon as our cruise to New Zealand was booked, I knew I wanted to do a foodie tour somewhere along the way, as it's recognised that NZ has fabulous produce. After researching online and then seeing Elle in a segment on Sydney Weekender, I chose the Tastebud Tour in Auckland and it did not disappoint. It's... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Oh thank you! I had the best day with you guys. It was so much fun and great to introduce you all to the amazing Auckland food and wine scene. I'm glad your group enjoyed it as much as they did. Come back and see us again soon and do some more! Big Hugs Elle More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Elle is a chef who happens to love sharing her appreciation of the Auckland food scene with visitors to Auckland. She keeps the tour size small and that is a key factor in the enjoyment of the experience. Lots of ability to interact with her and hear her thoughts – very engaging. Oh, and the food was delicious!

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and review. I have the best day with you all. It was such fun and I am so grateful to have shared so many laughs with everyone. Hope to see you again or in Portland! Big Hugs to you both Elle More 

Byron Bay
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wonderful two days. Ellie knows her stuff. It was a fabulous walking tour with so much to eat and so little time! Well worth the trip. Would recommend to anyone. She can tailor it to suit your preferences but you should go to the markets at Parnell, the providores and the seafood market for the auctions in the morning......

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

We did have such a lovely couple of tours! We've got some 5 day food and wine tours coming up which I think would be right up your street!!!!! I'll send you some information. Have a great 2017! Big Hugs Elle More 

Detroit, Michigan
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56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Two friends and I booked this tour easily online for our first morning in Auckland. It was my friends' first food tour ever, and I have lost count of how many I have done. I am clearly a proponent of food tours as a great introduction to a new city. We were all extremely satisfied. Elle was enthusiastic and knowledgable... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

It was so good to meet you all the other day. Thank you so much for coming on the tour. I really hope we get to see you again in NZ and that you have an amazing trip around the country. Enjoy every moment. Big Hugs Elle x More 

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