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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Experience the sights and tastes of Wellington on one of our hosted walking gourmet food tours. Here at Zest we believe the best way to experience Wellington and its culture is by strolling and sampling some of the many tasting pleasures on offer...more
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 June 2009

We booked the Capital Tastes walking tour in May on a cold and drizzly Saturday morning. Judy was our guide...a very friendly and informative guide. The tour covered some of the city sights and history, Moor Wilsons Fresh which included a cheese and rare fruit...More

4  Thank Travelwriter63
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 October 2009

The guide Dee was great, informative and friendly and we quite enjoyed the walk and talk around Wellington on the Capital Tastes Tour with some interesting stops. All of the venues were informative and interesting, but much of it you could find for yourself without...More

5  Thank Aussie_Steve36
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We purchased this tour through our cruise ship and it exceeded our expectations. To be able to taste local products and be able to learn about the city too is a great introduction to the city. Diane (we think we remembered her name correctly) was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful five hour journey experiencing the tastes of Wellington. Ruth, our guide, was excellent, and exuded all the charm and warmth of a New Zealander. We were introduced to a marvelous coffee roaster, sensational gelato, homemade peanut butter, fresh chocolate, and cheeses and capped...More

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Judith thank you very much for writing such an excellent review of your recent Walking Gourmet Tour with our wonderful guide Ruth. I will make sure to share your comments with her, the rest of our team and of course with our amazing tour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightfully delicious day with our knowledgeable guide Ruth. We walked all over the city and learned how coffee is sourced and roasted—while drinking flat whites—and then sweetened things up with artisanal gelato. That was followed by a stop at Moore Wilsons, a...More

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear CZS97 thank you very much for posting your impressions of your Walking Gourmet Tour with our lovely and bright guide Ruth. It was wonderful to read how much you enjoyed discovering the delicious flavours our amazing tour partners create to tempt our guests' taste...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Some great people behind this company, my wife had broken two bones in her foot two days before our Wellington arrrival. So the Zest team arranged for a wheelchair to ensure my wife did not miss out on any of the experience. The tour took...More

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear John and Kathy it was our pleasure looking after you both. Thank you for posting such a positive review and sharing your impressions of your food tour experience with us. It's so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your day out and I...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

Really enjoyed this! Nice sunny morning, just my wife and I on a Tuesday and Ruth, our guide was great. Lots of interesting info about sights and sculptures and the city of Wellington with terrific stops highlighting coffee, fresh produce, gelato, chocolate and peanut butter...More

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Simon thank you very much for writing such a positive review of your recent Capital Tastes Tour experience with our lovely guide Ruth. She was thrilled to bits to read your review and so were our other guides - it just made everyone's day....More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Even when you think you know Wellington, what an excellent way to find some out-of-the-way places. Outstanding were the enthusiastic young people who roasted their coffee,made their gelato and produced their chocolate and who were prepared to share their passion (and product). And what's not...More

1  Thank Grandmarg
ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Grandmarg thank you very much for writing such an wonderful review of your recent Capital Tastes Tour experience! I will make sure to share your comments with our guides, I know it will make everyone's day. We simply love sharing with our guests what...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

We booked a half day tour for 6 of us in January at Zest Food Tours. It was awful! We walked probably 4 blocks in all directions from our hotel to eat at: a local coffee shop. It was just like a Starbucks. Nothing special....More

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Dear Ginger It’s hard to respond to such a negative review when our team of passionate foodie guides and tour partners are so dedicated to sharing wonderfully memorable experiences with our guests. Nevertheless I acknowledge that our Wellington food tour experience did not meet your...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018

As a Wellingtonian it excited me to be able to appreciate what was behind the local foodie scene. There was much to discover and our guide Heather was exceptional. I thought I knew a lot about our city...but I learnt so much more both from...More

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Ralph thank you very much for your wonderful review of your tour experience with our lovely guide Heather, which I have shared with her and the rest of our team. Here at ZEST we absolutely love sharing with our guests what makes our vibrant...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I love food tours. They are so great to get a insight into the places to eat and drink without wandering around trying to choose something. Our guide was great, super friendly and full of knowledge. There was an abundance of food to taste and...More

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Dear Thecookstravel thank you so much for sharing your excellent impressions of your tour recent tour experience with us. I have shared your review with all our guides and everyone was so happy to read your feedback. All of us here at ZEST are so...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

This tour was booked through our travel agent and what a great tour it was! Our guide was a woman named Fabs who brought us to coffee factories,chocolatiers, ice cream shops, and the market (cheese, meats, fruits, honey, breads, drinks)for tastings. Her enthusiasm and joy...More

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ZestFoodToursofNZ, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Franee0409 thank you so much for sharing your excellent impressions of your Capital Tastes Tour experience with our fabulous guide Fabs - she's such a star! I have shared your review with her and she was thrilled to bits and sends her best regards...More

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