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“A must do for foodies”

Zest Food Tours of New Zealand
Ranked #1 of 13 Food & Drink in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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. Your friendly, local Zest guide will stroll with you through our "foodie" capital city, sampling Wellington's famous locally roasted coffee and other gastronomic delights. Meet some of our city's amazing and passionate producers and discover new flavours. We will also share the history, art and culture of our beautifully crafted and compact harbour city. Zest Food Tours also offers a wine experience in Martinborough, a premium boutique pinot noir wine region.
Roskilde, Denmark
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“A must do for foodies”
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you are the kind of person always thinking about what and where your next meal will be, and love geeking out over artisanal chocolate or coffee this tour is for you.
Our amazing guide Heather took us (and two other guests) on the most amazing tour of Wellington as seen through food.
You will flavor some of the best gelato, coffee and chocolate the city has to offer, hear interesting stories and geek out over good food with fellow foodies.
We are now ready to return to Wellington with the sole purpose of eating.
I strongly recommend this to anyone who loves good food and ingredients.

Visited January 2017
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 10 January 2017
Dear Winnie
thanks for your excellent review of your Walking Gourmet Tour with our amazing guide Heather. She's such a star! I will share your comments with her and I know she'll be so thrilled. We love showcasing Wellington's many interesting facets to our guests, whilst at the same time offering some very delicious morsels and artisanal treats for the taste buds - an entertaining and fun way to get to know our vibrant, little capital city.
Wishing you a wonderful time on your holiday.
Best regards
Steph C - Zest
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sydney
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“A great morning.”
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic food tour from beginning to end.
Our guide Heather was absolutely lovely and very knowledgeable about the local area.
We were able to sample lots of local produce,and learn about they came about.
The morning started with coffee,then onto gelato,and opportunities to sample cheeses,salami and other tasty goods at a local supermarket.
Such a great tour,which you should definetly take part in when visiting wellington.
Thanks again for a great morning Heather.

Visited January 2017
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Thank Sydneykat29
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 10 January 2017
Dear Sydneykat29
thank you for your wonderful review of your Capital Tastes Tour experience. I have shared your comments with our lovely guide Heather and she was delighted to read your comments and sends her best regards to you. Here at Zest, we absolutely love sharing with our guests what makes our vibrant, little capital so very special, whilst sampling some of the many delicious, culinary delights on offer.
We hope you'll enjoy the rest of your holiday and wish you a safe trip home.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
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“Very well put together - really enjoyed this day”
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We did the Gourmet walking tour with our guide, Wilma, and a small group. We visited a coffee roastery, a chocolate factory, a gelateria and a great gourmet food market and a quirky little peanut butter window!

We had ample time in each place, tastings were thoughtfully laid out at every place and Wilma gave us a great walking tour of the city, and loads of recommendations as we passed from place to place. At the tastings, she let the proprietor do the talking so you really got a feel for the enthusiasm of each of the producers/vndors.

Our tour ended with a beautiful 3 course lunch. Our small group enjoyed a great meal and conversation together, and Wilma was great company. Recommended to cover a lot of the huge variety of good food Wellington has to offer.

Visited December 2016
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 13 December 2016
Dear UKinNYC
thank you very much for taking the time to write such a brilliant review of your "Walking Gourmet Tour" experience with our wonderful guide Wilma. I have shared your comments with her and she was absolutely thrilled - she's such a gorgeous guide. All of us here at Zest so enjoy hosting fellow food lovers and delight in showcasing what our amazing little capital has to offer. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your impressions and wish you a continued wonderful holiday.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Food tour in the coolest little capital”
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Walking food tour of Wellington - Despite having lived here for over a year I was still pleasantly surprised by how much I learned on this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the tour itself covered plenty of interesting places and delicious foods. It was great to get to know some of the local businesses which are loved by Wellingtonians.

Visited December 2016
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 13 December 2016
Dear Nicola
thank you so very much for writing such an excellent review of your tour experience with us. I have shared your wonderful comments with Fabs (your guide on the day) and our other guides. We were all so thrilled to learn, that although having lived in Wellington for over a year, you really enjoyed your tour with us and that you were especially delighted to meet the people behind some of the delicious food being produced in our vibrant city.
Many thanks from all of us here at Zest.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Capital food tour”
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We spent a fabulous morning today with the lovely Fabs who was enthusiastic and knowledgable. We visited coffee roasters, a Gelato maker, chocolate makers and a cheese specialist . Everywhere we went we were given wonderful things to taste and gained a real insight into how these foods are produced. I can't recommend this food tour highly enough. Really, really fun.

Visited November 2016
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 2 December 2016
Dear Xavier
thank you very much such a wonderful review of your Capital Tastes tour experience with our lovely guide Fabs - she's such a star. I've shared your comments with her and our other guides and everyone was thrilled to bits. Thank you again for taking the time for write such an excellent review, we really appreciate it. :)
Wishing you a wonderful time in New Zealand and a safe trip home.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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