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“More than just a food tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

Zest Food Tours of New Zealand
Ranked #2 of 12 Food & Drink in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the sights and tastes of Wellington on one of our hosted walking gourmet food tours. 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. Take in the history, art and culture of our beautifully crafted and compact harbour city. Here at Zest we do believe the best way to experience Wellington and its culture is by strolling and sampling some of the many tasting pleasures on offer. Zest Food Tours also offers a wine experience in Martinborough, a premium boutique pinot noir wine region and walking foodie tours in Auckland.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“More than just a food tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Our guide Helena was brilliant and in three hours we learned a lot about the development of Wellington's food scene and the festival and cultural activities in a great city. For us the really great element was the opportunity to meet local influencers of the food scene, to understand the background to their businesses and, of course to sample good food, from cookies, honey, chocolate and gelati to a range of savoury products.

Visited January 2017
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Thank 654GregP654
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 21 January 2017
Dear Greg
thank you for writing such a wonderful review of your experience on our Capital Tastes Tour. I will pass on your compliments to our lovely Helena - who will be thrilled. All of us here at Zest love showcasing our talented and inspired local foodie scene to our guests, whilst at the same time revealing our capital's history, architecture and art. It's such a fun and delicious way to get a true taste of Wellington.
Wishing you delightful travels and a safe return home.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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“Delightful, delicious, insightful, and Gracious host”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were provided a delightful tour and lunch with Helena around unique points of culinary enlightens.

Starting with cult coffee, to local Incredible Chocolate, touring, local street Art, the ultimate local grocery store, tribal art for sale, and a delectable lunch at a new Restaurant, called Sterling. We walked the town, heard history of buildings, architecture, and found unique foods.

Expensive (when lunch and wines included), but well worth investing both the cash and time into Wellintons culinary scene if you are a "foodie".

Delightful Helena hosted a fast paced tour with constant detail and delight in her food presentations. KUDOs!!!

Visited January 2017
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Thank Michael P
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 21 January 2017
Dear Michael
thank you for your excellent review of our Walking Gourmet Tour with our wonderful guide Helena. I will pass on your compliments to her and share it with all our guides. I know everyone here at Zest will be absolutely thrilled! We simply love sharing with our guests what makes our vibrant, little capital city such a special treat for all the senses.
Wishing you a wonderful and delicious time on your holiday.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Fab the tour guide was fabulous..... We got to see all sorts of locally made goods and foods from in and around the Wellington area. From the coffee roasters, to the gelateria, to the chocolate factory everything was delicious and worth the cost. I wish we could get Fixx and Fogg peanut butter here in Canada as it is phenomenal.

Visited October 2016
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Thank bgmwallis
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 21 January 2017
Thank you for your positive review of our Capital Tastes Tour, which I will share with our guides who'll be delighted. We love showing our guests what makes our vibrant, little capital such a wonderful place to visit and help uncover our city's delicious, culinary treats and treasures. I will pass on your compliments to Roman, the founder of Fix&Fogg peanut butter. I know that he and his team will be thrilled.
Wishing you continued delicious & happy times and a safe trip home.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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Roskilde, Denmark
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“A must do for foodies”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank WinnieLyngkaer
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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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“A great morning.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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