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“Great tour!” 4 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.
Lakeville, Minnesota
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“Great tour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was absolutely beautiful for this walking tour in Wellington. We were able to see how coffee was roasted, went to a chocolate factory, ate gelatin, and went to a super market for samples of a variety of items. Our final stop was at Havanas bar which was average. Our tour guide was very friendly however spoke a lot about her children.

Visited February 2017
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Thank seesaw91
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thanks for your positive and thoughtful review. We appreciate and take on board your feedback. Moore Wilson's 'Fresh', where we hosted your tasting of local and artisan produce is an iconic Wellington foodie destination, popular with our passionate, local chefs and food lovers alike.
Wishing you all the best.
Kind regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
“Walking Food Tour with Helena!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I participated in the most wonderful walking for tour with Helena of Zest in Wellington. Helena was bright, upbeat and a lot of fun. She showed us some of the best spots in Wellington and gave us a tour of the town.

Thank you Helena!

Diane

Visited February 2017
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ZestFoodTours, Manager at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Diane
thanks for your wonderful review of your tour experience with us. I will share your comments with Helena - I know she'll be so delighted and thrilled with your comments. All of us here at Zest just love showcasing to our guests what our vibrant, little capital city has to offer. Wishing you continued wonderful experiences on your travels.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Despite the absolute torrential downpour, we were in good spirits and this food tour was really great, my favourite stop offs being the coffee factory and the gelato shop! A great foodie tour if you've got a few hours spare in Wellington.

Visited May 2016
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Abbi
thanks for your excellent review of your food tour experience with us. We really appreciate it and were glad to hear which stops were your favourites. I will pass on your compliments to them. Wishing you a wonderful time on your travels.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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Sydney, Australia
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“Food, walking and local history make for a great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable tour with Helena on 19 January. Great tastings and exploring the hidden lanes of Wellington as well as learning about the local history. I would certainly recommend the Capital tastes tour with Zest. I have already been back to a few of the places/recommendations.

Visited January 2017
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review, 21 January 2017
Dear Margaret,
thank you very much for giving us such an excellent review of your Capital Tastes Tour experience with our lovely guide Helena, which I will share with her and all our guides. We just love sharing with our guests what makes our little, capital city such vibrant and delicious place to visit. I was delighted to learn that you have already tried out some of our favourite places & recommendations.
Best regards
Stephanie C - Zest
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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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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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