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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Address: Wellington, New Zealand
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Experience the sights and tastes of Wellington on one of our hosted walking...

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.

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Walking Food Tour with Helena!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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Sammamish, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Thank BubblesCrook
ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

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... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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... More 

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

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,... More 

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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.... More 

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

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... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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... More 

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

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... More 

sydney
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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... More 

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

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... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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... More 

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

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... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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... More 

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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

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... More 

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