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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Address: Wellington, New Zealand
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+64 4-801 9198
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 14:30
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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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Delightful, delicious, insightful, and Gracious host

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Michael P

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank WinnieLyngkaer
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 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Sydneykat29
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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Thank UKinNYC
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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Thank ncann1
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 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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

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. :)... More 

Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

The most enjoyable morning in Wellington and possibly my whole trip through the north island. The guide was Heather and she was as pleasant as you could ask for. Learning about the history of the city combined with many of the new exciting things happening in Wellington was a great combination. My wife and I were fortunate enough to be... More 

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

Dear Brett & Angela thank you for your positive review of your Walking Gourmet Tour experience in October. I have shared your comments with our lovely guide Heather and she was delighted to hear from you and sends her best regards to both of you. Here at Zest, we love sharing with our guests what makes our little capital so... More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Today we have just finished a Zest Gourmet Food Tour of Wellington, NZ, in the company of our guide Fiona. Fiona made our day exceptional. This tour is not inexpensive, however in my opinion it was worth every penny. Fiona was knowledgeable about the city, the food, the various areas we visited, the culture and the history. The advertised places... More 

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

Dear David thank you very much for your amazing review of your Walking Gourmet Tour experience with our lovely guide Fiona. I have shared your comments with her and she was absolutely delighted and thrilled - she's such a star. All of us here at Zest so enjoy hosting fellow food lovers and sharing with them what this amazing little... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable! Everything was delicious. Fun to see the behind the scenes and to hear about the background. Pace was as quick as we wanted and we did cover a lot of ground.

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Thank GeorgineE2012
ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this review

Hi Georgine Thank you for your positive review. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your tour experience with us and how much fun you had. I'll share your comments with our guides. All of us here at Zest delight in hosting our guests and sharing some of the interesting stories and delicious culinary delights our compact, little capital... More 

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