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The Big Foody Food Tours

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Address: Auckland 0629, New Zealand
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+64 21 481 177
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Auckland's number one food tour experience. A fun and flavour filled...

Auckland's number one food tour experience. A fun and flavour filled insight into the excellent cuisine, markets, restaurants and producers Auckland has to offer. The Big Foody Food Tours have an excellent choice of tours to give you the ultimate taste of the city and a delicious introduction to Auckland and the regions. Book through our website and receive a bottle of local wine or box of chocolates!

Make sure you book a Big Foody Tour at the beginning of your stay in NZ so you are geared up with the best places to eat and drink around the country!

All our tours are small and intimate groups tailored to make sure you walk away having had a memorable time. We pick up from all hotels in the CBD for our driven tours All tour guests a New Zealand SIM Card. Book through our website and receive a bottle of local wine or box of chocolates!

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Auckland Craft Beer Walking Tour

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Top Tastebud Tour

Loving my food, as soon as our cruise to New Zealand was booked, I knew I wanted to do a foodie tour somewhere along the way, as it's recognised that NZ has fabulous produce... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loving my food, as soon as our cruise to New Zealand was booked, I knew I wanted to do a foodie tour somewhere along the way, as it's recognised that NZ has fabulous produce. After researching online and then seeing Elle in a segment on Sydney Weekender, I chose the Tastebud Tour in Auckland and it did not disappoint. It's... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Elle is a chef who happens to love sharing her appreciation of the Auckland food scene with visitors to Auckland. She keeps the tour size small and that is a key factor in the enjoyment of the experience. Lots of ability to interact with her and hear her thoughts – very engaging. Oh, and the food was delicious!

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments and review. I have the best day with you all. It was such fun and I am so grateful to have shared so many laughs with everyone. Hope to see you again or in Portland! Big Hugs to you both Elle More 

Byron Bay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful two days. Ellie knows her stuff. It was a fabulous walking tour with so much to eat and so little time! Well worth the trip. Would recommend to anyone. She can tailor it to suit your preferences but you should go to the markets at Parnell, the providores and the seafood market for the auctions in the morning......

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Thank ByronBayCarolyn
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

We did have such a lovely couple of tours! We've got some 5 day food and wine tours coming up which I think would be right up your street!!!!! I'll send you some information. Have a great 2017! Big Hugs Elle More 

Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two friends and I booked this tour easily online for our first morning in Auckland. It was my friends' first food tour ever, and I have lost count of how many I have done. I am clearly a proponent of food tours as a great introduction to a new city. We were all extremely satisfied. Elle was enthusiastic and knowledgable... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

It was so good to meet you all the other day. Thank you so much for coming on the tour. I really hope we get to see you again in NZ and that you have an amazing trip around the country. Enjoy every moment. Big Hugs Elle x More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Short and sweet version. Book the food tour with Elle and the beer tour with Chris, you'll thank yourself (and them) for it. Do it within the first few days of your trip. A++++++ tours with the both of them. Food tour with Elle: There are so many fantastic things to say about this food tour. We started at the... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

You guys rock!!!! thanks so much for coming on tour with us TWICE! We had such a great day with you and Chris loved hosting you both on the beer tour. Come back and see us again!!!!!!! Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon!!! Big Hugs and Happy Christmas xxx Elle More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We did the Takapuna Walking Food Tour with Elle. Elle was an excellent guide and took us to some cool local shops and restaurants to try different foods. I especially enjoyed the stops that were unique to the area, like the chocolates, the lime milkshake, and the gourmet store, although the Chinese food was incredibly tasty. I also really appreciated... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

You guys are so lovely. Thank you for coming on the tour. It was such a lovely day with you both. I hope your luggage turned up and you had an amazing time in NZ. I'll send you some vouchers for Portland today! Big Hugs Elle x More 

Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My husband and I took the Queen Street Food Tour and had a fantastic time. Our guide, Colleen, was extremely knowledgeable and answered our dozens of questions about food in Auckland. We had a variety of great tastings -- from bagels to chocolate and a beautiful walk around the CBD. Colleen also recommended dozens of great restaurants in the area... More 

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Thank Jeffrey J
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Colleen is amazing and we're so lucky to have her as one of our guides. Check us out in Portland, Oregon too! Hope to meet you again sometime. Big Hugs Elle More 

Shelby Township
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A food tour by car, an excellent approach to see more of the area and experience a broad selection of food. Elle has a great breadth of knowledge of the cuisine and local happenings, she was a delight. Starting at the Fish Market we went out of Auckland to the Takapuna area for morning tea and pastries. We made a... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thanks John. It was lovely to meet you and show you the city and it's suburbs. I hope you had a fabulous time during the rest of your day in the city and that we see you back again in the near future. Have a great Christmas and New Year. Cheers Elle More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We met Chris, our guide, at 2.30pm on a saturday, and he led us on a tour of 3 craft beer pubs, tasting 4 or 5 beers at each, and topping off the afternoon with chicken wings, loaded hot chips and mexican things that i should remember the name of. This is the second craft beer tour ive been on,... More 

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Thank Nnnevvv
TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Chris is awesome and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour. It is a fun way of getting to learn all about the city centre and experience the amazing craft beer we have in NZ. See you again we hope! Cheers!!! Elle More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My initial booking had to be rescheduled and Elle was great about making it work for me. I was glad to learn about the local NZ products we were tasting as it gave me a better appreciation for how good it tasted and the work that goes into producing it. I would recommend this tour to my friends, and would... More 

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TheBigFoody, Owner at The Big Foody Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments Kary. It was lovely to meet you and I'm really grateful for your understanding during our bereavement. Please keep in touch and come back and see us again! Big Hugs Elle More 

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