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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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US$ 133.03*
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Food & Beer Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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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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Thank Karen M
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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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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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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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 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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138 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My husband and I were in Auckland last month and Colleen from The Big Foody Food tour provided us an excellent overview of Auckland and showed us many food venues to sample New Zealand items. From a local chocolate shop, to an upscale gourmet store, and an interesting visit to the fish market, with a great lunch to finish; we... More 

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

I'm so glad you had such a great time with Colleen, she is awesome. I hope you had a fabulous time during the rest of your stay in NZ and you come back to see us again soon. Or do visit our Portland, Oregon team for a fantastic USA food tour. Big Hugs More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came on this food tour on our trip to Auckland. My only complaint is that we should have gone on the tour on the first day we went there so we would have restaurant recommendations for the rest of our trip. We went to several great restaurants and had great bites. The owner was very knowledgeable... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. It was great to meet you both and I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour. You're so right - do this on the first day and we'll guarantee you have some amazing meals while you're in the city! Have a great rest of 2016!!!!! Big Hugs Elle More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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275 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I always try to take food Tours when I'm in a new city because it allows you to learn so much about the city plus you get to eat some good food! This tour was not quite as filling as others that I've done, but at least I wasn't stuffed where I was miserable. The guide, Colleen, was extremely informative... More 

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

Thanks Felicia! I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour with Colleen. She said she'd had a lovely time. Enjoy the rest of your travels and we look forward to seeing you here or in Portland, Oregon. Cheers Elle More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I ended up as the only two on our tour. Our tour guide was awesome, she knew a ton about the fish market and was open to all of our questions, including unrelated questions about Auckland, politics, and New Zealand's relationships with other countries, such as the U.S. We were also able to talk to government regulators... More 

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

Thanks so much Guys. Well done on the early start, it's certainly worth it! Have an amazing rest of your honeymoon and we hope to see you in Portland or back here again one day soon! Big Hugs Elle More 

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