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Taste Tours

305 reviews
About Taste Tours
Taste Tours is a social enterprise and charity which offers cultural food tours in the diverse suburbs and town centres of Sydney. All tours are led by local guides, who share their secrets on the best places to eat and shop for authentic dishes and ingredients. Every tour includes tastings in-store, lunch, recipes and a tote bag to fill with goodies collected along the way. All our profits are re-invested into tour guide training and employment for under or unemployed people to support them into the career path of their choice. Trainees are newly arrived migrants or refugees, or young people.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sophie was a great guide who not only shared great places to eat in this relatively new Sydney precinct but regaled us with great stories and information about Barangaroo, formerly known as 'the hungry mile' as well as the Rocks. I recommend this tour for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicole S
Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Nicole, so pleased that you enjoyed the tour, despite the heat. Thanks for the lovely review, and for your continued support of our tours.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great; enough familiar (for those with some experience of middle-Eastern food), along with genuinely exotic and new experiences. The number and distance between venues was well-paced; close enough so as not to be demanding or boring, and just enough walking to savour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you. 'Best Christmas Present' is one of the nicest complements we have had for a tour. Merrylands is such a gem, and Parastoo is a remarkable young woman, we are lucky to have her!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice time, Patrick the tour guide is an interesting guy, he made the tour very enjoyable, we had a great time, the food was very good and the history lesson was great, my 8 year old daughter loved having to use...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Whats a beautiful review, thank you so much for supporting Taste Tours. Maybe you should buy your daughter some chopsticks. ;)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this tour. Our guide Parastoo was fantastic, her stories added a personal touch to our tour. Parastoo is local to the area & from one of the region's we tasted food from. Parastoo's knowledge of the area & food from these regions...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine M
Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review. It sounds like we will bump into you in Merrylands again sometime!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Sydney from California, and wanted to try authentic local food. We are so glad that we chose this tour, and it was worth every penny we've paid. Our guide, Patrick, was excellent, and not only did we learn a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nana K
Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us on tour. Our Chinatown is a true Sydney icon, full of stories of early Chinese Australians and best of all great FOOD. Thanks for your beautiful review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Patrick was a great host with inside knowledge of Sydney's Chinatown and it's eateries. Perfect introduction for a newbie like me who always wondered about Chinatown but didn't know who to ask. We got to sample food from different eateries to cover a hot bakery...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michele465
Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank your for such a fabulous and extensive review. Chinatown is SO FULL of great places, delicious food, art and important stories, and most of all full of life. I am pleased to hear that the tour has built you confidence to explore the area...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time touring this part of Sydney with Sophie. She was very knowledgable and engaging on our tour. Fortunately, we were the only couple signed up for this day but Sophie continued on taking us through the development area known as Barangaroo....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike T
Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of our new Sydney tour, and the feedback and insights that you have provided. The area is so full of great food, big stories and amazing views.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what an experience! We had the most wonderful 3.5 hours making our way around Barangaroo and the Rocks. Kunal our guide was very knowledgeable a great story teller and such good fun. I would recommend this to anybody; local, interstate or international visitor. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What great feedback, thank you. This is exactly what we were hoping to achieve with this tour! Thank you for supporting Taste Tours

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We took the tour to Cabramatta one sat. It’s about four hours and a great balance of eating, seeing, learning. Our hosts were lovely and informative. We ate Bahn mi, pho, rice paper rolls, bbq pork, Vietnamese pancake, sugar cane juice, desserts and coffee. Highlight...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Thank you for your beautiful review of Cabramatta. Len and Patrick bring such great insights to this tour. Len's knowledge is outstanding. We look forward to seeing you in Merrylands.

Reviewed November 25, 2018

Right from the get go, I knew this tour would not only be authentic but also provide a personal introduction to the fantastic variety of Asian cuisine that is a feature of Chinatown, and all on foot. Our guide was informative, friendly and knowledgeable making...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FrenchFlossie
Lesleyau, Manager at Taste Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

What a delightful review, thank you so much

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Hi. There are tours on 4 days per week, and close to the dates you are asking on 11,13 and 15 April. All public dates are listed on the website. We can also offer private tours on any date on request. Please email us... More
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kerry g
March 12, 2015|
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Response from lesleyu2014 | Property representative |
Hi Kerry. all our tours are graded by how far you need to walk, and we have a few with low walking. The one with the shortest walking is Arabic Adventure. Its a lovely tour running on 23 May, and already starting to fill... More
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