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Zest Food Tours of New Zealand

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Address: Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4 801 9198
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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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Big thanks to Fabs who took our tour group on a very rainy morning in Wellington, but didn't let it put a dampner on things. Great way to get around and see the city and taste... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
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South London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Big thanks to Fabs who took our tour group on a very rainy morning in Wellington, but didn't let it put a dampner on things. Great way to get around and see the city and taste some amazing chocolate, fruits, coffee, cheeses and some sinfully delicious gelato. Really recommended :)

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

Dear Jesse thanks for so much for your excellent review of your tour experience with our lovely guide Fabs. I've shared your comments with her and she was so delighted. We really appreciate you taking the time to write how much you enjoyed your Wellington tour experience - even on a rainy day. Many thanks from all of us here... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I took the Zest tour on a misty morning in March. There was a young couple on the tour and the three of us were introduced to Wellington by our very knowledgeable guide, Fabs. We visited a coffee roaster, gelato maker, chocolatier, gourmet food emporium where we had a cheese tasting, and a bakery/tearoom with the best savory scones. To... More 

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

Dear Irene thank you very much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about your Walking Gourmet Tour experience with our lovely guide Fabs. I know she'll be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour - it will make her day! All of us here at Zest so enjoy hosting food lovers and sharing some... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

My daughter Lucy and I did a Zest Food Tour with Fabienne on Saturday morning and had the best time! Starting at Nikau for coffee and brioche, then moving on to the wonderful Wellington Chocolate Factory (where we learnt of their ecological and sustainable cocoa bean sourcing), then on to Moore Wilson for a delicous cheese tasting and, after tasting... More 

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

Dear Amanda thank you very much for writing such an excellent and detailed review of your Capital Tastes Tour experience last Saturday. We all really appreciate you taking the time to write and I've shared your wonderful comments with Fabs and our other guides. We were all so thrilled to know how much you both enjoyed your tour experience with... More 

Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

In February 2016, two friends and I did a Capital Taste tour with our guide Wilma. I cannot say enough about this food tour. There were just the three of us with Wilma and she went out of her way to ensure we had a the best food tour ever!! She even added a stop at the Wellington Chocolate Factory... More 

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

Dear Adventureseeker thank you so very much for taking the time to write such an excellent review of your "Capital Tastes" tour experience with our guide Wilma. I will share your comments with her and I know she'll be absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour - she's such a wonderful guide! All of us here at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I did the walking tour in January of this year - on the tour there were only 5 of us and the guide. We started at Mojo Coffee where we were lucky enough to see the rostery and I think I had the bets coffee I have ever had, then a great stroll along the harbour to stop at a... More 

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

Dear Stacey thanks so much for your wonderful review of your "Walking Gourmet Tour" experience with us. I've shared your comments with our guides and they were delighted to know you had such a "great day out". All of us here at Zest just adore sharing the culinary delights and city sights of our beautiful, little harbour capital with our... More 

Watford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We were cruising and made a stop in Wellington. We signed up to ' Flavours of Wellington' on the ship and we were not disappointed. Heather had a brilliant knowledge of the city and what it has to offer and was very passionate about her job. We visited a coffee shop, chocolate factory, food store, Gelato shop, peanut butter factory... More 

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Dear Paula & Ray thank you so much for taking the time to post such an excellent review about your experience on our "Flavours of Wellington" tour with Heather. I've passed on your compliments to her and she was absolutely delighted. We simply love to share with our guests the gorgeous sights and amazing culinary delights our capital city has... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time touring the city with nibbles here and there. While we had expected more food it was really a dessert heavy tour. We started at a wonderful pastry stop were we were able to chat with our fellow tourers. Our group was diverse from all parts Canada,Australia ,U.K. And us from US. Made for nice chats. In... More 

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

Dear Byron thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We were delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your time on our tour with your guide. All of us here at Zest simply love showcasing our wonderful (and sometimes very windy) city's sights and culinary delights to our guests. I'll make certain to share your... More 

Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

If you enjoy food and walking then I highly recommend the Zest Walking Gourmet Tour. There are about six stops to various Wellington small businesses who are known for their specializes including coffees, gelato, chocolate, peanut butter, cheese, honey,etc. There was an option to join the guide, Heather, for lunch at Logan Brown Restaurant after the tour. My husband and... More 

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

Dear AndreeJeanne thank you so much for writing such a lovely review about our Walking Gourmet Tour with our guide Heather. I've passed on your comments to her and our other guides and everyone was so thrilled to learn how much you enjoyed your tour. Here at Zest we simply adore hosting fellow food lovers and take great pleasure in... More 

San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

My wife and I did the gourmet food tour. We started out with an instruction at Mojo coffee, a local favorite. They explained the whole process of sourcing the coffee bean to roasting. We also enjoyed a number of stops in Wellington including gelato, cheese, chocolate and lunch at Logan Brown, a local restaurant. I highly recommend it.

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our Walking Gourmet Tour. I have shared your review with our guides and they were delighted to know you and your wife enjoyed your time with Zest. All of our guides thoroughly enjoy showcasing Wellington and its culinary delights to our guests and therefor really appreciated your excellent review. Many thanks... More 

Northvale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

Had a great time with Heather on what ended up being a private tour after my wife was not feeling well and couldn't make it. We explored some great local spots spanning coffee, gelato, peanut butter, chocolate and more. All the places we went had delicious treats that I was able to sample. Beyond that, Heather had a great grasp... More 

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

Dear Boris thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Walking Gourmet Tour with Heather. I know she'll be delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your tour - she's such a star! All of us here at Zest so enjoy hosting food lovers and sharing some of the best culinary delights on offer, whilst taking in the... More 

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