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“YUMMY for my TUMMY!!!”

Zest Food Tours of New Zealand
Ranked #1 of 16 Food & Drink in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience the sights and tastes of Wellington on one of our hosted walking gourmet food tours. Here at Zest we believe the best way to experience Wellington and its culture is by strolling and sampling some of the many tasting pleasures on offer. 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. We will also share the history, art and culture of our beautifully crafted and compact harbour city. Zest Food Tours also offers a wine experience in Martinborough, a premium boutique pinot noir wine region.
Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is THE best food tour we have ever taken, by far. Heather, our guide, was a delight and was excited to share her knowledge of the food scene as well as the history of Wellington. The purveyors of each establishment were excited to share their passion for their business and the quality of their products was exceptional. We finished with a three course lunch at one of the fine dining establishments which was over the top. Highly recommended.

Thank Orcharddude
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Thank you so much for taking time to write your review, we really appreciate the feedback. We are very privileged to have wonderful local producers who are genuinely interested in meeting people and sharing their passion for food, as well as our Zest guides who really enjoy sharing the culinary capital's best foodie gems with others. Kind Regards , Catherine Cordwell, Owner.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Highly recommend taking the Zest food tour! This walking tour takes you through the streets of Wellington and gives you a view into the entrepreneurial spirit of Wellingtons foodies. We sampled cheese, jam, coffee, gelato and chocolate all lovingly made by locals who were kind enough to share their story and craft with us. Our tour culminated with a delicious 3 course lunch prepared in one of Wellingtons fine eateries. Come hungry. You will not be disappointed!

Thanks to Zest and our charming guide Chrissy for showing us the best of Wellington!

Thank beth l
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

Thank you very much for your wonderful, we appreciate your thoughtful feedback and love the photos too! We'll pass on your kind review to our guide Chrissy also. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Owner

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

This tour exceeded my expectations, it gave me a wonderful sense if the inner workings of the city as well as sharing with me many local gourmet food establishments and allowing me to share in their passion for food and drink. Our guide Heather was wonderful and more than willing to give recommendations of more places to enjoy. Such a delight!

Thank Janice K
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2014

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the day and we'll pass your feedback to our guide who will much appreciate your words. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Owner

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We did the Zest food tour in Wellington and were very pleased. Our guide (who happend to be Dutch) really knew what she was talking about, not only about food- and drinkfacts, but also about the city. It was a perfect combination of walking, talking, visiting historic places, but above all, learn about the food-culture in NZ. A very good lunch at the end of the tour completed the whole experience. Overall it was a very very nice experience that we'd recommend to everybody who loves good wine and dine.

Thank Monique v v
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Hi Monique, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it and it's so helpful for others considering taking a zest tour. I'll pass on your lovely feedback to our guide Wilma. We are lucky to have such wonderful guides who are not only foodies, but great ambassadors for Wellington, sharing lots of other interesting info about our capital city. Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Owner, Zest Food Tours

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We took this tour while on a cruise aboard the Celebrity Solstice around NZ. Although it may seem a little expensive for a few tastings around Wellington - this is also a very good walking tour of the city- well paced while being very relaxed and casual. Our guide - Heather - not only talked about food, coffee etc we were trying but also the history of the city, it's main landmarks, it development, the people behind the various coffee and food establishments. We not only got to sample a range of products but also on occasions met and were given presentations by the owners re their produce.

Although we campervan-ed around NZ several times before we have never visited Wellington - Zest tours certainly 'sold' Wellington to us - and we will return and explore the city ourselves a little more.

Thank MikeBevTravels
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ZestFoodTours, Owner at Zest Food Tours of New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2014

Hi Mike and Bev, thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review, we really appreciate the feedback, it's so useful for others considering their tour options in the capital. Our guides are trained to share general information about Wellington as well as being food specialists and we're glad that this sharing of knowledge added to your day too. i'll pass this onto Heather also. Thanks again, Kind Regards, Catherine Cordwell, Zest Food Tours.

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