Urban Appetisers

These are our compact day trips, carefully designed to pack the most flavour into the shortest time. When you arrive in a new city, it’s always a challenge to unearth the most authentic local cuisine. But with Urban Appetisers, we’ll give you a quick 3-4 hour intro into the hidden gems and secret bars that really make a place tick. Cook up a storm in a local family’s own kitchen, kebab crawl your way through Istanbul, or find the trendiest eats in the backstreets of Brooklyn.

Home-cooked Adventures

Home Cooked San Jose

Costa Rica is known for nature, and there’s no local experience more natural than sitting down to a home-cooked meal with a big San Jose family. Eat with your hands Costa Rican-style and taste what makes this destination tick.

City: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours

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Home Cooked San Sebastian

Sit yourself down to a home-cooked Basque Country banquet of patatas a la Riojana (rich chorizo soup), dorada al horno (grilled local fish), and tortilla de patatas (Spanish potato frittata).

City: San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 3 hours

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Home Cooked Istanbul

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal, except a Turkish home-cooked meal. See the real Istanbul with a local family and indulge in some oh so Turkish pursuits: drinking tea, playing backgammon, and hitting the water pipe.

City: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 4 hours

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Home Cooked Delhi

You won’t find a bowl of butter chicken here, but you will find some of the tastiest home-cooked Indian cuisine anywhere in Delhi. Wash it all down with a fragrant cup of marsala chai for that authentic Indian experience.

City: Delhi, India
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

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Home Cooked Kochi

Learn to whip up South Indian food like a pro (the best souvenir ever!). Break bread with a Kochi family and learn all about their culture with this unique glimpse into local life in ever-beautiful India.

City: Kochi, India
Duration: 2 -3 Hours

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Home Cooked Bucharest

Join Stefan, Alina, and their son Matei for a delicious, traditional Bucharest home cooked meal. Tantilise your taste buds with ciroba, sarmale, tocanita, and more. Wash it down with some Romanian tuica and say cheers with your new Romanian friends!

City: Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 3 hours

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Home Cooked Krakow

What? You haven't tried Polish food? It may not be as famous as some other countrys' cuisines (we're looking at you Italy!) but it's just as delicious. Join this Krakow tour to get an inside guide to cooking Polish food in the home of a local cook.

City: Krakow, Poland
Duraton: 3.5 hours
 

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Home Cooked Merida

Discover the ingredients of the Yucatan kitchen at a truly local produce market, pick up some Spanish (and Mayan) lingo and learn how to cook regional delicacies — all in the company of new friends.

City: Merida, Mexico
Duration: 5-6 hours

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Urban Food Safaris 

Asia

Tokyo After 5

Join the business people of this incredible metropolois for a taste of the best after-work bites, accompanied by a refreshing Japanese brew.

City: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 

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Hanoi Street Food by Night

Join this Hanoi tour to source the best street eats from markets, food carts, street cafes and other hard-to-find-but-totally-worth-the-effort secret spots.

City: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 2.5 hours 

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KL Food Experience

KL is a big city with an even bigger appetite. Join a local expert on this Kuala Lumpur tasting tour to find out why it is one of the most dynamic and delicious melting pots in the world.

City: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3. 5 hours 

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Shanghai Foodie Walk

Prepare to be buried alive in an avalanche of sizzling stir fry, crab shell pies and green onion pancakes. Craving some authentic Chinese cuisine? We’ve got just the Shanghai tour for you.

City: Shanghai, China
Duration: 2-3 hours

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Saigon Street Food by Night

It may just be the world’s street food capital, but no pressure. Our local guides will give you the pick of the crop when it comes to steaming phở, crunchy bánh mì, sweet che dessert and ice-cold Viet street beer.

City: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration: 2.5 hours

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Siem Reap Street Food by Night

Khmer cuisine is one of the oldest in the world - plenty of time to develop an incredible street food scene! Travel off the tourist trail to sample authentic Siem Reap snacks, desserts, and other Khmer classics.

City: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours

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Chinatown Food Adventure Singapore

Ever wondered why Singaporeans calls their Chinatown ‘Niu Che Sui’? Or just what the heck a hawker centre is anyway?! Join this Singapore food tour and leave no stone unturned or rice cake, or poh piah untasted.

City: Singapore
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Bangkok Chinatown Food Discovery

Had enough pad thai to last a lifetime? Join this tour to experience the incredible food, culture and architecture of Bangkok's Chinatown area.

City: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 5-6 hours

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Beijing Foodie Walk

Eating while walking…walking while eating…either way, it sounds like an ideal way to spend an evening in Beijing! Jump into the hustle and bustle of local markets, zigzag laneways like a pro and fill your tummy with all sorts of specialties from the capital and beyond.

City: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 hours
 

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Hoi An Food Adventure

Unlock the flavours of Hoi An's charming Old Town bite by bite, discovering unforgettable tastes at every turn. Let’s go!

City: Hoi An, Vietnam
Duration: 2.5 hours

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Tastes and Traditions Penang

We hope you’re hungry! Sample the best of the city’s world-renowned street food scene. With Malay, Chinese, and Indian flavours, this taste tour is literally the best way to experience the cultural diversity of Penang!

City: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours

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Ningxia Night Market Tour

What’s that? You’ve never really had Taiwanese food before? Well, step this way! Chow down on some fried yam balls or pork leg rice, or nibble on some taro balls, slurp some herb soup, and devour plenty of oyster pancakes. All this and the hustle and bustle of one of the best markets in Taipei – welcome to Taiwan.

City: Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2-3 hours

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Yangon Streets By Night

Shop, eat, and drink the evening away in the narrow alleyways frequented by locals but often overlooked by tourists. Lose yourself in the bustle of Yangon as the city comes alive at sunset.

City: Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)
Duration: 2.5 hours

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India & The Subcontinent

Delhi Food Walk

Go beyond cliched curries and try some authentic northern Indian bites on this Delhi food tour. From homemade ice cream to fruit beer and dumplings, Delhi's culinary scene is thriving and surprising.

City: Delhi
Duration: 3 hours 

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Mumbai Masala

Get the insider edge on the local food scene on this Mumbai tour for hungry travellers. Discover the hits, avoid the misses, and take the guess work out of street food eating.

City: Mumbai
Duration: 2 - 3 hours 

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Kochi Food and Culture Tour

Treat your tastebuds on this whistle-stop food tour through Muslim, Hindu, and Christian areas of this diverse Indian port city. Nibble on biryani, thali and pollichathu curry, stroll through markets, and brush shoulders with the locals at a popular toddy bar.

City: Kochi
Duration: 3 hours

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Europe, Morocco & The Middle East

Florence Foodies Walk

Truffles. Gelato. Chianti. Olive Oil. All the essentials of the food pyramid are included on this Florence tour. Leave the diet at home and embrace the feast that is Florence.

City: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2.5 hours 

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Istanbul Street Food

Experience the bustling markets of Istanbul's iconic Spice Bazaar, cross continents with a ferry ride across the Bosphorus and finish with a traditional Turkish picnic.

City: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2.5 hours 

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Bites & Sights Budapest

Hungry for a slice of Hungary? Then join this Budapest tour to be led to award-winning chocolate, authentic kosher fare, vintage drinks, sweet-as strudel, and Instagram-worthy goulash.

City: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours 

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Taste of Athens

See the 'big five' of Greek cuisine in their natural habitat: ouzo, feta, olives, olive oil, and koulouri! If you don't know what koulouri is, you soon will!

City: Athens, Greece
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours 

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Cicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice

Wine + food + canals = Venice. Join this best-selling tour for a slice of Venetian culture in the form of fried olives, spicy meatballs, and a glass of prosecco. Buono!

City: Venice, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 

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Amsterdam Food by Foot

From salty fries, to rich cheeses and boozy spirits, this indulgent Amsterdam tour should come with a health warning!

City: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Duration: 2.5 hours 

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Barcelona Tapas En El Barrio

Get ready for a moveable feast - Catalan-style. By the end of the tour, you'll be be able to tell your banderillas from your bacalao, even if you can't pronounce them.

City: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 3 hours

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A Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina

Nibble your way through the spice-filled souks of Marrakech. Try delicate tagines spiked with preserved lemon, pop fresh olives and snack on savoury pigeon pastries in the old Medina.

City: Marrakech
Duration: 3.5 hours

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Madrid Tapas Adventure

Fact: Spanish people love to eat. From Madrid’s oldest taverns to its modern hip hangouts, this is your chance to indulge in the original bite-sized cuisine – tapas. One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me…

City: Madrid
Duration: 3 hours

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Ljubljana Bites and Sights

Discover the truly magical streets of Slovenia’s capital on this Ljubljana food tour that delicately clinks glasses with the city’s unique culture, history, and delectable cuisine.

City: Ljubljana
Duration: 3 hours

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Porto Bites and Sights

Start with coffee and pastries, end with a glass of port and sample everything from codfish to liqueur in between! Add quaint architecture, classic cafes, and cosy taverns for the perfect day out in Portugal.

City: Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
 

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Tastes of Thessaloniki

What do you get when you combine Greek coffee, pastries and breads, sweets, meze, and ouzo? One of the best introductions into Thessaloniki cuisine and culture your stomach could wish for.

City: Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 3.5 hours

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Flavours of Vilnius

Discover the fascinating fusion of Jewish, Polish, Italian, and Russian influences that has infused the culture and cuisine of the Lithuanian capital. Sample tasty treats and bold brews from specialty food shops, cafes and bars and lose yourself in the charming streets of Old Town Vilnius.

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The Americas

Lima Night Bites and Sights

Ceviche, anticuchos, mazamorra, dio mio! It turns out that Peruvians are absolute culinary ninjas, and there’s no better place to prove that than Barranco, Lima’s bohemian district. This Lima tour will leave you saying ‘om nom nom’ all the way home.

City: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3.5 hours

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Food with Altitude La Paz

Neighbouring Peru might be the popular kid when it comes to South American cuisine, but this La Paz food tour is out to put Bolivia in the spotlight. Taste fresh organic fruits, fish dishes right from Lake Titicaca, and even make a stop at a Bolivian Chocolate Factory. Ready, set, EAT!

City: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 3.5 hours


 

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Brownstone Brooklyn Neighbourhood Eats

From Italian to Middle Eastern, New American to everything artisan, this NYC food tour reveals the best bites Brooklyn has to offer. Sample breads, cheeses, pastries and more as you discover why Brooklyn is considered by many to be NYC's ultimate foodie 'hood'.

City: New York City, USA
Duration: 3 hours

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San Jose Bites and Sights

Unmask the beauty and culture of contemporary Costa Rica on this walking tour through the busy streets, bustling markets, and tranquil parks of San Jose. Indulge in renowned Costa Rican specialties from hidden local hotspots and sample one of Costa Rica’s most delectable exports – coffee.

City: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 hours
 

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