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Lonely Planet 2013 says Zest Food Tours are in the top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies.

Discover Wellington's vibrant food scene with Zest Food Tours. Our experienced guides will introduce you personally to our favourite Wellington gourmet food stores, coffee roasters, cafes and restaurants. Sample our local specialities.

A Zest Wellington food tour is for people with an appetite for culinary adventure and discovering new places through food and wine. We explore this city known for its love of great coffee and food, finding culinary treasures visitors often miss. Connect with like-minded local food lovers, meet top Wellington restaurant and food professionals and uncover culinary treasures as you enjoy a Zest food and wine tour.


Walking Gourmet

Explore our favourite food places on this popular tour as we wander through the capital's best specialist food stores, including tasting coffee, chocolate, cheeses and regional produce, maybe even roasting your own coffee beans. Talk to owners, baristas, coffee roasters and chefs as you go where only Zest can. Take a seat in a top Wellington restaurant and indulge in a light three course tasting lunch with matching New Zealand wines.

  • Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 2.00pm
  • NZ $279 per person (minimum two guests)

Capital Tastes

Discover fresh tastes as you stroll behind the scenes at some of Wellington's specialty food places with your personal Zest guide, tasting hidden culinary treasures and meeting people behind some of the city's best food. As an added bonus, receive a 25% discount voucher for one of Wellington's top restaurants, Logan Brown, or buzziest cafes, Floriditas, to enjoy in your own time (conditions apply).

  • Monday - Sunday 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • NZ $169 per person (minimum two guests)

Sunday Gourmet

Along our spectacular, sculpture-rich waterfront, explore two Sunday fresh produce and specialty food markets, tasting and meeting producers over locally roasted coffee. In Te Papa's Bush City we find unique, indigenous edible plants, then taste them in modern usage.

  • Sundays from 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • NZ $169 per person (minimum two guests)

Taste Wellington

Enjoy all the fun tasting and behind the scenes experiences included in our Walking Gourmet tour, together with a light tasting lunch with New Zealand wines at a top Wellington restaurant. For something unique, we'll take you into the kitchen of a local foodie to taste delicious home-made treats and enjoy a genuine 'welcome to my home' experience.

  • Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 3.00pm
  • NZ $429 per person (minimum two guests)

Martinborough Food and Wine Producers Tour

We also offer a personally guided food and wine tour of Greytown and Martinborough, just an hour's drive from Wellington in the celebrated Wairarapa wine region.

Explore the historic township of Greytown and the celebrated Martinborough wine region, particularly revered for its award winning pinot noir production. Hosted by a local expert Zest guide, this is a highly personalized experience. We meet people and see behind the scenes of premium wine brands and artisan food producers, tasting our way through the region. Savour a delicious light three course tasting lunch, with dishes expertly matched with premium Martinborough wines.

  • Daily by arrangement, including pick up and return from an agreed central Wairarapa location or train station. Ask us about Wellington train connections. Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 4.00pm, Weekends 11.00am - 5.15pm
  • NZ $429 per person (minimum two guests)

Accessibility

We are able to cater for people with mobility issues on our tours. We can provide transport to our tour partners where required, although this may involve an additional charge. Most of the premises we visit have wheelchair access.

It is important that people advise us of any special needs when booking, so we can discuss their requirements and tailor our tours accordingly.

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