London is a city absolutely steeped in history, from the tips of its skyscrapers, right down to its basement breweries – and a food tour is a great way to get to know it even better. Did you know that it's not only the birthplace of that dark, beautiful liquid known as porter, but also IPA? The latter was initially brewed to mature quickly on ocean voyages and was favoured by the East India Company. You can discover more about the evolution of the capital's beer trade whilst sampling the goods for yourself on the Secret Beer Tour. As well as porter and IPA, there will be five other tipples to taste, so make sure you arrive thirsty, but suitably well-fed. Other tours not to miss, include: the London Bridge Food Tour (traditional British food), the Indian Food Tour and the Shoreditch Food Tour.
We’ve all been there: a brand new city with thousands of restaurants and nowhere to eat. Sure, loads of places look great, but trying to figure out if their grub is worth stumping up valuable funds for is practically impossible. How do you uncover those absolute gems where all the locals go? If you want to know, without trawling through millions of online reviews, then allow us to introduce Secret Food Tours. These guys provide five to eight stop tours with knowledgable foodies across the globe. They know their local areas inside out when it comes to good eating, be that at a fancy pants restaurant with more forks than Newark Airport Interchange or a secret food market.
No matter where you are in the world, it's highly likely you'll be able to find a Secret Food Tour, as they have guides in almost every continent (they haven't conquered Antarctica yet). To get you started, we've picked our five favourite food jaunts in London, New York, Tokyo, Marrakech and Naples. The tours last for around three to three-and-a-half hours each, so get ready to feed that spirit of adventure. Here are some of the tours you need to try, for food, booze and beautiful views.
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