Big groups and small. From abroad, from the UK and from just around the corner. We run food tours for them all.
We've done tours themed around:
- celebratory food
- food from around the world
- traditional British food
- sweets and treats
and we're always happy to design something new.
Or if you just want to give your group a treat, we'll design a tour to give them a great day out.
Our big thing is making these tours as affordable and accessible as possible.
For groups of 30 or fewer, we can tour as one group. With more than 30, we split into smaller groups and add more guides.
We tend to tour in the City and Shoreditch with these groups.
We can cater for halal and vegetarian students and anyone with a nut allergy.
Whether you're coming by coach, tube or on foot, we can offer advice on the best way to reach us.
We have public liability insurance for £5m and DBS-checked guides who are used to (and like) working with young people.
A taste of a tour
Here's an example of a tour we did with 30 school children and three staff members with a duration of around 3 hours.
We start in Spitalfields Market and will loop back on ourselves to end up back at the starting spot. The students will get a chance to look around the incredible market and see food from all over the world with a little sweet suprise to end off the tour from within the market, here's a hint: Bubble...…
After seeing some super-sized street art we make our way into Banglatown and pick up a savoury snack from one of the first Bangladeshi deli's in the area that dates back to 1979. Choose from many of their handmade snacks such as: fresh pakora, paneer roll, bhaji, samosa, the list goes on.
We will walk into the old ruins of the Truman's Brewery, which was the largest Brewery in the world at one point and talk about its fascinating past, present and future then slightly up the road we will pop into a shop that I think no child will turn away from; Chocolate truffles. Here we will learn about Nyanga's story and get to try her delicious (made in-house) chocolate truffles.
Make our way down Brick Lane to pick up either a salted beef or salmon and cream cheese bagel from the very famous Beigel Bake; one of the oldest still family run Jewish bakeries in London - plus we get to share stories about the old Jewish East End. We will also learn about what makes this stop so special that even got the royals in recently (William & Kate) to try their hand at baking.
We will either pick up a pre-ordered selection of gourmet doughnuts from a special little doughnutry on Brick Lane or a stone baked oven suprise from an Italian restaurant that has a very unique sweet and savoury taste. We'll eat our surprises in what was London's worst slum (it's nice now) in the Victorian era.
The idea is to give our groups a taste of the area: the street food trends, the staple dishes that locals have been eating for years and the food that reflects the communities that have passed through this part of town.
As with all our tours we share loads of history about the area - the stuff you don't find in the guidebooks.