Frequently Asked Questions
What does the tour price cover?
The tour cost covers a personalised, small group tour with a knowledgeable local guide, who will take you in our comfortable van to specially selected food destinations. Tastings at each stop and lunch with a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic drink) are also included on the Christchurch/Lyttelton/Full Day and Global Shoppers tours. You will also receive a comprehensive list of our favourite restaurants, cafes. shops and producers to take away with you. Please see the specific inclusions for each individual tour for more information.
Do I need to bring any extra cash?
If you want to purchase products from any of our stops, you may need a small amount of cash. (How can you resist some mature gouda from the Cheesemongers, some Chai-spiced chocolate from SHE Chocolate, or hand-ground pounamu dukkah from Ground Gourmet Essentials?) We provide plenty of tastings and you won't go hungry, so if your willpower is better than ours, feel free to leave your wallet at home.
Can you accommodate special dietary requirements?
If you are vegetarian, gluten-free or have other food allergies, we are happy to accommodate you on most tours. If you have other restrictions, please contact us to ask if our tours are suitable. There will be a place for you to state your dietary requirements when you make your booking.
Can children come on your tours?
We are happy to accommodate children as long as they do not require a car seat. Please do note that many of our tours are fairly adventurous in terms of ingredients and flavours, so please prepare your children for this. Unfortunately, we cannot prepare special tastings for children.
Will you pick me up from my accommodation?
If you are staying inside the CBD (i.e. inside the area bounded by Moorhouse, Fitzgerald, Bealey and Deans Avenues) then pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation is free. If you are staying outside the CBD then please let us know when you make your booking and we will let you know your options. You can meet us at our city pick-up point, or perhaps we can arrange an alternative transfer for you (at cost).
How many people will be on my tour?
Our tours are small and specialised, so you can be sure you will be travelling with no more than 6 people, plus your guide. Note that all of our tours have a minimum of 2 people, so if you are travelling on your own, please contact us first to be sure that your preferred tour has at least one other booking. If you are travelling with a group and have more than 6 people, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.