Tour Information

What is a food tour?

A food tour is a guided walking tour with a focus on a city’s culinary culture. On our food tours, you will led by one of our Foodies who will take you to discover great eateries in selected neighborhoods where you will taste delicious classic Hong Kong cuisine at 6 local restaurants. As you meander through the neighborhoods, you will also learn about the history and culture of Hong Kong.

What is the difference between the Foodie Tours you offer?

We offer five different Foodie Tours — Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour,  Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour, Tai Po Market Foodie Tour, Temple Street Night Foodie Tour and Hong Kong Local Craft Beer Tour. For a detailed comparison, please visit Compare Tours page.

When should I take a food tour during my trip?

We recommend visitors to Hong Kong take our food tours during the beginning of your stay. Our Foodie Tours can help you understand our local culture better, allowing you to explore the rest of Hong Kong with greater confidence. Moreover, our customers tend to revisit the tasting locations, some of which offer discounts to our tour participants.

I have dietary restrictions, can I still join the Foodie Tours?

Except for the Tai Po Market Foodie Tour and Temple Street Night Foodie Tour, we do our best to accommodate your dietary needs on our other Foodie Tours. For the Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour and the Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour, If you require the substitutes for vegetarian, no shrimp, no pork, no eggs, dairy free and gluten free, please check the applicable boxes for your dietary needs when you purchase ticket to our Foodie Tours online.

Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee tastings for all dietary preferences, restrictions or allergies, such as MSG-free, as not all of our tasting locations are able to offer alternatives. Please also note that we cannot guarantee that cross-contamination may not occur.

If you are a vegetarian, our Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour may be the best choice for you as many of the original tastings are vegetarian-friendly. However, this tour offers many items that are sweet or with carbohydrates. It might not be as suitable for participants who are diabetic. 

On our Hong Kong Local Craft Beer Tour, those preferring no alcoholic drinks will be served water instead of beer tastings at the breweries. A non-alcoholic drink will be available at the tap room.

Also note that unfortunately, there are no alternate tastings for any dietary preference or restrictions on our Tai Po Market Foodie Tour and Temple Street Night Foodie Tour. If you join these Foodie Tours and are unable to enjoy our tastings, we are unable to refund your ticket.

I am currently living in Hong Kong, can I take a food or beer tour?

Absolutely! We welcome visitors from all around the world and, of course, locals and expats in Hong Kong as well! Not only will our tours offer you food and drinks, they will also provide you with a lot of historical and cultural information that you may not even know! Moreover, we will share interesting stories about each of our tasting location.

How long is the food tour?

Our food and beer tours last about between 3 to 4 hours. Please refer to Compare Tour page for more information on specific tour.

Can I participate in your Foodie Tour if I am pregnant?

Sure! We welcome everyone, pregnant or not. Please note that there will be a bit of walking and standing on our walking food tours, but we have seating arrangements available at some of our tasting locations. We will also do our best to accommodate your pace. Please let us know if you are pregnant.

Can children participate in your Foodie Tours?

Of course!  We welcome Young Foodies (age 5-14) to our food tours but they must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 5 who will not consume any additional tastings at the tasting locations do not require a separate ticket. We recommend parents to assess whether their children would like to participate given the amount of standing and walking (including up slopes and stairs) during the almost 4-hour tour. For our Hong Kong Local Craft Beer Tour, however, unfortunately, only adults aged 18 or above can participate.

How much walking is involved?

On our walking food tours, we will be on our feet for much of the 3- to 4-hour duration. The total distance covered is approximately 2 km. We will have seating arrangements provided at some of the tasting locations. There will also be at least 2 restroom breaks during the tour. On our Hong Kong Local Craft Beer Tour, as we will travel by private bus to the tasting locations, only a short distance of walking is required.

Are your food and beer tours conducted in Cantonese or Mandarin?

Unfortunately, at this time, our food and beer tours are conducted in English only.

Are your Foodie Tours led by licensed tour guides?

Yes. All of our Foodie Tours and Craft Beer Tours are led by tour guides that have attained the Tourist Guide Pass from the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong. This is the only official Tourist Guide Pass issued in Hong Kong. If you are looking to join other tours in Hong Kong, please ask if the tour operator is licensed by the Travel Agent Registry and check that their guides have the Tourist Guide Pass.

Should I eat anything before the Foodie Tour?

For our Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour, Hong Kong Local Craft Beer Tour and Tai Po Market Foodie Tour, we recommend that you only eat a hearty breakfast or an light, early lunch before taking the tour. For our Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour, we will serve a Hong Kong-style breakfast at the first tasting location followed by five other tastings enough for a big brunch. Most of our participants feel comfortably full after taking our Foodie Tours.

Do you take commission from any eatery/shop?

To ensure you have the ultimate Foodie experience, we only select the best eateries. We pay for all the food and drink tastings and do not accept any commissions or kickbacks. This is also our goal to help support small, local business in Hong Kong. We also highly discourage any shopping on the Foodie tour and as such, you would not have to worry being taken into a factory or outlet shop.

Can I shop during the tour?

We encourage our participants to shop after the tour. To ensure that you have the best tasting experience, we have worked with each of our eateries to provide freshly-made food and drinks. It is important that we stay on schedule and arrive on time at each of our six locations. We will provide a detailed map showing our route so that you could return to each of the tasting location at your leisure.

Are cameras allowed on the food tour?

Absolutely! We encourage participants to take photos during the tour! Please share your photos with us and tag us on our social media pages. You can also use #hongkongbelly.

Food Tasting Information

What food will we sample on the Foodie Tour?

Participants will get a chance to sample many of Hong Kong people’s favorite foods and drinks. For a detailed list of foods featured on each of Hong Kong Foodie’s tasting tours, please visit our tour pages:  Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour,  Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour, Tai Po Market Foodie Tour, Temple Street Night Foodie Tour and Hong Kong Local Craft Beer Tour.

Booking Information

Logistics Information

Where is the meeting location of your Foodie Tours?

We meet at conveniently located spots in Central, Sham Shui Po, Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui or in Tai Po for our Foodie and Beer Tours. The meeting locations are easily accessible by MTR or other public transportation. The exact meeting location of each Foodie Tour or Beer Tour as well as detailed directions will be sent to you in a confirmation email once tickets are purchased online.

Does the Foodie Tour end at the same place from where it starts?

Our walking Foodie Tours end at a different location from the starting point. However, the tour will finish not too far away from the meeting point. If you would like to return to the meeting location after the tour, our Foodie Guides will be more than happy to help point you in the right direction. For our Hong Kong Local Craft Beer Tour, at the end of the tour, you can join the tour bus to return to the original meeting location in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Is there a minimum for the Foodie Tour to operate? Will tours be canceled if not enough participants signed up?

There is no minimum participants required on our Foodie Tours. We will operate with even one participant. However, in very rare occasions, there might be unforeseen circumstances, such as strong typhoon, that prevent us from operating a tour. In that situation, we will notify our participants at least two hours in advance. We can reschedule your for an alternate Foodie Tour subject to availability or offer you a full refund.

What happens if it rains or there is a typhoon?

Our Foodie Tours will still be in operation under Amber Rainstorm Signal or Tropical Cyclone (Typhoon) Signals No. 1 or 3. Tours will only be cancelled when Red or Black Rainstorm Signals or Tropical Cyclone (Typhoon) Signals No. 8, 9 or 10 is hoisted. In case of inclement weather, please check the Hong Kong Observatory website or the TV for the latest weather information. Final decision will be announced on our website two hours prior to the departure time of the Foodie Tour. In such cases, we can reschedule your for an alternate Foodie Tour subject to availability or offer you a full refund.

What do I need to bring on the tour?

In addition to a big appetite, please bring along your confirmation email. In terms of clothing, we suggest you wear comfortable clothing and shoes. As summer months (April – September) in Hong Kong can be very hot, it is recommended that you wear sun protection, including sun block, sunglasses or a hat. We will provide a bottle of water for you at the first tasting location. There will also be drinks provided at some of our other tasting locations.

Is the tour wheelchair or stroller friendly?

The Central and Sheung Wan neighborhoods are rather hilly, with parts of our tour covering slopes and stairs. In addition, some of the sidewalks are quite narrow with busy traffic passing by. We would not encourage our participants to come in a wheelchair or bring a stroller.

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