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?
When should I take a food tour during my trip?
We recommend those visiting Hong Kong to take our food tours during the beginning of your stay which 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 and you can receive discounts at some of these places after you take our tours.
I have dietary restrictions, can I still join the Foodie Tours?
Except for the Tai Po Market Foodie Tour, we do our best to accommodate your dietary needs on our other Foodie Tours. If you are a vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, have any food allergies, dietary restrictions or preferences, please check the applicable boxes for your dietary needs in the Additional Information section when you purchase ticket to our Foodie Tours online. Hong Kong Foodie will do our best to work with our eateries to arrange alternate tastings for you. Please note that our Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour offers many tasting items that are sweet or with carbohydrates. It might not be as suitable for participants who are diabetic. Also note that unfortunately, we are unable to arrange alternate tastings on our Tai Po Market Foodie Tour.
I am currently living in Hong Kong, can I take a food tour?
Yes! We welcome visitors from all around the world and, of course, locals as well! Not only will the tour offer you food, but it 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 tours last about 3 hour 30 minutes.
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 but we have seating arrangements available at some of our tasting locations. We will also do our best to accommodate your pace.
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.
How much walking is involved?
This is a walking tour so during much of the 3 hours 30 minutes, our customers will be standing or walking. 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.
Is the food tour conducted in Cantonese or Mandarin?
Unfortunately, at this time, our food tours are conducted in English only.
Are your Foodie Tours led by licensed tour guides?
Yes. All of our Foodie 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 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. 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!
Food Tasting Information
What food will we sample on the Foodie Tour?
What happens after I book one of your Foodie Tours online?
After you complete your booking to your upcoming Foodie Tour on our secured website, an automated order confirmation email containing the details of your order will be sent to you. In addition, you will also receive the exact location of our meeting point, detailed directions to it by public transportation.
Can I get a refund on my tickets or reschedule my Foodie Tour after I purchased it?
Tickets purchased are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We are unable to cancel or reschedule your Foodie Tour. However, if Foodie Tours are canceled due to inclement weather, we will be glad to reschedule your Foodie Tour based on availability or refund your ticket purchase in full.
Can I just show up at the Foodie Tour or do I need to pre-pay for a ticket?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept last-minute Foodie participants. In order to allow enough time for us to work with our eateries to prepare tasting for you, tickets have to be purchased in advanced. You can visit our ticketing page to purchase tickets to our Foodie Tours. We do not accept cash.
Are gratuities included?
No. Gratuities are not included in the ticket price of our general Foodie Tours. If you think our Foodie Guides have done a great job, they would greatly appreciate any gratuities. The standard tipping is about 15%.
Are Foodie Gift Cards available?
Yes. You can buy a Hong Kong Foodie Gift Card online. Please refer to our Gift Card page for more details.
How do I redeem a Foodie Gift Card?
To redeem your Gift Card, you will need the voucher number found on your Gift Card. You can either click onto the link on your original Gift Card, or make a new booking using the voucher number at checkout. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
Can I book a private tour?
Yes. Please refer to Private Group Tour for more details. If you’re interested in reserving a private tour, please send us a request at least 15 business days in advance.
Where is the meeting location of your Foodie Tours?
We meet at conveniently located spots in Central, in Sham Shui Po or in Tai Po for our Foodie Tours. The meeting locations are easily accessible by MTR or other public transportation. The exact meeting location of each Foodie Tour as well as detailed directions will be sent to you in a confirmation email once you purchase your tickets online.
Does the Foodie Tour end at the same place from where it starts?
No. Our 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.
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 Tour. 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 24 hours in advance. We will also promptly refund your tour fees.
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.