Frequently asked questions
What happens on a guided food tour?
If you book a guided food tour, you'll receive an email letting you know the start point.
You'll meet your guide (Ellen or Lynda) there and join us as we go to six places in Leeds: a mixture of pubs, restaurants and food stalls.
At each stop you'll hear the stories behind the venues, learn some foodie facts & Leeds history, and eat the best dishes that each place has to offer.
Food is included at every stop, and there's plenty of it so expect to be full by the end.
You'll spend about 30 minutes at most venues, giving you time to order a drink if you wish, enjoy your food and have a chat.
How does the self-guided tour work?
The self-guided tours give you the option to do a food tour at your own pace, at a time that suits you, with no need to book in advance.
You'll download the app, choose your tour and buy a ticket on there.
Follow the live map to six venues, trade digital token for food (included in your ticket price) and enjoy facts on your phone while waiting for your food.
One self-guided tour covers two people, so you just need one ticket for two of you.
How much food is included?
Expect to feel full by the end. You won't need a meal before or after the tour!
It's a mixture of individual portions (a taco each, a bao bun each) and dishes to share between two.
On a guided tour, you can expect sharing platters across the table too.
Are drinks included?
Drinks aren't included on the guided or self-guided food tour, but you will be able to buy drinks on the way round if you wish.
If you would like to book a private tour (perfect for corporate events such a team building or networking, or for birthday parties/hen dos/stag dos), drinks can be included at an additional cost.
Where do we go on a food tour?
You'll visit a variety of food venues including restaurants, pubs, street food venues and even a shop!
Guided tours vary week by week but expect things like a fish finger sandwich in the oldest pub in Leeds, street food in Leeds Market, cheese in the Corn Exchange, and small plates in an organic restaurant.
There are two self-guided tours to choose from, one of them is focused on street food (eaten within pubs, street food halls and restaurants) whilst the other is more varied.
Are the tours suitable for vegans?
Guided food tours can be adapted for vegan diets with no problem, but we need to know in advance. When booking please email email@example.com to let us know.
Of the self-guided tours, the Street Food Tour is suitable for vegans, but the Hidden Gems Food Tour isn't (but is suitable for vegetarians).
What if I have an allergy or intolerance?
Allergies can be catered for, but we cannot guarantee that there will be no traces in the kitchens at each venue.
If you're on a self-guided tour, please let each venue know on arrival.
If you're booking a guided tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org when you book to let us know of any dietary requirements.
Is there a minimum age for the tours?
There's no minimum age for the guided tours (and I've had a guest a young as 3 weeks old before!).
Self-guided tours also have no minimum age, but some venues don't allow under 18s in after 8pm so please bear this in mind when planning your tour.
I live in Leeds, will the tour be suitable for me?
Most of the guests on my food tours are local, hoping to find new places to eat in the city. Nearly everyone that's ever been on the guided tour has discovered somewhere they haven't been before, even if they know the city well!
Can I book for a stag/hen do?
Absolutely - these are our favourite kind of tours! If you are booking for a large group or would like a bespoke tour (e.g. drinks pairings along the way!) then please get in touch at email@example.com
Do you take corporate bookings?
Yes - food tours are great for team building, reward days or even an alternative Christmas party. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I book a self-guided tour for an odd number of people? There are three of us!
Unfortunately not at the moment. Each self-guided food tour is suitable for two people, and this is because there are dishes in there that are shared between two.
For example, at a taco stop you get a plate of two tacos, so one each, so that you don't get too full.
If there are an odd number of people in your group, we recommend buying an extra pack (so two packs for three people) and having some extra food. This still works out cheaper than a guided tour.