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 me there and join me 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!
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.
Choose to collect your tour pack from the start point or have it sent to you. Inside you'll find a map (with QR code if you want to go digital), instructions, venue information cards, foodie fact cards, and tokens which are traded at each stop for a carefully selected dish.
Follow the map to six venues, with food included at every stop!
There's no need to book ahead, once you have the pack you can do the tour 7 days a week, from 12pm (from 5pm on a Monday).
We recommend starting no later than 5.30pm Mon-Sat, and no later than 3.30pm on Sundays.
You will have a few options to choose from at most stops, including a vegan option at every stop.
One self-guided tour covers two people, so if you're a couple you'll only need one pack. If you're in a larger group, please purchase one tour for every two people.
How much food is included?
Expect to feel full by the end. You won't need a meal before or after the tour!
On the guided tour, each stop consists of either a main course shared between two, sharing platters for the table or a small, individual portion.
The self-guided tour focuses on street food, which is perfect for sharing! Some stops have individual portions, whilst some are a larger dish shared between two.
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 on the tour.
Where do we go on a food tour?
I'll keep the details a suprise!
On the 'Local Leeds' guided tour we visit a mixture of old pubs and modern restaurants, with a stop in the market too. Each stop is an independent business, with a focus on local ingredients.
On the self-guided tour, you'll visit six street food vendors. All of these are indoors e.g. pop up kitchens within a pub or street food halls. Again, all independent with a focus on local ingredients.
Are the tours suitable for vegans?
Yes! If you're on a self-guided tour there will be a vegan option at every stop. If you're booking a guided tour, please just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org after you book to let me know of any dietary requirements.
What if I have an allergy or intolerance?
Allergies can be catered for, but I 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.
If you're booking a guided tour, please email me at email@example.com when you book to let me 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!). Alcohol is included, but won't be served to under 18s.
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 my 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 pack 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.