Britain’s cities are jam-packed with flavour, with food tours and experiences just waiting to be discovered. Embark on tantalising journeys through iconic dishes, local produce and unique bites to eat that’ll take you off-the-beaten track and teach you more about each city. From a food tour of Scotland’s notorious eats in Glasgow, to a plant-based wander through Manchester’s vegan scene, here’s how to enjoy a unique taste of urban Britain.
From eclectic street food in Brixton to dinner with skyline views, look no further than London for foodie experiences that showcase the flavours of the world. Discover different takes on regional delicacies and sample the latest culinary creations. For a splash of spice, tuck into tasty curries, pakoras and traditional Indian sweets on a Secret Indian Food Tour of East London, which also includes a mysterious secret dish! Or escape the capital’s urban landscape on a Wild Food Walk and learn to identify edible plants around the city’s parks. Alternatively, hit up Soho for a tour of international delicacies while visiting Britain’s oldest French patisseries and wandering through Chinatown. Pick up the pace and hop on bike tour from South Bank Market to Camden Town for tasty treats with the No Diet Club. With truffle mac and cheese, dirty burgers and doughnuts on offer, the tour certainly packs a punch.
Manchester’s foodie scene is booming, visit now and you’ll find the city bursting with unique flavours and experiences, from quirky urban street food venues to canal-side dining. Eat the City by Scranchester Tours delves into the flavours of Manchester past and present, and shows how the city’s heritage has shaped its cuisine. For some plant-based nosh, look no further than Manchester Bites for a fully loaded vegan tour. Journey through the backstreets of the city’s Northern Quarter and grab appetising dishes which are suitable for vegans and non-vegans alike.
Takes in the Welsh capital’s varied international food scene on a Cosmopolitan Cardiff Food Tour, complete with visits to the city’s iconic sights, including Cardiff Castle, City Hall and the home of Welsh football and rugby at the Principality Stadium. Or for an emphasis on food which is good for the planet, try a Green Food Tour. With visits to a zero-waste store, vegan café and gastro pub, you’ll get a slice of sustainable living in the heart of the city.
Think beyond Brighton’s pebbled shoreline and vibrant pier to discover a thriving independent food and drink scene. Head out with Brighton food tours to celebrate all things gastronomy – from eclectic pop-up stalls to traditional fish and chips. Stop at local micro-breweries, roasteries and tea rooms to get a taste of the city, or dive into indie street food vendors for off-the-beaten-track nosh and sustainable produce. Or get a taste for the city’s plant-based eateries on a vegan food tour, with tasters including homemade falafel and twists on delectable Indian street food.
Winding its way through The Ropewalks area of Liverpool, Beatroute allows you to discover the city’s food and heritage from a new perspective. With a tour packed with vegan treats, you’ll tuck into six sweet and savoury plant-based delights, and even have the opportunity to indulge in vegan dirty grub. If you’re searching for tasty nosh off-the-beaten-track, look no further than a Taste of Liverpool Walking Tour. Eat like a local at some of the city’s top spots as you try out restaurants and bars which showcase the diverse flavours Liverpool has to offer.
Get your teeth into Scotland’s top tastes with Eat Walk Edinburgh. With a route taking in parts of the capital’s Old and New Towns, hit up five restaurants all serving locally sourced produce from Scottish smoked salmon to haggis, neeps and tatties. Don’t forget to pick up some classic tipples along the way, with Edinburgh gin and malt whisky on offer. Or join a Royal Mile Food Tour to discover some of the city’s newest flavours among some of its oldest buildings. Highlights include a taste of venison, shortbread and chutneys, alongside a fudge making showcase. Alternatively, churn things up with a city-wide cheese crawl – perfect for any cheese-lover. Sample artisan Scottish cheese, test your knowledge with a cheese themed quiz and learn the art of cheese making.
Let The Wee Food Tour take you on a journey through Glasgow’s culinary delights. Venture to six restaurants, indie shops and family-owned businesses to get your hands on 20 scrummy foods, including a number of local favourites. For a proper Scottish experience, try the Glasgow Food and Drink Walking Tour, an adventure around the city’s sights while sampling locally sourced produce from five venues. Alternatively, for an evening amble with plenty of food, join The West End Wander at Night for a taste of haggis, Scottish beef, and Scottish Island Gin.