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Try out some of the city’s most unique and memorable tables and become a tourist in your own city…
Meet Gareth Boyd who serves up the Liverpool Food Tours;
“Liverpool is a fantastic place to showcase amazing independent retailers who offer really great quality food and service,” says Liverpool Food Tours founder, Gareth. “The city is going through a real culinary renaissance, and the tours take people across the city centre, where the food and drinks market is evolving quickly,” he explains. “It’s a great way to go out, see different venues, taste different foods, and meet amazing retailers with all their passion, expertise and knowledge.”
Gareth initially founded Chester Food Tours which became the number one food tour on TripAdvisor, garnering five star reviews, and awarded Marketing Cheshire’s New Business Tourism Award 2019.
“I’m very fortunate to have been on quite a few food walking tours on family holidays, and really enjoyed it,” Gareth says. “Whether you have a fantastic guide for educational fun or taste amazing food you mightn’t normally taste, I think that’s an absolutely fantastic way of learning about a city.”
Bookings are available for solo guests as well as group celebrations and corporate events, with many guests booking several times, as Gareth keeps the tours as diverse as the city’s culinary adventures.
“The tours range from three-and-a-half to four-hours. You get to taste an amazing diversity of food and drink from all around the world, as well as hearing all the amazing stories from retailers in fantastic Liverpool,” Gareth explains. “But there’s also an element of surprise, with at least five food and drink stops all over the city centre, so it’s like a secret safari supper,” he says. “Each tour starts off with four savoury courses based in different venues, before we move onto two sweet courses. Some of my favourite spots are the Albert Dock, Duke Street and The Baltic Triangle, to name but a few areas, and there’s a bit of walking involved, so if you want any lunch or dinner afterwards, I’ve failed!”
Liverpool Food Tours works closely with local independents, offering morning and afternoon tours tailored to dietary requirements, and guaranteeing a new way to discover the city. So if you’re planning a staycation or city break, this is the ideal way to find out what makes the Liverpool food scene tick.
“We’ve welcomed people who live in Liverpool but have never visited any of the venues. You’re never a tourist in your own city,” he says. “People often go to the same places, so we try to highlight venues off the beaten path. The tour’s are very popular because it’s a different thing to do, and a great way of seeing the city.
“If you’re on a city break, I’d always recommend you book a tour at the start of your visit, so you get to know all the best places to eat and drink, which you might not otherwise find,” he explains. “So it’s really a kind of foodie educational experience.”
Gareth also points out that guest safety is guaranteed; “Customer safety is our biggest concern and we will make sure that you can enjoy the city’s wonderful food and hospitality in a healthy and comfortable way.”
Liverpool Food Tours are a bespoke experience with gift vouchers available which, if you book before the end of August, are valid for 15-months. Further details available here.
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