Auckland Eating Experiences

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Authentic Auckland eating experiences that you help create

Auckland is a playground for foodies and there’s no better way to experience a city than by eating your way through it. There are plenty of Auckland food tours around. So how do you decide?

Whether you’re new to the city, or have lived here all your life – there’s nothing like connecting with people who love food.

So come eat with us and enjoy the foodcraft experience by helping us create your tour. Customise anything! It’s unlike any food tour you’ve ever been on.

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how it
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It couldn’t be simpler. Ask me to customise a tour from scratch or pick one from our menu. Once we confirm a date, get the group to answer a few questions to help me curate the experience. 

These are unique customised eating tours in Auckland for your very own private group.
Tours run between 4.5 to 5.5 hours in duration. Our Auckland food tours, recognised by Tourism NZ, are designed to be fun, different, authentic and knowledgeable.

We pick your group up, transport you to each stop, and drop you off at the end of the tour. All you have to do is sit back, relax, eat then find yourself in food heaven. Boom!

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food coma

Our Menu

Don’t want to think too hard? Book one of these or ask me to curate a tour for you from scratch. Prices below are per person (NZD) and include tour transport, pre-selected food at each destination, your food-mad local host (um…that’s me) and lots of laughs and foodie pics.

All tours are designed for private groups of 4+. Although tours for less than 4 people aren’t typically run, there is special tour pricing for 1, 2 or 3 people that is listed in the detailed tour info at the bottom of the page for those who are super keen. And if you’re second-guessing the tour cost compared to other Auckland food tours, make sure you read our reviews below to get a feel for value for money.

the classics

Hidden Gems

Stop browsing TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet.

$295

Let's Go Asian

Auckland does asian food pretty damn well.

$295

Spicy All Day Long

We don't go soft here. Go hard. All day long.

$295

Veg Feast

Delicious dishes galore. But don't be a pig.

$275

foodcraft faves

Customise Me

Completely bespoke and tailored to you.

$350

We Love Seafood

Chat to the Japanese. They know our seafood's good.

$325

The Sweet Tooth

We celebrate sugar because we don't care.

$275

Dumpling Baby

If you love to dip in soy & chilli, we can be friends.

$250

FAQS

What do I get for the cost?

So what do you get? Putting it simply, a typical Foodcraft tour will cover anywhere between 10 to 20 dishes for you and your group, depending on the type of tour chosen. The average duration is around 4 to 5 hours. Throw in the time it takes to curate and prepare the tour (we never cookie-cut itineraries), pick-up, drop-off and in-between transport, your dedicated food tour host and "all of the above" and you've got a value-packed deal. It's an Auckland eating experience that's perfect for a special occasion, a catch-up with friends or family, a company team-building event, corporate entertainment or even a gift to loved ones.

How do we get around?

When our customers are asked what aspect of the tour they love the best (aside from the food), the most common answer is the joy in being driven around. Eat, drink, and chat; get driven to the next stop and then eat, drink and chat all over again. It's another major point of difference between a Foodcraft experience and other Auckland food tours. Our Foodcraft 7-seater SUV is designed to take groups of 6 or less across all parts of Auckland in pursuit of Auckland's best dishes. For tours of this size, we'll come and collect your group from a single pick up point and at the end of the tour, we'll drop you back.

How do we order food?

This one's simple. You don't. We do. For all our control freak friends out there, as much as you'd love to grab a hold of that menu and order for the table, it's futile. Don't bother. We've got this. Part of the cost you're paying for is the time it takes to coordinate with each respective kitchen and craft a series of dishes that make sense not only for that eatery but for all of the eateries in the tour that combine to create an authentic Auckland eating experience. The other part of the cost is factored into all of the taste-testing we do around Auckland and across menus 'of all types' in order to genuinely 'hand-on-heart' vouch for the dishes and food experiences we select for your tour (it's a tough job but someone's got to do it).

Does the cost include drinks?

As a general rule, drinks are not included in the price of the tour. However, on most tours, I have been known to throw in a round that pairs well with a particular dish. Think coffees or teas on a long brunch tour; craft beers on a spice tour; or wines for a seafood tour. With every tour, I'll offer some reasonable cost options to add any number of alcoholic drink rounds (wines, beers, cocktails) to the experience should that be of interest.

our customer reviews

Our AUCKLAND FOOD tours have a range of prices, all depending on the type of tour it is. when you add it all up, we think it's great bang for buck for that special food event out.

One thing Foodcraft customers quickly realise is that these are proper eating tours and not food tours. An eating tour is all about eating. From one stop to the next sharing some of the best dishes Auckland has to offer. Just good times. As some of our customers have experienced.

Gold Coast

Chris & Family

5/5

About

WHY EAT WITH ME ON ONE OF MY AUCKLAND FOOD TOURS?

Auckland is a city full of eating experiences. The problem is that with so many options to pick from, it can certainly be overwhelming for visitors or newcomers to Auckland and even seasoned locals to map out awesome eating experiences from the tried and the true to the brand new. 

There is however, a way out of that dilemma. Instead of the standard Auckland food tours that are cheap, fast and fun; how about booking an eating tour? Why not just let someone else do the hard work for you so that you can sit back, relax, catch a little buzz, and enjoy the food coma at the end of it all?

What you’re paying for is an introduction to the foodie gems (and hidden ones too) in Auckland that you can’t get from any travel guide or most generic online media. Who doesn’t want to fill up their tummies with authentic and delicious food picks and have fun while doing it? If you said no, I don’t think we can be friends. 

But if you said yes, maybe you should consider Foodcraft for that special occasion or while you’re here in Auckland looking for a fun Auckland tour to do. I do these Auckland food tours out of a genuine passion for meeting new people with a promise to truly integrate you into this city’s food scene.

 

AN INTRO TO YOUR HOST: CHUCK

I’ve lived most of my life in Auckland, growing up in a food-loving family. When I was 5, I’d come home from school, sit in front of the telly and rather than watch cartoons, I’d watch recorded episodes of Floyd on Fish with the OG wine-slinging TV food personality, Keith Floyd

From there started a lifelong love for cooking, drinking, eating and dining, culminating in some unforgettable food and drink experiences in Auckland, NZ and abroad – living, working and spending significant time in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Madrid, Tokyo, Barcelona, Los Angeles and New York – experiencing the full spectrum of culinary exploration from the most celebrated restaurant in Michelin history, El Bulli to the dirt-laden street food stalls across Asia. I genuinely love it all. You’ll know this when we get to eat together.

Wherever I am, I love nothing more than sharing that passion with others keen to eat and have a good time. One thing I will vouch – I’m definitely not a food snob, but I do know my food. You’ll just have to trust me on that one. I love getting down and dirty just as much as hitting the 5-star fine dining establishments. And I’m pretty confident I know this city’s food scene inside and out …. so if you’re like me and you live for food and travel for food then hopefully I’ll meet you soon x Chuck

tour info & pricing

Hidden Gems

There’s nothing better than a surprise. If you’re about to book this tour then get ready for some amazing hidden gem eats around Auckland and a whole lot of foodie fun. Our most popular tour by a mile. Pricing for this tour below.

$295 per person (inc. GST)

$375 per person (inc. GST)

Let's Get Asian

The Asian food scene in Auckland is next level. Especially if you come from Iceland. Generous and flavour-packed. Give those taste-buds a workout. So many options, way too much fun. Pricing for this tour below.

$295 per person (inc. GST)

$375 per person (inc. GST)

Spicy All Day Long

If you’re sick of eating with people who don’t like sweat dripping from their nostrils, then this spicy and authentic tour was made for you. A round of beers is included. This one’s a little hottie. Pricing for this tour below.

$295 per person (inc. GST)

$385 per person (inc. GST)

Veg Feast

Booking this tour is a revelation for both meat-eaters and non-meat eaters. Forget about the health benefits, the dishes we’ve got lined up for you are simply delicious and will want you going back for more. Pricing for this tour below.

$275 per person (inc. GST)

$375 per person (inc. GST)

Customise Me

This is the only food experience in Auckland that curates a tour completely configured to you and your dining group. It’s our most popular tour option by far and what everyone asks for.  Pricing for this tour below.

$350 per person (inc. GST)

$375 per person (inc. GST)

We Love Seafood

So, you up for our take on the best seafood dishes in Auckland? This is such a fun tour for seafood lovers as we venture across a bunch of different cuisines and types of fish, shellfish and crustaceans. Pricing for this tour below.

$325 per person (inc. GST)

$395 per person (inc. GST)

The Sweet Tooth

Sweet tooths unite. Imagine the sugar high you’ll be on at the end of this one. If you like the sweet stuff from breakfast through to dinner desserts, don’t hesitate to book this one – it’s a crowd pleaser. Pricing for this tour below.

$275 per person (inc. GST)

$375 per person (inc. GST)

Dumpling Baby

We’ve got dumplings from all over the world. If you like them just as much as we do, you are in for a good time my friend. We’re convinced we have the best of the best covered so book now and let’s do this. Pricing for this tour below.

$250 per person (inc. GST)

$375 per person (inc. GST)

MAKE AN ENQUIRY

If you’re interested in booking one of our Auckland food tours, drop your details in the form to connect and I’ll be in touch. 

Information such as dates, number of people and the tour you’d like to select would be super helpful!

Email

charles@foodcraft.co.nz

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