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  1. Paulina
    July 23, 2019 @ 2:02 pm

    Oh I love food tours! I did my first one in London and since then I am addicted! Your reasons are definitely valid. My personal reason is that I can never decide what to order, so I like to enjoy everything. I love the pics of this post!!

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    • dankiteski
      July 24, 2019 @ 11:10 pm

      That’s a totally valid reason too, Paulina 🙂

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  2. Maggie
    July 23, 2019 @ 6:24 pm

    I love taking local food tours! And cooking classes too. I’ve taken quite a few all over the world, it’s definitely best to do it at the start of your trip so that you know where to go for the good stuff! And I agree, you’ll try stuff you most likely wouldn’t on your own. I discovered so many favorite new foods by taking food tours and always recommend them to people when traveling.

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    • dankiteski
      July 24, 2019 @ 11:11 pm

      I’m glad you could relate to this post, Maggie. Thank you for stopping by and dropping a comment.

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  3. Elizabeth
    July 24, 2019 @ 5:20 am

    I love taking food tours when I travel! They are a great way to meet new people. Especially when I am traveling solo I like having the opportunity to eat with other people as I am exploring the sights. I also agree that they are a good way to learn more about the culture of the place you are visiting.

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    • dankiteski
      July 24, 2019 @ 11:12 pm

      Yup, that’s one of the main reasons for me too (I travel solo most of the time).

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  4. Val
    July 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

    I agree with everything you wrote here, especially with the fact that joining a food tour is a way to discover new amazing places. I’ve always been one of those who prefer to explore independently, but recently I’ve been starting to appreciate more and more the help of local guides. It makes such a difference right?

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    • dankiteski
      July 24, 2019 @ 11:14 pm

      Absolutely, Val. Thank you for stopping by and dropping a comment, I’m glad to hear you could relate to the article 🙂

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  5. Mijua a Eggers
    July 24, 2019 @ 6:59 pm

    I totally agree with the points. Sometimes it is really difficult to judge where offers the authentic local food because many eateries offer dished in the same names but not the authentic quality. Special for example, if you are in Shanghai, you will lost in the millions restaurants. In this case it is better to take a tour.

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    • dankiteski
      July 24, 2019 @ 11:15 pm

      Definitely, Mija! I haven’t been to Shanghai yet but I can imagine!

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  6. Jeremy
    July 25, 2019 @ 7:25 am

    I don’t usually join food tour, but I do agree that it is an opportunity to meet other foodies ! I should consider joining food tour in my future travels. Another upside I can think of is that, I get to try more variety of food, of which I can’t do if I’m traveling alone or with my partner.

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 12:48 pm

      Thanks, Jeremy! Glad to hear this article changed your mind about food tours.

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  7. Sandy N Vyjay
    July 26, 2019 @ 8:39 am

    Food tours are indeed a great way to get acquainted with the local cuisine. But these tours go so much beyond just-food. They are windows to the history and culture of the region. The best way to get an immersive experience of a place is through interactions with the locals and probably the best way to do this is through food tours.

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:04 pm

      Indeed, Sandy! I’m glad you could relate to this article!

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  8. Jas
    July 26, 2019 @ 8:56 am

    I love food and love trying new things but with most of my trips being so short and rushed, I always feel like I don’t have time for tours. Funny how I never thought that it’d actually make the most of my time though since you’re so right… It does give you a great overview of a city’s food scene! Will defs have to sign up for one on my next trip!

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:05 pm

      I’m glad to hear this article gave you a new perspective of food tours, Jas 🙂 Hope you try one next time

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  9. Shane Prather
    July 26, 2019 @ 4:29 pm

    Absolutely a good idea! Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what/where the locals dine and it helps to find the popular and hidden gems!

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:08 pm

      It sure does, Shane 🙂 I’d recommend it to anyone visiting a new city for the first time

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  10. Shreya Saha
    July 26, 2019 @ 8:01 pm

    I couldn’t agree more with you. I encourage every one I know to take up food tours while traveling. Yes, you get to taste the culture without paying too much, it is honestly a week’s restaurant visits in a day, and you may not be visiting few places independently that you will visit in a food tour. Meeting other foodies is another interesting stuff. Most importantly, you are saying no to international fast food chains and supporting local economies – so, yes for every food tour!

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:08 pm

      I’m glad to hear you feel the same way about food tours, Shreya. Food tours sure are a great and exciting way to get introduced to a new city

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  11. Archana Singh
    July 27, 2019 @ 2:30 am

    I agree with every single word you wrote here. While I am not much of a foodie but I love going on local food tours wherever I am travelling simply to experience the local culture and get close to the social fabric of the society. It’s a cheap and great way to taste the finest local delicacies of a country.

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:10 pm

      Thank you, Archana. It sure is a great cheap way to taste the best of the local delicacies.

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  12. Jackie
    July 27, 2019 @ 10:52 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree with each and every one of these reasons to take a food tour! I even take them locally and have learned a thing or two I wouldn’t have otherwise known. I like the curated choices, regional selections, hidden gems, and small plates. And, as they say, “variety is the spice of life!” Yay for food tours!

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

      I’m glad to hear that, Jackie. Food tours are always a great idea 🙂

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  13. Aleksandr Popkov
    July 28, 2019 @ 11:18 pm

    oh well, never been to a food tour, but I actually think I am the right person to do that. I can eat a lot.
    I was in Italy, where everyone endlessly trying to give me food to taste and they talk about food without stopping. They looked at me, and told “Alex likes food too, but he doesn’t talk, only eats”
    I do a lot of sports…. so eat 6 times a day… no time to talk.

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:14 pm

      well, even for people that aren’t fond of talking, food tours are a great idea for obvious reasons 🙂

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  14. Medha
    July 29, 2019 @ 5:24 am

    I am a foodie but have never taken a food tour. Whenever I travel, I make sure to eat the local cuisine and take tips from locals about where to eat the best food. Taking a food tour would make total sense for me. Also, you can’t go wrong when you’re taking a guided tour, they’re likely to take you to the best of places, so the risk factor of ending up at a place you do not like is very less. And all the knowledge about their culture that comes along with it, is priceless!

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:16 pm

      Absolutely, Medha. And since you’re a foodie, I hope you go for a food tour sometime soon and share your experience 🙂

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  15. blair villanueva
    July 29, 2019 @ 6:08 am

    They said that you can only understand the local people and its lifestyle through experiencing their food. This is true. You got to mingle with the locals, and see that smile as they take pride on what they have.

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    • dankiteski
      July 29, 2019 @ 1:16 pm

      Indeed, Blair- couldn’t agree more 🙂

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  16. Lyla Peterson
    November 18, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

    I like that food tours can help you to support local businesses in the area you’re visiting. My sister and I have been talking about traveling to Europe next spring. I think food tours are something we should definitely take advantage of to see as many sights as possible and support the local economy.

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    • dankiteski
      November 18, 2019 @ 5:36 pm

      Great thoughts Lyla.

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