York Food Tour

Duration: 2.5 hours

Location: A fantastic walk around the city centre of York, with five great tastings.



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Taste your way around the centre of York. We will take you on a culinary and cultural adventure stopping at five of the city’s independents.

  • Give your taste buds a treat with 5 tastings of delicious food!
  • Visit some great local independent eateries, all serving their passion
  • Taste amazing food influenced from around the world and sourced locally.
  • Discover the best parts of the local food scene
  • Enjoy discovering stories and history about the city of York

Easy walking, ten – 15 minute stroll between tastings. Flat yet sometimes cobbled!

Tours run rain or shine.

Special dietary requirements catered for. Let us know at time of booking.

All tastings are within the city centre. Easy to find meeting place at York Art Gallery.

Support the City’s great independents

Enjoy the company of other foodies!

Knowledgeable local tour guides.

What to Expect

Your tour guide will greet you at York Art Gallery.  For our tours, please arrive for a prompt start at 11.45. The Art Gallery has a cafe if you arrive early and want a coffee while you wait.

Please dress for the weather – layers are best and wear suitable footwear for a gentle stroll.

We will be walking around the city centre and will end on Castlegate.  We walk a little less than a mile in total.   It is all flat although some of the streets are cobbled.  There are minimal stairs at all our tastings although some have restrooms which are accessed by stairs.

We do recommend having a very small breakfast – you want to save yourself for some delicious tastings!

Ippuku Tea House

Think you know Japanese food - think again, this is the modern twist on classic dishes. Contemporary Japanese cuisine.

Los Moros

A modern North African kitchen. Colourful food full of flavour and a firm favourite of locals and visitors alike.

The Chopping Block

The historic setting of the Walmgate Ale House sets the scene for our scrumptious sweet dessert.


A wine bar with a difference. Fine wine paired with top quality cheese in a welcoming atmosphere.

The Works, York Cocoa House

Finish with a sweet taste in your mouth, chocolate of the best quality made on the premises with love.

Where to Meet

We are meeting at the York Art Gallery at Exhibition Square. It is a ten minute walk from the station and there are several signposts pointing the way to the Art Gallery..

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Please let us know, at the time of purchasing tickets, if you or anyone in your group has a dietary restriction – for example; vegetarian, gluten free, allergy etc. If we know in advance, we will do our very best to provide a suitable alternative.

To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow.  We do go inside the establishments on the tour, apart from one market stop in York which is still undercover!   In the event of inclement weather, we walk quicker between establishments.  We advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.

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