On December 10 2019 we celebrated 5 years of running food tours in Cardiff. Since we started, it’s been great to the see the number of tours increasing and people in general becoming more aware of food tours.
When we first started there was a lot of “What exactly is a food tour?” Nowadays, lots of people are telling us it’s the first thing they do when they visit a new destination. I love it when guests come on their first food tour with us here in Cardiff and when they travel especially to Cardiff to join us! Amazing!
So what’s new this year? We continue with the Cardiff Tasting Tour and the Cardiff Lunch & Landmarks tour and have also launched our new Green Food Tour. Perfect if you’re looking for a food tour with a difference for friends, work colleagues or a special occasion.
Very briefly, you get to enjoy some fabulous food & drink while also visiting eco-friendly venues in Cardiff. All of the venues use local food as much as possible and work with other small businesses – generally helping customers to enjoy better, healthier and kinder lives. A lovely ethos.
First Minister Rhodri Morgan once said that Wales’ contribution to world gastronomy was our “half and half” option of rice and chips at curry houses – not sure I would agree. However the Green Food Tour has a “half and half” transport system – where we travel by coach for the first half of the tour, and walk the rest!
Tastings include a cup of Welsh Brew Tea or Poblado Coffee, sourdough bread and local honey from Rhiwbina, a mouthwatering mixture of bacon, lavebread, cockles & mussels from Penclawdd and a tasting of Glyndwr wine from Cowbridge.
The tour will be available for groups of up to 15 people. Tours can be run in English, Welsh, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
“We also introduce all of the guests to the Welsh language – all of the LWF guides are welsh-speaking and local. The LWF team consists of 3 Sians and 1 Ieuan – the Welsh names are great ice-breakers and conversation topics at the start of the tours”.