The Food That Feeds the City Tour

Booking Details

Tastings: 8 different food tastings. Plenty for a full lunch.

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: Northern Quarter, Chinatown, Village, Piccadilly

Perfect for: Visitors, Food Lovers, Groups of Friends or Anyone looking to explore Manchester's food gems.

Group discounts: 4 or more adults receive 20% off

Adult Price

£ 55

Child Price

£ 30

Under 5

FREE

Tour Description

Our Food that feeds the city tour is designed to showcase the communities that live and thrive in Manchester. We’ll hear their stories, eat their delicious food and learn about life in the world’s coolest city. From mouth watering Caribbean patties, to home baked Chinese sweets. The food story of Manchester has it all.

What you will enjoy?

  • Eight food tastings representing different communities in the culinary melting pot of Manchester
  • Plenty of fascinating and fun stories about the area’s history along the route
  • We’ll explore the less well known back streets of the Northern Quarter, Piccadilly, The Gay Village and Chinatown
  • Small groups no more than 10 per group.
  • Meaning a more personalised, relaxed experience.

What you need to know

  • Tour starts at 10.30 am every Friday and Saturday. Advanced bookings are a must
  • Tour lasts about 3 hours
  • All food and drink samples are included (enough for a big lunch) you only need to bring money for extra purchases and a tip
  • Wear comfortable shoes, be prepared for rain, arrive hungry
  • Tours can accommodate vegetarians. For other dietary requirements please email manchester@bitestours.com.

If you have any more questions please email manchester@bitestours.com or check out our FAQs below.

Latest Reviews

Amazing, Delicious Food Tour

The best thing about this food tour is the knowledge and thoughtfulness behind each food stall that was chosen. The diversity was great, didn’t feel like we were eating more of less the same thing. The food delicious, from the chicken pattie to the arrancini to the asian sweets. I did not want to share my plate with anyone, especially the arrancini, which is one of my favorite foods. Walking the tour was great because I was able to explore a part of Manchester that I don’t know very well. Highly recommend doing this with friends or family!!

Date of tour: January 2020

Enjoyable and informative sights and flavours

Cathy our guide gave us a food tour plus more. Very interesting to learn more about both Manchester’s history and whilst exploring
the back streets and lanes of Manchester. A lovely surprise visit to a unique food statue as well.

Date of tour: February 2020

Kathy was brilliant

This was a surprise present that my hubby bought and loved it. I loved the history and local information that Kathy brought. We are from the South and we rarely venture to the North and this was a great experience if you want to taste and experience local food.
The food was yummy and we were stuffed at the end of it!
Thoroughly recommend Manchester bites and Kathy

Date of tour: February 2020

FAQs

We think the best time for a tour is about 3 hours. We will be there or thereabouts. If you would like a more in depth Manchester food tour please email us manchester@bitestours.com We can tailor-make a specific tour to suit your needs.

Once your booking is confirmed we send you an email with useful information. This includes the tour start point and time. Don’t worry our starting points are easy to find.

You will also have the details of your guide including a phone number if you get lost.

All of the food and drinks in the itinerary are included. Enough for a big lunch or dinner. You only need to bring your camera and an empty stomach.

Tips for your friendly guides are not included and at your discretion.

We’ll be walking from stop to stop so please wear comfortable shoes.

Also, this is Manchester. Be prepared for rain. Apart from that bring your camera and of course an empty stomach. We’re going to eat, eat, eat.

Our tours are rain or shine events. If it rains we try and alter the route so you are covered as much as possible.

This is Manchester though, it does rain. Please arrive prepared for rain even if it looks like a lovely day.

Did you know that Manchester invented vegetarianism?

Yes, vegetarians can be catered for. Please make sure you let us know at the time of booking.

We will do our best to accommodate other dietary needs however we cannot promise that every stop will be able to meet these needs. Vegetarians are fine though.

If you have a serious food allergy our food tours probably aren’t for you. We have had a few people come along with the rest of their group and still have a great time though.

Our guides will do their best to accommodate you with some alternative bites. You will still get to enjoy all of the cool stories and tales of Manchester.

For less serious allergies please inform us at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Yes for groups of 4 – 10 on our join in tours we only charge £40 per person. For larger groups please send an email to manchester@bitestours.com

Yes we do. Please send an email to manchester@bitestours.com Post Covid-19 we are only charging an extra £5 per person for a private tour. We need a minimum of 2 people.

Yes we do. We have hosted tours for the likes of Google and Allianz as well as University groups from overseas. send us an email and we can help your group out manchester@bitestours.com

You can cancel anytime 24 hours prior to the tour start and receive a full refund. Any cancellations less than 24 hours can’t be refunded as we need to pay guides and suppliers. We will do our best to move you to another date or time slot if need be.