Food and Wine Discovery Tours for Foodies

Welcome to Finding Flavour, Auckland's specialist foodie tour company

Praise from Nici Wickes, presenter of "World Kitchen " tv series and restaurant reviewer for Viva, NZ Herald, who joined our World in A Day: Eastern Suburbs Tour:

Lunch at Mexican Specialities photo 2 020.jpg"I loved the tour from start to finish! Lynn introduced us to places and products I never knew existed in my own city. It was fabulous to meet the people behind the businesses and to sample delicious food all day. A perfect day in my books!"
Nici Wickes


Come and join us on a food exploration tour in Auckland, Wellington and beyond.  There are other foodies to meet, delicious cuisines to discover and markets to shop on a Finding Flavour tour.  We take you to meet the people passionate about their cuisine, and to markets and specialty food outlets which will enable you to recreate authentic dishes at home.

Get a behind the scenes look at some of the Auckland region's unique food and wine suppliers. We will enjoy some delicious food tastings and of course, time for shopping!  Pick up useful cooking tips and ideas to take home.  You will be taken on a tour of discovery by experienced guides who are also foodies.

The places that we take you are the places that we want to share with you.  We are totally independent and pay for all our tastings.  The only thing that we ask of the businesses is to give you a warm welcome!

Savour delicious cuisines and learn new skills at our special themed lunches or cooking classes.

We have a foodie world to discover!

See our programme below.  Join us!

Warm regards,
Lynn Huhtala

Finding Flavour tours are one of Auckland's "best five food adventures", Nicky Pellegrino, journalist and foodie:

Nicky Pellegrino and group downsized.jpg Photo:  Nicky Pellegrino enjoying a sake tasting on the Newmarket tour

Praise about the Newmarket tour by journalist and foodie Nicky Pellegrino in the ecent article "Food Adventures:  Five of the Best" in the Herald on Sunday, 30 June, 2013: "I thought I knew Auckland pretty well but it turns out there are all sorts of foodie treasures hidden away.  Lynn Huhtala's Finding Flavour food walking tours are a fascinating way to make new discoveries....I leave with a shopping bag full of new ingredients and flavours to experiement with, plus some great tips from Lynn and the food purveyors I've met."



Special Programme
July-December, 2015

Join us on one of our exciting upcoming foodie tours or special events.  
Watch for more events to be added!

Ongoing any Tuesday-Saturday by arrangement:

Mt Eden Village Foodies Walking Tour
Newmarket "World in a Day" Foodies Walking Tour
Fine Art, Food and Fashion Downtown Walking Tour


Friday, 14 August Petone World Food Tour   Sold Out!
Saturday, 15 August  Petone World Food Tour Sold Out!

Additional tours due to demand:
Friday, 28 August Petone World Food Tour
Saturday, 29 August Petone World Food Tour
These tours are part of the Visa Wellington on a Plate food festival.


Thursday, 24 September     Classic Stocks and Sauces Cooking Class
with Chef Kevin Blakeman

Saturday, 26 September Wellington Foodies Tour Sold Out!

Thursday, 22 October   Hands-On Knife Skills Class 
Presented by Chef Kevin Blakeman


Thursday, 12 November BBQ Entertaining Class with
Chef Kevin Blakeman


Sunday, 22 November Gardens for Foodies    Only 2 places left!




All tours and events subject to minimum numbers.  Finding Flavour reserves the right to amend/alter any tour/event if necessary.  We happily organize custom tours, events and experiences for corporates and special groups.

Remember!  Our Mt Eden, Newmarket and Downtown Walking Tours in Auckland (two persons minimum) are available Tuesday-Saturday by prior arrangement.

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