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."

Initial Programme
February-June, 2014

Join us on one of our exciting upcoming foodie tours or special events.

Ongoing any Tuesday-Saturday by arrangement:
Mt Eden Village Foodie Walking Tour

Newmarket "World in a Day" Foodies Walking Tour

Saturday 15 Feb         Special Mt Eden Village Foodies Walking Tour

Thursday 20 Feb        Knife Skills Class with Chef Kevin Blakeman  Two places now available!

Saturday 22 Feb         Knife Skills Class with Chef Kevin Blakeman  Several places still left!

Tuesday 4 March        Wine Tasting of Charles Wiffen Wines
                                hosted by Charles Wiffen

March TBA                 Italian Food Tour hosted by Raffaela Delmonte

April TBA                    New! Master Stocks and Sauces with Chef Kevin Blakeman

Saturday 12 April        Special Newmarket Foodies Walking Tour

Saturday 10 May        New! Natural Cosmetics Making Class with Naturopath Helen Elscot

Saturday  28 June     "World in a Day" North Shore Foodies Tour

3 and 5 July               Knife Skills Class with Chef Kevin Blakeman

Plus more events to come!

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 and Newmarket Walking Tours in Auckland (two persons minimum) are available Tuesday-Saturday by prior arrangement.


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