Food Tours
The Philippines boasts a diverse food scene steeped in history and cultural influences. From sampling the fares in the oldest Chinatown in the world to feasting on the freshest seafood, check out these food tours to whet your appetite.

Food Tours

The Philippines boasts a diverse food scene steeped in history and cultural influences. From sampling the fares in the oldest Chinatown in the world to feasting on the freshest seafood, check out these food tours to whet your appetite.
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Bacolod Cocktail Crawl | With Photographer & Transfers

Drink to your heart’s content as you spend one of your nights in Bacolod hopping from one bar to another. This tour is a perfect night activity to cap your day, especially for travelers who would love to experience the nightlife of the city and experience an authentic island party.  Meet your guide and transfer at the agreed pick-up point or your hotel lobby within Bacolod City just after the sunset. From there, you will head to the Urit Bar at Real Suites, where you can enjoy unlimited cocktail drinks. Enjoy dancing and drinking with your fellow guests and locals before continuing on to the  Sitting Duck or Quedan at Paseo Verde. Dance to the groovy music or simply enjoy the night talking with your companions with a complimentary cocktail drink to refresh you.  After a quick stop at this bar, you will then be taken to Trapdoor, where another free drink of your choice will be waiting for you. Feel free to socialize and enjoy the funky dance music before making your way to the Vue Sky Deck Bar at the Stonehill Suites, located some five-minute walk away. Sitting on top of a four-story building, this resto-bar will surely be one of your favorites go-to bars in the city. Spend the night away as you enjoy your complimentary cocktail and light finger food while admiring the stunning night view of Bacolod.  Your photographer will take plenty of shots of you under the stars in the open Sky Deck before you head to your final stop – West Town. Conclude your cocktail crawl with three bottles of local beer, souvenir photos, and newly found friends. You may order more drinks while you’re in West Town, and afterward, you will head back to your accommodation.  Taste some of the unique drinks served at the local and premiere bars of Negros on this exhilarating cocktail crawl of Bacolod. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Whole Day Zamboanga City Food & Culture Tour | With Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Immerse yourself to the Zamboanga culture and get one of the best experience when you join this day trip. This tour is perfect for travelers who loves to learn more about the province’s historical background and try out how their local food tastes while visiting some of the historical sites. After being picked-up from your accommodation within the City, you will grab a quick breakfast and try out the province’s Satti, an exotic food in the muslim-centered province as it possesses three strips of meat paired with rice.  From breakfast, you will head to your first three destinations which are the Pasonanca Freedom Park, Tree House and Boy Scout Camp, to get a refreshing morning. Enjoy the nature-centric ambiance due to its surrounding trees and plants. Have a great time hanging around and taking photos to one of the teepees that was built in honor of the fallen boy scouts during a plane crash in the 1960s.  Head next to Yakan Weaving Village and discover how the locals got into the weaving industry. You can also buy some of their products to sustain their community and have your own souvenir from the visit! Then, you will take a break and have a lunch at a local restaurant to try out their Tausug cuisine.  Enjoy the relaxing ambiance at the R.T Lim Boulevard after your hearty lunch, enjoy the picturesque view of the ocean before you proceed to your next destination. Afterward, spend some time buying souvenirs at Canelar Barter Trade for you to take home.  Capping off your trip is the visit to the city’s Heritage Site, to learn more about the province’s history. Pass by the City Hall, famous for its Filipino-colonial architecture followed by a rolling tour at the Plaza Pershing, Rizal Park, Pettit Barracks, Fort Pillar Shrine and Museum and finally, Paseo Del Mar. Afterward, enjoy a sumptuous dinner before your guide drops you off at your hotel. Discover Zamboanga’s popular tourist attractions and get a taste of their popular dishes when you join this hassle-free day trip. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo City’s Best Cuisine Half-Day Food Tour with Transfer

Fill your day with food and memories with this half-day gastronomic tour of Iloilo City’s best dishes. If you’re the type of traveler who likes to get to know a place through its food, then this tour is the perfect choice for you.  You can choose to take the tour in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on your schedule. After your guide picks you up in Iloilo City, you will head to the La Paz Public Market, where Netong’s Batchoy is located. Here, you will get to try the original La Paz Batchoy. This noodle soup is made of pork meat and innards, Miki noodles, crushed pork cracklings, and toasted garlic. Every sip of the hot, oily soup brings warmth and comfort to every traveler. A quick walk around the market will take you to the Madge Café, locally known for its freshly brewed coffee. This family-owned coffee shop is a popular breakfast place in Iloilo, thanks to its affordable meals and locally sourced coffee. From the shop, you will be traveling either to Deocampo’s Bakery to witness how the crunchy wafer rolls, called Barquillos, are made; or to Roberto’s, to grab a bite of the famous King Siopao. Next, you will try out Kap Ising’s Pancit Molo, a local wonton soup made with pork and shrimp dumplings, chicken broth, and topped with fried garlic. You will then stop over at Casa Mariquit and Jaro Church for quick sightseeing before heading off to lunch. You can choose to dine at either Tatoy’s or Breakthrough, that both serve exceptionally sumptuous meals. From your choice of restaurant, you will head next to the Molo Mansion for some dessert. Here, you can try the Blue Ternate Ice Cream made with fresh coconut, dragon fruit, and a flower called Blue Ternate. You can stroll around the Molo Church, as well, while enjoying your ice cream.  Before the tour ends, you will be dropping by the Original Biscocho Haus, a favorite pasalubong house in Iloilo, where you can buy souvenirs and Ilonggo delicacies. After all, you can’t leave Iloilo without its famous pastries, like the classic Butterscotch. Satisfy your hunger with the culinary treasures of Iloilo with this Food Tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Bicol Food Trip & Cooking Experience with Legazpi City Top Attractions Day Tour

Complete your Bicol excursion with this ultimate gastronomic experience in Legazpi City, Albay that will make your vacation even more memorable. This tour is a perfect choice for food lovers and those who are into learning new recipes of authentic dishes in the Philippines. Transportation will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby. You will be taken to the different sights of Legazpi City - Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga Church, Lignon Hill, and Legazpi Boulevard. After visiting the best sites, the fun part of the tour comes next. No Bicol trip is complete without having a taste of their delectable local cuisines. Thus, you will conclude your trip trying out the place's iconic and exemplary dishes. When it comes to the best and most unique food in the country, Bicol soars to the top in the list. The region is known for its use of coconut and chili on their cuisine. Their dishes are also excellent representations of the diverse cultures that make up the region. What's more exciting is that you will not only taste a few of the region's specialties but also learn how to cook them the traditional way. The steps and ingredients will be provided to you, and an experienced cook will be guiding you throughout the activity. As soon as you finish your homemade dish, dig in and savor the distinctive taste that Bicol prides on. This culinary experience and all the eating will be a great end to your tour. Add some spicy flavors to your Bicol adventure with this food and city tour in Legazpi. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
6 hours
Available:
All year
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Zamboanga City Food and Culture Day Tour | Free Meals and Hotel Transfers

Immerse yourself in Zamboanga City's daily life as you join this whole day tour that not only lets you visit their top tourist spots but also taste their delicious food. This tour is perfect for solo or group of travelers who wanted to spend the day roaming around Zamboanga City hassle-free! The tour begins in the morning, as your transfer picks you up from your hotel. You will then be taken to a local restaurant to fill your tummy for breakfast. Then, you will go to your first stop of the tour, the Pasonanca Freedom Park, the Little Baguio of the South. At the park, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the ambiance of mixed greenery and colorful flowers around, take a striking pose at one of the trees or walk a few meters more to arrive at the Boy Scout Camp within the park. Get to see the teepee houses that were built in honor of the 24 Filipino Scouts that died in a plane crash during the 1960s. You will head next to the city’s Heritage Zone and visit the buildings that shaped the province today, pass by the Zamboanga City Hall and see the building’s architectural design that was built in the early 1920s, enjoy a quick stop at Plaza Pershing, Rizal Park and Pettit Barracks, for photo opportunity. You will then make your way to Fort Pilar National Museum where you can view displays of the artifacts that were used by the different people of Mindanao. From there you will have a short stop at Paseo Del Mar for a short break to have a walk around the park before your guide takes you to lunch. After your lunch, enjoy the relaxing views of the R.T Lim Boulevard before you head to Yakan Weaving Center and learn about the traditional weaving practice of Mindanao. You can also buy some of their finished products as souvenirs. Your last stop is a visit to Canelar Barter Trade where you can score different souvenirs to remember your trip, afterward, you will have a delicious dinner before your guide drops you back from your hotel. Discover Zamboanga City in a day when you join this tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Lakbay Museo Ticket & Islas Pinas Filipino Snacks Tour

Learn about the local cuisine of the Philippines by joining this food tour in Manila. It’s perfect for those wanting to witness an interactive museum and eat in a restaurant serving Filipino delicacies.  After getting picked up by your driver at your accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City, you’ll be going to the first destination, the interactive Lakbay Museo. It aims to give visitors the opportunity to tour Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and experience the best that the Philippines can offer in Manila in less than two hours. With hourly cultural singing and dancing and shows, free samples of regional delicacies and even delicacies of lambanog and fruit.  Every visit has twelve (12) chips which can be used in the museum as a payment. You can get freebies like childhood candies, native delicacies and more. The goods usually cost approximately 1-4 chips.  You will then head to Islas Pinas, a Filipino buffet restaurant. It is located in the basement of DoubleDragon Plaza in Pasay. Islas Pinas still attracts hungry locals and tourists who wish to taste a wide range of Philippine food with innovative tastes and comfort. The entire interior may appear to be just another food hall, but the Islas Pinas have increased their spirit by presenting the flavors of the Philippine regions and islands under one ceiling.  There were a lot of regional dishes to choose from; you can find kare-kare, lumpia, okoy, lechon, daing, longganisang vigan, different types of pancit served in a bilao or winnowing basket, batchoys where you can customize it for your liking, and there's the station for the local kakanin (rize cakes) and the dessert area, of course.  Have a gastronomic experience by eating Filipino specialty dishes and learning about its history by joining this guided tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Cambuhat Oyster Village Bohol Day Tour | With Seafood Buffet

Immerse yourself in the simple village life as you join this day tourImmerse yourself in the simple village life as you join this day tour of Cambuhat Oyster Village in Bohol. If you’re a fan of food and culture, then you will definitely enjoy this tour where you will be served a spread of fresh seafood and a day of cultural performances and activities.   Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you on a scenic drive through the coastal roads of Bohol. Upon arrival at Daet Bridge, you will then board a paddle boat and go on a river cruise towards the village of Cambuhat. You will be surrounded by winding mangrove and nipa palms while on the way. When you get to the village, you will be led to the oyster farm to learn about how the locals grow oysters and how this benefits their community. Of course, you will be offered a scrumptious feast of oysters and various seafood, freshly harvested by the locals.  You will also be entertained with the Buri dance, a depiction of how they make sago out of the Buri palm tree. Feel free to join in on the dance, as well. Afterward, you will embark on a walking tour where the locals will show you how they weave raffia using native looms. There will also be demonstrations of broom making and mat weaving, both of which make use of Buri.  After learning about the culture of the people from Cambuhat Oyster Village, you will be driven back to the city, while making a few stops to see the churches of Loon and Maribojoc. Loon Church was once the biggest church in Bohol, and Maribojoc Church was declared a National Cultural Treasure. However, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 2013 caused damage to these two churches, and they are now in the process of rebuilding. Learn more about Boholano culture and fill yourself up with delicious bounties of the sea by joining this tour of Cambuhat Village in Bohol. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Heritage and Seafood Tour in Roxas | With Transfer and Guide

Get a taste of the best the Seafood Capital of the Philippines with this private full-day tour of Roxas City that consolidates two of the area's benchmarks — sumptuous seafood and authentic tourist spots. If you have a big appetite and are looking to enjoy an introduction of the city, then this combo tour is the one for you.  The tour starts once your driver fetches you at your hotel in Roxas City. From there, you will get a glimpse of the Spanish era in Roxas, starting with a visit to the Santa Monica Church, where the Panay Bell is located. The bell was cast back in the 1800s from dozens of sacks of coins donated by the villagers.  After hearing the historical stories of Panay Bell and admiring the coral blocks of the church, you can opt to travel next to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for groups of 11 and up. On this site, a 40-meter-high statue of Jesus Christ stands, whose construction was completed back in 2015. You will then head over to Panublion Museum to learn more about the province’s past and notable public figures before stopping by the Roxas Bandstand and Provincial Capitol building for some photo-ops.  Once you are done posing for your Instagram pics, you will make your way to the Palina River to start your lunch cruise. This ride will take you through an untainted field, all while you appreciate the view and dig into your scrumptious seafood feast. The meal features a variety of Roxas City’s best cuisine, including shrimp, catfish, scallops, oyster, BBQ, coconut juice, and seasoned fruits.  After the hearty meal, you will get back on the road and visit another iconic hotspot of the city, the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral. The cathedral was built during the early 1700s, making it one of the oldest in the region. Offer a little prayer in the cathedral before you head to Banica Dried Fish Market for some seafood shopping and to Spanggo Café and Pasalubong (Souvenir) Center and Panulce Dessert Shop for some take-home snack shopping.  You will also see tons of other capiz shell gifts and decors at Kapis Atbp. After souvenir shopping, you can opt to go back to your hotel or have a quick visit to Siguin, an aqua farm located about 10 kilometers from Kapis Atbp. Here, you can experience feeding fish, harvesting crabs, and learning about the fish and crab farming industry of the city. Treat yourself to a gastronomic experience in Roxas City as you embark on this full-day tour around its iconic sites and taste its seafood dishes. Check availability by choosing a date

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Manila Historical Sightseeing | Day Tour with Dinner Buffet

Experience the beauty of the Filipino heritage when you embark on this sightseeing tour in Intramuros, the walled city of Manila. You will also be treated to the best Filipino dishes for your dinner buffet. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to visit Manila’s popular historical sites and taste authentic Filipino cuisine. Your tour will start once you are picked up from your accommodation in selected areas of Metro Manila. You will be greeted by your expert guide and briefed on the day’s itinerary. Along the way, you will pass by the historical sites of Manila. Immerse in the history of Intramuros, the very city that was the home to thousands of Spanish colonists and Filipinos during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines.  You'll also be driven around Casa Manila, Baluarte de San Diego, and Bahay Tsinoy, among many others. Listen closely as your guide tells you the history of each spot.  Among many historical structures, you’ll see San Agustin Church, a National Historical Landmark since 1976. It is also the oldest church in the country as it was completed in 1604. Throughout the tour, you will see the traces of Hispanic influence that are still evident in the architecture of the buildings along the cobbled streets of Intramuros. Afterward, you will enjoy dinner at an authentic Filipino buffet restaurant called Barbara's. Prepare to be entertained by a grand cultural musical presentation as you feast on the best of Filipino cuisine. Seeing the old Spanish houses and historic sites will make you feel as though you’re traveling back in time. Buy local souvenirs before your driver drops you off at your accommodation. Bring your camera, prep your taste buds, and get ready for a unique Filipino cultural experience. Book this tour and experience the best Manila has to offer. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3 hours
Available:
All year
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Binondo Chinatown Manila Walking and Food Guided Tour

Join this half-day tour and savor in a melange of vibrant colors, aromas, rich culture and history of Binondo. Dubbed as the oldest Chinatown in the world, it was built in 1594 and became the center of commerce and trade in the Philippines. Now, the district is considered one of the most popular food hubs in the metro. Whether you’re a foodie or a history enthusiast, this tour is a fusion of food tasting and storytelling perfect for every traveler. Head to Binondo Church for the start of the tour. This iconic church, also known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz was built in 1596 for Chinese settlers who converted to Christianity. With a Spanish or European Baroque architectural style, the church features a five-tier Chinese style bell tower, an original 16th-century structure. Go inside and appreciate the interior of the church adorned with huge paintings in the ceilings and the altar modeled after the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Next stop, delve into the streets of Binondo and have a taste of different Chinese cuisine from dumplings, hopia, noodles, and lumpia. While learning about the district's history and rich culture. Witness how these foods became an essential part of the history of Binondo. Explore the main streets of Binondo like Ongpin Street, Chinatown’s main street and the Queen of Manila’s street – Escolta. Discover the best way to travel by having a taste of Binondo. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Food Tasting Adventure in Pangasinan | With Private Transfer

Embark on a culinary quest to taste the most flavorful eats Pangasinan has to offer. Known as a province of varied and delicious cuisine, Pangasinan will surely surprise you with its food highlights. So if you’re hungry for local food and adventure, make sure to get this tour booked.  Your air-conditioned transfer will be picking you up at the lobby of your hotel in Pangasinan. Skip breakfast or just have a light meal to make room for all the food you will eat for the day, starting off with the province’s famous Bangus (milkfish).  There are several ways to cook this fish, from fried to steamed. You will be taken to one of the restaurants in the area that serve this as their main specialty. You will also be trying out a plateful of pigar-pigar. This local cuisine mixes beef strips and stir-fried cabbage in one dish. Most locals serve this quintessential meal at home, but the dish is often included in restaurant and food stall menus, as well. It is best paired with a cold glass of beer or soft drinks. Along the way, you will be taken to another local restaurant serving a stew called kaleskes. This delicacy has a rich mix of beef innards, exemplifying the approach of local cooks to use everything that an animal has from its tail to its snout. It has a quirky but delicious taste for those not used to eating innards.   The colorful putong Calasiao is another delicacy you will be snacking on, as well. These steamed rice cakes come in various flavors, from ube to plain to mango and pandan. Take some home as pasalubong (souvenir) to your friends and loved ones. Before heading back to your hotel, you will stop by at the Bagoong Factory, where you'll learn about the process of creating fermented fish sauce, another Pangasinan delicacy.  Experience the Pangasinan culture as you try various dishes that define the province on this full-day culinary trip. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Pangasinan Full-Day Culinary Tour with Lunch

Experience the flavors of Pangasinan by trying out its sumptuous local cuisine. If you’re a foodie by heart and want to explore the province’s heritage through its famous delicacies, this culinary tour is just what you need and more.  Wait for your driver to pick you up at your accommodation in Pangasinan. Once settled, your guide will provide you a checklist of the different cuisines you'll be trying out during the tour, starting with the province’s specialty Bangus (milkfish). Being the home of some of the best milkfish dishes in the country, it is easy to spot a local restaurant serving these delicious fish. You may eat it with white rice and veggies to complete the meal. Afterward, you will be trying out the kaleskesan, a dish made of innards. Its delectable distinct taste comes close to the sour soup called papaitan from Ilocos. Savor its hot stew before you proceed to try the Alaminos longganisa. This local delicacy is basically a sausage stuffed with fat and meat and has a distinctly reddish color. This is a common dish served during breakfast with eggs and a cup of coffee, but you can also eat it for lunch and dinner. Pigar-pigar is another noteworthy dish you will be trying during your food trip in the province. This delicacy has stir-fried strips of beef and vegetables, most of which are cabbages. You can easily find this in food stalls and restaurants in Dagupan. From there, you will make your way to Je's Bagoong Factory, a local factory specialized in creating fermented fish sauce. Not only will you learn the history of the factory, but you'll also see firsthand how it's produced and manufactured. The last delicacy you'll be trying on your list is putong Calasiao. These rice-based cakes come in various colors and flavors such as pandan, ube, or cheese. Make sure to bring some with you for your friends and loved ones. Go on a culinary adventure and sample the delicious local delicacies that epitomize Pangasinan’s flavor on this full-day food sampling tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Capiz Historical Sites | Private Tour w/ Buffet Lunch & River Cruise

Treat yourself to a historical tour and gastronomic journey in Roxas, Capiz, the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. This package will take you on tour around Roxas City’s heritage and historical sites. The tour also includes complimentary morning snacks at Holy Grounds Cafe, Capiz River Cruise seafood lunch, afternoon snacks at Spanggo, and a seafood dinner at Baybay Beach. This tour package is perfect for families and groups of travelers who want to experience the culture and cuisine of Capiz. Your tour begins when your van picks you up from your accommodation in Roxas City. On your way to your first destination, your guide will brief you on the day's itinerary. On this Roxas City Heritage Tour, you will see the remnants of Spanish Colonization in the city’s structures. One of which is the Santa Monica Church which was built more than a century ago and has been reconstructed over the years. You will also stop by the Panay Bell, the biggest bell in Asia. After getting a good view of the city from the bell tower, you will head to Pueblo de Panay. Pueblo de Panay is a 670-hectare complex that serves as a multifunctional center. It is composed of a shopping, dining, residential, and business district. Take a stroll around the pueblo and immerse in the city’s culture. From here, you will also visit the giant statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Afterward, you will proceed to the highlight of the tour — a buffet lunch cruise along the Palina River. This ride will take you through the idyllic countryside. Enjoy the view while feasting on a delectable lunch of fresh seafood. Since Roxas, Capiz is the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, you can expect only the best. Later on, you will stop by the Banica Dried Fish Market, and Kapis Atbp Shellcraft. Here, you can pick up souvenirs and local treats you can bring home. You will get to taste more local dishes and delicacies when you head to Spanggo Café and Pasalubong Center. Enjoy the local food, but leave room for your seafood dinner at the beach. Upon arriving at Baybay Beach, stroll along the black sand shore before dinner. Savor your fresh seafood dinner while listening to the sound of the gentle crashing of waves. It’s the perfect ending to a lovely day in Capiz. Book this tour and get your appetite ready as you go on this trip around the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. Check the availability by selecting a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Food Tours

The Philippines is a melting pot of different cuisines that can be traced back to its rich history. A food tour in the Philippines is a must when visiting the country. Feast on classic Filipino dishes and unique delicacies with food tours.

1. Where are the best food tours in the Philippines?

Filipino food specialties vary in different regions and provinces in the Philippines. For starters, try the buffet at Barbara’s Heritage in Intramuros, Manila where you will also be treated to a cultural dance show. Other must-tries are food from Ilocos region, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Iloilo’s La Paz Batchoy, Cebu’s lechon (roasted pig), and seafood in Roxas

2. What should I wear for the tour?

Food tours are usually during the day. Wear comfortable or breathable clothes. A tight pair of pants might not be the best idea if you’re feasting on food all day.

3. Do food tours come with a guide?

Yes, most food tours have a guide.

4. What languages are used in the tour?

Guides speak Filipino and English to better explain what you’re feasting on.

5. When is the best time to do a food tour?

There’s no season that is specifically ideal for food tours as you can do them anytime.

6. Are the food halal-certified?

Not all food served in tours are halal-certified. Make sure to check with your tour operator before booking tours.

7. What if I have food restrictions or allergies?

It’s best to get in touch with your tour operator to communicate your dietary restrictions or allergies before booking the tour.

8. What type of utensils are used during the food tour?

Most food tours have spoon and fork provided. Other types of tours are served without utensils and are suggested to be eaten with your bare hands like how the locals do it.