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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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:
6hours
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:
10hours
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:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Cambuhat Oyster Village Tour in Bohol | Seafood Buffet Included

Enjoy an amazing oyster feast on this Cambuhat Oyster Village Tour. Foodies will definitely enjoy this tour where you will be served a spread of fresh seafood to eat to your heart's content. In addition, you will also see cultural dances and experience other activities together with the locals.  Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you on a scenic drive through the coastal roads. Upon arrival at Daet Bridge, you will board a paddle boat and enjoy a river cruise towards the village of Cambuhat. Along the way, you will be surrounded by winding mangrove and nipa palms, giving you a relaxing ride with nature. When you get to the village, you will be led to the oyster farm where you can 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 get to enjoy the Buri dance, which is a depiction of how they make sago out of the Buri palm tree and is a traditional Filipino art. You can even join in on the dance!  Afterwards, you will embark on a walking tour where the locals show how they weave raffia using native looms, broom making, weaving of mats, and other products. They use the Buri in their crafts making, and the tour will show how resourceful they are with their hands.  After learning about the culture of the people from Cambuhay 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. You will also pass by the Punta Cruz Watch Tower, the final part of the tour, which the Spanish built in 1796 as a look-out post against Muslim Marauders. The tower still provides good panoramic views of the area in the present day, and is a good spot to stop and take a moment's respite.  Learn more about culture and fill yourself up with delicious bounties of the sea by joining this tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

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

Treat yourself to a gastronomic experience in Roxas, the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. This private day tour consolidates two of the area's benchmarks — sumptuous seafood and authentic tourist spots. The visit starts when your driver fetches you at your hotel in Roxas City. En route to your first destination, your guide will brief you on the day's agenda. The first part is the Roxas City Heritage Tour, where you will get a glimpse of the Spanish era in Roxas, especially when you arrive at the Santa Monica Church where the Panay Bell is located, the biggest bell in the entirety of Asia. After hearing the historical sounds of Panay Bell, and seeing a decent perspective on the city from the chime tower, you will travel next to Pueblo de Panay. It is a blend of the old and the new with its plan to improve the lives of local people. This part of Roxas has shopping centers, restaurants, and business avenues. From here, you will visit the giant statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  When you complete the site visits, you will head to the Capiz River for a voyage. This ride will take you through an untainted field; appreciate the view while having a scrumptious seafood feast. After some touring, you will get the opportunity to appreciate neighborhood dishes and treats when you head to Spanggo Café and Pasalubong Center. Taste the flavorful snacks, however, leave enough space for supper at the shoreline.  After arriving at Baybay Beach, walk around the dark sand shore and unwind at the sound of the delicate slamming of waves. You will then have your dinner, the most perfect way to end a beautiful day in Capiz.  Get on and prepare your craving as you go on this outing around the seafood capital of the Philippines. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
10hours
Available:
All year
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Iloilo Food Trip | La Paz Batchoy and the Best of Iloilo Cuisine

Join this food trip tour and get a taste of the best culinary offerings of Iloilo that locals and tourists alike keep coming back to for more.  Your Iloilo culinary adventure starts when your local tour guide picks you up at your hotel in Iloilo City. You will then be taken to the La Paz Public Market, home of the famous Netong’s La Paz Batchoy. It's a humble restaurant but don't let appearances fool you, this place has got a long history of cooking up the tastiest batchoy in Iloilo. Slurp on that bowl of piping hot rich broth made by hours of slow cooking marrow-rich bones. A filling bowl of authentic La Paz Batchoy includes fresh egg noodles called miki, pig innards, mixed with local ginamos or shrimp paste, and topped generously with fried garlic, crushed chicharon (pork cracklings), and egg.  Your next stop is also located in La Paz Public Market, just a few step’s away from Netong’s, the also famous Madge Café, where you can get your morning dose of freshly brewed coffee. They source their coffee beans from the northern parts of Guimaras, a nearby island province from Iloilo.  Afterward, you will go to De Ocampo’s to have your own freshly made barquillos, another famous Iloilo snack.  After that, you'll make your way to try out the humongous steamed buns of Roberto’s Siopao. This siopao is the perfect pasalubong for your loved ones, or for a heavier snack for yourself when in Iloilo. Unlike other siopaos, their version has unusual ingredients to complement their rich asado and bola bola filling.  They offer a variety of siopao from the regular pork adobo with egg to the King and Queen siopao which contains bacon, Chinese sausage, and chicken-pork adobo with egg. If you're still hungry, lunch will be served at either Breakthrough or Tatoy’s depending on your choice. These are the well-loved family restaurants of locals in Iloilo. Next, you will have a quick sightseeing at Casa Mariquit and Jaro Church.  Better leave more space in your stomach because your next destination is at the district of Molo to taste the popular pancit molo at Kap Ising’s Pancit molo is a local wonton soup dish made with pork and shrimp-filled wontons, a rich chicken broth, topped with fried garlic. Next you'll be taken to the Molo Mansion Café that serves dessert made of fresh coconut, dragon fruit, and a flower called Blue Ternate Ice Cream. The tour will end with a pasalubong or souvenir buying spree at the Original Biscocho Haus. You can’t leave Iloilo without bringing some of these toasted bread crackers with butter and sugar. Fill your stomach with love from the culinary treasures of Iloilo with this food tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Experience Filipino Culture | Manila Day Tour

Experience Filipino heritage when you embark on this appetizing food and sightseeing crawl at Intramuros, the premier walled city in Metro Manila. This tour is perfect for those wanting to satiate their appetite and visit popular historical sites in one day. Your driver/guide will pick you up from your accommodation in selected areas of Metro Manila. Along the way you will pass by the historical sites around the area. Immerse in the history of Intramuros as you see 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 to every bit of information from the guide as it will give you a glimpse of the Filipino culture. Among many historical structures, you’ll see San Agustin Church, a National Historical Landmark since 1976 and the oldest church in the country as it was completed in 1604. Through the tour, you will see that the traces of Hispanic influence are still evident in the architectural structures of the buildings driving along the cobbled streets of Intramuros. Dinner at an authentic Filipino buffet dining restaurant called Barbara's. Be prepared to be entertained by a grand cultural presentation through music. You'll feast on the best of Filipino cuisine, which just might be your next favorite dish. Seeing the old Spanish houses and buildings would make you feel as though you’re travelling 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. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
3hours
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:
4hours
Available:
All year
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Food Tasting Adventure in Pangasinan | With Private Transfer

Try this unique culinary adventure in Pangasinan; which is one of the best ways to know and experience their culture. The province has a varied and delicious cuisine that highlights its personality and best traits. From the bangus to the pigar-pigar, this food tour will allow you to acquaint yourself with the region. Wait for your air-conditioned transfer at the lobby of your hotel in Pangasinan along with the guide who will accompany you for the entire trip. Skip breakfast or just have a light meal to make room for all the food you will eat for the day. Pangasinan is famous and proud of its bangus or milkfish. During your culinary adventure, you will get to try this local delicacy. There are several ways to cook this fish from sinigang to fried to steamed. This tour will take you to one of the restaurants that serve this as their main specialty. Eat a plateful of pigar-pigar, this local cuisine mixes beef strips and stir-fried cabbage. This is a dish often eaten at homes, food stalls and restaurants in the province. This quintessential meal is best paired with a cold glass of beer or soft drinks. Have spoonfuls of stew called kaleskes; this delicacy has a rich mix of beef innards. This exemplifies 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 a delicacy you shouldn’t miss. These come in various flavors, from ube to plain to mango and pandan. Take some home as pasalubong to your friends and loved ones. You'll also visit the Bagoong Factory where you'll learn about the process of creating fermented fish sauce. Experience Pangasinan through its delicious and distinct food; try various dishes and snack that define the region. Book this package today and go on a culinary getaway in the province. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Treat Yourself to Pangasinan's Local Cuisine | Full Day Food Sampling

Experience the flavors of Pangasinan by trying out its sumptuous local cuisine. This culinary tour is perfect for those wanting to explore the rich heritage of Pangasinan through its famous delicacies. 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. The province prides itself with having some of the best milkfish dishes in the country. This is why specialty bangus is the first on your list. You will be eating it with white rice and veggies.  Take a spoonful of kaleskesan and savor its distinct taste. The closest equivalent of this dish made of innards is the sour soup called papaitan from Ilocos . Let the hot stew warm and refresh your body before you proceed to trying Alaminos longganisa. This local delicacy is a famous sausage stuffed with fat and meat, and has a distinctly reddish color. This is a common dish served during breakfast with egg and a cup of coffee, but you can also eat it for lunch and dinner. Pigar-pigar is another noteworthy dish you will be eating during your food trip in the province. This delicacy has stir-fried vegetables, cabbage specifically, and strips of beef. You can easily find this in food stalls and restaurants in Dagupan. You'll also visit 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 the region’s flavor. Book this food sampling tour package and get a taste of Pangasinan. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Capiz Culture and Culinary Tour | With Lunch, Dinner, and River Cruise

Treat yourself to a gastronomic journey in Capiz, the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. This private day tour combines two of the province's best appeals, fresh seafood and historical sites, and is perfect for family and group travelers. The tour begins when your van picks you up from your accommodation in Roxas City. Along the way to your first destination, your guide will brief you on the day's itinerary. In this Roxas City Heritage Tour, you will get a glimpse of the Spanish era when you visit the Santa Monica Church and Panay Bell, the biggest bell in Asia. This dates back to more than a century ago. After hearing the history of the church and Panay Bell, and seeing a good view of the city from the bell tower, you will head to Pueblo de Panay next. It is a mix of the old and the new with its design aiming to improve the lives of locals. This part of Roxas has shopping, dining, and commercial districts. From here, you will also visit the giant statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Once you finish the historical site visits, you will join a river cruise along Palina River. This ride will take you through the idyllic countryside where you'll be able to enjoy the view while having your delectable lunch of fresh seafood. Discover and recover while basking in the ambiance of this beautiful tourist destination. After some sightseeing, you will get to enjoy more local dishes and delicacies when you head to Spanggo Café and Pasalubong Center. Don’t binge on the delicious food, though, leave enough room for dinner at the beach. Upon arriving at Baybay Beach, stroll along the black sand shore and relax at the sound of the gentle crashing of waves. You will have your fresh seafood dinner, the perfect ending to a lovely day in Capiz. Come aboard and get your appetite ready as you go on this trip around the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. Check availability by selecting a date above.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
All year
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Intramuros Cycling Experience | Full Guided Private Bambike Tour

Explore the historic district of Intramuros, Manila while on eco-friendly bamboo bikes through this guided tour. If you’re looking for a fun and unique experience in the city, then this guided private tour is perfect for you. Intramuros is known as the “Walled City” because of its enormous stone walls that surround the city. It is the oldest district in Manila and is now a famous tourist destination because of its historical sites. The tour begins once you arrive at the Bambike HQ at the Plaza San Luis Complex inside Intramuros. You can choose from a wide variety of Bambike designs, depending on your preference. Each bike is made with a unique design and are all durable and safe to use. Afterwards, your guide will give you some instructions before heading off. Your first destination is Plaza San Luis, a cultural and commercial complex, currently composed of five houses. Each house represents a different era of Filipino-Spanish Architecture. Then, you will be heading to see Japanese Cannon, where you will see some of the original cannons used during the Japanese occupation in Manila. Afterwards, you’ll be going to Puerta Real Gardens. Take a moment to enjoy the lush greenery before heading to Puerta Del Parian, a gateway that played a crucial role in Philippine History. Next stop is Aduana Building, a Spanish colonial structure that used to be a customs house in the 1820s. From there, you will be biking to the Manila Cathedral and Plaza de Roma. It was the first cathedral built in the Philippines and is a famous location for weddings. A few meters after, you’ll be arriving at Fort Santiago, an important historical site that used to be a defense fortress in the city. Finally, you’ll be travelling to San Agustin Church a historic church considered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. See what Intramuros has to offer and soak up in its history and architecture with your Bambassador Tour Guides as they tell you the story behind each site. Your tour ends upon returning to the Bambike HQ.  Pedal your way around Intramuros and learn about its historical significance through this private Bambike tour. Check the availability by choosing a date above.

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2.5hours
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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.