Eat The World: Food Tours In Hamburg Germany
Eat The World:
Food Tours In Hamburg Germany
After almost 2 months of living in Hamburg I decided it was time to start seeing the sights. Up until than I had mostly been playing house wife, happily cooking dinner every night and working on my blog and a few future projects.
As I had been cooking dinner every night and forcing my ‘American’ tastes on my Germany boyfriend I thought it would be fun to take either a German cooking class or do a food tour of the neighborhood I lived in to learn more about the food culture and history of where I was living. I decided on a food tour with Eat The World. The company offers 4 different tours in different distinct areas of the city. Each tour costs 30 Euro per ticket and 15 Euro for children under 12 years. Since my main travel mantra is, “The more I walk, the more I can eat!” a walking food tour seemed like my perfect kind of activity.
I chose the walking tour through the Ottensen village that lies in the Altona district of Hamburg. This quaint neighborhood is where I call home. It was once a little farming village of approximately 600 people right outside of the town of Hamburg. Yet it remained independent from the city for years it wasn’t until 1938 that it became part of Hamburg and Altona. To this day it still feels very different from the rest of the city.
The tour lasted for approximately three hours and included seven different stops. At each stop we were given samples and had the opportunity to buy products from the local producers. The samples amounted to a light lunch and the staff of Eat The World were attentive to ask if anyone had any dietary needs when I booked the tour.
- old farmer’s cottage offering north German fare
- a traditional butchery (founded in 1836)
- one of the last remaining fish delicatessens
- a family-run bakery
- a candy shop
- a restaurant with Swiss delicacies
- a slow food restaurant
As we walked through the neighborhood the guide shared a wealth of historically knowledge with us. I learned so much about the neighborhood I was calling home that I would never have learned otherwise!
If you are interested in delving into the history and food culture of Hamburg I highly suggest you do one of Eat The World’s tours.
Traditional Fish Cakes
Playing With Reflections
Candy Makers at Work
Have you ever done a walking food tour?
If so, where?
* Editors note: Fluent In Frolicking partnered with Eat The World to bring you this post. In return for a sponsored tour I was asked to write an unbiased review of the experience. As always, all opinions are my own.