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Bucharest Slow Food and Culture Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Bucharest, Romania

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Experience hosted by Alexandra

4 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Bucharest Slow Food Tour will give you a wide introduction about Romanian food heritage that has been kept alive and kicking with the help of traditional knowledge. As a buffer country between the East and the West, Romania has developed so many dishes with flavor and spice influences from our border neighbors, or invaders. We start with trying out some very unique pastries in one of the oldest bakeries in town, then have a quick stop at a farmer's market for whatever is seasonal and fresh (fruit or veggies). Now the unconventional part of the experience begins- a food truck, a deli-shop for locals and a very special slow-food eatery with organic dishes, craft beer, amazing wine and historic recipes. After this we walk some more through a beautiful inter-war period neighborhood, just to make room for dessert. This is the last UMAMI moment of our tour, so I'll keep it a surprise!
The Bucharest Slow Food Tour will give you a wide introduction about Romanian food heritage that has been kept alive and kicking with the help of traditional knowledge. As a buffer country between the East and the West, Romania has developed so many dishes with flavor and spice influences from our border neighbors, or invaders. We start with trying out some very unique pastries in one of the oldest bakeries in town, then have a quick stop at a fa…

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What's included

  • Food
    Romanian communist snacks, pastry, bread-spreads, cold and warm cuts, veggi...
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Meet your host, Alexandra

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I am a slow-foodie and a digital freak in the jungle of Bucharest, this vibrant city of contrasts. After studying and working in six countries in Europe, I have developed an interest in cuisine, authentic tastes and local experiences. Food has always been a catalyst of community and culture, so I have designed a few food-tours that will awaken not only your taste-buds, but also your hunger for exploring unique stories about a city through flavor and taste. The constant rise of young local producers and farmers will give you an insight of history and culture through some of the most authentic off the beaten path eateries in my beloved city. Rolling back to your apartment? That is my mission, so you better come on an empty stomach! See you in a bit!
I am a slow-foodie and a digital freak in the jungle of Bucharest, this vibrant city of contrasts. After studying and working in six countries in Europe, I have developed an interest in cuisine, authentic tastes and local experiences. Food has always been a catalyst of community and culture, so I have designed a few food-tours that will awaken not only your taste-buds, but also your hunger for exploring unique stories about a city through flavor and taste. The constant rise of young local produc…
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Where you'll be

1. The pastry shop is a tiny place you would pass by unnoticed as a tourist, where everything is done from scratch, from the dough to the fillings after some secret traditional recipes. 2. The daily farmers market has loads of fresh fruit and veggies 3. The food truck is a place of "flavor and freedom" as the owner calls it. 4. The deli-store is like a fairy-tale house and so are 5. the slow food restaurant and 6. the bakery in the end.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Wai-Man
October 2019
Excellent trip around parts of the city and places to have great food you won't be able to find otherwise. Even though it's off season and I basically had a private tour, I feel she could have easily have been able to offer the same experience in a group.
Excellent trip around parts of the city and places to have great food you won't be able to find otherwise. Even though it's off season and I basically had a private tour, I feel sh…
Andrew
October 2019
One word: Fantastic. Alex was an exceptional host, first class and most helpful. The tour was the highlight of our holiday to Romania. Thankyou!
Ioana
September 2019
This was an amazing experience, that allowed us to get underneath the surface of Bucharest through food, architecture and getting to know the city through different perspectives. The food was amazing - make sure to go with a big appetite and try everything!
This was an amazing experience, that allowed us to get underneath the surface of Bucharest through food, architecture and getting to know the city through different perspectives. T…
Aurora
August 2019
A very nice introduction to romanian cuisine! I expected it to be a little bit more food centered, but it was really nice to walk through the less touristic part of Bucharest as well. The food was really good and Alexandra was really a pleasure to be with. I learned a lot and definitely recommend this experience.
A very nice introduction to romanian cuisine! I expected it to be a little bit more food centered, but it was really nice to walk through the less touristic part of Bucharest as we…
Philipp
July 2019
This was timewise the first experience i had booked, when i came to Bucharest. It was basically checking into my Bnb and then directly meeting up with Alexandra. It didn't feel like meeting with a guide or something, but more like being shown around town by an old friend. For me it was a great introduction to Romanian food and partially to the neighbourhood, as my Bnb wasn't that far away. During my stay in in Bucharest, even went a few more times to the pastry shop to try out different things. Can only recommend this tour to everyone! Definitely worth it.
This was timewise the first experience i had booked, when i came to Bucharest. It was basically checking into my Bnb and then directly meeting up with Alexandra. It didn't feel lik…
Zina
June 2019
My husband and I took this tour in Bucharest because we are interested in both local food and the cultural implications it has in shaping a city. Alex was amazing! She showed us around some places where mostly locals go to and her international life experience makes it so easy to adapt to any kind of public. I am an architect and apart from the food, I was also interested in the fresh perspective Alex has on Romania's interwar urban plans and impressive art-nouveau buildings in central Bucharest. You want to come hungry at this tour because the quality and quantities you get along the way are huge! Thanks again for a delightful day!
My husband and I took this tour in Bucharest because we are interested in both local food and the cultural implications it has in shaping a city. Alex was amazing! She showed us ar…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Should you have any food restrictions, preferences or allergies, please let me know in advance, so I can accommodate all your specific needs.

What to bring

Umbrella, if we are having a rainy day.

Comfy walking shoes.