The Hungry Tourist is delighted to present:

Private Tailor-Made Food Tours

Japan – Spain – UK – france – scandinavia – Israel


Take your taste buds on a journey around the world with our private, tailor-made bespoke food tours.

With the most knowledgeable and connected local insiders, you can say goodbye to bad restaurants and bad meals, and even bad bites when you travel.

Eat with the best, savviest, and most connected local insiders as they show you the culinary secrets of their hometown.

Save money, time, and stomach real estate by hopping on board with us! Book your bespoke food experience today and explore tastes from around the globe.


Gerhard is a true connoisseur of the culinary arts, belonging to an exclusive group of individuals who have indulged in the delights of every three-star Michelin restaurant across the globe. Armed with maps and the renowned Michelin Guide, he has been exploring the European restaurant scene since the early 1980s, venturing further afield in recent years to uncover the hidden treasures of Japan’s vibrant dining culture.

In 2020, Gerhard made the bold decision to relocate to Tokyo, where he continues his intrepid quest, traversing the length and breadth of the country from Hokkaido to Kyushu in search of the perfect meal. With a keen eye for investment opportunities and an insatiable appetite for knowledge, he is also devoting time to studying the Japanese language and conquering challenging mountains around the world.

Tomoko’s insatiable wanderlust ignited around the turn of the millennium, propelling her on a globe-trotting adventure. Fuelled by an authentic curiosity about diverse food, cultures, art, and connecting with locals, Tomoko’s travels have been nothing short of magical.

Her infectious spirit has enabled her to relish every journey, ensuring she returns with unforgettable experiences and memories. Even today, Tomoko continues to explore both domestically and internationally, delighting in the surprises and delights each new destination has to offer.

Korea with Anica

Anica (@kimanica) is an avid traveler and foodie. Having grown up in New York to Korean parents, she developed a love for different cuisines at a young age. Having lived in New York, Kyoto, London, Doha, Shanghai, and Seoul, Anica’s love for different cultures has continued to grow as she travels the world in search of delicious food.

Anica is extremely enthusiastic when it comes to sharing Korean food and is always making arrangements for international chefs and foodies visiting Korea.

She has traveled to all continents in search of culinary experiences and expanded her network internationally. She has contributed to Travel+Leisure and Silkroad (Cathay Dragon’s inflight magazine).

In her free time, she loves to write, roam art galleries and visit neighborhood cafes.

dubai food paradise WITH reza

It is virtually impossible for one person to intimately know everything Dubai offers. The selection is just too vast and deep.

But when I say that, I can’t include in this generalization my good friend and food compass, Reza Namazi.


Reza Namazi is an Iranian of Iranian-Iraqi heritage on his father’s side and Anglo-Indian on his mother’s. To top that off, he was born in India (he jokes that he was “made in India”).

Reza’s colorful lineage very much encompasses the multicultural spirit of Dubai where he has been a resident since the early 90’s – he has not just witnessed the stellar growth of this desert metropolis but has been an active part of it, especially on the culinary front where he has visited in excess of 2,000+ restaurants in Dubai alone.

Reza is an avid writer and restaurant reviewer (aka Xerxes The Ravenous), Reza has documented many of the restaurants he has visited in his blog and for food-related sites like Zomato where he was the #1 reviewer for many years.


Gabriella Ranelli de Aguirre is a leading expert and longtime foreign observer of Spanish and Basque cuisine and culture. A native New Yorker, Gabriella has called San Sebastian home since the 1980s, and working closely with local chefs has seen the evolution of Basque cuisine throughout its most formative decades.

She founded Tenedor Tours in 1997 as the first food & wine travel company in the Basque Country and holds a Master’s in Viticulture and Oenology.

Gabriella has appeared and collaborated on food and travel programs for the BBC, PBS, CNN, Al-Jazeera, and on Spanish and Basque television. The Wall Street Journal named her as one of the world’s top 10 food guides.

Gabriella will be our specialized guide-on-the-ground during our time in the Basque Country, taking us on a journey from A to Z in Basque grilling techniques through classic Basque bars, and up to the (Michelin) stars.


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