The Hungry Tourist is delighted to present:

Private Tailor-Made Food Tours

Japan – Turkey – 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.


Sinan Hamamsarılar or as many in Turkey know him, Tatdedektifi (The Taste Detective) is someone you want to have in your wing when you navigate Istanbul’s streets looking for good food.

He is the one who knows what hides behind every door and in most cases has the key to it.

Sinan is one of Turkey’s most serious and popular culinary experts and influencers, he consults to the food industry and writes for “Hürriyet”, Turkey’s biggest newspaper and for Turkish Airlines’ ’“Skylife” magazine.

On top of all this, Sinan is a great cook and a world-class expert on hamburgers.

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.


Walker,AKA Achefabroad, is one of the world’s most experienced diners and has traveled the globe in search of exquisite dining experiences. From renowned Parisian temples of gastronomy to off-the-beaten-path hawker stands in Bangkok, Neil has scoured hundreds of destination restaurants and crafted unique tours every year based on his extensive knowledge and connections with top chefs.

Follow @achefabroad’s popular Instagram and Facebook pages for a glimpse into his global culinary explorations. Not only does Neil have a pleasant and friendly attitude but also he has forged lifelong friendships with some of the world’s greatest chefs and fellow food fanatics, allowing him to plan incomparable gastronomic excursions that will leave you with fond memories.


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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