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Host: Jim

Dublin, Ireland

USD
$104-$220 per person

Dublin walking food tour with a food historian

Host offerings
  • Cooking studio
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Jim

An Irish native, Jim is extremely passionate about local Irish food, its origins and the global influences that have made Irish cuisine what it is today. A natural chef, Jim has worked in the food business for several years and is keen to share with travelers his depth of knowledge and love of Irish food history. A qualified national guide, Jim says that it’s never about the tour, it’s always about the people. He enjoys connecting with people and communicates the cleanliness of Irish food derived from its beautiful pastures, rich soil and clear Atlantic water. When you have really clean food, Jim says, it has a louder sound! With Jim, you will gain awareness of the origins of a product, from tasting the subtle flavors of grass in local Irish artisanal butter to the taste of limestone in a particular variety of oysters. The Irish believe deeply in the farm-to-fork tradition - Jim says that environmental awareness is not something that Ireland has learned, it is something they have never forgotten. Learn about the sustainable food traditions of Ireland and taste a variety of Irish food during this eye-opening tour with a knowledgeable Irishman!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Food tour: (1-6 guests) Meet your guide Jim at Trinity College and walk through Dublin's city center exploring some of the best spots for oysters, seafood, traditional pub fare, artisanal cheese and meats, ice-cream and (optional but recommended!) Irish whisky. Your tour will last about two and a half hours during which you will cover approximately two miles on foot. Walk through the cobblestoned streets of Dublin and explore regional food sold by your host's favorite vendors. You will stop at four to five spots that include an oyster bar, seafood cafe, traditional pub for a stew tasting or a contemporary cafe for an artisanal Irish cheese and meat tasting, as well as an ice-cream shop that specializes in making ice cream from the rich milk of the Kerry cow! You might learn about what flavor to expect from an oyster depending on its origin or indulge your taste buds in three traditional Irish stews - lamb, beef and coddle (sausage). Depending on your dietary preferences and restrictions, Jim is happy to customize the tour for you.

If you choose the optional alcohol add-on, you will experience a whisky pairing of four Irish whiskies at a popular bar.

Notes: Jim can be flexible on time so if you prefer an earlier or later start, let him know in the notes section when making your reservation request.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

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Jim gave us the best way to experience Dublin. We enjoyed our tour the first full day we were in Dublin and he gave us an insider look at what to do and where to eat in Dublin. Now we don't need to guess which pub to hang out in or where to go to grab a picnic lunch or enjoy a proper Sunday supper. We learned all about Dubin's culture and history. Jim was very patient answering our questions and was attentive to know what we would enjoy while avoiding specific food allergens we have in our group. He went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't be more pleased. Thank you, Jim!!-- Kadine with Jim in Dublin
- Kadine October 13, 2018

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Jim

$104-$220 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
$220 $124 $104
Alcohol
$26 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
$220 $124 $104
Alcohol
$26 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
11:00am-2:00pm 4:00pm-7:00pm

Meet Jim

An Irish native, Jim is extremely passionate about local Irish food, its origins and the global influences that have made Irish cuisine what it is today. A natural chef, Jim has worked in the food business for several years and is keen to share with travelers his depth of knowledge and love of Irish food history. A qualified national guide, Jim says that it’s never about the tour, it’s always about the people. He enjoys connecting with people and communicates the cleanliness of Irish food derived from its beautiful pastures, rich soil and clear Atlantic water. When you have really clean food, Jim says, it has a louder sound! With Jim, you will gain awareness of the origins of a product, from tasting the subtle flavors of grass in local Irish artisanal butter to the taste of limestone in a particular variety of oysters. The Irish believe deeply in the farm-to-fork tradition - Jim says that environmental awareness is not something that Ireland has learned, it is something they have never forgotten. Learn about the sustainable food traditions of Ireland and taste a variety of Irish food during this eye-opening tour with a knowledgeable Irishman!

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Food tour: (1-6 guests) Meet your guide Jim at Trinity College and walk through Dublin's city center exploring some of the best spots for oysters, seafood, traditional pub fare, artisanal cheese and meats, ice-cream and (optional but recommended!) Irish whisky. Your tour will last about two and a half hours during which you will cover approximately two miles on foot. Walk through the cobblestoned streets of Dublin and explore regional food sold by your host's favorite vendors. You will stop at four to five spots that include an oyster bar, seafood cafe, traditional pub for a stew tasting or a contemporary cafe for an artisanal Irish cheese and meat tasting, as well as an ice-cream shop that specializes in making ice cream from the rich milk of the Kerry cow! You might learn about what flavor to expect from an oyster depending on its origin or indulge your taste buds in three traditional Irish stews - lamb, beef and coddle (sausage). Depending on your dietary preferences and restrictions, Jim is happy to customize the tour for you.

If you choose the optional alcohol add-on, you will experience a whisky pairing of four Irish whiskies at a popular bar.

Notes: Jim can be flexible on time so if you prefer an earlier or later start, let him know in the notes section when making your reservation request.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

-

Jim gave us the best way to experience Dublin. We enjoyed our tour the first full day we were in Dublin and he gave us an insider look at what to do and where to eat in Dublin. Now we don't need to guess which pub to hang out in or where to go to grab a picnic lunch or enjoy a proper Sunday supper. We learned all about Dubin's culture and history. Jim was very patient answering our questions and was attentive to know what we would enjoy while avoiding specific food allergens we have in our group. He went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't be more pleased. Thank you, Jim!!-- Kadine with Jim in Dublin
- Kadine October 13, 2018

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Food Tour
$220 $124 $104
Alcohol
$26 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Food Tour
$220 $124 $104
Alcohol
$26 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Food Tour
11:00am-2:00pm 4:00pm-7:00pm
FAQ

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    Most of our hosts are able to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies, including vegetarian and gluten free options. For vegetarian travelers, we have an icon on each host profile to indicate whether that host can also offer a fully vegetarian menu. There is a section in the booking form to note any allergies or dietary restrictions which will be sent directly to your host.

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    All prices are noted per person prices unless otherwise specified. Transportation is typically charged on a per car basis, but otherwise all prices are per person. Children aged 5-11 are 50% off, and infants aged 0-4 are free.

    Some hosts offer alcohol as an optional add-on for travelers who are of legal drinking age. Pricing for alcohol is visible on the host profile page and includes one to two glasses of wine, beer or local alcohol.

    Some hosts offer transportation as an optional add-on for travelers. Typically this is round trip transportation with pick up and drop off at your hotel. Pricing is quoted per car. Specific instructions for transportation will be provided in your confirmation details when your booking is confirmed.

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