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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 class
  • 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

5.0 (4)
Great Dublin Food Walk with Jim. We booked a private 3 hour food walk with Jim in Dublin through The Travelling Spoon. We had a wonderful time with Jim. He met us at the gates of Trinity College, asked us what we were into foodwise and then took us to some amazing and delicious places like a brandnew sourdough bakery, a cheese and wine shop, to a fish restaurant where we had delicious irish oysters and then in the end we had a whiskey tasting. Jim was very informative and nice and took his time to answer all of our questions. We can recommend this tour to anyone! Worth the price!
- Spanien_Urlauber_13 March 08, 2020
Jim was welcoming and knowledgeable about the food scene in Dublin and across the country. We sampled wonderful bites and also received 101 tips on the foods, dining scenes and walks in both Dublin and along the wild Atlantic way. EVERY suggestion we were able to follow-up on was five star - from small town (and big city) pubs to great almost secret sights/hikes. Thank you for helping us curate an incredible 2.5 weeks in Ireland. We will be back as there were lots of suggestions we didn't get to experience this trip. Only thing he forgot to mention was the quiet in the countryside and the amazing warmth of the people we encountered.
- ccgarciadiscovery August 21, 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful time with Jim. He is funny, knowledgeable, and showed us a side of the Dublin food scene that we would not have otherwise seen. He is a master storyteller, and the way he wove information together about the food we were eating and Irish history was incredible. My whole family agrees that our afternoon with him was a top highlight of our two weeks in Ireland. He made other recommendations for us during our trip (within and outside of Dublin) and everything he recommended was spot on. Book with Jim, you won't regret it!
- mytartufo July 08, 2019
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 N October 13, 2018
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Jim

$104-$220 USD

per person
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  • Private experience
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

5.0 (4)
Great Dublin Food Walk with Jim. We booked a private 3 hour food walk with Jim in Dublin through The Travelling Spoon. We had a wonderful time with Jim. He met us at the gates of Trinity College, asked us what we were into foodwise and then took us to some amazing and delicious places like a brandnew sourdough bakery, a cheese and wine shop, to a fish restaurant where we had delicious irish oysters and then in the end we had a whiskey tasting. Jim was very informative and nice and took his time to answer all of our questions. We can recommend this tour to anyone! Worth the price!
- Spanien_Urlauber_13 March 08, 2020
Jim was welcoming and knowledgeable about the food scene in Dublin and across the country. We sampled wonderful bites and also received 101 tips on the foods, dining scenes and walks in both Dublin and along the wild Atlantic way. EVERY suggestion we were able to follow-up on was five star - from small town (and big city) pubs to great almost secret sights/hikes. Thank you for helping us curate an incredible 2.5 weeks in Ireland. We will be back as there were lots of suggestions we didn't get to experience this trip. Only thing he forgot to mention was the quiet in the countryside and the amazing warmth of the people we encountered.
- ccgarciadiscovery August 21, 2019
We had an absolutely wonderful time with Jim. He is funny, knowledgeable, and showed us a side of the Dublin food scene that we would not have otherwise seen. He is a master storyteller, and the way he wove information together about the food we were eating and Irish history was incredible. My whole family agrees that our afternoon with him was a top highlight of our two weeks in Ireland. He made other recommendations for us during our trip (within and outside of Dublin) and everything he recommended was spot on. Book with Jim, you won't regret it!
- mytartufo July 08, 2019
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 N 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
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