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The Wee Food Tour

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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About The Wee Food Tour
Please book direct on our website. The Wee Food Tour, Glasgow's original, award-winning food tour, welcomes guests from all over the world to join us for a multifaceted Scottish food experience. Covering the West End, East End and Merchant City of Glasgow this immersive food tour will visit six independent restaurants and shops, many who have been feeding Glaswegians for over 100 years. You will sample 20+ foods and snacks all made, produced and eaten here in Scotland with an emphasis on Glasgow's food scene. Come try haggis that is still made in-house daily at a local culinary institution. Let us show you where Anthony Bourdain introduced the world to Glasgow's comfort foods. Let us tell you why our food and history are still strongly linked with immigrants and the British Empire. Tours run Wednesday to Saturday all year round. We promise to leave you with a full stomach yet hungry for more of this incredible city. Looking forward to meeting you soon to Let Glasgow Nourish!
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Ian_ncl wrote a review 2 Sep
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom107 contributions75 helpful votes
Excellent food tour with Madeline covering several areas of Glasgow and a range of local restaurants and shops. Good communication pre and post tour, kept informed of unavoidable changes which did not impact on our experience. Madeline was passionate and knowledgeable about Glasgow, as was seen by the great relationship with with the owners, all of whom were happy to chat and discuss their offerings. Won’t spoil your experience by giving too much away, but needless to say we didn’t leave hungry! Would definitely recommend you take this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from weefoodtour, Owner at The Wee Food Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for coming along for the food tour! I'm so glad everything worked out as planned and I am excited to one day dine with you in Newcastle! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and that your son enjoys himself here in Glasgow. Thank you again for your kind words and support of our small business. :)
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Shuai M wrote a review Aug 2021
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A fantastic experience for the food and culture curious The trip takes you to different city areas, where you're treated to traditional Scottish meals in the most exciting eateries. You're not just going on a food tour with Maddy. This is her sharing her love for the people and cuisine of Glasgow with you. I am delighted that I chat with family business owners every time. They are very sincere and enthusiastic. The absolute highlight was talking with the owner at THE UNIVERSITY CAFE. The furniture there are all made by their family members. It really felt like I was visiting my grandpa. I will be back there for sure! We were welcomed with politeness and given a menu with an extensive variety of delicious meals, everything of high quality. We can highly recommend it to everyone since it was very personal and real.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from weefoodtour, Owner at The Wee Food Tour
Responded 11 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! The University Cafe is a very special place and the owners are the best! I hope you enjoy your time in Glasgow and hopefully we can come visit you in China one day! x
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phoebewargny wrote a review Feb 2020
Basel, Switzerland15 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely LOVED this tour, worth every cent. Fantastic combo of gourmet foods, traditional Scottish dishes, local treats, deep fried junk food and the layered food history of Glasgow. I cannot tell you how delighted we were with this tour. The absolute highlight was chatting with the ladies at Glickman’s candy shop. It really felt like we were visiting our favorite cousins or aunts, we will be back there for sure! Everywhere we went, people spoke to Maddie (guide) with such fondness, and all were locally owned places. In one, there were even gorgeous huge portraits of the staff up on the walls! I’ve never seen anything like it. What would it be like to feel so valued where you work? Left me wishing I could spend more time in Glasgow. What a perfect, perfect afternoon.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mark wrote a review Feb 2020
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Top tip: skip breakfast, incredible eating awaits! An unforgettable experience for the food and culture curious. Whenever we visit a new place we try to get booked up on a food tour. What better way to learn a bit more about the place you're in? After a bit of hunting around we decided to choose The Wee Food Tour, based on the glorious reviews and the information on their website. Even though this is possibly the most expensive food tour we've been on, but by the time we finished the tour we felt we'd received a lot more than we paid for, absolutely great value! Maddy, our incredibly knowledgeable guide for the day, was absolutely amazing and clearly really cares about championing local businesses. We knew very little about Glasgow when we started the tour in the morning, but by the end of our tour we'd tried so many historically and contemporary deliciously significant items, and spoken with local business owners (all of which were so open and keen to share their food and cultural insights) that we felt we'd been on a Glasgow masterclass. We criss-crossed the city by foot, by underground (subway), and by taxi so we really got a great overview of the city and it's huge range of food, which set us up well for the rest of our stay in the city. The food itself was fantastic and far ranging, and certainly represented great value for money. This isn't simply a food tour, this is Maddy opening her heart to you and sharing her passion for the people and food of Glasgow. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alistair S wrote a review Dec 2019
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This tour is definitely worth the money whether you are a local or tourist. So well organised, Madeline knows her stuff and has a great relationship with all the owners and staff at the various family businesses we visited around this great city. We were courteously greeted and served a diverse range of food, all of excellent quality. What a great advert for Glasgow, promoting it as a proud, welcoming and friendly city with lots of interesting history and great places to eat. Madeline (American by birth and accent) is a great ambassador for Glasgow. Book this and enjoy the atmosphere. If you are disappointed, as we say in Glasgow - you shouldn't be allowed out!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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