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Basel: Self-Guided Food Tour

4.6 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus
Other experience

Basel: Self-Guided Food Tour

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus

From US$ 36.08 per person


Get to know the city from a local's perspective on a self-guided "Taste My Swiss City" gastronomic tour. Enjoy delicious snacks in their original setting that are off the beaten track and recommended by locals.

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  • Discover Basel through the eyes of a local with this off the beaten track self-guided food tour.
  • Enjoy a drink and/or snack at each of the 4 authentic places visited
  • Follow the instructions given on your tour voucher to discover the stops which are carefully chosen by a local food expert
  • Explore independently within opening hours
Full description

This tour is self-guided, so you choose when you want start and how much time you want to spend on the tour. However, it's recommended to start before 11 AM so you can arrive right on time for lunch at the KLARA food court. Here you can look forward to delicious lunchtime snacks (until 2 PM). The tour voucher (handed out on the first stop) contains all the information about directions you need to find each stop as listed below: Start at Bäckerei KULT "Elsi" Here a young team has breathed new life into Basel’s oldest bakery. Everything from the jam to the vanilla cream is handmade. Stop here, find out what a “Basel Gold” is and get one to try. Then go further to Basel Unverpackt, your second stop on the tour. Anyone who is keen to take a more conscious approach to life will know this shop. The team’s priorities are zero waste, recycling, and sustainable preservation of foodstuffs. Here you can fill up on organic products. Afterwards, head over to your third stop. At KLARA you can enjoy international dishes in a laid-back atmosphere. Sample 3 delicacies from around the world with a drink of your choice.   The last stop of the day is a traditional place, Jakob's Leckerly at Spalenberg.

  • One meal and/or drink in every location
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

The best way to reach the starting point at KULT bakery in St. Johann (Elsässerstrasse 43) is by taking tram number 11 towards Saint-Louis Grenze and getting off at the “Mülhauserstrasse” stop. In KULT bakery, show your booking confirmation/voucher or show the sales staff your e-mail confirmation.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour
  • This tour is available from Tuesday to Saturday and is intended for the daytime It is recommended you start at 11 AM, as KLARA does not serve hot food between 2 and 6 PM
  • Important information: the capacity of the partner establishments makes it impossible for large groups (more than six people) to book the tour
  • For groups of five or six people, please reserve a table at the bakery KULT in advance by contacting them directly by phone or email
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4.6 /5

based on 41 reviews

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First four places were great staff helpful friendly welcoming. But skip the last place it was awful when we said we were with the food tour she rolled her eyes and then served everyone else in line until we were the only ones left then she gave us a spell about how great her chocolate was then she gave us a little mint each We were supposed to get a hot chocolate but she was so nasty we were just happy to get out. If not for the last place would have been 5 stars

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April 1, 2023

All but one of the stops were fantastic! the last stop, the chocolate place tried to charge us for the hot chocolate and said the tour company made a mistake to say it was included. They planned to give us two tiny pieces of chocolate for free instead. we got the drinks for free and they took the chocolate back. but the overall tour was worth it. Great experiences at the other venues!

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April 1, 2023

Eine sehr originelle Tour zu - auch für Basel-Kenner - außergewöhnlichen Gegenden und Gaststätten. Alle Gastgeber waren sehr freundlich und haben sich viel Mühe gegeben. Die kulinarischen Angebote waren lecker und absolut ausreichend. Lediglich bei der Eisdiele Aceros konnte man mit unserem Voucher nichts anfangen, das sollte in der Beschreibung angepasst werden. Netterweise haben wir aber dennoch ein Eis bekommen . Insgesamt unbedingt empfehlenswert, sehr gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Ein kleiner Tipp: Mit dem Fahrrad macht die Tour besonders viel Spaß!

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April 1, 2023

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