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Basel: Self-Guided Food Tour

4.6 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus

Basel: Self-Guided Food Tour

Activity provider: Basel Tourismus
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From US$ 35.59 per person

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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
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 40 reviews

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A very original tour to - also for Basel connoisseurs - extraordinary areas and restaurants. All hosts were very friendly and went out of their way. The culinary offerings were delicious and absolutely sufficient. Only at the Aceros ice cream parlor you couldn't do anything with our voucher, that should be adjusted in the description. We kindly got an ice cream anyway. Overall, highly recommended, very good price-performance ratio. A little tip: the tour is a lot of fun by bike!

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July 25, 2021

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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November 24, 2019

The concept of the self-guided tour is convincing. It allows you to organize the time yourself. We took a little break after the first 3 posts. We used this to visit an exhibition. In Basel we also met very nice and courteous "hosts" who explained their products and concept to us. We liked the choice of providers very much. The quality of the snacks offered was excellent. We can unconditionally recommend the tour in Basel.

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October 31, 2019

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