Discover the delicious Asian cuisines of London during this three hour Indian Food Tour, a great afternoon out for locals and tourists alike!
- London (London)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
East London is a wildly exciting part of London; with a buzzing cultural atmosphere and up-and-coming art scene, there's plenty to see and do. A particularly revolutionary part of East London is its Asian food, so what better way to experience this vibrant, ethnic cuisine than with an Indian Food Tour of London? For three hours you'll enjoy the wisdom and knowledge of an expert guide as you stroll through the East London streets, sampling delicacies and sipping traditional drinks along the way!
The tour begins when you meet the group at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, and head off towards the famous Brick Lane. You'll start with traditional, delicious curries like Pathia and Madras, plus fluffy naan bread and refreshing Indian beer (or a soft drink!). As you meander through the streets your expert guide will fill your heads with historical knowledge and fun facts about the local area, plus answer any questions you may have - so be sure to test their expertise! The tasty treats continue with pakoras and spongy dhokras, plus indulgent Indian sweets such as creamy ras malai and gulaab jamuns. Still not full? Then cleanse your palate with a Betel leaf paan and soldier onto a selection of succulent meat dishes like chicken Tikka, lamb chops and authentic Tandoori dishes. Because this is an experience with a difference, each tour comes with a secret dish that's only revealed on the day!
Food tours are hugely popular for London locals and tourists
alike, and make wonderful experience gifts for those who are crazy
about food and want to learn more about this historical city.
A vegetarian option is also available and will need to be notified when making a booking.
Dishes sometimes vary on the day but an approximate summary of vegetarian options are:
dhokla ( savoury sponge)
Chick pea curry
Spinach & potato curry
Paneer tikka ( indian cheese)
Garm I naan
Tours run Tuesday- Friday from 7pm and Saturday from 5pm subject to availability.
There are no hills or staircases on this tour, making it suitable for those with limited mobility.
Experience Duration: 03:00
Time at Venue: 03:00
This is a three hour tour, commencing at 7pm.
Participants: The Indian Food Tour Of London is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
Maximum group size: 12
Tour guides would prefer guests do not wear sweatpants, flip flops or shorts, but there is no strict dress code.
Should the weather cause the tour to be cancelled, it will be rescheduled for a more suitable time.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
My friend and I had a wonderful experience! This tour took us to various restaurants and shops along Brick Lane. The variety of food was endless, be sure to take a big appetite with you if you're looking to take part.
Had an excellent time on the Indian Food Tour of London. Our tour guide Tamiza was friendly and knowledgeable. We ate a LOT of delicious Indian dishes so make sure you go hungry! Would highly recommend.
As we made our way to Aldgate East station in the centre of London, we excitedly chatted about what was in store for us during the Indian Food Tour Of London with Secret Food Tours. As I am not a fussy eater, I especially couldn’t wait to taste all that was offered!
We arrived early for our tour which was set to begin for 7.00pm. Shortly after, Tamiza, our tour guide, greeted us with a friendly welcome which followed with the arrival of our group.
We set off for Brick Lane, which is famous for its delicious Punjab food. As we walked past various shops and restaurants, Tamiza went through Brick Lane's interesting history and the culture which influenced all of its Punjab food.
Firstly, we entered one of its well-known
sweet shops with our guide choosing the Gulab Jaman (Doughnuts in Syrup) and
the Rasgullah (Cheese balls in Syrup). We were eager to try these, however, Tamiza informed us that these were for dessert once we reach the end of the tour.
Up next was the Eastern Eye Balti House, where we were to try a ‘secret’ dish which I won't spoil for you - all I'll say is it was delicious! This was as well as a selection of curries expertly chosen by the tour organisers, including Saag lamb, Saag paneer, Chicken garai, Tarka daal, Plain Naan and Plain Rice along with white or red wine, beer or soft drinks. I must say the food this restaurant offered was delicious, and so much of it, I wasn’t prepared for all the food still to come!
Once we had finished up at the Eastern Eye, we made our way to one of England’s oldest international grocers, called Taj Stores. Here it had all varieties of interesting and delicious food items from Asia and Africa as well as the rest of the world.
After we had a moment to purchase any goodies from the shop, Tamiza led us to the next confectionery food shop. We waited in anticipation for what was about to come our way. We were presented with a tray of snack like food, these included Green Peas and Lentil Kachori, Paneer Samosas and Dhokla. The first two snacks were delicious, although when it came down to trying the Dhokla, I have never tried anything like it. It was almost like sweet and sour bread, it’s definitely for an acquired taste, but others within the group seemed to like it.
Once we had finishing trying these traditional Indian snacks, we headed for a slightly different area which was home to the well-known Lahore Kebab House. Its name doesn’t sound like it would offer a wide range of delicious Punjab food, but it really does. We even got to peek inside the kitchen, which is full of giant woks, large naan bread ovens and traditional Indian spices. As we got back to the table a selection of food arrived; Lamb chops, Chilli mogo (Cassava cooked in spices), Paneer tikka and Garlic Naan. This was all to die for!
To finish off our eating marathon, it was now time to eat our desserts. I couldn't quite believe the amount of food included within this tour, and all of it being so delicious. You could tell a lot of thought and effort went into choosing the perfect restaurants and shops for the Indian Food Tour.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Secret Food Tours for such an enjoyable food tour. We were extremely impressed with the high quality food and friendly tour guide, Tamiza! We will definitely be completing another Secret Food Tour in the future.
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