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Basel: Taste my Swiss City – Self Guided Food Tour

Product ID: 234352
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.
About this activity
Valid 60 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 5 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. 

At your fourth stop, you will get to try some delicious ice cream. This delightful, narrow ice cream parlor in Rheingasse is simply impossible to pass by. Acero’s dairy ice creams, vegan fruit sorbets or vegan coconut and rice-milk ice creams are just delicious. You will get 3 flavors in a cup here. The last stop of the day is a popular and inspirational concept store called, Hejkøh. Here, relax in the living room on the first floor and taste their delicious ginger lemonade, served either hot or cold.
  • One meal and/or drink in every location
What’s Not Included
  • 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
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• This tour is available from Tuesday to Saturday and is intended for the daytime
• If you are unable to take the tour (or visit individual establishments) on the day you planned, you may choose a different day. If you do this, please be sure to note the availability dates: The tour cannot be taken on Mondays, Sundays or public holidays. Please also note any holidays at the establishments (see under availability)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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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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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

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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September 22, 2019

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Basel Tourismus

Product ID: 234352