"A fantastic way so see and taste Auckland. A totally stress-free travel experience being picked up and returned to the hotel and driven to a variety of sites in Auckland. Elle's expert knowledge of food, wine and culture provided a great insight into life in Auckland. We had plenty to eat and drink without over-indulging. The variety of food suppliers visited would satisfy anyone and the wine tasting was fun."

Jill Kennare

"Excellent! Well Worth it we had a great time! Elle was fantastic and we look forward to trying out all the suggestions she made for us. Serena and I really enjoyed the tour and will be high recommending this to our family and friends."

Jason Ross

"Wonderful introduction to the city and tastes of Auckland! Very outgoing, high energy, accommodating guide. Lots of fun!"

Joan Martin

"Thank you so much for an amazing week I had a great time with Elle and The Big Foody Tours. Thank you for everything. I love the Feijoa chutney!!!"


"We did the Downtown Beer Tour with a group of mates for a friends 40th. It was brilliant. The guide was a really good dude who knew his stuff and was so personable. Highly recommend it to anyone!"

David Lewis

"We've done two private tours with The Big Foody and have been bowled over with the amount we have learnt and discovered. Auckland is a very exciting culinary city and we'll be back to explore more. Thanks Elle."

Jude and Ted, Oregon

"Thank you Elle and Colleen for a fantastic tour. It was the highlight of my trip to Auckland and I will forever rave about it to my friends and family. You went over and above the call of duty to help me out and I just loved the day I spent with you. I promise I'll be back."

Karen, Texas

"Thank you so much for sorting out our event. The guys loved the beer tour, it fitted in brilliantly with our rugby trip. See you again next year!"

Elliot B. Sydney

"The Central Eats-Side tour in Portland was brilliant. It was neat to see a different side of the city and such a diverse and up and coming area. I loved the chocolate and the salamis at Olympia. Thanks Laura, see you next time."

Barry Wellington NZ

"Ah-Mah-zing day. We did both @thebigfoody tour and @thebigbeertours with Elle and had a blast. We highly recommend you book a tour. Elle didn't just show us the good places to eat and drink, she also curates the tour so we would get a feel of the City, and the stories behind the people and food you are tasting. We are very happy to have had this experience!"


"So good, so so good, so much fun, food and memories to be had. We just loved our time in Auckland with The Big Foody Food Tours and we're definitely going to go and try it out in Portland when we are there next year. This is a great concept run by great people. Highly recommend"

Jenny Collington

"Thank you for making our trip to Auckland so amazing. From start to finish you were brilliant. We learnt so much and we loved all the food. We will be back. All our love the Hawaii 50's!!!"

Mary-Lou Hawaii

"Thanks so much for organising such a great tour. Our group just loved it. Perfect for everyone and so much fun. We'll be back for more"


"Loved the Central Eats Side Tour we did with Laura. It is not an area I have been to before in Portland and it was great to discover more and more about this awesome city. Looking forward to seeing what else is coming up as we'll be doing it for sure!"


"Thank you so much for a fabulous morning! You are a wonderful guide and we truly enjoyed our foodie experience. It was a great ending to an awesome trip! Feel free to use as a reference for your tours! Thank you again for saving me from another Nandos meal.... Comfort"


"It was a delight to meet you and we very much enjoyed the tour. Excellent! Thanks again for a lovely introduction to Auckland food & drink (and manuka honey!) Warren and Dyan"

Warren and Dyan

"Got the new passport and the bag was finally delivered as I was entering the hotel. By the way The Big Foody has been OUTSTANDING!!!!! they would get 5 stars in my book."

Bill (Group experience)

"We thought 6am for a Fish Market tour was going to be really hard, but it was the best way to start our day. We toured around the fish market and met so many of the people involved. It was fascinating and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing this unique little spot. Then we had the best breakfast at Best Ugly Bagels. It was a magical way to start the day."

Chris and Cam

"Hi Elle, I wanted to send a thank you while William and I were there but I had problems with the internet. We had the best time and consider our time with you as our tour guide to be one of the highlights of our trip. We enjoyed everything you did for us. If we are ever to return to New Zealand we would definitely be in touch. And, if we visit Portland will certainly check out that location. Thank you again for such a memorable time. Wishing you much success. Merry Christmas!! Bill and Mary Clement"

Bill and Mary

"Thanks, Laura! What a fun afternoon thanks to you. In short, it was awesome."