11 foodie experiences to whet the appetite
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Published March 14, 2017
Producing some of the finest food and drink available, everywhere you look in Northern Ireland you'll find a food story that entertains and an experience that celebrates all things cooking, eating and drinking. Journey with us as we travel the length and breadth of the country to bring you a taste of Northern Ireland's foodie experiences.
Foodie Experiences in Derry~Londonderry
Nestled among the yellow fields of Oilseed rape in Binevenagh, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will find Broglasco Farm, home of Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil. The pressing room where Broighter Gold is produced is an ÉCONOMUSÉE, or working museum, where visitors can watch the artisans at work; learn about the history of their craft and the heritage of the traditional skills in this unique experience.
Made in Derry Food Tours offer visitors the chance to taste over 20 different foods and drinks, everything from mouth-watering local street food, to exquisite fresh fish and delectable sweet treats, washed down with refreshing local beers and drinks. As well as getting the opportunity to try mouth-watering dishes, participants sample a variety of places, engage with the chefs, owners and producers.
Foodie Tours in County Tyrone and County Londonderry
Far and Wild offer a number of food tours of Derry-Londonderry, Sperrins and Lough Foyle by cycle or kayak including its recently launched 'Special' Tour. Appealing to those who want to take a 'slower' approach to their visitor experience, the tour takes in three great culinary experiences in a 2 hour cycle ride around Derry~Londonderry, focusing on quality local produce and some gentle exercise in between servings.
Belfast Foodie Trails
On a Belfast Food Tour, participants get to experience Belfast with a local who knows and loves the food we produce in Northern Ireland, as well as where to eat and drink it. Private and group tours are available on request, and the tour is suitable for vegetarians and those with food allergies.
Belfast Bred is a theatrical walking tour performed by Kabosh Theatre Company. Accompanied by Barney a chef from RMS Titanic - who has been restored to life following the melting of the iceberg in which he was trapped for 100 years - audiences get a chance to spend time and sample the fare in some of Belfast's most loved establishments.
Food Tours and Trails in County Down
Discover the hidden gems of County Down with NI Food Tours. Aimed at both 'foodies' and those who just want to get to know Northern Ireland through local food and drink, four coach tours are offered covering the 115 miles of stunning coastline around Strangford Lough, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Another unique food tour can be found at Enniskeen Country Hotel where the Mourne Foods & Films Cycle Tour allows visitors to explore locally produced foods and famous filming locations on two wheels. Showcasing the wonderful artisan food in the region, visitors will also take in the many breath-taking locations in the valley used in global filming productions – Philomena, Game of Thrones®, The Fall, and Dracula Untold.
County Fermanagh Foodie Trails
The Lough Erne Food Trail is a must for anyone who enjoys great local food, stunning landscapes and a story or two along the way. Erne Water Taxi have teamed up with the best food producers, brewers and restaurants around Lough Erne to deliver a truly unique food experience.
Food Tours in County Antrim
The ever-changing tapestry of scenery and colours, set against a dramatic coastal backdrop makes County Antrim the perfect place for a leisurely food tour.
Causeway Coast Foodie Tours are guided tours showcasing some of the best local produce and hidden gems the Causeway Coastal Route has to offer. The tours include the Coast and Country Tour, and the Catch and Sea Tour where visitors get to catch their own breakfast in the crystal clear waters of the Causeway Coast.
Ballycastle Food Tour draws on the town's rich and varied cultural history and local, award winning food producers. With a quick introduction to Ballycastle and the surrounding Causeway Coast and Glens visitors get to experience the industries and landscapes that have made Ballycastle the perfect place to enjoy its superb seafood and local produce.
County Armagh Food Heartland
The borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon is now officially acknowledged as the Food Heartland of Northern Ireland. The county boasts a number of specialist artisan food and drink producers as well as household brands and two of the three world renowned, PGI (protected geographical indication) products in Northern Ireland, namely Lough Neagh Eels and Armagh Bramley Apples.
Take a tour with Armagh Cider Company, who use the cherised Bramleys grown in their orchards to create some refreshing and award-winning cider produce.
Book a Foodie Weekend in Northern Ireland
With all these food experiences, you may want to book a short break to Northern Ireland and experience the ambience, the heritage, the landscapes, and of course, the people that make our food and drink community so delicious. Use our accommodation finder to help find the perfect place to stay. Enjoy!
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