CAIRO FOOD TOUR - This city is a fascinating enigma to most, a place criss-crossed with sun-baked boulevards and ancient winding back alleys - colourful textiles billow in the dusty Sahara winds with the soothing sound of the call to prayer and huddled locals throw backgammon dice amongst wafting shisha smoke and dark high-poured coffee.
And then there’s Cairo’s cuisine - as mysterious as the great pyramids and complex as any Egyptian antiquity. Forget the tourist bazaar, our Cairo food tour is the real deal, a journey through the tastes of the old city: smokey charcoal-grilled koftas, layered feteer pastries, roasted coffee and fava bean falafels, pickled vegetables and piquant spiced kushari, slow-roasted lamb and freshly baked flat breads, zesty aubergine and crispy-fried shrimp among much more.
But there’s more to this Cairo food tour. It’s a discovery and understanding of a city that other tourists just don’t experience. When did the Ottomans arrive? Why does the national dish include pasta? Who is Naguib Mahfouz? And what’s the difference with Egyptian falafels?
Away from the high-pressured sales environment of the Khan el-Khalili tourist bazaar, you’ll find a more gentle pace where humble hole-in-the-wall eateries have been quietly serving the local crowd for generations. Our Cairo food tour is capped to a maximum of eight guests creating a more intimate environment and allowing you to try places that would simply be impossible with larger groups.
Born and bred in Cairo, there's little Mona doesn't know about the backstreets of the old city. On her Cairo food tour, you'll unlock the mysteries of Egyptian cuisine, its history and the ingredients. This is the real Cairo away from the bustle of the tourist bazaar.
To join our Cairo food tour, use the calendar above to select your preferred date, and secure your tour with your card. For special requests, private bookings, or dietary requirements, please contact us. Safety of our customers is our first priority, so if you have any food allergies, please contact us before booking.
This Cairo food tour is designed for adventurous eaters with an interest in discovering . It’s a walking tour, but the pace is gentle, the terrain flat and there are plenty of rest (eating) stops along the way. Join us on the our real deal food tour of Cairo's old town, you won't regret it.
The Cairo food tour departs the street side entrance of Al-Azhar Mosque in the old Khan el Khalili district. It's easy to reach by taxi from the Downtown, Zamalek and other popular spots to stay. There will be more details on your booking voucher.