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8 guests
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16h00 - 20h00
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14+ tastings
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From $75

Cairo food tour

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?

Why this tour is awesome

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.

Your guide

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.

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Smoky kebabs grilling over charcoal

Smoky kebabs grilling over charcoal

Visit hole-in-the-wall eateries in old Cairo you'd struggle to find yourself

Visit hole-in-the-wall eateries in old Cairo you'd struggle to find yourself

Explore the food markets, spices and herbs in Egyptian cooking

Explore the food markets, spices and herbs in Egyptian cooking

Meeting the people behind the food

Meeting the people behind the food

Explore the backstreets around old Cairo

Explore the backstreets around old Cairo

Slow-roasted lamb at a generations old eatery

Slow-roasted lamb at a generations old eatery

Learn about the culture and history of old Cairo

Learn about the culture and history of old Cairo

Crispy fateer pastries freshly baking

Crispy fateer pastries freshly baking

Sip on dark coffee at this century-old roastery

Sip on dark coffee at this century-old roastery

Includes

  • Price US $75 per person
  • Language English
  • Small group Maximum of 8 guests
  • Tastings 14 tasting menu
  • Drinks Bottled water and local drinks
  • Duration 16h00 - 20h00
  • Guide Licensed foodie guide
  • Cancellation Cancel up to 48 hours
  • Family friendly Children welcome
  • Transport Walking tour
  • Instant confirmation Book and confirm
  • Pick up / drop off Not included

Dietary information

  • Lactose free Suitable for lactose intolerant
  • Pescatarian Not suitable
  • Vegetarian Unsuitable for vegetarians
  • Vegan Unsuitable for vegans
  • Gluten free May need to skip several dishes
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How to book

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.

What to expect

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.

Meeting point

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. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancel any time up to 48 hours before your tour and receive a full refund.

Why you should book with us

  • 99% 5 star reviews across our tours
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  • No hidden charges - all food tastings included in the price
  • Authentic food experience, escape the tourist traps