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Tallinn Food Tour through Kalamaja: 5 Venues

(7 reviews)
4h
Up to 15 people

Discover the Estonian food and history of Kalamaja, the bohemian district in Tallinn.

Highlights

Sample food at five different venues
Try some traditional Estonian foods like sprat, kefir, and kama
Stop at a Kalamaja bakery for fresh local pies
Taste some of the Estonian farm produce from meats to cheeses
Learn about the history of Estonia through the local food
Discover the historic Kalamaja district

About the tour

Departs: Mon, Thu & Sat at 3:00 p.m. (in English)
Duration: 4 hours
Group size: Up to 15 people
Private tours are available in: Estonian, English (See the pricing for private tours)
Prices for private tours
Group size123+
Price per 1 person€145€73€49
Join us for a fun and informative 4-hour food tour through Kalamaja to learn more about Estonia and the local food scene. Take a step out of the Old Town and discover Kalamaja the oldest district in Tallinn. You’ll visit five different venues to sample a variety of local cuisine with a knowledgeable guide.

Estonian food is an interesting mixture of local produce and foreign influences, of changing tastes and old traditions. The tour covers the most important sights in Kalamaja and brings together food and history of this diverse area in Tallinn. We’ll eat our way through humble fish dishes and freshly baked pies to Estonian farm produce and modern cuisine.

Please note that this tour is not particularly vegetarian-friendly. You should also let us know in advance if you don't eat fish at all! Keep your guide informed of any special need you have regarding food.

What's included & not included

Knowledgeable local guide
Visit to 5 different local food venues
Tap water
Alcoholic beverages
Gratuities (optional)

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Thousands of Happy Customers

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"Surprisingly brilliant tour"

Six of us did the tour on Monday with the wonderful guide, Mia. Young but incredibly knowledgeable and engaging, Mia took us under the skin of Tallinn and we tried Russian food (soup and the ubiquitous potato salad), fabulous ice cream, different meats and bread, flavoured cream cheeses, fish salad, a traditional dessert and liqueur! All for €49 in 3.25 hours. Great value and we learnt so much about Estonian history as well as food traditions and local delicacies. We would never have found the food halls which were well worth a visit- we revisited for street food lunch the following day! Highly recommend the tour.

"Eat your heart away! "

The food tour was great...Helen was not only tried her best to explain about food but also gave an interesting overview of Estonian Culture...restaurants/eateries selected for the tour were great too... overall it was fun and would definitely recommend it to every first time visitor.

"Five very different food stops through an up and coming neighbourhood - we were very full!"

We were the only two on this tour with Helen, a friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed blinis with whitefish roe, sour cream and sprats at Poppy Seeds, followed by a very filling visit to the pastry shop where we had TWO huge pastries each! The next stop was a main meal with chicken and pork shashlik in a Russian pub - quite an experience. Very very full now, we visited a renovated market to buy some Kalev sweets to take home. The last stop was at a modern pub where we enjoyed a typical dessert made of ground grain, berries and whipped cream washed down by Vana Tallinn liqueurs. This was a good tour seeing a Tallinn suburb where we observed regeneration sympathetic to local character and went to eateries we would not have visited on our own. We thought that the food was good, though I have to say that the pastries at the second stop were too much! Heleen was a lovely, outgoing and sociable young woman - our experience was enhanced by her enthusiasm and interest in us.

"Great culinary experience "

We had a really great afternoon taking this food tour. We got lots (really lots, we couldn't even finish everything) of great, tasty food and got to know a lot about Estonian cuisine and culture. Beside this, it was also a lot of fun. Our guide Nils was really open and friendly and answered all our questions and we had interesting conversations with him and our fellow tourists. It was really like a interesting pub crawl (or better 'restaurant crawl') with a nice local guide. We would definitely recommend the tour to everyone who visits Tallinn!

"Great Food Tasting Tour"

Sehr empfehlenswerte Tour mit mehreren unterschiedlichen Stationen. Jedesmal gab es was leckeres zu Essen. Nach der zweiten station waren wir schon total satt. Vielen Dank auch nochmal an unseren Guide Nils. Er hat das super gemacht und ist auf unsere persönlichen Wünsche eingegangen.

"Good eats in Estonia"

Our guide Lina (sp?) Took us to 6 different places. We had a wide variety of Estonia food. From pastries and desserts to appetizers to main meals it was all wonderful. But what made the tour even better was Lena's vast knowledge of Estonian history and cultural history. She was informative witty and a delight. In the end we waddled out of the last restaurant unable to have one more mouthful. So the amount of food is more than adequate. The Highlight for me was the Sprat with quail eggs. For my wife it was the dumplings. Most of the food that we ate was comfort food that estonian's ate throughout history which is exactly what we wanted but it might be fun to have a higher end option. Overall if you want good food with great value this is the tour for you.

Meeting Point

Tours depart in front of the Tallinn Tourist Info Center (Niguliste street 2, Tallinn Old Town) on the corner of Harju and Niguliste street. If you have agreed another starting location while making your booking, then the tour starts at your agreed location.

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