Zingerman’s Food Tours takes you behind the scenes…

to the source of amazing food and people from Verona to Paris to Croatia and more! Together we’ll venture off the beaten path, where local cuisine provides a direct connection to the history of a region, the soul of its people, and the rhythm of daily life.

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Zingerman’s Food Tours

Fall 2020

Croatia, italy & Slovenia

september 6 - 15, 2020

Italy, Slovenia & Croatia


Friuli and Istria (just like most of Central Europe) have colorful and complex histories that are reflected in their food and wine traditions. Though not large, their landscapes, climates, cooking, and wines change dramatically from region to region. These locations combine Habsburg and Ottoman heritage while the Istrian Peninsula (claimed by locals to be the gourmet capital of the country) has a cosmopolitan past, with Italian, Slovenian, and Croatian influences. The emblematic dishes of the peninsula, rich in truffles, Boskarin beef, oysters, Adriatic seafood (cooked and raw), cheese, aged prsut, olive oil, and homemade pasta, rival those in neighboring Italy. Of course, there will be plenty of the local wine—Malvazia and Terran—to accompany this amazing food.

Basque Country, Spain

October 3-11, 2020

Basque Country, Spain

Flavors of the Atlantic

The Basque Country sits in the green north of Spain on the Atlantic coast, straddling over into France. Known locally as Euskadi or País Vasco, they have their own language, their own culinary traditions (recognized by Michelin granting stars to over 30 restaurants), and incredibly beautiful geography. For these reasons alone we should visit, but once you learn of their passion for combining the convivial act of dining with the best quality ingredients, well, there’s no turning back.

Grand Traverse Bay

Grand Traverse, MI

SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2020

While Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay has long been known as a four-season recreational destination, its booming food scene is also something to celebrate. Traverse City, a charming Lake Michigan beach community, is a four-season outdoor recreation hub known for its freshwater sugar sand beaches and thriving wine, food, and craft-brewing scene. The unique growing seasons and fresh water lake breezes support the best farms, orchards, wineries, and fishing in the Midwest. A vibrant community of chefs, artisanal food producers, farmers, and distillers has joined forces to build and sustain one of the most interesting and robust food hubs in the country.




Emilia-Romagna, italy

October 5-14, 2020

A taste of the Tuscan Hills and the richness of Emilia-Romagna.

Come visit Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna the Zingerman’s way. We’ll go behind the scenes and visit traditional small producers of some of the region’s finest foods – from the massive wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano,to the beautiful, small bottles of real balsamic vinegar, from Chianti Classico wines and artisanal olive oil to the melt-in-your-mouth prosciutto crudo.

Sicily Farmers Market

SIcily, Italy

SEPTEMBER 20-30, 2020

Traveling to Sicily without a guide can be intimidating. The mythology of the island’s passions, along with the reality of its closed, insular culture, can make it hard to get below the surface of tourist travel. Going to Sicily alone can make you feel like you’re standing on top of a large mountain of culture and food that was buried beneath you. Let us reveal Sicily’s food culture! Come, join us, for a unique, educational, and entertaining experience that you won’t soon forget.

Spring & Summer 2020 Tours


June 5 - 12, 2020


Much more than milk and honey

Israel is a remarkable country to visit for those of us interested in food, culture, and history. The variety of experience is dizzying as is the contrast of ancient and modern! In this small geographical area we will engage with a full range of food production methods from ancient terraced plots surrounding Jerusalem to the most modern agricultural practices of seaweed production and agriculture in the desert.


long weekend

APril 30-may 4, 2020

London - Long Weekend


This 4-day tour is designed especially for those who want to explore the culinary joys of London with Zingerman’s. Come along and discover just how rich, varied, and delicious the London food scene has become! Join us for a walk through the backdrop of British nobility, industrial triumph, and the influence of foreign trade on the city’s culinary history. We’ll learn from and team up with our friends at Neal’s Yard Dairy for an afternoon of traditional British cheese. Local, vibrant food markets will be our playground, and we’ll even take part in a British baking class. During our time together, we’ll come to understand the evolution of British cuisine and why in 2019, London is one of the world’s most important and delicious food cities.

Verona, Italy

May 4-11, 2020

Verona, Italy

Veronese Traditions, valpolicella & The lessini Mountains

Every corner of the country boasts its own spin on traditional Italian cuisine, but Verona’s dishes stand out as exceptional. The Veronese menu is often centered around meat, but fresh pasta, polenta, the regional rice “Vialone nano,” and delicious wines round out the eating experience. We’ll embark on a full-flavored journey of the Veneto that will leave you in awe of the variety Northern Italy has to offer.



June 8-18, 2020


More than Paprika

In the last decade, no country has influenced our own culinary creations more than the artisanal food of Hungary. The country has an incredibly rich and varied food tradition reaching back millennia, including an Eastern European Jewish influence that’s been of great interest to us. From the regional cheeses, the incredible wines, thoughtful cured meats, and bountiful produce, to the incredible breads, pastries, and elegant multi-layered tortas, Hungary has it all. Join us and discover how much more there is to Hungarian food than its excellent paprika!

Lyon & Jura , France Cows

Lyon & Jura, France


In 1935, the noted food critic Curnonsky called Lyon "the gastronomic capital of the world." Since then, little has changed — Lyon continues to reign supreme. Lyon became the birthplace of nouvelle cuisine in the 1970s under Paul Bocuse, and in recent years was chosen to be the international capital of Gastronomy.. Boasting incredible dining experiences in Bouchons—the Lyonnais restaurants that serve local fare like sausages, duck pâté, and local wines—the city of Lyon has been a favorite for food lovers and you can count us big fans!

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Mallorca, Spain

MaY 22-30, 2020



Zingerman's Food Tours is excited to explore this special location with you! Together we will enjoy the Balearic island cuisine of fresh, daily-caught fish, fresh local vegetables, Mahón cheese, soups and stews, local cured pork, such as sobrasada and longaniza, and a variety of savory and sweet baked goods made from the prized Mallorcan wheat. Horchata made from the island’s almonds and an unparalleled orange juice round out our culinary experience ensconced in one of Europe’s most desirable destinations.


Vienna/Budapest 2020/21

Vienna & Budapest

December 28, 2020-January 2, 2021

Coming soon! We’re excited to announce our first ever New Year’s Eve holiday program. Starting in Vienna, Austria and finishing in Budapest, Hungary

December 28 2020 - January 2 2021