Are there any gourmets and food lovers here? How about people who would like to discover Alsatian gastronomy? I bet that you do and I have a good idea for an activity for you guys! How about trying Tasty Trip, a foodie walk in Strasbourg?
The concept is simple. After buying a Tasty Trip booklet each, you’ll follow the booklet itinerary at your own rhythm, leading you to interesting sites in Strasbourg, but also of course to different shops and restaurants, where you will of course enjoy each time… a tasting! On the menu, you will discover many Alsatian specialties. You’ll start with a mini-kugelhopf, and then taste craft beer, Alsace wine, a pretzel, bredele, gingerbread, regional cheese, Alsatian charcuterie, a mini-pâtisserie made of a fromage blanc tart and finally… foie gras!
The products are of very good quality: the places you’ll be visiting are for the most of them, Strasbourg institutions offering tasty specialties. The quantities are quite variable, but they are sometimes very generous: I can tell you that you will eat a lot (too much?), if you do the whole tour. Prepare yourself for the tour with a light lunch or diner and spend the whole afternoon, to have time to go to all the places. I would actually recommend to spread out the tastings on two days (you are allowed to!), to eat less and avoid switching too much between sweet and savoury.
The Tasty Trip booklet is generally well done, even if it’s not very clear at the beginning (but a new version is under development). Very interesting explanations are provided about each specialty tasted, but also about the famous sites on your walk. It’s a good way to learn while you play, learning during your foodie walk!
- A nice and interesting foodie walk
- Good quality Alsatian specialties
- Excellent value
I liked a little less
- It’s not always possible to chat with the owners: it really depends from one shop to the next!
- In one afternoon, it was a lot of alternating between sweet and savoury!
My pictures of the foodie walk in Strasbourg with Tasty Trip
Prices and booking
The Tasty Trip booklet is sold 12€ per booklet (per person). You won’t pay anything afterwards at the different shops (except of course if you buy something after the tasting!). The walk is organised for 5 people maximum, to avoid the shops being too busy.
The Tasty Trip foodie walk is completely independent. The different shops opening times can be found in the guide. Try and avoid lunch time, as the shops and restaurants are usually quite busy.
The walk starts from Place de la Cathédrale in Strasbourg. It is located in the heart of the pedestrian area, on the central island. Stop Langstross Grand’Rue (tram A and D) / Broglie (tram B, Candt F) / Corbeau (bus 10).