A food tour that comes to you? And brings a sampling of local flavors with it? Yes, please. Global Tours Connect presents curated experiences ($39-$175) that ship directly to your door.
"These food tours in a box make wonderful gifts and are a fun way to 'visit' a destination from the comfort and safety of your home," said Midgi Moore, owner of Juneau Food Tours. Moore partnered with Lauren McCabe Herpich, founder and owner of Oakland, Calif.-based Local Food Adventures, to launch the first industry-forward collaborative online booking platform created by tour operators, for tour operators.
"If visiting Alaska is your dream, you can have wild Alaska salmon, reindeer sausage, kelp marmalade and other goodies," said Moore. "Each box is designed to reflect the food, history and flavors of its respective community.
"As leisure travel is slowly returning, sending a Food Tour in a Box is a great way to whet the appetite on where to visit next."
A Home for the Holidays box gives displaced Cincinnatians all the tastes they crave, with treats hand-selected from historic Findlay Market. New York City has the sweet tooth on your list covered with its cookie snack pack, featuring Italian-, Chinese- and NYC-themed sugar cookies. A Box of Sunshine transports gift recipients straight to West Palm Beach through coconut rum cake and other yummies.
Both individual boxes and subscriptions are available. Global Tours Connect is constantly updating its food tour destinations. Check the website to see the latest menu of offerings.