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Taste the North West


“We are right in the middle of the cream horn versus cream finger debate, and it’s a bit of craic locally. Doherty’s Bakery produces fresh cream horns. Thanks to Derry Girls, there’s a bit of history, culture, and heritage added to the cream horn now that it’s part of pop culture. On the ‘The Derry Girls Food Tour’, we want fans of the famous show to taste the food memories from Derry Girls and enjoy the craic of whipping up a cream horn ’.”

We have recreated a unique take on the food memories shared in the ‘Derry Girls’ show with the best food experiences in the North West. The Derry Girls Food tour is available from Taste the North West from June 25th.

Seed To Spoon Tour Taste The North West


Discover the back story of the most successful chefs in Derry. Learn about how their passion for food has transformed the City into a world-renowned food and drink destination. Each chef has their own unique story to share about how their taste has been translated into the best food experiences in the North West.  Follow this city centre tour around Derry’s “class” food and drink spots and meet the people behind the menus.

When it comes to food and drink, we can’t wait to “slabber” about what we have to offer. It’s “no bother” for our enthusiastic guides to navigate you through streets and alleyways discovering lite bites and tasty tipples. This tour is worth “mouthing to all your muckers about”.

It will showcase the humour, personality and character that Derry is famous for and you will be stuffed to the gills at the end of the tour.


Step outside the Walled City and discover the stories of our local produce from seed to spoon. This unique journey will showcase the stories of Irish foods homegrown in the North West of Ireland.

At Taste the North West “we are all lured” to showcase local delicacies and connect our visitors with the story behind the best food and drink our region has to offer.

These tasty treats offer a rich history and personal story of the land, the people and the passion of our produce. Embrace country and coastal living to discover the powerful flavours our soils and seas produce to get any mouth-watering!

Seed To Spoon Tour Taste The North West


Taste the history of Derry walking tour of the Walled City featuring true stories from Derry’s famous sons & daughters of their food memories of the town they love so well. Derry’s famous sons and daughters have been packing their bags and moving abroad to search for greener pastures. Our talent, drive and determination have presented unique opportunities abroad. Although we keep returning where we find comfort and good memories. This is reflected in the food we crave when stepping back on these inviting shores so “lock your jaws around this tour”

Here at Taste the North West, this tour gives you the opportunity to taste the food history and heritage that make the Walled City a must for foodie lovers near and far.

Wild Atlantic Spirit

Derry Gin DANDER

Our guides will invite to dander along to the story of Irish gin.

Join us for an afternoon infused with local gins where we dander through Derry on its’ historic streets, visiting traditional pubs and quirky bars overlooked by the City’s famous walls. The “craic will be 90” which our passionate hosts while delving into our delicious gins.

Meet at the iconic Guildhall, walk up bustling Waterloo Street and sip across Castle Street. The tour will finish at the Derry Girl’s mural in the beating heart of the City. The tasting experience will include 6 Irish gins. Learn more about the “belter” botanicals which give gin its’ flavour. Taste and smell to enhance your senses and passion for your continuous gin journey.

Four Provinces Wild Whiskey Walk

Join us on an exploration of Irish whiskey across the four provinces of Ireland. Learn all about the 4 different types of Irish whiskey: Malt; pot still; grain and blended. Discover how they are distilled and what gives them their unique flavours and learn the story behind “Uisce Beatha” the Water of Life.

The tour suits whiskey lovers and novices alike as we explore and learn to recognise a distinctive taste and develop a nose and palette for the world’s best whiskey. A civilised way to get “a few sheets to the wind”

Irish whiskey is a great match for seafood, cheese, smoked and roasted meats, and desserts. This tour includes 6 samples and fabulous food pairings.

At taste the North West “we are all lured” to announce and showcase are undiscovered tastes and tales to culturally immerse our visitors in the best food and drink our region has to offer.

Irish Gin Ramble

Book your Irish Gin Tour and experience a unique Irish gin journey through the hills of Donegal that meet the Wild Atlantic Way with its’ dramatic, majestic and rugged coastline at Slieve League (Sliabh Liag).

Our adventure will begin at the historic Walled City at one of its’ newest luxury boutique hotels with a Jawbox gin and a blood orange Mimosa before driving across the border into Donegal. Our journy will take us to a craft distillery in West Donegal where the Gin is  infused with the Atlantic’s seaweed and Irish botanicals, a true Irish taste sensation!

A picnic lunch at one of Ireland’s best kept secrets and a signature point on the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s highest sea cliffs, Sliabh Liag. Walk amongst the clouds with the panorama of blue sky and ocean melting together.

This tour involves walking so bring comfortable clothing and walking boots.

Secret Sips Cocktail Experience

This unique experience is not to be missed by cocktail enthusiasts. Derry’s experienced mixologists share exclusive cocktails infused with the tastes and tales of the City.

Be in the company with Derry’s most outrageous cocktail host of serious “banter” that will keep you “buzzing” for the 3 hour tour.

Discover our newest cocktail venues in the North West and sip exclusive cocktails mixed especially for our wee tour. Hear stories that have shaken, stirred and shaped Derry’s vibrant cocktail scene all in the safe knowledge that you’ll be “carted” home by our experienced guides. 


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