The award winning Galway Food Tours have created a new experience to let people enjoy their own self-guided tours of Galway’s gastro hot spots.
Having previously created the pen and paper Galway Food Tours pocket book, Sheena and Gosia have now launched a new app to help people enjoy the taste of the west once more as the country comes back to life.
“We initially developed the pocketbook and always had the view to developing a digital way in which people can enjoy Galway Food Tours,” the duo behind the beloved service explained.
The app brings together over 40 of the suppliers who have worked with them in past, as well as Sheena and Gosia’s own views on their favourite parts of the city to take a bite out of.
“The intention of this project is for people to explore Galway through their knowledgeable eyes and with their recommendations to engage with the city’s collaborative nature.”
The self-guided Galway Food Tour gives experience, value and that insider knowledge that everyone needs to know when visiting a new place.
Some of the highlights include one of the best sourdough sandwiches in Galway from Tartare, or enjoying a glass of wine at Ruibin on the docks.
On Saturdays its Galway Market time and those world famous Boychik Doughnuts, then head out the road to Barna for a taste of Hooked Seafood with 10% off.
You can also enjoy your vouchers when you head into Tigh Neachtains for a craft beer, or some Japanese cuisine in WA Sushi, maybe a bit of shopping with The Tweed Project and their curated Irish Designs or a screen-printed teal towel from Kai Restaurant.
The pivot towards virtual tours was enabled by the support of Taste4Success Skillnet, and the new app was developed by StoryTracks.
With funding from Taste4Success Skillnet, Galway Food Tours was able to adapt their business model last year, to account for a reality where most of the hospitality industry was shut down. The Galway Food Tours app builds on that.
The Galway Food Tours App and keepsake pocket book reveals what they particularly love about Galway, it’s people, their great places to eat, drink superb wines and creamy pints; attend small, independent cultural events and share the simple pleasures in life.
Of course, there is the inside track on where to visit, eat and drink but also vouchers and discounts in their collaborative partners locations too. It’s all Galway really with illustrations by local artist Gala Tomasso.
This book has been created to highlight Galway and is one that can be treasured for years to come. The illustrations, the little inside notes and the overall sense of Galway within it means it will make its way into homes, rucksacks and tote bags across the country and world for years to come. That is the beauty of it, a true travel treasure, “said Gosia.
The Galway Food Tours Self-Guided Pocket Book is €35 and is available to buy from McCambridges, Ard Bia Restaurant, Charlie Byrnes, Coffeewerk + Press and Tigh Neachtains. For all other retailers check out Galway Food Tours across all social channels and online at www.galwayfoodtyours.com