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What is a foodie? UK foodie tour with tastecard.


Dylan Mitchell

At tastecard, we like to think of ourselves as foodies. We enjoy the finest ingredients and a whole host of different cuisines. But, what is a foodie? We’re sure you’ve probably heard of the term before and you may even think you’re one. Can you truly call yourself a foodie, though? Read on to find out answers and pick up some restaurant tips to try out for yourself!

Two friends cooking a meal in the kitchen

What is a foodie?

Being called a foodie is a compliment! It’s a friendly term to describe somebody with a passion for food. If you’re a foodie, you’re enthusiastic and excited about trying new dishes and cuisines. This often means searching for obscure restaurants to find the perfect dining experience.

A foodie may also appreciate home cooking with an artistic touch to each dish, but more often than not, will find a fabulous restaurant to experience, possibly for the first time. Being a foodie doesn’t just involve being interested in food; it could become a hobby or even a job. Many people blog about their food experiences, earning an income, while many will regularly attend food events and festivals to sample new tastes.

You may even seek out new skills and join cooking classes to discover new tastes and ingredients. If all of this sounds like you, it means you’re a foodie. Welcome to the club!

Friends dining out at a restaurant

How does tastecard suit a foodie?

As a foodie, you’ll no doubt be thinking about the next new restaurant you can try. Well, at tastecard, we strive to provide the very best dining experiences all around the UK with discounts included. Whether you’re in London, Glasgow, Manchester or Nottingham, you can easily find a selection of interesting restaurants by downloading the tastecard app.

Once you’re in, you’ll be able to browse our full list of restaurants to your heart’s content. With amazing discounts on offer – including 2 for 1, 25% and 50% off – you’ll be able to find a new culinary destination every night of the week!

While your cupboards may be full of recipes to try, with such amazing savings on offer, tastecard is the ideal helping hand for a hungry foodie.


To start any day, a foodie must enjoy a hearty breakfast! If you’re in London, we know just a spot where you can get 2 for 1 savings on your bill and a delicious breakfast. The Kitchen in Walthamstow offers a stunning array of breakfast and brunch options, including cocktails if you fancy starting the day with some fizz!

Whether you want a breakfast bun with all of the fillings, an egg burrito or smashed avocado, you’ll find what you’re looking for here – and with a big tastecard discount!

What if you’re up north in Manchester, though? Start the day with a sumptuous meal at Dulce Core Cafe Bar and choose from egg dishes, croissants, French toast, pancakes and more. They also serve fantastic coffees and milkshakes and with your tastecard membership, you can enjoy 25% off your total bill.

Riverlife Edinburgh


Our UK foodie tour now takes us to dinner time – every foodie’s favourite time of day. If you’re in Edinburgh, either as a local or a visitor, you’ll be amazed at the number of restaurants there are to choose from on the tastecard app. Both independent, family-run establishments and chains offer you discounts. 

If you’re looking for some stunning flavour in your dishes and to try a cuisine you may not have sampled before, we recommend heading to Riverlife. Not only do you get a 2 for 1 discount on your meal, but you’ll be able to open your tastebuds up to an amazing menu that’s filled with French and Caribbean-themed dishes, specifically dishes from the island of Guadeloupe.

Shall we head back down south (really south)? You Southampton foodies will be delighted with your tastecard offers, with Ottoman Kitchen a particular favourite. Get 25% off your food bill at this divine Turkish restaurant, where your mouth will water just at the sight of the meat being cooked on the grill. What more could you ask for?

Papa Americana Dessert London


You couldn’t have a foodie tour around the UK without having dessert to top off a fun day. We’ll end our journey back where we started. In London, you’ll find a whole host of lovely restaurants that focus entirely on desserts, but we fancy mentioning Papa Americana on Whitechapel Road. With ice creams in a range of unique flavours, cookie dough and cakes, there’s not much more a foodie could want for dessert.

Gifting tastecard gift for foodies.

If you’re not a foodie yourself but you know someone who is, why not give them a gift of food? You can buy a tastecard membership for somebody you love as a gift. Choose from three, six and 12 month-memberships to treat a foodie in your life!

Or, if you fancy becoming a foodie after reading this guide, you can subscribe to tastecard with ease. What are you waiting for? Save money on food, coffee, cinema tickets and attractions with us.

Images sourced directly from partners and/or their Instagram accounts. All restaurants available on tastecard at the time of publishing.