Niche tourism opportunities

Food tourism


Food is vital to the Northern Ireland tourism offering. It is as important as accommodation, culture and scenery for those wishing to immerse themselves in the Northern Ireland experience.

Recent research indicates that the Northern Ireland food tourism is now worth £350 million annually to the local economy. 

Artisan food presents a chance to showcase local ingredients and dishes. It presents gift and souvenir opportunities for tourists. 


If your business depends on selling, producing or serving food, the opportunities within the tourism industry are vital to consider. This includes:

  • eating establishments
  • pubs
  • open farms
  • food producers
  • cookery schools
  • food festivals
  • food and farmer's markets
  • other key operators in the local agri-food industry

For more information on taking advantage of food tourism opportunities, see food tourism opportunities.

  • Tourism NI Industry Development
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Developed with:
  • Tourism NI