Food and Spices Walking Tour is a monthly walking tour held in Bulgarian and English that takes citizens and visitors of Sofia for a walk along one of the longest and most diverse streets in the city – Tsar Simeon. The street is dotted with Arabic barber shops and food stores who open their doors for people of all backgrounds.
The project started in 2017, at a time when the public discourse about refugees was increasingly hostile, which resulted in the area near the street being considered as dangerous and unappealing.
During the two hour walk, participants are invited to visit two shops, an Arabic bakery and a restaurant. Through games and storytelling activities walkers not only learn more about Arabic food and culture directly from the shop owners but experience first hand their hospitality and friendliness.
The walking tour is normally held at least once a month in Bulgarian and/or English. Information about future walks can be found on our Facebook page.