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Toronto: Great Canadian Food Tour

1. Toronto: Great Canadian Food Tour

The number one question often asked by visitors to Canada when it comes to food is: what is Canadian to eat, and where do we find it? This food tour answers these most pressing questions. Led by an expert guide, your walking food tour will lead you to 6 local shops that cover the most iconic dishes Canada has to offer. In under 2.5 hours, your guide will take you to some of the best places to taste and discover all things born and made in Canada. From your first stop at an indigenous-owned restaurant to try the iconic "Indian Taco", to the sweet butter tart. Explore Kensington Market, one of Toronto's oldest and most diverse neighborhoods, bite by bite.

Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

2. Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

Discover the local cuisine of Toronto with a visit to a famous food market and enjoy the most delectable local eats with an expert knowledge guide. After a brief introduction to Old Town Toronto (the neighborhood where your tour takes place), your guide will walk you past Berczy Park which features a stunning new fountain. From there, make your way to one of your guide's favorite coffee shops for a brew of your choice, before you visit a small sandwich shop nearby which is reputed to have the best apple cake in the world. From there,m head to St. Lawrence Market, which National Geographic once declared the “best food market in the world”. At the market, you’ll learn about the origin of Toronto’s official signature food: the peameal bacon sandwich. Celebrity chefs from Emeril to Anthony Bourdain have bitten into one of these, and now it’s your turn. Time will be spent inside St. Lawrence Market visiting vendors and sampling foods that have played an important role in the cultures of immigrants who settled there over the past two centuries. Learn about foods that have become common in this region, including how some of the favorites are virtually unknown outside of Ontario. Each food stop offers the opportunity to interact with vendors, ask questions, and learn even more from the experts. Foods throughout your tour can include butter tarts, artisanal mustard and pretzel sticks, ginger ale, Montreal-style bagels, cheese curds, pierogis, maple candy, and more. The final stop on the tour will be a local pub that has been around for decades. This spot serves creative versions of the popular French-Canadian dish known as poutine. By the end of the tour, you will not only have a better understanding of what Canadian food is, but also a little bit about what it means to be Canadian.

Ottawa: Foods of the World Exploration Game

3. Ottawa: Foods of the World Exploration Game

The city game starts at Ottawa’s Bike Cafe. It will take you between 2 to 3 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at Beyond the Pale Brewing Company. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

International Bites Through Kensington Market

4. International Bites Through Kensington Market

Please note: We have a great Vegetarian and Pescatarian menu. Unfortunately, we DO NOT have a Vegan and Gluten-free option. The most culturally diverse city on the planet means the best city to taste the world! This tour takes the worry of figuring out what to try on your ethnic food adventure. Enjoy local tastings with vegetarian and pescatarian menu options. This Toronto food tour lets you experience tastings from 6 countries in 3 hours. Each tasting is carefully chosen to give you a glimpse into the foods off the “eaten path”. Slow down and explore Toronto’s off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. Discover the culture and history of the city, just northwest of the busy Downtown area. Get away from the hustle and bustle of Yonge Street and instead dive deep into the heart of the most hip, unique, and diverse neighborhood in Toronto. After the guided tour, explore Kensington Market with confidence and take advantage of thoughtful recommendations from your local Toronto guide on the area’s full spectrum of cuisine, restaurants, entertainment, and cultural offerings.

Toronto: Chinatown and Kensington Market Guided Tour

5. Toronto: Chinatown and Kensington Market Guided Tour

Explore Toronto's most lively boroughs on a 2-hour walking tour along the charming streets of Chinatown and Kensington Market. Uncover the history of Kensington as you wander down the friendly streets of its colorful market. Admire the graffiti-covered walls along the way and sample different foods as you wander down Kensington Market's vendor-lined streets. Visit Canada's largest Chinese community, and uncover a century of fascinating history in Chinatown, where there are no McDonald's or Starbucks to be seen. After your walk, hang out around the market for a while. Pick up a unique gift, shop for vintage clothing, or simply enjoy the colorful surroundings.

Toronto: 2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

6. Toronto: 2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

Canada is often described as a “cultural mosaic”—Toronto exemplifies this diversity. Explore the fascinating neighborhoods of Toronto with an expert guide on a 2-hour walking tour. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. Explore booming Chinatown, with its novelty tea shops, ethnic markets, and stunning street art. Continue through Kensington Market, the definition of the Canadian melting pot. Explore and taste more specialty food stops than you can count (optional tastings at own cost). Fall in love with the eclectic shops through diverse authentic streets. If you are a curious local, a “New Canadian” or just a visiting for the day, you'll enjoy the walk of a lifetime. Some other highlights include Campbell House, Consulate General of the United States, Art Gallery of Ontario, Lucky Moose Food Mart, Ten Ren, Moonbeam Coffee, Tom’s Place, Nu Bugel, Otto’s Berliner Döner, Kiever Synagogue, just to name a few.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The visit is great! Jason is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and its history. You will be entitled to many anecdotes :) We were able to take our time and the visit lasted 3 hours in the end. It may seem like a lot, but it goes by very quickly! Also during the visit we were only 3 which was very pleasant. I absolutely loved it, and recommend 100%.

Amazing tour with Jason, he was so attentive, kind and interesting (and fun), he knows so much about these city and learned us quite well ! The tour worth the price ! I recommande it to discover the city and precisely China town and Kensington market deeply !

Tour was excellent! William was very knowledgeable on the area and the history of the food. All the food was fresh and hot! The portions served were larger than anticipated. Very good tour. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

What a unique experience! William is an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable about the different international cuisines and the history behind the Kensington Market.

Our guide Jessica was the bomb, and all the food was delicious and fun.