With the obvious draw of sampling a lot of food, you’ll find that food tours are filled with history, culture, and sightseeing. You’ll also get to meet other hungry travellers and have the opportunity to interact with a passionate, local guide.
We came up with a list of reasons why booking a food tour should be on your to-do list.
Eat the world
Toronto is home to 230 different nationalities which has been shaped by waves of newcomers. This is demonstrated in our diverse food scene where you can find also every cuisine available from trendy restaurants with big-name chefs to family-owned eateries that have been in business for a long time. The city is made up of many ethnic enclaves even with gentrification changing the dynamics. There is several large Chinatowns including one of the oldest that stretches along Spadina and Dundas West, Greektown on the Danforth, Little India on Gerrard Street, Portugal Village on Dundas Street West and College Street, Little Tibet in Parkdale, and Little Poland on Roncesvalles, etc. These neighbourhoods continue to exemplify some of the best places to eat for both locals and visitors. Going on food tour with us provides a look into the heart of these communities, where you can try different foods while learning about their cultural significance along with the immigrant experience.
Maximize your time
With so many interesting things to do and see in Toronto, our tours are a great way to help maximize the time you have. We pack a lot into our tours and guests always leave with full bellies and a good sense of a neighbourhood. Our food tours are usually around three hours long and include six to seven food stops, widening the amount of foods you can try within a brief amount of time. Our tours are all located downtown making it very easy to walk to other attractions and neighbourhoods once the tour is finished. We also offer private tours where the timing can be customized to suit even the busiest schedule.
Get the inside scoop
Our guides are a wealth of knowledge and they are always happy to answer questions from the guests. Whether you are looking for fun things to do in the city or suggestions for unique bars and restaurants, our guides always know the best places to go. For visitors, our guides can help them avoid tourist traps and offer some popular local haunts instead. For locals, you can discover some new hot spots and hidden gems in the city. Getting the inside scoop from a passionate food loving local is one of the best parts of a food tour!
Support local, small businesses
When you purchase a ticket to our food tours your dollar has a tremendous impact in supporting the local economy. In addition to being a small business ourselves, all of our food partners include independent restaurateurs, artisan food makers, as well as mom-and-pop shops. They each bring unique services and products, create meaningful jobs and contribute to the overall livelihood of the community.
A memorable gift
Our food tours are a fun way to treat yourself but they also make for an excellent gift. Gifting an experience not only guarantees that the gift will be truly unique but it is also a gift that will be put to good use. We offer gift cards for all our tours and the monetary amount can be transferred between our different tours, ensuring that guests will always get the experience they want. Our Gift Certificates never expire and they can be purchased easily online. Guests can pick a day that is convenient for their schedule and tours are available year round. Spending an afternoon on a food tour is an experience your friends and family will be sure to remember.