There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Toronto, Canada. From Fort York to the Royal Ontario Museum, there are more than enough things to occupy a traveler for weeks on end. How about going on a delicious food tour to structure your exploration of the city? You’ll get a taste of some of the best food in North America, learn a bit about the city’s history, and see some of Toronto’s iconic sights and neighborhoods in the process. Here’s Trip101’s list of the best food tours in Toronto. Give one a try while you’re there.
This informative and delicious tour begins with coffee and croissants at a local cafe. You’ll spend the next three hours walking through Old Toronto and the St. Lawrence Market sampling 14 different scrumptious treats. The menu includes bagels, pierogies, artisan cheeses, and other special local favorites. The tour introduces visitors to the city’s history while giving them a taste of the very best food this multi-cultural metropolis has to offer. Important cultural stops such as the city’s first church are included on the itinerary. Learn about the city’s fascinating history, including the clown riots and its abolitionist past.
St. Lawrence Market and Old Toronto Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
You get to choose between two great options for this tantalizing lunchtime walking tour. Spend three hours discovering the scrumptious food of Greektown or Leslieville with a local professional chef. The part of town is up to you. Home to Toronto’s growing film industry, Leslieville is fast becoming one of the trendiest locations in Toronto. The Taste of Danforth, Canada’s largest street festival, comes to life in your other choice—Greektown. With both tours you’ll taste great food, sip delicious wine, and peak into kitchens responsible for serving up some of the most sought after food in Toronto.
Culinary Walking Tour of Greektown or Leslieville
Duration: 3 hours
Spend an afternoon learning all about pork. Your afternoon of tasting begins at St. Lawrence Market where you’ll have the opportunity to sample a peameal bacon sandwich. Over the course of this three-hour journey, you’ll feast on bacon, pork, and sausage culinary masterpieces created by three of Toronto’s best restaurants for meat lovers. The tour includes a visit to a local organic butcher where you’ll learn about sustainable animal husbandry and how to identify high quality meat.
Toronto: St Lawrence Market to Queen West Food Tour
Duration: 3 hour
Learn all about beer and its frothy influence on Toronto’s history during this four-hour walking tour. The excursion stops by three traditional Canadian pubs and makes a detour through the St. Lawrence Market so you can grab a quick bit to eat. Beer tasting at the famous Mill Street Brewery and a few establishments in the trendy Distillery District are on the itinerary.
Small-Group Toronto Beer Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Let a professional chef guide you through the streets of Toronto’s Little Italy during this delicious dinner outing. Sip drinks with names inspired by the prohibition era at a secret bar to start the evening. Signature dishes from a number of different restaurants make up your multi-course progressive dinner. You’ll have the opportunity to greet chefs and tour kitchens at various stops along the way.
Small-Group Gourmet Dinner Tour of Toronto's Little Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Fusion inspired appetizers, chocolate, and craft beer are just some of the treats you’ll have the opportunity to sample during this mouthwatering tour. Taste 10 different creations from eight local establishments as you discover Corktown and the Distillery District on this food-centered walking tour. Explore Toronto’s new Canary District during the outing.
Corktown and Distillery Historic District Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Brunch in style in a popular Toronto neighborhood with a knowledgable local chef at your side. Get the inside scoop on the city’s best restaurants, cafes, and bars from an expert. Learn where to find one of the best chocolate chip cookies in Ontario. Have a slice of double-smoked bacon pizza for lunch and sample local artisan Canadian cheeses. Save room for a special Italian Nutella treat at the end.
Toronto's Original Brunch Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
This tour offers two delicious choices to curious food lovers interested in exploring Toronto’s famous ethnic cuisine. Spend an evening discovering the secrets of the city’s Indian or Greek food culture. Sample the creations at three local eateries during the Greektown tour including a local dive famous for its gyros and a small family owned restaurant. If lamb meatballs, calamari, stuffed grape leaves, taramasalata, tatziki, sckordalia, spanakopita, and loukoumades dripping with honey whet your appetite, then this is the tour for you.
The Little India excursion includes tastings at three delicious local restaurants and a street food surprise along the way. Enjoy Pakistani Kebabs and Chaat Papri. Try southern Indian dishes like Paper Marsala Dosa and Channa Batura. Don’t miss this opportunity to try Hakka cuisine from the region close to the Chinese border.
Evening Ethnic Food Tours of Greektown or Little India
Price: from 90.85 USD
Bring your appetite to this intriguing tour where you’ll get to sample eight different tasty treats during an afternoon at Toronto’s Kensington Market. Come ready to sink your teeth into mouth-watering chicken dishes, Canadian comfort food, and a few flaky empanadas. There will be Caribbean, Portuguese, Mexican, and Latin American options to choose from. Learn about Toronto’s vibrant immigrant communities from your guide while exploring the market.
Kensington Market Afternoon Food Tour
A delicious way to explore a multi-cultural city
Toronto is a thriving, modern, multicultural city. The old blends with and welcomes the new in this diverse and welcoming metropolis. Rituals around food say a great deal about a society. And exploring Toronto with these tours is a fantastic way to learn more about the mosaic of cultures that together make this city the wonderful place that it is.
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