Foodies rejoice! We’ve compiled a short and sweet list of some of our favourite destinations across Canada, complete with fabulous food tours guaranteed to titillate your tastebuds. These easy city getaways will allow you to focus on what matters most–the food!
Stick to the basics with the Poutine & Smoked Meat Tour
Montreal is a hotplate of eclectic and classic eats in Canada. There is more delicious food here than one can eat in a thousand food tours…so you may as well stick with the tried, tasted, and true Poutine & Smoked Meat tour. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to sample Montreal’s signature dishes in their most iconic restaurants. Taste a world-famous smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz’s Deli and dig into a pile of poutine in the very place that invented it.
Insider tip: Pick up some of Schwartz’s signature Montreal steak spice to take home with you!
Discover something fresh and cool with Local Montreal Food Tours
If you’re done with the poutine scene, then it might be time to try something fresh with Local Montreal Food Tours. Stay on the cutting edge of Montreal’s culinary scene with a trendy tasting tour in the popular Montreal neighbourhood the Mile End, or merge tradition and innovation in the Old Port. Montreal’s innovative and imaginative chefs are always cooking up something new, and it may as well be for you!
Take a Wok Around Chinatown
Vancouver is known to feature some of the best East Asian cuisines in Canada. If you want to check out that scene, then you can’t miss out on A Wok Around Chinatown. This Vancouver food tour will give you a culinary and cultural experience led by a local chef. With a plethora of knowledge to share, chef Robert Sung walks you through the ingredients, cookware, and Chinese herbal teas! After you’ve seen it all in Vancouver, you can taste it all at a Dim Sum Lunch.
Have a grand time at Granville Market
Granville Market is a world-famous market in Vancouver featuring fresh local and exotic produce. They also have a sweet collection of artisanal goods and crafts for you to peruse. Be treated like a VIP with the Granville Island Market Foodie Tour, where you will enjoy over 20 signature Canadian tastings and an all-inclusive meal created by food artisans.
Insider tip: Be sure to check out the Granville Island Brewery while you’re there for an intro to Vancouver’s booming craft beer scene.
Be wined and dined at Okanagan’s Naramata Wine Tour
Let your tour guide/designated driver escort you from one magnificent Okanagan Valley vineyard to the next while you sample some of Canada’s top local wines and treats. Follow your wine tasting with Okanagan foodie tours like Top Cat’s Naramata Wine Tour, where you can soak it all up at a gourmet lunch set amongst fruit trees. Bring your camera to capture the epic beauty of Canada’s wine country on the West Coast.
Just keep eating in Kelowna
Kelowna Kravings is one of the Okanagan Valley’s better-known foodie tours. Learn some local history as you walk from one fabulous food destination to the next. Enjoy generous portions at five local establishments with diverse types of food. Pack pants with only the stretchiest of waistbands, you’ll need room for expansion!
Insider tip: Okanagan wine and food tours are fantastic anytime, but it’s best enjoyed during the summer months of July and August when the cherries and peaches are in season.
Dine with the pros at Toronto Food Tours
Businesses like Toronto Food Tours offer chef and bartender inspired food and drink tours led by a team of industry-experienced guides. With over ten different food tours, including tours of Little Italy, Little India, Greektown, and Old Chinatown, Toronto is a foodie’s paradise! You can also enjoy Sunday brunch tours, market tours, and distillery tours.
Be better than your friends with Foodies on Foot
Lower your carbon footprint with Foodies on Foot, Toronto’s car-free food tour company. Feel good with their Wellness Food Tour or dine and dance at their Saturday Night Supper Club tour. Folks say that food is art, but if that’s not artsy enough for you, you can always do their street food and street art tour for some authentic Toronto experiences.
Get your fine-dine on in La Belle Province
Taste the rich history of Quebec with a food tour of the oldest neighbourhood in the city, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The official Quebec Food Tour will take in the highlights of Old Quebec, while savouring traditional cuisine and local specialties like boutique crepes and terroir (traditional) products.
Take a sweet stroll in foodie traveller heaven
The Old Quebec City Food Tour takes you to visit local vendors and artisanal chefs, tasting traditional favourites and modern delights along the way. Stroll along the cobblestone streets of Quebec City and view lots of historical gems while enjoying every bite! Make it a romantic weekend getaway for two–or maybe just eat enough for two!
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