Toronto is Canada’s hub of innovation and cultural diversity, making it one of the best cities to enjoy a food tour on holiday. For decades, this ever-evolving city has been a draw to people from around the world and districts like Koreatown, Little Italy, and Corktown are living proof.
Whether it’s enjoying funky fusion foods (Jamaican-Italian at Rasta Pasta in Kensington Market, anyone?) or riding the wave of the latest food craze, these food tours in Toronto will help you enjoy all the foodie delights Toronto has to offer. Our selections were based on prices, customer reviews, and the likelihood of it leaving you with a taste to visit Toronto!
FROM: C$89/per person
Learn Toronto’s history in the tastiest way: a three-hour walking tour in Old Toronto and St. Lawrence Market. The tour is a combination of history, architecture, and food tasting. Your local guide will share his knowledge of the city, with historical tidbits about Toronto’s abolitionist movement, the Prohibition era underground whiskey tunnel, and the city’s own Flatiron Building. While visiting a dozen market vendors, you’ll taste new foods and sample Canadian twists on classic delicacies. Sample Toronto’s Jewish bagels, Ukrainian pierogis, Indian treats, local cheese and Canadian-style bacon to understand more about the cultural mosaic that defines Hogtown.
From C$48/ per person
Explore Toronto’s Old Town while learning how beer has influenced the city’s development throughout history. The four-hour walking tour starts outside the Hockey Hall of Fame and continues through three of Toronto’s favourite pubs, including the beloved Mill Street Brewery. Each pub offers local brews that tell a story of how beer has helped Torontonians survive fire, war, depression, cholera, and rebellion in the past. After grabbing some samples at St. Lawrence Market, you’ll make your way to the hip Distillery District. The restored Victorian-era buildings once housed Gooderham & Worts whiskey distillery and is now home to more than 70 cultural and retail establishments.
From C$110/ per person
For Torontonians, brunch isn’t just a meal–it’s a lifestyle. This 4-hour walking tour through the King and Queen West–recently named as one of the world’s hippest neighbourhoods by Vogue Magazine–will transport you through this popular weekend ritual. From coffee and pastries at a independent coffee shop, to eggs benedict and an Italian Bomba, you’ll leave feeling ready to take on the rest of your day. Of course, your brunch isn’t complete without a custom made Caesar, Canada’s spicy national cocktail.
From $76/ per person
If you’re curious about how Toronto got the Hogtown nickname, this three-hour food tour is perfect for you. You’ll visit three restaurants and a butcher shop to indulge in pig-inspired dishes, including Toronto’s signature sandwich: peameal bacon. Starting at the Hockey Hall of Fame, you’ll get to know Toronto’s history and learn why pigs are so important to the city. It’s a wonderful tour and perfect for anyone who enjoys pork products and you’ll get a great framework to continue your personal discovery of Toronto.
From C$23/ per person
This one-hour tour of Toronto’s Distillery District is heavy on the knowledge but easy on the wallet. You’ll learn about the Victorian Industrial architecture and understand more about Gooderham & Worts, which was once the largest distillery in the world. You’ll head to Soma Chocolate to taste some of the city’s best, and Mill Street Brewery for beer tasting. Hit the cobblestone streets to understand more about the districts impact on the development of Toronto as a whole.