There are many reasons to love Toronto—the attractions, the people, the sports. But, one of the things that stands out the most is its sheer diversity. Toronto is a melting pot of cultures and that equates to it being a hotspot for great food.
There are many fine dining restaurants and casual cafes you can head to if you want some good food in Toronto. But, we’d recommend a food tour. That way, you’ll get samples from a variety of eateries. You’ll also get a history of the foods you’re sampling.
Keep reading to learn about some food tours in Toronto that’ll make your taste buds rejoice.
Culinary Adventure Co.: Little India and Gerard East Food Tours
The Little India and Gerard East Food Tours by Culinary Adventure Co. allows participants to delve deep into the multiculturalism of the city.
The three-hour tour includes 20 tastings in six fine-food shops, bakeries and restaurants. It includes stops for Pakistani kabobs, South Indian dosas, Mango Lassi and Butter Naan.
You’ll also meet with hip food artisans making delectable gourmet doughnuts, serving local cheese and charcuterie and more.
During this tour, you’ll learn about the explosion of this culinary district. You’ll also view an exclusive, behind-the-scenes kitchen demonstration and learn about the health and wellness benefits of your favourite spices.
The cost is $99 for adults, $94 for seniors and $94 for children ages 6-12.
Tasty Tours: Toronto’s Ultimate Chocolate Tour
Are you a chocolate lover? If so, Tasty Tours’ Ultimate Chocolate Tour is perfect for you!
The tour includes a sampling of chocolates & chocolate-based goodies. In the past, participants have tried cupcakes, hot chocolate and macarons. The guided tour provides the history of chocolates and even offers a chocolate tasting lesson.
At the end of the tour, you’ll get to bring home the famous Toronto Truffle AKA Toffle—a unique Toronto dessert only available on a Tasty Tour.
The cost is $59 per person, $45 for kids 7-12 years and free for kids under 7.
Chopsticks + Forks: The Kensington Market Signature International Food Tour
Since Toronto is so diverse, you may want to go on a food tour in which you can taste all the diversity. Chopsticks + Forks offers a Kensington Market Signature International Food Tour which allows participants to get a taste of foods from around the world. It spans eight countries and five continents in two and a half hours.
Dishes include Ojibway-style frybread, Tibetan momos, Jamaican patties and Chilean empanadas. The tour also includes a vegetarian option.
It costs $79 for adults, $55 for children ages 8-12 and $35 for kids 7 and under.