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Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

1. Toronto: Canadian Food Discovery at the St Lawrence Market

Discover the local cuisine of Toronto with a visit to a famous food market and enjoy the most delectable local eats with an expert knowledge guide. After a brief introduction to Old Town Toronto (the neighborhood where your tour takes place), your guide will walk you past Berczy Park which features a stunning new fountain. From there, make your way to one of your guide's favorite coffee shops for a brew of your choice, before you visit a small sandwich shop nearby which is reputed to have the best apple cake in the world. From there, head to St. Lawrence Market, which National Geographic once declared the “best food market in the world”. At the market, you’ll learn about the origin of Toronto’s official signature food: the peameal bacon sandwich. Celebrity chefs from Emeril to Anthony Bourdain have bitten into one of these, and now it’s your turn. Time will be spent inside St. Lawrence Market visiting vendors and sampling foods that have played an important role in the cultures of immigrants who settled there over the past two centuries. Learn about foods that have become common in this region, including how some of the favorites are virtually unknown outside of Ontario. Each food stop offers the opportunity to interact with vendors, ask questions, and learn even more from the experts. Foods throughout your tour can include butter tarts, artisanal mustard and pretzel sticks, ginger ale, Montreal-style bagels, cheese curds, pierogis, maple candy, and more. The final stop on the tour will be a local pub that has been around for decades. This spot serves creative versions of the popular French-Canadian dish known as poutine. By the end of the tour, you will not only have a better understanding of what Canadian food is, but also a little bit about what it means to be Canadian.

Toronto: 2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

2. Toronto: 2-Hour Kensington Market Chinatown Walking Tour

Canada is often described as a “cultural mosaic”—Toronto exemplifies this diversity. Explore the fascinating neighborhoods of Toronto with an expert guide on a 2-hour walking tour. Choose to join a public tour or enjoy a private tour. Explore booming Chinatown, with its novelty tea shops, ethnic markets, and stunning street art. Continue through Kensington Market, the definition of the Canadian melting pot. Explore and taste more specialty food stops than you can count (optional tastings at own cost). Fall in love with the eclectic shops through diverse authentic streets. If you are a curious local, a “New Canadian” or just a visiting for the day, you'll enjoy the walk of a lifetime. Some other highlights include Campbell House, Consulate General of the United States, Art Gallery of Ontario, Lucky Moose Food Mart, Ten Ren, Moonbeam Coffee, Tom’s Place, Nu Bugel, Otto’s Berliner Döner, Kiever Synagogue, just to name a few.

Toronto: Chinatown and Kensington Market Guided Tour

3. Toronto: Chinatown and Kensington Market Guided Tour

Explore Toronto's most lively boroughs on a 2-hour walking tour along the charming streets of Chinatown and Kensington Market. Uncover the history of Kensington as you wander down the friendly streets of its colorful market. Admire the graffiti-covered walls along the way and sample different foods as you wander down Kensington Market's vendor-lined streets. Visit Canada's largest Chinese community, and uncover a century of fascinating history in Chinatown, where there are no McDonald's or Starbucks to be seen. After your walk, hang out around the market for a while. Pick up a unique gift, shop for vintage clothing, or simply enjoy the colorful surroundings.

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What people are saying about Toronto

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 63 reviews

The visit is great! Jason is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the neighborhood and its history. You will be entitled to many anecdotes :) We were able to take our time and the visit lasted 3 hours in the end. It may seem like a lot, but it goes by very quickly! Also during the visit we were only 3 which was very pleasant. I absolutely loved it, and recommend 100%.

Amazing tour with Jason, he was so attentive, kind and interesting (and fun), he knows so much about these city and learned us quite well ! The tour worth the price ! I recommande it to discover the city and precisely China town and Kensington market deeply !

Great way to see the market, learn about the history and taste some great food. The apple cake, pea meal sandwich, and butter tart were delicious. My guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour really great. Highly recommend.

Tim was terrific. He knew so much about the area and the food scene in Toronto. The market was amazing. The whole family had a great time!

Jason is the best tour guide ever!! I loved the total experience!