Updated October 28, 2019
Toronto is heaven for foodies—if you know where to look. Each neighborhood has its own distinct flavor, from traditional Greek fare on the Danforth, sumptuous Italian along College, and experimental fusion at Ossington and Dundas. With so many restaurants, fast food joints, and local organic boutiques, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s where food tours come in.
Skip the headaches and the lines by following Toronto’s professional chefs and foodies alike. Check out our list of the top food tours in Toronto and taste something new!
Dive into Toronto’s rich cultural past on this tour through the exploration of diverse food and history. Beginning at the doors of St. Lawrence Market, you’ll get to sample fascinating delicacies ranging from local Ontario cheese to “Indian Candy” while meeting the city’s friendly locals. Whether you’re just visiting, or were born and raised in Toronto, you’re guaranteed to discover a new favorite treat and hear a few entertaining stories to share with your friends.
In Toronto, brunch is far more than just a meal—it’s a way of life. This tour is set in the “boujee” brunch-central neighborhood in the west part of the city, where you’ll be immersed in the modern traditions of Torontonians. Discover our classic national drink and take some Instagram-worthy candid shots at one of the city’s most unexpected tourist attractions: Graffiti Alley!
Pizza is an entire food group itself, right? Right. With so many possibilities for toppings, crusts, and preparation styles, the options are endless. Ever wondered how a wood fire cooked pizza differs from one cooked in a gas oven? On this pizza tour, you’ll get to taste six unique pizzas paired with a fine selection of Italian drinks, and you’ll go home feeling satisfied.
If you’ve ever been intrigued by those traditional Hong Kong dim sum restaurants but were too intimidated to step foot into one, this is the food tour for you. Chinatown in Downtown Toronto is only one of the seven Chinatowns in the GTA and is a hub for delicious and affordable Chinese food. It can be overwhelming to navigate at first, but an experienced guide will ensure that you get the full authentic experience. Captivate yourself in the diverse Chinese cuisines and culture as you sample the best char siu baos, dry-fried squid, and popular dim sum dishes.
Starting with the 19th century Irish community in the east end, the cobblestone streets of Toronto have developed into the world’s largest distillery. On this food tour, you’ll get to taste test several foreign cuisines, try artisanal dark chocolate, and sip on some delicious craft beer. As a bonus, the well-preserved industrial architecture of the area and history makes for an unforgettable experience.
Be treated like a VIP guest on this VIP food tour of Little Italy’s finest restaurants. With recipes passed down for generations and dishes crafted from scratch, it’s like spending an afternoon in Italy. Discover Calabrian charcuterie, Sicilian-inspired meatballs, and Toronto’s Italian Walk of Fame! On this tour, there are 12 dishes to try with carefully selected wine pairings, ending with a tasty stop at Toronto’s oldest gelateria.
Kensington Market is the most diverse and lively neighborhood in Toronto. This VIP food tour takes you on an intimate food journey across five continents in just a few hours. Sample an assortment of distinctive Swedish, Tibetan, Indigenous, Jamaican, and Ethiopian dishes and learn about just some of the different cultures that can all be found in this part of Toronto.
Tandoori, curry, and spices – Indian food is just as colorful, vibrant, and eclectic as their culture. Did you know that butter chicken is not actually a traditional Indian dish? Learn more about the complexities of Indian cuisine on the food tour of Toronto’s Little India, where you’ll be served freshly baked naan bread straight from the oven and iconic Indian street food. It doesn’t stop there! This tour will introduce you to India’s neighbors as well, through the sampling of Pakistani and Hakka cuisine.
This isn’t just another food tour for the serious foodie in you. The Ossington scene has changed drastically over the past decade and is home to some of the best food in the city along with a fascinating history. This trendy millennial magnet offers a little bit of everything—tapas bars, cocktail lounges, live music and more. Your expert culinary guide will take you to several different styles of restaurant to sample cuisine like “forbidden black rice”, Spanish “poutine”, and truffle gnocchi, all paired with sake, wines, and cocktails.
Named the most multicultural city in the world, Toronto has so many great food tour options to choose from. Whether you want to experience a different culture or learn more about Toronto’s history, there’s something for you in this list of 10 top Toronto food tours. Whichever tour you choose for your culinary exploration, remember to dress well for the weather, arrive hungry, and wear comfortable shoes!
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