Kensington Market Food Tour
Friday and Saturday
In front of the Dragon City Mall
A Toronto Food Tours uniformed guide will be waiting for you when you arrive at the south-west corner of Dundas St. & Spadina Ave. in front of the Dragon City Mall. After a brief walk through old Chinatown, you will be ready to start your 4 hours tour. First you will enter the Kensington Market recognized in 2006 as a National Historic Site, the outdoor market, bordered by Little Italy and China town, has come a long way since its early beginnings as a British war hero's estate. Here your guide will give you a short Toronto history lesson before leading the way to the first of 6 stops at local eateries.
You will get to try a Toronto snack time favorite that comes in over 50 flavors. Then it is off for a quick photo op with the beautiful downtown Toronto skyline as your backdrop. Up next, we taste Toronto's latest food trend the best jerk chicken in the city. The tour continues with stops for Caribbean, Latin American, and Canadian comfort food.
Your guide will share stories of the neighborhood while showing off the vintage shops and multicultural merchants. A visit to the Lopez family's restaurant finds us feasting on authentic Mexican Tacos and frozen margaritas.
To satisfy our sweet tooth we stop by a bakery whose owner has been baking pies since she was 9. Finally, it's off to find that secret bar and enjoy a local craft beer or glass of Ontario wine ending your tour here.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (P/P)||89.00 (CAD)|
- All selected food & drinks
- Gastronomic expert guide.
- Souvenirs and personal items
- Transportation to and from tour starting/ending point.
- Please indicate any dietary restrictions or food allergies at time of booking
- Tours run in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly. A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable footwear
- Proof of age may be required, please bring government issued photo ID.
Please note tickets are final sale and are not refundable but are transferable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to purchase a ticket if I’m not eating?
Yes, all guests must purchase a ticket whether they plan to partake in the food tastings or not. Non-paying individuals will not able to join the tour for any reason. The ticket fees help cover the costs of all the food samplings and to pay for your tour guide wages, who are offering valuable commentary on historical, architectural, cultural and restaurant information during our tours.
How much walking is involved? Is it a fast paced tour?
Tours generally last between 3 to 4 hours, depending on the tour route, and participants can expect to be standing or walking for a majority of the time. We walk at a moderate pace and provide at least one sit-down location on all our tours for at least 30 minutes total during the tour.
What types of foods are served on the tour?
Food is provided by ethnic eateries, specialty food shops, and local restaurants. The type of food depends on the neighborhood that the tour is held in.