Gourmet food tours are becoming a popular trend in Canada’s capital. One of the best ways to learn about a city is exploring local food markets, neighbourhood produce and dishes and to meet the local talent. By taking a gourmet food tour, you can meet chefs, food artisans and try local cuisine.
One company that does the tours in the area is C’est Bon, who offer walking tours throughout the national capital region’s vibrant food scene. Here is a look at the current offerings for food with C’est Bon.
Where do the tours visit?
The tours require a minimum of five people. The tours explore Preston Street, the ByWard Market of Ottawa, Chinatown, Glebe neighbourhoods and Wellington West. Eddy Street in old Gatineau is another stop that’s made. These outings last from an hour to two and a half hours each and are walking tours which means you should dress for the weather.
Taste of Chinatown Tour
You can check out Ottawa’s Chinatown through the Taste of Chinatown Tour on Saturdays from 1:30pm-4pm. You’ll visit several restaurants, food artisans and stores to try Chinatown favourites. Learn about Chinatown’s people, culture and food for $55 plus tax.
Sweets of Wellington Street Food Tour
On Sundays from 10:30am-1pm, you can join in on the Sweets of Wellington Street Food Tour for $55 plus tax. Wellington West and Hintonburg are two of the finest sections of Ottawa to experience new culinary talent.
Chocolate Lover’s Tour
If you love chocolate, try the Chocolate Lover’s Tour on Saturdays from 1:30-3pm for only $40 plus tax. You’ll stop by the ByWard Market and tour some of the best chocolate shops in Ottawa.
Glebe Food Tour
One of the oldest and most beautiful Ottawa neighbourhoods is the host of the Glebe Food Tour, available Saturdays from 10:30am-1pm for $55 plus tax. The area’s great food options are a local secret.