Niagara Culinary Tours offers the unique experience of a walking food tour. Think of it as speed dating with restaurants! We offer a blend of culture, food and history. Enjoy what Niagara’s locally owned and operated restaurants have to offer. Each Niagara Culinary Tour will visit several local restaurants where you will have a taste of Niagara cuisine and meet chefs, owners and friendly hospitality professionals. Along the way your guide will talk about the history of the area and point out cultural landmarks. You will get a chance to eat, walk and embrace your inner foodie! Realizing how incredibly lucky they are to live in Niagara, Steven and Kimberley- the founders of Niagara Culinary Tours, knew this was a wonderful way to share their good fortune with others. We have so many chefs known for being locavores, an area steeped in history, surrounded by VQA wines and the Niagara Escarpment. Whether you are a visiting world traveller, a day tripper or a local who wants to stop and smell the prosciutto, Niagara Culinary Tours is for you!
Niagara Culinary Tours offers 3 different tours:
St Catharines :
This 2 ½ hour walking food tour blends just the right amount of history, culture, food and wine facts to create a perfect balance. Food stops in the downtown core may include, a trip to the St Catharines market to visit one of our culinary partners, a fine dining restaurant that has been in business for over 25 years, a bite of ethnic cuisine and maybe even a stop at the city’s first brewpub whose house made food is a well kept local secret. This area is on the cusp of some very exciting changes with a new performing arts centre and arena being built. It is an area with tremendous energy and vibrancy that sometimes gets overlooked. Let us introduce you to the passion and personalities that make this neighborhood so unique. Niagara Culinary Tours will visit a minimum of 4 restaurants and provide broad food samplings. Your tour includes all food and there will be water available during some of the tour stops. Most will find that this is enough food to be comfortably full.
Niagara Falls :
This 3 hour walking food tour celebrates the marriage of Italian-Canadian food and culture in Niagara Falls. Beautiful vistas, gardens and a bit of pasta, now That's Amore! Our walk takes us through a little know short cut down to the park lands beside the falls. Take in the botanical beauty, learn a little history and work up an appetite! Our next stops will be to visit our specially chosen culinary partners where you will sample some very tasty Italian cuisine. * this tour operates as Niagara Urban Adventures.
- One of Niagara's only food tours.
- See Niagara Falls in a different way - through the local Italian-Canadian food culture!
- Enjoy Italian culinary mainstays such as meatballs and homemade pizza
- Meet local Italian chefs and restaurant owners
- Explore Niagara Parks with a licensed local guide for unique horticultural and architectural views of the Falls
A 3 hour walking tour led by a local Niagara guide. You will visit 4 culinary partners and enjoy food samplings at each one. Your tour includes all food and there will be water available during some of your tour stops. At the end of this tour you should find yourself comfortably full.
Niagara on the Lake:
Enjoy a picturesque 3-3.5hour walk along the streets of Old Town. This tour focuses on both history and culture while introducing you to fantastic flavours of local food. Each Niagara Culinary Tour will visit several local restaurants where you will have a taste of Niagara cuisine and meet chefs, owners and friendly hospitality professionals. Along the way your guide will talk about the history of the area and point out cultural landmarks. They will also talk about farm to table, current food and wine trends and of course Niagara VQA wines. You will find yourself comfortably full by the end of the tour. You will get a chance to eat, walk and embrace your inner foodie!
The new Niagara on the Lake tours run Thursday to Sunday with a start time of 1:30 p.m. The walk is a flat 3-4 km loop. We will finish within a block of where we start. Vegetarian option is available upon request.