These are the best food crawls in Toronto to get a taste of the city’s top cuisine

Whether you’re touring the city for the first time or a local who is hoping to experience a bit more of Toronto’s best cuisine, a food crawl is definitely the way to do it.

When you only have a few days in Toronto, it’s hard to decide which of the city’s many neighbourhoods and plethora of one-of-a-kind restaurants are the best for spending the little amount of time you have. Food crawls are a great way to become familiar not just with Toronto’s bustling food and culture, but with some of the history that makes it so special with the help of a local. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to connect with fellow travellers or locals who are reacquainting themselves with the spaces they call home.

Check out some of these great food crawls in Toronto!

Explore the secret food history of Old Toronto

This two-and-a-half hour tour will take you through the heart of Old Toronto. You’ll get a taste of everything from sweet to savoury while exploring the St. Lawrence Market and seeing how the city’s history makes it what it is today. The five-stop Secret Food Tour: Toronto will not only have you trying some of the tastiest dishes, but will introduce you to fascinating architecture, giving you a rounded introduction to Toronto that extends beyond food.

But, of course, food crawls are mostly about the food, and this one gives tourists the best Canada has to offer, beginning with a Canadian Peameal BLT with the Canadian classic butter tart for dessert. Make a pit stop at the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame before seeing for yourself the difference made from real Canadian maple syrup. This tour runs five days a week for $79.

Taste of the best of Chinatown and Kensington Market

From Culinary Adventures Co., this food tour takes you through one of Canada’s National Historic Sites, Kensington Market, before giving you the chance to experience one of the largest Chinatownss in North America. With over 18 tastings and treats, this three-hour tour is one of the most jam-packed you’ll find in the city. Highlights include a traditional multi-course dim sum feast, Vietnamese street food, authentic Turkish hummus, deliciously sweet treats and plenty more.

Culinary Adventures Co. knows that nothing matters more than cheese, so they’re giving guests the chance to enjoy the Big Cheese Tasting Experience, providing them with a cheese tasting journal to record the tastes of a selection of artisanal Canadian cheese. This three-hour tour runs all weekend long at $86 for an adult ticket.

Eat your way through Little Italy

One of Toronto’s best neighbourhoods for small, family-owned restaurants is also one full of interesting history. Little Italy may have begun as an Italian immigrant settlement, but now you can find flavours from across the globe packed into this small neighbourhood.

Throughout the weekly Little Italy Food Tour from Tastes & Tales, guests will get an informative and fun introduction to the history, culture and, of course, food in the neighbourhood – one of Toronto’s favourites. The locations are left as a surprise, but come hungry because Tastes & Tales is promising some exceptional cuisine and will even supply some alcoholic drinks for a bit of extra fun! This tour runs every Wednesday with adult tickets going for $160.

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