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Taste the Town

To truly enjoy a city, you need to explore its authentic neighbourhoods, understand its history and taste the local culture. What better way than on one of our personally-guided food tours, that introduce you to the iconic shops, restaurants and individuals that make Toronto so delicious.

Our Afternoon Food Tours are designed as a cultural walk and eating exploration. A mix of local history, small shops, fun stops and sit down spots. Delicious enough for a light/medium or early dinner. 4-6 stops depending on tour.

Our Dinner Food Tours are designed as a progressive, multi-course evening experience, offering extra time at each venue. Delicious enough as a full dinner with pairings (where appropriate). 3-4 stops depending on tour.

Please contact our Concierge Team for further details and reservations at toronto.concierge@ritzcarlton.com.

CHINATOWN

Discover the true heart of Toronto's largest Chinatown, from the earliest settlement to today’s bustling hot spots. There is a unique taste for everyone in Chinatown, from enjoying the city’s best Dim Sum, traditional Chinese bakeries, unique and seasonal produce to award-winning restaurants reinventing traditional Chinese classics.

At A Glance
- Discover Toronto’s authentic Dim Sum
- Enjoy mainland Chinese comfort food
- Reveal the secrets and flavours behind Asian fruit

Schedule
Tuesday – Sunday

Afternoon Food Tour
4 p.m. | $90 per guest (min. 2 guests)

Dinner Food Tour
7 p.m. | $119 per guest (min. 2 guests)

ST. LAWRENCE MARKET

Voted the #1 Food Market in the World by National Geographic, St. Lawrence Market is not to be missed. This historic area is filled with restaurants, artisans and specialty food vendors offering the unique and lively atmosphere of an authentic Farmers Market. This food tour showcases the best of the city including Toronto’s iconic Peameal Bacon Sandwich, local seafood, cheese, charcuterie and ethnic specialties.  Meet the merchants and enjoy the best bites of the city.

At A Glance
- Tour Toronto’s oldest district highlighting amazing history and incredible stories
- Meet + eat with the team behind Toronto’s iconic Peameal Bacon Sandwich
- Enjoy multiple food tastings at the best vendors in the Market

Schedule
Tuesday – Saturday

Afternoon Food Tours
2 p.m. & 4 p.m. | $90 per guest (min. 2 guests)

KOREATOWN + ANNEX

Toronto is home to one of the largest Korean populations in the world. This dynamic and delicious community is found along Toronto’s cultural corridor of Bloor St. West - an area filled with noodle shops, grocery stores, and family-run bakeries. This unique strip of Toronto also blends Asian flavours with a taste of old world European charm.

At A Glance
- Tour this dynamic area with our Culinary Guide who live in Korea
- Get up close and personal with the area’s shop owners
- Watch + sample traditional Walnut Cakes being baked fresh for you

Schedule
Tuesday – Friday

Afternoon Food Tour
4 p.m. | $90 per guest (min. 2 guests)

Dinner Food Tour
7 p.m. | $119 per guest (min. 2 guests)

KENSINGTON MARKET

If eclectic art and culture is your passion, make Kensington Market a featured stop and spend the afternoon in one of Toronto’s most diverse areas. The rich multicultural mix is obvious in its shops packed with goods from Europe, the Caribbean, Middle East, South America and Asia. Our food tour of Kensington Market is like a sensory trip around the world. It’s also a treasure trove of vintage clothing shops tucked in among unique restaurants and cafés.

At A Glance
- Visit Canada’s dynamic National Historic site filled with culture + global cuisines
- Sample flavours from Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica and more
- Enjoy vintage fashion and food shopping

Schedule
Tuesday – Saturday

Afternoon Food Tour
4 p.m. | $90 per guest (min. 2 guests)

CORKTOWN + CANARY DISTRICT

Toronto’s new downtown East known as the Canary District is evolving into the largest urban village in the city’s history and is a visionary community located adjacent to Waterfront Toronto’s spectacular new 18-acre Corktown Common park.  This tour connects you with the city’s early brewing and entertainment history, while visiting a local premium gastropub, an innovative process-free kitchen, and Toronto’s best Middle Eastern cuisine.  The tour ends with a visit to the shop of Michelin-starred trained pastry chefs.

At A Glance
- Tour Toronto’s newest neighbourhood hosting city’s most stunning urban park
- Enjoy a tasting flight of local Craft Beer + Cider with gastropub fare like no other
- Tuck into award-winning Middle Eastern cuisine

Schedule
Wednesday – Saturday

Afternoon Food Tour
3 p.m. | $90 per guest (min. 2 guests)

Dinner Food Tour
7 p.m. | $119 per guest (min. 2 guests)

DANFORTH

While grounded by the Greek community, Toronto’s Danforth area is filled with exciting new culinary trends and ethnic spots to rival any city in the world.  Enjoy a selection of flavours from Turkey, France, Italy, Ethiopia, Mexico, or Portugal during a tour of this culinary wonderland.

At A Glance
- Meet the Greek family empire behind Danforth’s dynamic culinary scene
- Learn first hand how to prepare the city’s best Italian pizza on the Eastside
- Taste the rich cuisine from Ethiopia, and a traditional tea ceremony

Schedule
Thursday + Sunday

Afternoon Food Tour
4 p.m. | $90 per guest (min. 2 guests)

Dinner Food Tour
7 p.m. | $119 per guest (min. 2 guests)

For all Taste The Town tours, please note:

WEATHER
Tours will take place rain or shine.

ACTIVITY LEVEL
Each tour will require light walking.

WHAT TO BRING
Your appetite. A camera for memories.  Comfortable shoes.

OFF THE EATEN TRACK EXTRA
Upon returning to The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto guests will have their choice of one of the following (based on 2 guests):

- Local Craft Beer
- TOCA Cheese Cave Tour
- Jasmine Snow Dragon Tea by Sloane Tea Merchants
- Specialty Cocktail