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Explore Bahamian cuisine and culture on this food and walking tour in Nassau’s historic neighborhood. Sample tasty foods at six venues – including family-owned restaurants and specialty shops. Sip on locally produced teas while you nibble on classic conch fritters and Bahamian mac ‘n’ cheese. Expect food quantities to be equivalent to a hearty lunch. Beyond the bites, you’ll also experience the rich culture and architecture Nassau has to offer. This is a small-group tour, with a maximum of 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Stop at six Bahamian food venues – plenty of tastings for a full lunch!
  • Try tastings ranging from classic conch fritters to locally sourced artisan jams!
  • Travel off the beaten path to discover hidden culinary and architectural gems with a local guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures personal attention from your guide
  • Enjoy exclusive privileges from tasting locations including in-store coupons, recipes, and behind the scenes access to local chefs and restaurateurs
  • Excellent photo opportunities at major historical sites and downtown landmarks

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What You Can Expect

Nassau Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Taste local food on this walking tour in Nassau!

Meet your group in a central location and embark on your food tour through Nassau! Get off the Bahamas tourist trail and visit some beloved downtown eateries where you'll learn local cooking secrets from the chefs and entrepreneurs who are at the heart of Nassau's culinary scene.

Stop and sample delicious food in a variety of venues, including a family-owned Bahamian soul-food restaurant; a spice merchant to sample locally sourced salts, jams, and teas; a restaurant known for Bahamian/Greek fusion; a fair-trade, organic chocolatier to sample hand-made truffles and more!

Between tastings, you’ll wander the leafy streets of downtown Nassau, soaking in stories and history from your local guide. Admire the colonial era architecture and get a feel for the local culture. Your guide will also be able to share recommendations and tips for the rest of your trip.

You’ll conclude the tour with a satisfied belly and a new understanding of downtown Nassau and Bahamian cuisine!

Customer Reviews

Claire F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Nick was amazing! The tour was amazing! I couldn't be happier that we signed up for this tour while in Nassau. We spent a good 6 days around town and did this tour early on in our trip. Nick set us up with a good feeling for the island, its people, history and of course the food! He was kind, funny and incredibly knowledgeable and everything he told us was either echoed by the rest of the locals we met, or had provided such a good base of knowledge that everything else we learned while visiting was made better, even the very hot Goat Pepper!

GAIL H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour, great tour guide, great food, learned a lot on this tour.

BARIS E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

My wife and I were in Nassau for a day, we came with a cruise. We wanted to see the island and try the local food so this tour was perfect for us.
Frankly I have a little concern that we will be still hungry by the end of the tour but we were really full in the end. We tried lots of stuff appetizers, soup, entree, chocolate, ice cream, rum cake... all in different spots around the island.
Our guide Lexi was nice, she was entertaining and also knowledgeable about the island.
My only negative feedback is Rum Tasting is missing in the tour, I think they should add it to their tour as well, or may be they can have a Rum Tasting tour only since the Caribbean Rum is very famous.
Oveall, we really enjoyed the tour and recommend it to everyone who will visit Nassau.

David T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the food very much. Lexi was very pleasant and informative about both the food and local culture and history. One of the best shore excursions we have ever done.

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lexi is an amazing tour guide. The tour was incredibly informative and the food delicious. Suggest going 45 minutes early and tour the pirates museum as well.

LOURDES D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very knowledgeable guide!

Angela S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We enjoyed our tour very much! Nick was a great guide, very knowledgable and polite. He and the company went out of their way to accommodate our preferences and make sure we were happy. It was a great exposure to Bahamian food, culture and history!

Elizabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

As a traveler who adores having an opportunity to engage local culture, history, and food, I highly recommend this tour. This company is exceptionally professional, timely, friendly, knowledgeable, and informative.

Our tour guide was Sara, and although she has only lived in Nassau for 10 years, one would easily believe if not for her Italian accent that she had lived there her entire life, soaking in all of the rich cultural history. She was very prompt in beginning the tour right on time, and because the tours are limited to 12 people, everyone gets personal attention and all questions/conversations are welcomed. We walked quite a lot, which we really enjoyed, and had a wonderful mix of tasting full-sized authentic Bahamian dishes and drinks, along with interesting views and stories of historical sites and architecture.

I am unfortunately allergic to shellfish, but was just going to give my share of the conch fritters and conch bisque to my husband, but Sara called the restaurants and actually worked with them to provide an alternate for those two tastings lightly fried grouper strips at one place, and amazing fresh hummus and pita at another. I was so impressed, and thankful!

From the lovely and delicious appetizers and entrees, to the refreshing lime beverages and beer, to the gorgeous chocolates, and all of the beautiful architecture, it was truly a perfect afternoon.

The tour takes approximately 3 hours, and we were pleasantly full but not stuffed, had a whole new knowledge and appreciation for Nassau and its food and culture, and we have already recommended it to so many people - we will most likely take this same tour again when we visit in November!

Special kudos to the owner, Alanna, who went out of her way to make certain that we got on a tour at a time that worked with our cruise ship arrival/departure.

Ronald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Alex was a knowledgeable guide with a wonderful sense of humor! The food was varied and pretty good.
I am going back in a few weeks and am considering taking the tour again!

Janette J United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I came across this tour on Viator when I was looking for a food tasting tour...it would be my first time in Nassau, and I was eager to experience a new culture through their food what better introduction is there? My family and I took the tour on 6/4/16, and Alex and Tavette were our guides. We had such a great time! Our trip spanned about 1.5 miles, and we sampled Bahamian cuisine even Bahamian/Greek fusion!, gourmet chocolates, gelato, and rum cake...just to name a few stops! I really liked our stop at Genuinely Bahamian, a small shop which offered spices, condiments, and teas. The heaviest sampling happens at the beginning of the tour and you eat a little less at subsequent stops, but don't worry...you will be glad to walk between stops to happily digest it all! Alex and Tavette were friendly, charming, and knowledgeable. My family and I enjoyed the experience immensely, and I highly recommend this tour.

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