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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

dtman58

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

We had an incredible time. Just happened to be meeting when the Supreme Court was either convening or ending the session. So we got to see them returning to wherever it was they go. Surrounded by Bahamian police and military. Plus we were staying in Nassau for 12 days so we got to go back to several of the places we went on the tour. Our guide Monte, Monty? was excellent.

Barbara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

I found this tour on Trip Advisor. We have been to Nassau several times and were looking for something different. We own a barbeque business, so we're interested in food from different places. Will, the guide, was terrific. He's young, very energetic and knowledgeable. The tour lasted almost 3 hours. The food was outstanding. Really enjoyed eating at local places that we wouldn't have found on our own. Highly recommend this tour and tour guide.

James L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I was a little nervous since I've never really traveled abroad, not that Nassau is abroad, but only been out of the states once and never been on a cruise ship before. We arrived at the meeting place, a church. The guide, I so wish I could remember her name, was excellent. If I can remember later hopefully I can update this post. She told us what to expect, gave us goals on what to look for and how the tour was going to be at each stop. She was very informative and seemed to love what she did. The food at the first restaurant was amazing. Conch fritters, chicken, peas and rice. There was some other things but I can't remember. She talked about the history of how Bahamian food came about and why it was important to her. I'm so glad we did this tour.

David E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Outstanding walking tour and food sampling. Definitely a full lunch worth of food. Unique perspective from local and small-business view. Great value and exceptional guide Tyvette?

Lena

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I love food tours because it gives you the opportunity to taste and see areas of the city without a lot of effort. Loved it and enjoyed it!

Jalyn H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent experience! My family kids included had a great time.

mitchl1221

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

OMG OMG Murray was an AWESOME tour guide. I so enjoyed this. He was like a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about the island, the locals, food customs, history of the island and historical buildings, and even local plant-based medicine. The food was delicious and we were totally FULL by the time the tour ended. We had jerk chicken, conch fritters, conch chowder, specialty tea and drinks - just to name a few food selections. There was more food - so much so that I can't remember all of it! We did get time to do a little shopping at some of the places we stopped at and that was nice. It is a LOT of walking so if you have mobility problems, don't even consider this tour. But if you're interested in the history of the buildings, food and island, this is the tour for you!

Kodi P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour was very enjoyable. We saw some beautiful places and ate some great food. My favorites were the conch fritter and chocolate candy. Our guide was very informative and friendly.

Bonnie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was a fabulous tour, perhaps one of the best walking tour I've experienced in my many travels! It was a 3-hour walk throughout Nassau with stops for tasting local fare and historical detail interspersed. Tavette, our guide, was charming, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. I particularly liked our stop at Bahamian Cookin', where we had an extraordinary sampling of Bahamian cuisine. Another favorite was a Greek restaurant that blended Greek and Bahamian cuisine beautifully, especially with their conk chowder. Yum!! I would highly recommend this tour!!

michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This is an fun tour to do.
A small group around 12 we started at a great local restaurant and continued to do 6 tastings
The tour also includes lots of high lights of Nassau including architecture and history
Our tour guide grew up on Long Island a nearby island and was very knowledgeable and
friendly. I highly recommend this tour.

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