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Savor multicultural cuisine on this 2.5-hour walking food tour of downtown Toronto’s Kensington Market. Learn about Toronto’s fascinating food history and its influences from around the world. Roam the streets of this eclectic district, including a stop in Chinatown, exploring the area's best vendors, stores and bakeries. Sample Chinese dim sum, Mexican sweets and other favorites. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people to ensure an intimate atmosphere. The series of tastings adds up to a hearty lunch; all tasting fees are included.


  • 2.5-hour food tour of Downtown Toronto’s Kensington Market
  • Explore the popular multicultural neighborhood by foot and visit local stores, bakeries and vendors
  • Indulge in food from all over the world including Mexican sweets, Chinese pastries and a typical 'Canadian' dish customized exclusively for the tour
  • Learn about Toronto’s fascinating food history from your guide
  • All tastings included
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Toronto Food Tour: Kensington Market Sweet and Savory

Kensington Arepas

Begin this Toronto food tour at a Chinatown bakery for a taste test of Chinese spring rolls, then venture into Kensington Market, a distinctively multicultural neighborhood in downtown Toronto. This area is one of the city’s oldest and most well-known regions and has been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.

Kensington Market evolved from a working-class Jewish market into a working-class bohemian market. With so many different immigrants settling here over the past century, there is now an ample variety of colors, sounds and flavors from all over the world. Witness the vintage shops, cafes, bakeries and bars, plus the plethora of bare brick walls that have been covered with stunning graffiti murals and street art.

Visit several shops, bakeries and vendors on this unique tour and indulge in sweet and savory tastes from around the world. You'll even get to try a truly 'Canadian' dish that has been given a special twist for the tour.

Between stops, learn about the history and culture of food in Toronto and find out the little-known secrets behind the food we eat every day. The series of tastings equals a hearty lunch.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

So much fun! Loved all the food choices, it was interesting to try some new stuff. Our guide was really nice too.

Donna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is an awesome tour if you like sweets! It also is great for helping you to find amazing stores like Toronto Popcorn Company that you may not have discovered on your own. Well worth it!


4 star rating: Recommended September 2013

Our tour was led by a really lovely young girl called Phoebe. I liked her sense of humour. She wasn't to intense as a tour guide like a wannabe actor like some guides tend to be, she was chilled out.
GO HUNGRY!!!! You get a nice little amount of snacks on your way around. Although would have been nice to have a sample of something for us to take home.
As a part of toronto I really liked Kensigton Market. It's kinda like Camden, in London. Quirky stores, organic cheap food markets, multi cultural cafés etc. ithey don't allow any corporate shops there so everything's unique and family run. It's got graffiti everywhere and is quite run down but it's all part of the charm
I don't want to go through too many details as I liked not knowing what we were going to try next.
But the only thing I will say is that I would have liked to hear a bit more about the neighbourhood/Toronto than the history of chocolate.
It's a nice way to spend a chilled out afternoon.
Oh and also if you want to buy anything from the Bakery at the beginning buy it before as you end somewhere different.

Michelle A

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2016

Tour was fine although my taste buds were all over the place afterwards. The poutine fries were way too heavy and stifled the tasting that came afterwards. I would suggest replacing this with something a little more stimulating to the taste buds rather than stodge and leaving the sweet tasting until all the savoury tasting is finished we had the popcorn tasting in between savoury tasting.

Lauren F

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2014

Interesting enough, but a tour isn't necessary. You can do the Kensington markers on your own.

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