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Local Tasting Tours

1209 Marginal Rd | Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
+1 902-818-9055
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Restaurant Visits vs Cultural Tours

We love doing food tours when we visit a city. If done right, the restaurants and the story of food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WpgDawn
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Atlanta
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Good food, great experience

We did the downtown walking food tour with Rachel and had a great time. Not only did we have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hugslie860
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Downtown Halifax food tours including delicious tastings from locally owned eateries. Our short walking routes are delectable explorations of local neighbourhoods, and include tastings such as handmade chocolates, craft beer, charcuterie, award-winning shawarma and more. Learn about the exciting cuisine,culture, and the people who make Halifax a memorable culinary destination. Tours are led by entertaining local guides and depart from the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market and other downtown locations seven days a week. Evening tours take a relaxed pace and include a full evening meal and wine tastings in a progressive dinner format. Take a bite out of Halifax!
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Hours Today: 13:30 - 15:30, 19:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1209 Marginal Rd | Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love doing food tours when we visit a city. If done right, the restaurants and the story of food provide great insight in to the history and uniqueness of a city. Rachael shared some interesting stories, but we left feeling like we didn't learn...More

Thank WpgDawn
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your feedback - we appreciate your comments to help us build stronger tours.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the downtown walking food tour with Rachel and had a great time. Not only did we have delicious food and drink, Rachel also told us quite a bit about the areas we were walking, so we learned a lot. We do a walking...More

Thank hugslie860
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review - we all LOVE those brownies too!!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

My sister and I had a lovely tour of Halifax (SOMO) with Rachael. I would recommend it and thought Rachael did a terrific job of not only bringing us to establishments for delicious food but also explaining about the food entrepreneurs and the culinary "renaissance"...More

Thank gtmcq
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your tour of SOMO - we really appreciate your suggestions on the route - thank you!

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Went on this tour with the wife. Huge diversity of food we ate and tried. A bit if walking but after the food you eat that's not a bad thing. Tour guides are excellent and knowledgeable. Overall, great value for what your pay and a...More

Thank Nick L
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review - we're so glad you enjoyed your Halifax food experience and the walk!

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Rachel took us on a very enjoyable tour of several downtown establishments. The stops were an excellent combination of 'savoury' and 'sweet' plus tea. Very well organized. Rachel is terrific ambassador for Halifax. Definitely don't bother with any lunch beforehand.

Thank Liz T
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So happy you enjoyed your time with Rachael! Very glad you were well fed!

Reviewed 12 May 2017

We were visiting Halifax and decided to do the 'night out on Quinpool', and it will be our most memorable time. 5 different restaurants, a great variety. I did not expect to be so full that I couldn't finish desert. Our guide was friendly and...More

Thank GLENONTHEGO E
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We are Haligonians, having lived here for 11 years. Our daughter gave us for Christmas a gift certificate for a tasting tour of North End restaurants. Our guide, Claire, was most personable and knowledgable, having herself once been a chef in a well known Halifax...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a local Haligonian and have gone on 3 of their different tours and have really enjoyed myself. -all had amazing food - the walks were not that strenuous. -tour guides were all amazing, full of info and entertaining Food and Art tour - great...More

Thank mningma
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support! You've come on so many of our tours! We are so happy you've had such a good time seeing your own city, it sounds like you love Halifax as much as we do! Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone ...visitors or locals alike! Great way to experience what some of the Halifax restaurants have to offer. Rachel was friendly and knowledgeable and I especially appreciated how conscious she was about supporting the local farmers and producers. Don't...More

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Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

Thanks so much for tasting with us and helping us to wrap up our summer/fall season 2016! I will pass on your kind words!! Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review we hope you'll be back to see us soon!

Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a great day!! My girlfriend and I just moved to Halifax recently and was booked this tour from some friends at home. Would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Halifax! Rachel was extremely knowledgeable! We stopped off at about 8 places throughout the North...More

Thank tckn
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Welcome to Halifax!!! We were so happy to be able to show you all the things we love about our North End. Excellent to hear these local businesses will become your regular drop in spots! The North End is a community who really pulls together...More

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Judewritwe
25 September 2015|
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Response from Emily F | Property representative |
Thanks to all those who helped out on this question: certainly no dress code - and yes, comfortable shoes are great, but the total distance for most tours is only 1.5 km with lots of resting!
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Trisha K
23 July 2015|
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Hi there, thanks for getting in touch! My apologies if booking information isn't clear on our site. If you link to our website thru Trip Advisor, at the top of our homepage you will find a BUY TICKETS button which will... More
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