Wearing a homemade non-medical mask/facial covering in the community is recommended and obligatory on the tour when we are inside of partner establishments as is physical distancing. Staying home when sick is a must, always and everywhere.
Each participant will have their own unique tasting portion, ie no shared platters. Due to spacing restrictions, some tastings will be done outside.
All of the stops on the food tours will offer a means to sanitize hands upon arrival and departure. Each vendor will be increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of high traffic and common areas.
The food we eat is from hand-picked establishments that you will not find on your own. Our portions are generous and we focus on food first, so it is the foundation of the tour and not just a skimpy accessory or afterthought. You will not leave hungry. In fact, you may have a hard time eating all that is offered on the tour. There are a couple of tours, that the eating doesn’t start right away like the Tea and Chinatown Tours, so it is better not to come famished on these tours.
We usually require that people pay 4-6 spots on a tour for 2-3 people and a minimum of 10 spots for a customized private group tour.
Adapted Transportation is additional and for very large groups, we often require a planning and coordination fee.
We can customize our services by providing the following options:
We can have adapted transportation, have hotel pick-up and drop-off, walk, cycle, be on a bus. We can accommodate in English, French, German and Spanish as well as adapt to dietary restrictions.
We can offer anything from a cooking workshop, dine-around, foraging outing, farm dinner or food tour. We are focused on food!
We have managed groups of up to 100 people and put them on multiple rotating tours and do private tours for VIPs and journalists on their own.
We are a fun way for people to genuinely enjoy themselves and eating together. What we do isn’t as static as just a dinner nor do we have the pressure of some of the corporate team-building games. We provide moments of pleasure, learning, and bonding around food. It is a great way to treat employees, customers, partners or prospects, by exploring a food sector or just really enjoy Montreal’s unique food scene.
We can make the experience a half day or a full day. We can orchestrate a farm tour with a casual lunch or elaborate meal or simply visit one farm and finish with a meal.
We visit 2 restaurants, 1 food production site, and a food retailer. You are unlikely to leave hungry.
The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.
You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water.
When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses.
During the cooler seasons, it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing gloves.
If it looks like rain we can provide you with a plastic rain poncho.
Since every tour involves moving to several locations wearing comfortable footwear is highly recommended.
Yes, tours appropriate for children will have a child ticket option. If you need to have any special accommodation made for them, we can arrange a private tour to work around your family’s needs.
If there are no children ticket options it is because some of our tours visit locations that will only allow those 18 yrs and above because of the law or offer food/beverages that are not suitable to children.
We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more).
Please call us at 514-812-2003 to discuss what type of event you would like to have.
We can accommodate in English, French, German and Spanish as well as adapt to dietary restrictions.
All locations are wheelchair accessible. For guests that are hard of hearing, a written script of the narration will be available at the ticket office upon request.
Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs on most of our tours.
There are bathrooms in the buildings close to food stops. Please tell your guide when you’ll be needing one and you will be directed to the closest one in the area.
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique experience. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.
The distances are short on this tour and we don’t do a lot of walking.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.
We can accommodate all food restriction but there is a stop where vegans and vegetarians will have to sit it out
The food is included and planned. We eat a lot, but not right away. Don’t come starving, but be ready to eat too!
We recommend coming and going in transit or taxi. It is very hard to park where the tour starts in Old Montreal or in Chinatown.
This tour has about 2.5 kilometres of walking or about 1.5 miles so please wear appropriate foot wear and dress for the weather conditions of the day.
We recommend not to bring children under 12 as there are parts of the tour where there is a lot of information and it might be a bit too static for a younger child. There is also a lot of caffeine and this can be too much for children and for pregnant women. If you are with many children, it might be worth looking into a private tour where we can take you to stops that are more fun for kids.
The Chocolate Tour finishes about 1 kilometer from where the tour starts. There is paid parking close to the starting point and free parking if you are lucky. Details will be emailed to you once you book your tour.
We eat a light meal on top of nine chocolate tastings.
We can accommodate all types of food restrictions except diabetics on this tour.
We ride about 15 kilometers on this tour and that includes one hill. The riding is leisurely and we’ve had people the hadn’t been on a bike in 15 or 20 years and they had a blast, but I would say that participants need to be comfortable doing physical activity over a few hours and keeping-up with the group. If a participant has trouble walking around for a couple of miles, they’ll likely find the cycling difficult too.
All of the equipment: bike, helmet, and baskets are all included in the cost of the tour.
We offer a $20 discount for those who bring a bike.
The tour runs regardless of the weather, and we have ponchos for participants. We will only cancel in the case of really extreme weather, in which case, you will be refunded.
There is usually paid parking close by the tour starting point. The location will be emailed to you upon registration for your tour.
The food on the tour is not kosher.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs, except those that are gluten-free.
We recommend that children be 12 yrs or older as the tour is information heavy and there is a lot of walking.
We walk 3 kilometres or 1.8 miles on this tour. We do it in the sun, the cold, the rain etc. You have to be able to walk this distance comfortably as well as keep up with the group. Since we have a lot to see, the pace can be quick. Please also come dressed appropriately for the weather and wearing comfortable footwear.
We finish 3 kilometers from where we started (1.8 mi). We suggest coming to and from the tour by transit or taxi for this reason. There is paid parking close to the starting point and free parking if you are lucky. Details will be emailed to you once you book your tour.
While we do not recommend the tea tour for children- children over 12 can come on this tour- but their chaperones need to supervise the teas the children consume as to be wary of their caffeine intake.
The tea tour finishes very far from the tour beginning so we recommend that you take taxis or use public transportation to and from the tour.
Be prepared to be active on this tour as we will be walking 3.3 km (2 miles), so be sure to wear appropriate footwear for lots of walking.
For private groups, we can arrange transportation.
This tour runs all year in all weather conditions so please check the weather conditions for your day’s tour and dress appropriately.