LITTLE INDIA + GERRARD EAST FOOD TOUR
An iconic Toronto neighbourhood with "new" east-end eats.
On this iconic Toronto food tour, you will be treated to twenty (20) tastings as you visit six (6) fine-food shops, restaurants and bakeries over a delicious afternoon. While this tour leads with an array of South Asian flavours, which are delicious, rich and approachable, you are then whisked off to meet ‘the new kids on the block”.
Our tour is anchored by two sit downs, first you’ll enjoy two very different sides of South Asian cuisine. Pakistani kabobs arrive on an aromatic sizzling platter accompanied by fresh naan ripped from the tandoor. At our next sit-down, it’s all plant-based as you crack open a South Indian dosa the size as you never seen.
Next, savour the new energy of the neighbourhood with three curated tastings. Delve deep into Canada’s artisan cheeses with a cheese monger + sommelier who makes his own. Taste local in-house cured charcuterie selections from a top purveyor in the city. Finish it all off with a fresh handmade “naughty” treat that’s always a crowd pleaser.
Hear the surprising story of how one entrepreneur’s efforts created a whole district. Gain insights into the differences and commonalities in South Asia’s many culinary traditions. Witness a hands-on demonstration from professional chefs in a restaurant kitchen. Become a connoisseur in this country’s burgeoning artisan cheese and charcuterie scene.
Our late brunch food tour will lead you into the kitchen and satisfy your hunger with the best of Toronto’s east end.
Come Hungry… Every Bite Tells A Story™
- Enjoy 20 food + drink tastings
- Visit 6 culinary spots, including 2 sit down restaurants **
- Join in on an exclusive behind-the-scenes kitchen demonstration **
- Learn the health and wellness benefits of your favourite spices
- A great way to experience Toronto’s multiculturalism
- ** COVID 19 restrictions may effect certain access
- $99 Adult | $94 Senior 60+ | $94 Children 6-12
DURATION 3 HRS
1470 Gerrard St. E, Toronto, ON
NW corner of Gerrard St. East + Rhodes Ave. on the SIDEWALK in front of the RED DOORS of the Church. Look for our team in orange/grey gear w/ big smiles!
Little India is a dynamic neighbourhood in Toronto that has rich heritage and stories of the South Asian pioneers of the city, but half the tour showcases the 'new kids on the block' and their artisan treats and creations.
Even if you are not a super-fan of Indian cuisine, this tour will surprise you. All the dishes are complex in flavour but very approachable. We've converted many a guest to the layers of Indian food. Join us.
Bring your appetite, our Food Tours + Adventures have you more than covered for Food + Drink. Bring a camera (or charged phone) for pics + memories. Bring your questions, we love sharing stories and recommendations for great places to eat + drink.
As for pace, while we set-up our Food Tours + Adventures with all our partners in advance, as small independent businesses, our partners will be busy juggling their regular customers and our tours, so we may face a tiny wait or eat standing at certain (small) stops. It’s part of our commitment to supporting local food, and showcasing the best eats, sips and bites of the city.
All our Food Tours run Rain, Snow or Shine, so please dress for the weather. Only our Escape the City: Canoe Paddle + Dining Adventure is subject to weather cancelation. We recommend purchasing PEACE OF MIND™ Tour Protection if you think you might be affected by weather or travel changes.
Culinary Adventure Co. experiences have been designed to highlight the best and most signature items from each of our vendors, shops and restaurants. Our partners showcase what they LOVE and their STORY – so ultimately their most delicious food + drink.
While we can accommodate severe food allergies (i.e. Nuts, Shellfish), Vegetarians and those who do not drink Alcohol, we cannot make substitutions for any other dietary concerns such as Gluten-Free, Celiac, Dairy-Free or Vegan. Dietary concerns + allergies must be highlighted in advance with your ticket purchase.
If you HAVE SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES, or questions please email us or speak to our Ticket Team before purchasing tickets for any of our Food Tours or Culinary Adventures.
Culinary Adventure Co. is an independent family-owned + operated business who has worked very hard since 2010, to be the most trusted Food Tour company in Canada.
We are a group of restaurant owners, chefs, cooks, artisan food producers and dynamic food service professionals, and no matter where you enjoy our experiences – Winnipeg, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Charlottetown or Halifax – you know you’ll be taken care of by a LOCAL PASSIONATE TEAM. We’ve done our homework allowing you to taste and discover the best food + drink hidden gems.
Plus, your support of Culinary Adventure Co. allows us to support our partner Mealshare, an organization that offers youth at risk with much needed meals and education. Doing good is good for business.