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3-Hour Old Chinatown Food Tour in Toronto

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    Stop At: Chinatown, Spadina and Dundas (From Queen to College and east and west of Spadina), Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E9 Canada

    Your uniformed guide will meet you at the south-west corner of College Street and Spadina Avenue where you will set out on a walking tour that will showcase six different authentic Asian eateries. After a brief history lesson of Toronto, set off for your first tasting at a traditional Chinese bakery for an authentic delicacy that celebrates the Cantonese Festival of Spring. From here, you'll duck into a hole-in-the-wall joint that makes the best char sui boa in Toronto.

    Next up, you'll visit one of Chinatown’s oldest and most authentic restaurants to taste a dish from the Fukin province of China, that Chef Scott likes to nickname “Chinese Risotto”, along with the best dry-fried squid in the city. A few steps down the street, you'll get to taste and watch as a favorite street vendor demonstrates his family’s version of a Chinese crepe.

    Then it’s off for a Hong Kong dim sum experience where you will sit and taste four original dishes while learning the history of dim sum and its traditions. Walk off the feast by browsing an Asian food market before making a pit-stop for “window food”. Last but not least, to bring out your inner chef, you'll end the tour at Chef Scott’s favorite kitchen store which is a venerable “candy land” for some of Toronto’s top chefs.

    The tour includes all of preselected food and beverages (ten authentic Asian dishes) and restaurant gratuities. Tour guide gratuities are graciously accepted at your discretion.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    474 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2G8, Canada
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please advise of food allergies or dietary restrictions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Chef Scott met us and began to regale my wife and I with stories about Toronto and Chinatown. We’ve been to old Chinatown many times and have tried lots of interesting food but figured we could always learn something new, and did we! Even though...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank esinarranise
    FoodToursTO, Public Relations Manager at Toronto Food Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hello, We are thrilled you enjoyed your Chinatown food tour and had the chance to dine in places you typically would not gravitate to. We hope you see you again! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review we appreciate it!

    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    My partner and I booked a tour for Monday and loved it! No one else booked but Chef Scott informed us that the tours run even without a big group. We had all our questions answered and learned a quite a lot about the area.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jess G
    FoodToursTO, Public Relations Manager at Toronto Food Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

    Hello Jess, We are glad both of you enjoyed yourselves on your Chinatown Food Tour with Chef Scott! Thank you for leaving a review.

    Reviewed 10 August 2019

    Kelly, our tour guide, gave us a fascinating insight into the shops and history of Chinatown. The restaurants we visited were excellent and will repay a more leisurely revisit. On the down side though, there were only the two of us. The tour, advertised as...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lyn B
    Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

    Great tour with a great host. Kelly is super knowledgeable in all areas of food service. Ate more than we should have and even had a take home bag. The variety was superb. Would do it again!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank JanthonyhinsonTony
    FoodToursTO, Public Relations Manager at Toronto Food Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2019

    Hello, We are glad you had a blast on your Chinatown tour with Kelly. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review we appreciate it!

    Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile

    As a local I’ve been to several places in Chinatown but the tour provided a lot of local history which I didn’t not know and I was introduced to some new spots that I have likely walked right past previously. Amazing food! Our guide Ariel...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Duncan M
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