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Local Tasting Tours

Halifax, Canada
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About Local Tasting Tours
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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Tim M wrote a review Mar 2020
Halifax, Canada72 contributions3 helpful votes
A cool little walking tour that takes you to different local food and drink establishments. We had Rachael and she was fantastic, very personable and friendly. They've got different types of tours with some focusing on food and some on drinks in different neighborhoods around the city center of Halifax. A cool way to see areas of the city and have a little nosh at different restaurants too, can't wait to try another tour.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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WiscUsAway wrote a review Dec 2019
Hudson, Wisconsin360 contributions55 helpful votes
We had a good time on our tour with Rachel. Good stops and good bits of history intertwined with the food. The Donair was a unique Halifax experience! We would have given the tour five stars but of our six stops two were for chowder (I know there are different varieties of course) and two dessert stops (chocolate and ice cream). Would have been nice to include a poutine and maybe a scallop or lobster offering. From reading other reviews it seems the restaurant stops change often so we'll try it again next time were in town.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Christopher L wrote a review Nov 2019
Gibsons, Canada4 contributions
What a delightful food tour of "SOMO", South Of MOrris Street, in Halifax! Rachael, the owner of Halifax Food Tours, met us at the Seaport Market where we began our tour at Shwarma Stop. There we learned about Lebanese cuisine and tasted chicken shwarma, a filling, eclectic wrap that included mysterious spices. The next stop was Shivani's, also located at the Seaport Market, which specializes in Indian cuisine. There we learned how to make Naan bread and tasted palak paneer, a spicy dip for the Naan. Next up was Rousseau's, a divine chocolatier where we cleansed our palates with a few of their dark chocolate offerings. Then we visited The Snappy Tomato, one of the best places in Halifax to taste donairs, the official food of Halifax. I have loved these comfort food treasures since their first emergence in Halifax around 1970. Morris East was next where we partook in their pear pizza. It was nothing short of amazing! Around the corner was Man Bean, an upscale spot that specializes in Vietnamese food and Scotch. There we sampled their spring rolls, another winning experience! The next stop was Argyle Fine Art, where we enjoyed desert treats from The Old Apothecary while we strolled through wonderful installations of the most innovative art pieces. To finish we stopped in to visit with Phil at The World Tea House. There we were treated to a masterclass in tea culture. It was a fitting end to an amazing foodie experience. Throughout the visitations, Rachael provided historical anecdotes about Halifax, especially SOMO which provided terrific context for our visitations. I would recommend this tour to anyone either visiting Halifax or locals who would like to expand their experiences with the Halifax restaurant scene.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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paperweight811 wrote a review Nov 2019
Angola, Indiana91 contributions74 helpful votes
My husband and I got a private tour as the only ones signed up for the end of season tour with Rachael. We enjoyed her knowledge and view of the city and the types of food and restaurants we visited. Every vendor not only knew Rachael, but was totally expecting us and prepared for our visit. As experienced food tour takers, this is a very important part of a great tour. Timing and distance were appropriate and arranging to end the tour near our cruise ship was much appreciated. Only recommendation would be to have small amount of water (tap or bottle, nothing fancy) available at each stop. Highly recommend the tour. Very enjoyable.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Chuck M wrote a review Oct 2019
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Rachel was a terrific host and introduced us to some terrific Halifax eateries that we otherwise would not have frequented.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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