Telling Guelph’s stories through the food we share

Lynn Broughton has taken many detours on her way to Guelph and picked up a wealth of cultural and culinary experience in the process.

“I love eating with strangers,” said Broughton. “I really like meeting people and finding out their stories, sort of digging for those hidden gems.”

Broughton is the founder of Taste Detours, a business that offers walking tours of Guelph restaurants and shops.

“We don’t walk far but we take a long time and in between stops I am talking about history, architecture and culture in the city,” she said. “When all is said and done and they have had a taste or a sip or all the above, they will hopefully have a little insight into the streets of Guelph and the stories.”

When Broughton started Taste Detours most of her customers were locals but that changed after Trip Advisor started posting reviews about the tours.

“I have toured 1,071 people to date,” she said. “They have come from 61 Ontario cities, eight provinces, seven US states and eight countries including Qatar and Tasmania.”

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