About Taste Detours – food & drink tasting tours

Award-winning, locally flavoured food & drink tasting tours. We are telling the stories of the people and the places that give Wellington County its flavour, through the cuisine that gives this slice of Southwestern Ontario its magic. Join us off the beaten path, come take a Detour.

We want to share our love of Wellington County by pointing out the culinary links between our rural heritage and our growers and makers of today. This region has deep agricultural roots, so food – fresh, good, local, food – comes naturally to us. We celebrate the power of a full plate, cup, or bowl, to bring people and communities together.

All of our experiences harness the power of storytelling. At Taste Detours, we aim to celebrate our regional heritage by uncovering the stories found within small towns and mid-sized cities via local flavour — offering the opportunity to learn some little-known lore of the area, and to hear directly from local food and drink purveyors themselves. Unique locales where you have to dig a bit deeper to unearth a true “taste of place”.

Connect and contribute to a thriving Wellington County

Mostly we want to facilitate connections. Connections made between these innovative restaurateurs, chefs, farmers, brewers, cheesemakers, bakers, and their use of the surrounding agriculture. Connections between each other too, by simply slowing down and breaking bread together. Something humans do all over the world.

We clearly love talking about all of this! Want more? Read this blog for a taste.

Have fun with Taste Detours on one of our recurring public tours. Savour a morning, an afternoon or evening by exploring the area with your Guide or engage with a unique experience for your group. 

We also offer tried and true moveable feasts in Guelph, Elora and the surrounding agricultural region via customized Agritourism and Slow Food Tourism experiences. We can curate a half, full day or even weekend experience for you too. Give us a shout at [email protected].

We are well seasoned Canadians, so we offer tours year-round! 

Unsure of when you want to take your own detour? Buy a Gift eCertificate for your future self or someone else! We promise they will thank you later.
Our Gift eCertificates never expire and can be applied to any of our tours.

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Why Detour?
A long or roundabout route that is taken to visit somewhere along the way. A deviation of course.
We’re much closer than you think! Guelph is situated in the heart of Southern Ontario. We’re 100km from Toronto, 48km from Hamilton and only 145km to the U.S. border. We’re also practically next door to Waterloo Region, St. Jacobs, Elora & Fergus and Stratford. And we’re a mere 10-minute drive down the road from the Delta Hotel and the University of Guelph. Let Lynn put the downtown Guelph AND Elora taste experience into context for you.

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