Take a bite off the beaten path, come take a Detour.
Taste Detours are food and drink tours with a heritage twist. On these flavourful tours we introduce you to our local, independent food people and places. In between these tasting stops we spotlight history, architecture, and culture — step bite step.
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.
People who love to eat are always the best people.
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 story-sharing. 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 the true sense of place.
Connect and contribute to a thriving Wellington County
Championing and elevating food people and places through exploration and connection
Mostly we want to facilitate connections. Connections that are 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, and something founder Lynn Broughton loves to do.
We clearly love talking about all of this! Want more? Read this blog for a taste.
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!
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