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“Delicious, and informative…a very unique and wonderful way to experience local cuisine, glimpse more deeply the rich history of the area. Worth it!”~Trip Advisor review
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.
To the Core Food Tour
We’re lunching with a food and drink tour that gets right to the heart of things in downtown Guelph. Learn about where the very notion of this place began, sample an Atmospheric specialty and grab a taste of Trinidad; eat sweet treats on a sweet street, maybe get a little cheesy, refresh yourself with cold-pressed juice, and melt into a pastry that is oh so French. You’ll enjoy our regional cuisine and learn about the people behind the restaurants, pubs and specialty food shops. Along the way, your guide will share some little-known history of the area and point out cultural landmarks. See what Guelph used to be and consider where we’re going next. You can relax with the knowledge that we’ve taken care of the tab, tips, and taxes for our vendors and their staff.
*Please note, due to COVID recovery, some stops may alter but you will be visiting at least 6 of our downtown Guelph food and drink champions on this tour.
This is NOT a gluten/wheat free tour. Vegetarians can be accommodated. Take us up on creating a special vegan tour for your group of 6+!
**Please note! This tour will operate at a maximum of 6 people for the time being. Rest assured, we want each of us to feel safe and confident that Taste Detours and our partner businesses are being diligent about Covid safety precautions: Tour guests must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination along with photo ID and masks must be worn when social distancing is not possible.
Taste Detours Stops
Atmosphere Cafe +Etc. | Wellington Cakes | Miijidaa cafe + bistro | Eric the Baker | Refresh Juice Co. | Guelph Caribbean Cuisine | Guelph Farmers’ Market | Tomme Cheese Shop
*Restaurant selections may vary due to unexpected closures, and availability due to COVID.
Food Tour Guelph Details
WHEN: Select Saturdays
TIME: Tours depart at 11:00
Don’t be late! We depart precisely on time.
WHAT’S INCLUDED: $89 + admin fees. All taxes, tips for restaurants, food & beverage tastings including alcohol. Enough for lunch
WHO: All fitness levels, the tour is under 1km in length
CAPACITY: 6 people maximum per tour (Thanks COVID)
WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable clothing and shoes
WEATHER CONDITIONS: Tour takes place rain or shine or (ack!) snow
MEETING POINT: We’ll meet at the Guelph Farmers’ Market, 2 Gordon Street by the deer sculptures!
You can park at the new Wilson Street Lot. $2 for the whole day!
*We discourage single-use plastic water bottles on our tours. Consider bringing your own refillable bottle but rest assured that there will be many opportunities to quench your thirst on the tour.