Toronto Food Tour: Taste the World in Kensington Market

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Savor multicultural cuisine on this walking food tour of downtown Toronto’s Kensington Market. Learn about Toronto’s fascinating food history and its influences from around the world. Roam the streets of this eclectic district, exploring the area's best vendors, stores and bakeries. Sample frybread from Canada's Indigenous people, Syrian hummus, and a special sweet concoction the melds some of Canada's favorite flavors. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people to ensure an intimate atmosphere. The series of tastings adds up to a hearty lunch; all tasting fees are included.
  • Guided food tour of Downtown Toronto’s Kensington Market
  • Explore the popular multicultural neighborhood by foot and visit local stores, bakeries and vendors
  • Indulge in food from all over the world including a 'Canadian' dish customized exclusively for the tour
  • Learn about Toronto’s fascinating food history from your guide
  • All tastings included
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • All tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Moonbean Coffee Company
    30 St Andrew St, Toronto, ON M5T 1K6, Canada

    We'll meet outside. Call 416-871-7133 (no text) if you are lost or going to be late.

Start time

11:00 am

End point

  • 250 Augusta Ave
    250 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L7, Canada

    The end point is a 5 min walk from the starting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide and group, then venture into Kensington Market, a distinctively multicultural neighborhood in downtown Toronto. This area is one of the city’s oldest and most well-known regions and has been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.

Kensington Market evolved from a working-class Jewish market into a working-class bohemian market. With so many different immigrants settling here over the past century, there is now an ample variety of colors, sounds and flavors from all over the world. Witness the vintage shops, cafes, bakeries and bars, plus the plethora of bare brick walls that have been covered with stunning graffiti murals and street art.

Visit several shops, bakeries and vendors on this unique tour and indulge in sweet and savory tastes from around the world. You'll even get to try a truly 'Canadian' dish that has been given a special twist for the tour.

Between stops, learn about the history and culture of food in Toronto and find out the little-known secrets behind the food we eat every day. The series of tastings equals a hearty lunch.

Kensington Market

This is the food tour for all you culinary adventurers! Take a trip around the world in one lunch as we sample a variety of cuisine from various cultures in the multi-cultural enclave of Kensington Market, including a stop in Chinatown. Meet your guide and tour group at Kensington Market in downtown Toronto. Then, follow your guide on an easy 2.5-hour stroll through the area, a distinctive multicultural neighborhood in Downtown Toronto. One of the city’s oldest and well-known neighborhoods, this unique area is a National Historic Site of Canada. Visit a diverse mix stores, bakeries and vendors including Chinese and Latin American kitchens. All tasting fees are included. In between stops, your guide will teach you about the history and culture of food in Toronto.  At the end of the tour, leave with a Toffle™ aka Toronto Truffle, a popular new dessert invented by Tasty Tours. You can only get this on a Tasty Tour!

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Important! Please include any dietary restrictions in 'special requirements' box at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Must do
Karl_W, Feb 2023
Brilliant good tour. Very informative and great opportunity to taste different foods across the globe
Delicious and Informative
Heather_M, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was great as she added her own lived experiences from working in Kensington Market for years. We enjoyed learning about the history and sampling many different types of food. Things we would t have known existed without her introducing us to them. Thank you😊
Damien is a wonderful guide!
Nancy_S, Dec 2022
I loved this tour! Damien was our guide and he was knowledgeable and super nice. We tried delicious food and learned a lot. Would for sure recommend this tour to anyone new to the city - it’s a great way to try new foods that you probably wouldn’t on your own. Thank you, Damien!
Kensington Food Tour
Astrid_T, Nov 2022
Loved the food and the history that Damian shared with us. Damian has a passion for Kensington and it showed with all the personalized details that he added to the tour!
Fun with friends
Alison_K, Nov 2022
Great fun, wonderful food and a knowledgeable guide who taught us about history and changing nature of this vibrant area
The Best Canadian Food Tour
Rashaniqe_B, Oct 2022
The food tour was awesome and our tour guide Odile did an exceptional job. She provided so much information that really made the tour come alive. The food and restaurants we visited were delicious. Would highly recommend.
Great tour
Julie_B, Oct 2022
Our tour was so much fun. Our tour guide odile was fabulous. She was knowledgeable,interesting and a perfect guide. We loved the tastings and all her information. I would recommend this tour to any visitor to Toronto. Very worth the money.
Great tour
Dawn_Z, Sept 2022
We had Odile as our guide. She gave us interesting information about Toronto and the Kensington Market area. We sampled food from Egypt, Jamaica, Tibet and other countries. We really liked this tour.
Kensington Market, a multicultural experience
Janice_L, Sept 2022
I have traveled the world and enjoy food tours. This tour of Kensington Market was one of the best I have been on. Odile, our guide, was kind, knowledgeable, and did a wonderful job explaining Toronto's multicultural vibe. The food selections reflected the multicultural market area. Delicious samples, you will not walk away hungry after this tour. We were also treated to beautiful street murals and architectural delights. I highly recommend this tour.
A delicious tour that will leave ya hungry for more delicious eats!
Shanna_B, Aug 2022
Our guide Damien was the BOMB! He gave us a good comprehensive history of the area andd all of the tastings were DELICIOUS. He suggested that we come back to Kensington Market on a Sunday and we weren't disappointed. All of his food recommendations were legit and very very delicious.
Great Tour
JoAnn_R, Aug 2022
It was a great tour with lots of information and food choices. I never would have explored the Kensington Market on my own but now I will definitely go back!
Fun food frolic
Nancy_S, Aug 2022
All the ethnic food adventures were such fun. Love the Kensington Market vibe. Easy to book the tour. Our guide made it a memorable experience. Would and already have recommended this tour to any foodie.
Great food,, history and friends.
Catherine_S, July 2022
Many of us tried foods we hadn't had before such as octopus..Tour guide was great! We learned some history of the market and met some lovely people.
Fun and delicious!
Ping_M, June 2022
Damien was knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. He showed us a variety of delicious food from around the world and we learned a lot about the history of the Kensington market. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in food from different cultures!
Latoya_H, May 2022
Odile was a fabulous tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and patient! The food samples were large and tasty!
Fantastic and Filling
Asia_Y, Jan 2022
I would definitely recommend this experience. Even though we went on a cold day, the walking was not to extensive and our host Odile was very knowledgeable. My favorite parts were the Turkish restaurant, the Jamaican patty, and the churros. We were STUFFED by the end of the tour. There were few sketchy parts where we had to walk through alley's but overall the experience was fun and safe : )
Not a good start but got better
Maggie_A, Sept 2019
This was the second food tour we had ever booked and had high expectations based on our experience in Seattle along with the reviews for this one in Toronto. The restaurant we were to meet at was closed and it set the tone for delay and some confusion. Our guide Ryan tried to make it up and it was a bit disorganized and my initial thoughts were to call and ask for a refund which we believe another couple did. We stuck it out and overall glad we did, regardless of the rain and initial confusion, the tastings were good. We appreciate our guide trying his best to make it right and realized this was not his fault so we rolled with it and made the best of it!
Food tour
Sheryl_J, July 2018
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. The only thing I would change is to provide wet wipes and or hand sanitizer. Also make it known that drinks are not included.
Highly recommend! Audrey was a...
Susan S, July 2017
Highly recommend! Audrey was a wonderful guide who presented a wonderful mix of history, fun facts and cultural foods.
So much fun! Loved all the food...
Boyan_L, Sept 2016
So much fun! Loved all the food choices, it was interesting to try some new stuff. Our guide was really nice too.