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Address: 1209 Marginal Rd | Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
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+1 902-818-9055
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13:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Downtown Halifax food tours including delicious tastings from locally owned...

Downtown Halifax food tours including delicious tastings from locally owned eateries. Our short walking routes are delectable explorations of local neighbourhoods, and include tastings such as handmade chocolates, craft beer, charcuterie, award-winning shawarma and more. Learn about the exciting cuisine,culture, and the people who make Halifax a memorable culinary destination. Tours are led by entertaining local guides and depart from the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market and other downtown locations seven days a week. Evening tours take a relaxed pace and include a full evening meal and wine tastings in a progressive dinner format. Take a bite out of Halifax!

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A New Perspective on Halifax North End Restaurants

We are Haligonians, having lived here for 11 years. Our daughter gave us for Christmas a gift certificate for a tasting tour of North End restaurants. Our guide, Claire, was most... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
halifax4231
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Halifax, Canada

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We are Haligonians, having lived here for 11 years. Our daughter gave us for Christmas a gift certificate for a tasting tour of North End restaurants. Our guide, Claire, was most personable and knowledgable, having herself once been a chef in a well known Halifax restaurant. We got to see the kitchen areas and meet the owners/managers/chefs of three restaurants... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I'm a local Haligonian and have gone on 3 of their different tours and have really enjoyed myself. -all had amazing food - the walks were not that strenuous. -tour guides were all amazing, full of info and entertaining Food and Art tour - great way to see art and eat amazing food. -introduced me to new galleries that I've... More 

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Thank mningma
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support! You've come on so many of our tours! We are so happy you've had such a good time seeing your own city, it sounds like you love Halifax as much as we do! Thanks again for coming out and taking the time to review us so kindly, we will continue to... More 

Innisfil, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone ...visitors or locals alike! Great way to experience what some of the Halifax restaurants have to offer. Rachel was friendly and knowledgeable and I especially appreciated how conscious she was about supporting the local farmers and producers. Don't eat breakfast ...you will have all three meals of the day in one session! Thanks... More 

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Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for tasting with us and helping us to wrap up our summer/fall season 2016! I will pass on your kind words!! Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review we hope you'll be back to see us soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a great day!! My girlfriend and I just moved to Halifax recently and was booked this tour from some friends at home. Would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Halifax! Rachel was extremely knowledgeable! We stopped off at about 8 places throughout the North End, most of which will now become our local haunt. Small hipster cafe's, local deli's,... More 

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Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Welcome to Halifax!!! We were so happy to be able to show you all the things we love about our North End. Excellent to hear these local businesses will become your regular drop in spots! The North End is a community who really pulls together and makes things happen. We are excited you to have you both join us! Thanks... More 

Kingdom City, Missouri
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Rachel took us around the SOMO area to several spots, each wonderfully unique and delicious. From savory to sweet we enjoyed every bite. Rachel also filled is in on local history and points of interest. A definite To-Do while in Halifax.

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Thank romamama2015
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed SOMO! It's a wonderful little community in the South Of Halifax. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and thoughtful review. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon! More 

Kamloops, Canada
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169 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We often try to do a food/tasting tour when we travel. If you can do it at the beginning of your visit all the better. You may find some great places to go back to. Our guide was very personable and approachable if you had questions. The company has a number of tours. We took the downtown Halifax tour. The... More 

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Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for Coming on our Downtown Route and for taking the time to write such a kind review! We really love Down Town Halifax for all the variety and history! I'm so glad you found a restaurant to go back to while you were here!! Thanks Again hope to see you next time you're in town!! More 

Ajax
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great way to discover tastes of Halifax while hearing interesting stories of the area. We walked through SOMO exploring different restaurants and shops - tasting everything from chocolate to risotto to pizza.

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Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for exploring SOMO with us! We love this south Halifax community and all the great local restaurants it contains! Thanks for touring and for so kindly reviewing! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Our tour guide, Clare was marvelous. Because She was a chef she knew so much about the food and was able to share additional information. I make my owne pizza but learned how to make a better pizza. The owner, Chris very a wonderful teacher. The only draw back was that between the two sitesthwre was a 20 minute walk... More 

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Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming, for exploring our favourite kitchens with us and for all your kind words! We love Salvatore's Pizza as well and Chris is excellent! We will be sure to pass your kind words along! I'm so sorry the walk was a bit tough, thank you for bringing it to our attention, we will be sure to... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel and experiencing Quinpool Road through her expert advice and selections. This was a world tour of a variety of cuisines. For foodies, you will love the diversity. For non-foodies or non-adventurous eaters, everything selected is not only delicious, but also very easy and approachable. Did I mention that EVERYTHING was absolutely delicious? I... More 

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Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks so much for the review! Quinpool rd is an amazing little area off the beaten path in Halifax and we are so proud to be able to show you around! Thank you so much for coming and making it such a wonderful evening! More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had an excellent evening with Rachel touring some of the locations on Quinpool Road! Rachel was informative on the local area and what makes it both unique and a "must-visit" spot, and also the history of the people and families who run some of the best-tasting food spots in the area. There was an excellent variety of food, the... More 

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Thank myvio
Emily F, Manager at Local Tasting Tours, responded to this review

We Are so glad you enjoyed your night out on Quinpool! we've passed your kind words on to the staff and the restaurant owners, we all agree it was a wonderful night out! Hope to see you next time you're in town !! Thanks again! More 

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