Best Food Tours in North America
One of the best parts of travelling is getting to experience the food in different countries. Food tours are an amazing way to get a chance to experience a place’s food highlights. A smorgasbord of the country’s best foods is provided to you, usually alongside history, sightseeing, or entertainment. Perhaps even a mix of all three.
We’ve collected some of the best food tours in North America for you to incorporate into your next trip!
Eat your way through a Canadian culinary experience with this tour of Victoria and Canadian food. The tour is 3 hours in length and starts at the gorgeously quaint Fisherman’s Wharf (I love this place it’s so cute!). Go behind the scenes at processing plants and gorge yourself on a Canadian classic: Poutine. Local foods like candied salmon and crab cakes and of course a Caesar. The tour continues and Nanaimo bars (OUR BEST DESSERT) are snacked upon along withe locally farmed food. Finish off with wine and a bottle of maple syrup, and you’ve truly been offered a unique Canadian experience.
Canoeing is an important part of Canadian culture. The Indigenous peoples used canoes to get around and the fur traders also used the method. I spent spring days canoeing through my friend’s backyard when the river was too high. So what better way to experience a Canadian food tour than by canoeing out to your destination? Once you arrive at the small island just off of the lakeshores of Toronto, you’ll have a wonderful meal of wild, foraged foods alongside local goods. Spending time in the great outdoors is a big part of Canadian culture. And you get to experience it first hand while also getting to be a part of city life.
This 3-hour cruise allows you to dine while overlooking San Francisco. Local ingredients make up the meal and afterwards, choose to view the city from the top deck or dance the night away. Run by Hornblower cruises, this tour is for anyone who wants a more upscale food tour. Allow yourself to dine in luxury and watch the provided entertainment. Take in some of San Francisco’s famous sights from a different angle, and toast to a lovely night on the water.
Experience Georgia like never before with Savannah Food Tours’ choice of food tours. There’s something for everyone. Maybe you want to visit all of Savannah’s historic squares while cutting the line in local restaurants and boutiques and learning about history and food. Perhaps you’d like to learn about the creepier side of the city, with haunted sights and secrets while gaining entrance to restaurants before they open to the public. Or, you may wish to immerse yourself in one of the south’s most famous food categories: fried food. Barbecue and fried chicken will grace your lips as you learn about the city and its flavours.
Go on a world tour in Portland, Oregon as you take to Division Street. This international hub is filled with food from around the globe. Explore tastes from this neighbourhood and finish it off with homemade pie. What could be better?
Wander like locals through the LA’s original farmer’s market. From the sweet to the savoury, you will experience a wide palette of flavours. Pick out the freshest foods and stock up on things to bring home with you as you visit all the different areas of the market.
This monstrous half-day bus tour takes you through the ginormous suburb that is Brooklyn. Experience a wide variety of cultures that have settled in the area and created an impressive food culture. Eat your way around the world all in one city. Six tastings are included in this tour, from meatballs to polish dishes, to pizza, to middle eastern street food. And don’t forget the chocolates. Mmmm.
Why do just the food or just the cocktail tour when you can combine them both?! Experience the amazing culture that is New Orleans and be guided through the streets in search of the best foods the city has to offer. Seafood, craft cocktails, gastropubs, and candy shops are just some of the stops on this 4-hour tour.
One of the indisputably best things about Mexico is the street food. But it can be a little intimidating if you’re not sure which places to go to. Club Tengo Hambre has you covered. Discover your new favourite street vendors on this walking tour of various regions. Just choose your Mexican destination and allow the experienced tour guides to blow your mind with some of Mexico’s best tastes.
Experience Mexico like you’ve never seen it with the Taco + Beer + Lucha = Best Night Ever tour. Stuff yourself with tacos (honestly my mouth is watering so badly I forgot how much I’ve missed tacos) and head on over to the cantina for drinks (seriously have the mezcal). After that, strap yourself in for the show of a lifetime. Mexican wrestling, lucha libre, is how you will end the night. This tour is wild from start to finish.
This food tour in Jamaica is unique because you get to help with the cooking! Enter Yaaman park and join your adventure group as you walk through the gardens before being taught how to cook your very own Jamaican cuisine. Dine on your meal while overlooking the sea and feel like you’ve had a truly unique experience. Because you have.
The Taste of Panama City food tour has been featured in a documentary about the adventure, so you know you’re on the right track with this one. Run by Urban Adventures, meet the locals of Panama city as you taste coffee and seafood and all sorts of other local treats. Take in the sights and tastes of this Latin American city and finish off your tour with a Panamanian sunset.
Wherever you choose to visit, there are amazing food tours in all of North America. These are some of our Top Choices. Have you done a food tour in North America? Tell us about it in the comments!