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TO’s Food, Shopping + Cultural Hot Spot


TO’s Food, Shopping + Cultural Hot Spot
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Savour and discover the vibrancy of a community that began as a small village back in the 1850’s and has transformed itself into one of Toronto’s hippest new neighbourhoods and the headquarters of Toronto’s film industry.

Learn about its history and culture, and how local citizens helped to shape the Toronto of today. Experience Riverside and Leslieville’s small town feel despite its close proximity to downtown Toronto. Join us as we walk along historic Queen Street East, meeting the shopkeepers and tasting their succulent wares. From sweet to savoury, our jovial tour guide will give you a behind the scenes take on one of the city’s best kept secrets.

See where celebrity Chef’s have hung out a shingle like Food Network’s Chef Lynn Crawford, and be regaled with local stories as we tempt your taste buds every step of the way. Tastings include Canada’s best shortbread (made with butter and love), organic artisan sourdough breads, a light lunch at one of the area’s trendiest restaurants, small batch ice cream and other surprises. Guaranteed to be a fun-filled and palate pleasing 3 hours! Whether you have lived in Toronto all your life or are visiting for the first time, this is one tour not to miss.

Come hungry. Every Bite Tells A Story.


11:00 AM
Adults (15+) $79 /pp + HST
Kids (6-14) $59 /pp + HST

– SE corner of Queen St E + Broadview Ave.
– By public transit, 501 Queen Streetcar Eastbound from Downtown | Broadview Ave. stop

– Tour Guide gratuities always graciously accepted.
– Tour runs Rain or Shine.
– Price includes all Food + Drink and restaurant taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Culinary Adventure Co. experiences have been designed to highlight the best and most signature items from each of our vendors, shops and restaurants. Our partners showcase what they LOVE – their STORY – and ultimately the most delicious food/drink they want to share with our guests.

While we can accommodate severe food allergies (i.e. nuts, shellfish), Vegetarians and those who do not drink Alcohol, we cannot make substitutions for any other dietary concerns such as Gluten-Free, Celiac, Dairy-Free or Vegan.

Our approach is three-fold,

1) we host dozens of guests on our multiple Food Tours and Culinary Adventures each day, so selections need to be the absolute most iconic and best, while staying consistent for each visit,

2) many of our vendors don’t offer dietary substitutions, and

3) often the substitutions are simply not good enough, and not worthy of a Culinary Adventure Co. experience.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

If you are Gluten-free, we recommend our Escape the City: Canoe Paddle, Cheese + Cheers Class, Little India Food Tours, as those experiences have the fewest items that contain gluten.

If you are Vegetarian, the best experiences are our Chinatown + Kensington, Riverside + Leslieville, Little India, King + Queen West Brunch Food Tours and/or Escape the City: Canoe Paddle, Uncork the County, Cheese + Cheers, City Mouse or County Mouse.

If you HAVE SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES please email us or speak to our EZTIX ticketing agents before purchasing tickets for any of our food tours or culinary adventures.

Tickets to our tours, classes and adventures are non-refundable but you are more than welcome to send someone in your place. We are sure they will love you for it!

Our Tours run rain or shine, however all locations are fairly close together and the most time we will spend outdoors walking between stops is less than 10 minutes.

Culinary Adventure Co. is an independent family-owned + operated business who has worked very hard since 2010, to be the #1 rated Food + Drink activity on TripAdvisor (Toronto). We are passionate food service professionals, an no matter where you enjoy our experiences (Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston or elsewhere) – you know we’ve done our homework allowing you to taste and discover the best food + drink hidden gems.

Plus, your support of Culinary Adventure Co. allows us to support our partner Mealshare, an organization that offers youth at risk with much needed meals and education. Doing good is good for business.