RATED 5 on 5 Duration: 2h30 Walking TourIncludes: 5 Stops. 12 different tastings of food & drink. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!Cost: 54$ +tx and booking feesTimes: 11:30am Tuesday & Friday, 11am Saturday
One of a Kind Food Tasting — The Old Quebec City Food Touris a guided 2h15 minute walking tour, with 5 tasting locations showcasing the passionate food community residing in Old Quebec. Each stop is its own unique foodie universe: from rustic sugar shack style experience to a hip snack bar, and from a historical monastery to a traditional French bakery! The food tastings you’ll enjoy are enough to fill you up like a hearty, satisfying lunch..so be sure to have an appetite! Some examples of the bites are a delicious twist on the traditional Quebecois poutine, a decadent BLT, maple taffy.. and more! All tastings are included in the ticket price. For a list of location names, please refer to the list on the right side of this webpage.
Historic & Cultural Experience – The Old Quebec City Food Tour is much more than just a food tour! In between delicious bites we stop at a variety of historical landmarks and unique Old Quebec sights. We’ll take you to Quebec City’s famous Swiss clock, to the Dufferin Terrace by the St-Lawrence River, as well as what just might be the tiniest house in North America, and many more! As we walk through the windy streets, your guide will speckle your tour with the city’s quirky and sometimes surprising history! The result is an immersive experience of Old Quebec, both delicious and informative!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE OLD QUEBEC FOOD TOUR?
Our Old Quebec Food Tour is the ideal experience for anyone looking to explore the most European-like city in North America. It is a tour for those seeking to discover both authentic Quebecois cuisine and current food trends. In fact, whether you are an absolute foodie, a history buff, or simply a hungry and curious mind… the Old Quebec Food Tour is for you! We’ve hand-picked the best eateries in the area, making the tour perfect for those seeking a variety of flavours in one afternoon, or those on a short visit. It is also a tour for culture and architecture lovers, for tourists, locals, families, friends, celebrators… and of course, yourself! The Old Quebec Food Tour is a unique experience you can embark on, but it is also an excellent gift idea! You can give the tour to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or milestone, using our Gift Certificate option. Whether you are from a city or a continent away, the Old Quebec Food Tour will surely leave you smiling and with a soft spot for Old Quebec!
WHY TAKE THE OLD QUEBEC FOOD TOUR?
It’s no secret that Old Quebec is a top Canadian destination. Its historical architecture, monuments, cobblestone streets, reputable restaurants and buzzing activities are only some of what make it such a unique and exciting place. We have hand picked the best, most notable eateries in the area while paying close attention to including a variety of goods including traditional Quebecois fare. Taking the Old Quebec Food Tour then means getting the very best of old town, with your very own tour guide! We also bring you to hidden historical gems and architectural sites you may have missed! All this with the added bonus of having a local tour guide, who will share their own tips, secrets, and anecdotes about the area.
READY TO BUY TICKETS?
Ready to join us on the Old Quebec Food Tour? Great! Call us at 1(866) 451-9158 or click “Buy Tickets” to purchase your tickets online. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around one of our favourite sectors of Quebec City.
Where does the tour start?
Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.
→ Can you accommodate food restrictions?
Yes we can provide substitutions for vegetarians or lactose-free, but CANNOT provide substitutions for vegan-diet or allergies (such as seafood or gluten). Vegetarian substitution must be indicated in advance at time of ticket purchase. For vegan and gluten-free options, please select our St-Roch Food Tour.
→ Where can I park my car?
You can park your car at an underground parking available at the City Hall for 17$ as a daily rate. However, driving in Old Quebec can be confusing ( narrow one ways, steep hills and tourist busses) and there are unfortunately limited pay-parking spots in the streets of Old Quebec so we recommend that if you can, that you come by taxi or public transport and leave the car at the Hotel or Airbnb.
→ Where does the Old Quebec Food Tour finish?
The Old Quebec Food Tour finishes in the lobby of Monastère des Augustines (77 Rue des Remparts, Ville de Québec) It is a 10-minute walk from the starting location.
6 Stops. 12 different tastings of food & drink. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!
3h00 Walking Tour - 11:00 AM (Click on book now for the updated schedule) - 54$ +tx and booking fees
¤ We make a total of five stops dedicated to Quebec City's best local food
¤ Includes wine, herbal tea and a seasonal mocktail
¤ Enough for lunch. Come hungry!
¤ This 1.8 KM (1.1 mile) walking tour visits significant sites, such as the Château Frontenac, City Hall, an old prison and a restored Monastery, as our guide recounts many historical & personal anecdotes.
¤ Chic Shack We start the tour off with a Poutine 2.0; discover a new generation poutine with hearty local ingredients.
¤ Paillard Bakery A staple in the Old Quebec. Get your hands on a fresh and warm fougasse; a French stuffed bread with pesto, tomatoes and mushrooms.
¤ Batinse Discover reinvented Québécois cuisine and taste delicious St. Lawrence Bhajis; Indian fritters stuffed with cod and shrimp.
¤ Monastère des Augustines Immerse yourself in the Augustinian Nun's universe at their newly restored Monastery. In their boutique we taste a herbal tea inspired from centuries-old recipes, as well as some sweet energy bites.
¤ Be-Club Bistro Step into a 200-year-old house, and former 5* restaurant Patriarch for a unique experience and enjoy a food and wine pairing; taste their famous smoked-meat club sandwich with a selected wine from the house sommelier.
About this tour
¤ HOW MUCH: General ticket: 54$*. Children (age 7-13) : 35$*. Young children ( age 0-7) : 17$* + 3$ booking fees applies per ticket and there are 14,96% taxes on the total amount. ¤ WHEN: Tuesdays to Saturdays (high-season) at 11am. Check our calendar for updated schedule. ¤ WHO: All ages and fitness levels. Please consider that the walk is 1.8km and 2 of our tasting spots are standing. ¤ CAPACITY: 16 people maximum per tour. ¤ GROUP AND PRIVATES TOURS are also offered upon request. Please fill out the form in our private and group tours page. ¤ TEMPERATURE: Rain, snow or shine! (50% of the tour is indoors). We highly recommend to bring appropriate clothes for the winter season. ¤ FOOD DEMANDS: We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians or lactose-free, but CANNOT provide substitutions for vegan-diet or allergies (such as seafood or gluten). Vegetarian substitution must be indicated in advance at time of ticket purchase.
¤ALLERGIES: Let us know about your allergies. Please note that some of the food tastings which contain nuts cannot be substituted, and that many of our food establishments may have manipulated nuts. ¤ ENOUGH FOOD? If you’re an early bird, we suggest you have a small breakfast before coming. If not, you can skip breakfast and come directly to the food tour. Our first tasting is a poutine. ¤ SALES DEADLINE: Tickets must be purchased before 10am on each given tour date. We recommend to book your tickets in advance as most of the tours tend to sell out. ¤ MEETING POINT: We meet at our first merchant, Chic Shack restaurant @ 15 Fort Street, Quebec City, G1R 3Z8 ¤ PARKING: There are limited pay-parking spots in the streets of Old Quebec. There is also underground parking available at the City Hall. More information will be sent by email in the booking confirmation.