RATED 5 on 5 Duration: 3h00 Walking TourIncludes: 6 Stops. 12 different tastings of food & drink. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!Cost: 59$ CAD +tx & feesTimes: 11:00 AM everyday and 5:00 PM of Fridays. (Click on book now for the updated schedule) Take a step off the beaten path, for an authentic Quebec City experience. Meet the passionate entrepreneurs of Saint-Roch and taste their local creations.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SAINT-ROCH QUEBEC CITY FOOD TOUR?
One-of-a-Kind Food Tasting – The Saint-Roch food tour is a guided 3 hour walking tour, with 6 tasting locations showcasing the rich, vast Saint-Roch foodscape. Each stop has its own area of refined expertise and unique flavours. The tour is designed to sample a variety of the best food from the area, including locally farmed raw milk cheese and decadent chocolats. The food tastings you’ll enjoy on the tour make up a hearty, satisfying lunch, so come hungry! The tasting locations visited range from passionate cheese makers, to a craft beer gastro-pub, and even to a wholesome vegan bistro! 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
Our tour has food at heart, but its passion doesn’t end there! In between food tastings, we stop at historical sights to fill you in on St-Roch history, fun facts, and local tips and secrets. These stops include an old corset factory, a public central park, and the famous Saint-Roch Church. We also stop at a few unique architectural spots, and tell you quirky stories about the area’s relating past customs. You’ll also be brought through the district’s tech scene, public art pieces, and much more! The effect is a well rounded experience of Saint-Roch’s many interesting facets.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE SAINT-ROCH QUEBEC CITY FOOD TOUR?
Our Saint-Roch Quebec City Food Tour is perfect for those seeking an “off the beaten path” experience, and those hungry for a taste of authentic Quebec City life. If you like food, culture, and insider info, this tour is right up your alley. Those looking to discover the emerging and charming Saint-Roch foodie scene will inevitably appreciate the tour, as it takes you right to the heart of that kind of action! We invite all tourists, hardcore foodies, less hardcore foodies, adventurers, curious minds, culture buffs, anyone looking to test their pallet and broaden their knowledge, as well as couples, friends, families, travel buddies… and of course, you! Not only is the Saint-Roch Food Tour a fun activity, it’s also a unique gift idea. You can give or take this tour to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, as a team building activity, for a bachelor party, or simply just getting together with friends to have a scrumptious and fun time. Whether you’re from across the ocean or a little town nearby, we guarantee that you’ll enjoy the Saint-Roch Food Tour. Rumour has it that tour participants walk away with a smile, a full stomach, and a big crush on Saint-Roch!
WHY TAKE THE SAINT-ROCH FOOD TOUR?
Saint-Roch is a really exciting place to be right now. The area has morphed into a vibrant, culturally diverse creative hub which has been receiving increasing amounts of press, recognizing it as one of the world’s must visit spots for its foodscape and culinary achievements. Taking the Saint-Roch Food Tour brings you around its nooks and crannies in ways only an insider can. Walking around and experiencing its culinary scene is an immersive way to witness and be part of the captivating diversity of the area. Businessmen, lawyers, artists, foodies, and tech geeks walk shoulder to shoulder, creating a fun and exciting community you can join for our 3-hour tour.
READY TO BUY TICKETS?
Ready to join us on The Saint-Roch 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.
→ What time should I arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the tour, to ensure that the tour can start right on time.
→ What is your cancellation policy?
All sales are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
→ Do I need to tip?
Gratuities are not mandatory, but very appreciated. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.
→ Are your tours in English or French? Or both?
Currently, our tours are offered in English every day. French tours are offered on demand. You can also make a private tour request if your group is of 10 participants or more.
→ Do you give private tours?
We do! Our requirement for a private tour is a minimum of 10 participants. You can book a private group tour by emailing us or filling out the private tour request form.
→ Can I get there using public transportation?
You can! From the Fairmont Château Frontenac, the 21 bus is your best option. From the Ferry or Cruise Ship terminal, take the number 1 bus. Both busses get off at the corner of Caron Station. Once off the bus, walk 2 blocks North until you reach Saint-Joseph Street, where you will find the Fromagerie des Grondines. Tickets are 2$ for the 21 bus, 3.50$ for other bus lines.
→ Where should I park my car?
There are many parking spots available on the nearby streets of La Fromagerie des Grondines (starting point). Please note, that you will have to walk back to your car at the end of the tour. It will take you approximately 15 minutes to come back to the starting point.
→ How long is the tour?
The tour is 1.6 km (1 mile) long, and takes about 3 hours to complete. We stay approximately 20 minutes at each tasting location. We will not walk the entire time, and there are many opportunities to sit down & relax along the way.
→ How much food is on the Saint-Roch Food tour?
The best way to describe the amount of food eaten on the tour is a “hearty and satisfying lunch”. Of our 6 locations, 5 are food stops. The range of food, density, and quantities are designed to leave you feeling full and satisfied, but not stuffed!
→ Where does the St-Roch Quebec Food Tour start?
We begin the tour at Fromagerie des Grondines, 199 rue Saint-Joseph Est.
→ Do we walk a lot? Is it fast paced?
The tour is 1.6 km (1 mile) long, and takes about 3 hours to complete. We stay approximately 25 minutes at each tasting location. We do not walk the entire time, and there are many opportunities to sit down & relax along the way.
→ Does the tour end at the meeting place?
No, the tour ends at Champagne Chocolatiers, a 10 minute walk from the meeting location. If you have a parked car over there, the 10 minute walk can act as an opportunity to spend time soaking in the area!
5 Stops. 9 different tastings of food & drink. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!
3 Hour Walking Tour - Offered at 11:00am Friday & Saturday - 59$ CAD +tx & fees
¤ We make a total of six stops dedicated to Quebec City's best local food
¤ Includes craft beer & exclusive local teas and juices.
¤ Enough for lunch. Come hungry!
¤ This 1.5 KM (1 mile) walking tour visits several historically significant sites as our guide recounts many historical & personal anecdotes.
Fromagerie des Grondines Cheese Shop - At our 1st stop we enjoy exclusive raw milk cheeses, organic charcuteries, a deluxe grilled-cheese, and a sea buckthorn drink. All ingredients from and around Quebec City.
NESS - We continue the tour with a lime-pie tasting, a tasty & healthy dessert-snack.
Noctem Artisan Brewers - We are presented with a seafood and beer pairing; a trout gravlax on a fresh bean salad, a dish created exclusively for our tour!
Camellia Sinensis Tea Shop - Discover the famous Labrador Tea, a soothing herbal tea used for medicinal purposes by the First Nations. Learn all about the benefits of tea and take part in a unique tasting experience.
Chez Ashton - Locals swear it's the best Poutine in town!
Champagne Chocolatier - Try unique chocolates and finish the tour with a chocolate-covered ice-cream cone (summer) or a homemade hot chocolate (winter).
About this tour
¤ HOW MUCH: General ticket: 59$*. Children (age 7-13) : 35$*. Young children ( age 0-7) : 17$* + 3$ booking fees applies per ticket and there are 14,96% taxes on the total amount.
¤ WHEN: 7 days a week (depending on the period) at 11:00 AM or 11:30 AM
¤ WHO: All ages and fitness levels. Please consider that the walk is 1.5km and 3 of our tasting spots are standing.
¤ CAPACITY: 16 people per tour maximum.
¤ GROUP AND PRIVATES TOURS are also offered on request. Please fill out the form in our private and group tours page.
¤ TEMPERATURE : Runs rain, snow or shine! (50% of the tour is indoors). We highly recommend to bring appropriate clothes for the winter season.
¤ FOOD DEMANDS: This tour is Vegetarian friendly. We can also accommodate lactose-free and gluten-free, but please note that most tastings will be altered. Many of our food establishments may have manipulated nuts. It is important that we are aware of any allergies and food restrictions BEFORE your tour date.
¤ 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 meal is a grilled-cheese sandwich.
¤ SALE DEADLINE : Tickets must be purchased before 10 am on each given tour date. We recommend to book your tickets in advance as most of the tours tend to get sold out.
¤ MEETING POINT: We meet at our first merchant, which is Fromagerie des Grondines & ses amis 199, Saint-Joseph Street East, Quebec City G1K 3A8
¤ PARKING: There are many parking spots available on the nearby streets (Caron Street) More information will be sent by email in the booking confirmation.