Embark on a tasty adventure in St Catharines with this 3.5-hour culinary walking tour of the Niagara region’s largest city. Learn about the local culture from your informative guide while taking in the sights, sounds and of course the food. Sample fare from four or more restaurants, explore the beautiful city and get to know some of the local characters. By the end, you might just feel like a local yourself.
Make your way to the meeting spot and meet your guide, who will give you a brief orientation on what to expect during the 3.5 hours of this tour. Learn about the food, people and history of St Catharines. Prepare you taste buds as you enter St Catharines’ Market Square and meet with some of the city’s top culinary personalities at a fine dining restaurant that’s been keeping St Catharines well fed for more than 30 years. Next, bite into savory ethnic cuisine, and then it might be on to the city’s first brewpub, where the homemade food is one of the region’s best-kept secrets. Along the way you'll taste seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from local farms. Depending on the season, sample strawberry crumble, grilled vegetable flatbread with goat cheese, cheddar ale soup made with craft beer and house-smoked pulled pork sliders. By the end, you'll be pleasantly satiated. Listen to your informative guide as you walk through the city streets to local restaurants, learning about the exciting recent changes in a region that’s on the cusp of some big changes, including the recent opening of a performing arts center, with more openings in the works. By the conclusion of your tour, you’ll be full of food and new inspiration to continue exploring this captivating city on your own. Please note: Public parking in downtown St Catharines is free on Saturdays.