Old Quebec City Food Tour


Local Québec City Food Tour - Highlights

  • We make a total of 5+ stops dedicated to Quebec City's best local food. Enough for lunch. Come hungry!
  • Adult + Alcohol tickets include a glass of local wine (2 oz) and Québecois gin selected to pair perfectly with the food.
  • This 1.8-km (1.1-mile) walking tour takes in noteworthy sites, such as Château Frontenac, City Hall, an old prison and a restored monastery, as your guide shares many historical and personal anecdotes.
  • Includes all food & drinks, a water bottle, a charming tour guide and our insider's guidebook.

Why take the Old Quebec City 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 making sure we include a variety of traditional Québécois fare. Taking the Old Quebec Food Tour then means getting the very best of the old town, with your very own tour guide! We also bring you to hidden historical gems and architectural sites you may have otherwise 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.

Local Québec City Food Tour - Tasting Locations:

1. La Bûche - We start the tour with a 3-course tasting here with a Québécois pea soup, pâté chinois, and maple taffy. 

2. Chez Paillard - Discover the true french-style bakery and taste the best croissant in town.

3. Chez Boulay Comptoir Boréal - Enjoy a traditional Québécois holiday dessert: sucre à la crème.

4. BEClub Bistro - Step into a 200-year-old house for a unique experience, and find out if you've got enough room for their Québécois mac and cheese with maple bacon. Adult + Alcohol tickets receive a local wine ( 2oz glass) selected by the sommelier.

5. Maison Livernois - Taste the most notorious dish in Quebec City: poutine! Adult + Alcohol tickets receive a Québécois gin pairing.

What to expect from the Old Quebec City Food Tour? 

One-of-a-Kind Food Tasting — The The Old Quebec City Food Tour is a 3-hour guided walking tour, with 5 tasting locations showcasing the passionate food community residing in Old Quebec. Each stop is its own unique foodie universe: from a rustic sugar-shack style experience to a gin distillery, historic monastery and traditional French bakery! The food tastings you’ll enjoy are enough to fill you up like a hearty, satisfying lunch… so be sure to bring your appetite! Some examples of the bites are: a delicious twist on traditional Québécois pea soup and pâté chinois, a decadent mac and cheese, croissants, maple taffy, sucre à la crème… and more! All tastings are included in the ticket price.

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, Dufferin Terrace by the St. Lawrence River, as well as what just might be the tiniest house in North America, and much more! As we walk through the windy streets, the 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!

We meet at La Buche Restaurant at 49 Saint-Louis Street.

HOW MUCH

Adult tickets: $67-75* Children (age 7-13): $35* Young children (age 0-7): $17*
*All prices are in Canadian Dollars. A $3 booking fee per ticket and 14.96% taxes is added on the total amount.

WHEN

Tuesday to Saturday (in high season) at 11 a.m. Check our calendar for updated schedule.

WHO

All ages and fitness levels. Please consider that the walk is 1.8 km long, and we stand at 2 of our tasting spots.

CAPACITY

Maximum 16 people maximum per tour.

GROUP AND PRIVATE TOURS

Offered upon request. Please fill out the form in our private and group tours page.

WEATHER

Rain, snow or shine! We highly recommend bringing appropriate clothing for the winter season.

SPECIAL FOOD REQUESTS

We CAN provide vegetarian, lactose-free  and gluten-free options, but CANNOT provide substitutions certain specific allergies. Vegetarian and other substitutions 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 at many of our stops,  food may have been in contact with 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 9 a.m. on the given tour date. We recommend booking your tickets in advance as most tours tend to sell out.

MEETING POINT

We meet at La Bûche Restaurant, our first stop, at 49 Saint-Louis Street, Quebec City  G1R 3Z2

PARKING

The number of paid parking spots is limited in the streets of Old Quebec. There is also underground parking available at City Hall. More information will be sent in your booking confirmation email.


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