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Old Quebec Food Tour
RATED 5 on 5 Duration: 3-hour walking tourIncludes: 5 stops. 8 different food and drink tastings. Enough for a hearty and satisfying lunch! Come hungry!Cost: 65 CAD + tx and feesTimes: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Discover and taste your way through the oldest and most European-like neighbourhood of Quebec City. Sample varied dishes ranging from traditional to modern and get a feel for what it is to be Québécois!
One-of-a-Kind Food Tasting — The The Old Quebec City Food Touris 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 hip snack bar, 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 poutine, a decadent smoked-meat club sandwich, sucre à la crème… 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, 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!
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 ideal for those seeking to discover both authentic Québécois 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. The tour will also satisfy culture and architecture lovers, tourists, locals, families, friends, revellers and, of course, yourself! The Old Quebec Food Tour is a unique experience for you as well as an excellent gift idea! Using our Gift Certificate option, the tour can be used to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or milestone. Whether you are from a city or a continent far 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 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.
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 vegetarian or lactose-free substitutions, but CANNOT provide substitutions for vegans or allergy sufferers (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 lot available at City Hall for 17 CAD as a daily rate. However, driving in Old Quebec can be confusing (narrow one way streets, steep hills and tourist buses), and unfortunately there is a limited number of paid parking spots in the streets of Old Quebec. If you can, we recommend you come by taxi or public transport and leave the car at your hotel or Airbnb.
→ Where does the Old Quebec Food Tour finish?
The Old Quebec Food Tour finishes in the lobby of the Monastère des Augustines (77 Des Remparts St.), a 10-minute walk from the starting location.
¤ We make a total of 5 stops dedicated to Quebec City's best local food.
¤ Includes one wine tasting and an herbal tea.
¤ Enough for lunch. Come hungry!
¤ 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.
¤ Chic Shack --We start the tour off with a Poutine 2.0. Discover a next-generation poutine with hearty local ingredients.
¤ La Bûche -- We enjoy a 4-course tasting here with a Québécois pea soup, pâté chinois, fresh salmon and maple taffy on snow.
¤ Chez Paillard -- Discover the true french-style bakery and taste the best croissant in town.
¤ Chez Boulay - Comptoir Boréal --Enjoy a traditional Québécois holiday dessert: sucre à la crème.
¤ 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, paired with a local wine selected by the sommelier.
Please note that some of the addresses are subject to change at the last minute.
About this tour
¤ HOW MUCH
Adult tickets: 65 CAD +10.08 CAD tx + 3 CAD fee = 7818 CAD. Children (age 7-13): 35 CAD*. Young children (age 0-7): 17 CAD* + 3 CAD booking fees per ticket, and 14.96% taxes 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. ¤ SPECIALFOOD REQUESTS
We CAN provide vegetarian or lactose-free options, but CANNOT provide substitutions for vegans or allergy sufferers (such as seafood or gluten). Vegetarian substitutions must be indicated in advance at time of ticket purchase.
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 10 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 Chic Shack restaurant, our first stop, at 15 Fort Street, Quebec City G1R 3Z
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.