Our mission is to help the neighbourhoods
we love grow and prosper.
Local Toronto Food Tours offers exciting tours that explore the coolest neighbourhoods in Toronto and Kensington Market.
We invite you to experience each neighbourhood through a series of delicious food tastings of only the best of Toronto’s classic food institutions as well as the new, hip eateries. Get to know the history behind the food, the landmarks, the architecture, and the art with your local guide who relays the fascinating historical and cultural stories of the city.
We’ve selected the best food, stories, and things to see in our vibrant neighbourhoods. Whether you choose a tour of the Kensington Market, Chinatown and Trinity Bellwood we guarantee that you’ll have a fun, memorable experience!
Sustainable tourism philosophy
We practice a sustainable tourism philosophy where we ensure that each restaurant we visit is paid fairly for the great food they serve us, and that the wait staff receives proper gratuities for their service.
We keep our tours small (maximum 16 people per tour) which won’t overcrowd the street or overwhelm our tasting locations. We believe that our forward-thinking strategy will sustain an incredibly positive relationship between us, the restaurants, and the local residents.
Our philosophy ensures that our participants get the best experience possible. Finally, we carefully select only the most passionate and friendly local tour guides who can answer all your questions and give you the best tour possible.
Behind Local Food Tours
Local Toronto Food Tours is a company founded by Ismael Ulvik and Frederik Nissen to create a food tour that defines Toronto as a unique gastronomic destination.
Frederik Nissen is also a community organizer behind innovative projects such as Givebox, Restaurant Day Montréal and Héros du Karaoké. Ismael Ulvik, meanwhile, is a passionate entrepreneur whose values revolve around tourism and community generosity.