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Chinatown & Kensington Market Food Tour provided by Local Toronto Food Tours

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Chinatown & Kensington Market Food Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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A note from Chinatown & Kensington Market Food Tour
Guests are not required to wear a mask in the outdoor areas of the tour however they will be required to put one on upon entering restaurants or moving around inside. We will have extra masks available with us however we ask that guests bring their own.
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Updated 19/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
On our 3-hour guided tour of Kensington Market & Chinatown, we visit seven unique tasting locations. We begin our tour in Chinatown where we visit small businesses operated by families who serve a variety foods from across China before entering into the heart of Kensington market. The food is vibrant and exciting and bolstered by the fascinating stories of how they arrived in Toronto. You’ll have enough to eat for a hearty and satisfying lunch with dishes that include dumplings, Dan Dan Noodles, fish & chips and a Jamaican Patty plus more. All food and drink tastings are included in the ticket price. We even throw in a water bottle to keep you hydrated!
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mother's Dumplings
    421 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2G6, Canada
    Important information: The tour will start at 11:15. Please arrive at 11:00 AM at the meeting location. Directions to the meeting at Mother's Dumplings, 421 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2G6 There is also a street called Spadina Rd. Please make sure you have the exact address. Traffic can be very difficult to navigate in Chinatown and Kensington Market. We strongly encourage participants from driving to the tower of this reason, and instead encourages public transportation.
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    Kensington Market
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Chinatown
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Pancho's Bakery
    214 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4, Canada
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Departure Point
Mother's Dumplings, 421 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2G6, Canada
Duration
3h
Return Details
Pancho's Bakery, 214 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L4, Canada
Inclusions
  • Includes: 7 courses including accompanying drink, a bottle of water, cultural and historical stops, vendor demonstrations and much more!
  • Entry/Admission - Kensington Market
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Venture779898 wrote a review Sep 2020
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
An excellent day with Joseph Landau as guide. We visited numerous restaurants sampling different cuisines. He was very knowledgeable and informative about the delicious food that was presented to us including its origin and how it ended up in Toronto. Joseph is a historian and
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Date of experience: September 2020
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TrlLuver wrote a review Aug 2020
London, Canada54 contributions27 helpful votes
Fantastic afternoon! Joseph was a knowledgable and very entertaining guide. He was friendly and social! We thoroughly enjoyed every part of this tour from the general history of Kensington market and chinatown, to each food stop along the way! it was a great introduction to
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Brooke S wrote a review Mar 2020
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A group of us girls went on this food tour as a bachelorette party starter and Mike made it such a fun experience.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Joseph_Landau, General Manager at Chinatown & Kensington Market Food Tour
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi B3LSITTER, Thank you so much for your review! As and avid watcher of ABC's the Bachelorette, Mike has had 15 seasons to prefect the art of showing a bachelorette party's a good time! Please come back some time!
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k N wrote a review Mar 2020
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On one of the coldest days of the year, Michael was thoughtful, knowledgeable and passionate. He provided us with just the right amount of cool historical data, and mixed it all in with his own stories and experiences. The food was fantastic as well. It really left you quite
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Joseph_Landau, General Manager at Chinatown & Kensington Market Food Tour
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi Kerry, Thanks for your review! At Local Toronto Food Tours we strive to create a meal that is satisfying but not overwhelming, so it's great to hear that you enjoyed all the food but were not put out of commission by 'the itis'! ... The dreadful itis.
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Shelburne Travels wrote a review Feb 2020
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Alex was an excellent guide. He was great at explaining the history of the area and taking us to places we would normally not have gone. All the food was great but I would have to say the spicy noodles were my favorite. Even though it was not a street art tour, Alex spent the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Joseph_Landau, General Manager at Chinatown & Kensington Market Food Tour
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thanks so much for your review ShelburneTravelers25, Alex happens to be a real renaissance man. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and some of the amazing art this city has to offer!
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MWatts95
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Great experience and bang for your buck!!
Had a great tour with my guide Alex, ended up being a small group due to the time and weather, but I'd do it again
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Shivani C
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Had a wonderful time!
Our group had a fantastic time, despite the rainy day. Highly recommend, for locals and visitors alike!
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sampson149
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Great way to spend the morning!
We had time before the afternoon Blue Jay game and signed up for the tour. Everything was well organized and we lea
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Ian A
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Fun Day
This was a really fun afternoon. There were lots of interesting stops, some where we never would have found on our
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Paula M
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Amazing food and new friends!
This tour was totally worth the money. I was full after the first stop. Ha ha! The tour guide was great, super frie
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fruffolo
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Food Tour - Kensington & Chinatown
Looking for things to do in Toronto and decided to try this as a girls day out. Had a wonderful guide and loved the
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keltyw18
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Fun time
We had a great time learning about Toronto’s history and eating great food. Our guide Joseph was friendly and knowl
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rwillaa
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Excellent Tour
You will be so full on food and culture. We had an awesome tour with Alex. All of the food stops were excellent and
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SpyderWitch
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Kensington Market
We loved the tour. We ate breakfast first and that was a slight mistake because we got a lot of food samples and kn
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Laura M
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Good food, good time
Very nice guide, Mike. We had a bunch of stops, 3 Chinese (dumplings, egg tart and noodles), cheese tasting, Jamaic
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Camilla F
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Pleasant tour
Fantastic enthusiastic guide. Fun to taste the dishes, could have been little more of variety. Could be improved by
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Allison G
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Great!
We did went on this tour with 3 children, ages 5 and 8, and it was terrific. Our guide was very knowledgeable and r
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sbebtraveling
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Great tour!
Loved it. The food was delightful and our guide, Mike, was super-personable and also very informative. Highly rec
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Keller60
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Julia was excellent. Food options varied and delicious
We had a small group of 6 and Julia was wonderful. Very well informed and very personable. We chose this tour becau
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j0urneylady
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Great tour guide, great food!
It was a lovely experience and a great way to get to know Toronto! Mike was a great guide who gave many insights.
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