When Pigs Fry Toronto Walking Tour
Experience a unique and tasty Toronto tour that delves into "Hogtown" history and all things pig-related. On the When Pigs Fry Toronto Walking Tour, you’ll sample bacon, pork, and sausage, find out about ethical pig farming at a local butcher, and learn about the role of the pig in pop culture, or is that pork culture?
Get under the skin of the city and into the nooks and crannies other Toronto tours don't go.
At one point, there were so many pigs in the city that the city garnered the nickname “Hogtown”, and Toronto’s pork and bacon earned a reputation for being some of the best in the world. On this Toronto food tour, you’ll experience this legendary deliciousness for yourself, through samples at some of the city’s coolest local establishments, and a visit to one of Toronto’s best butcher shops to learn about quality pork and where it comes from.
Your Toronto food tour begins in front of the historic Gooderham Flatiron Building, and then you’ll head to the St Lawrence Market, part of Old Town Toronto. The market itself is closed on Sundays, but a nearby restaurant serves what we’re after - a peameal bacon sandwich. While munching on this savoury treat, your guide will explain the origin of peameal bacon, the significance of the market to Toronto, and how the area has changed over the last 200 years.
Next on the food tour, you’ll hop on board one of Toronto’s iconic streetcars and roll through the financial and entertainment districts into a trendy neighbourhood in the west end favoured by young professionals.
Between King St West and Queen St West, you’ll stop by a local butcher shop that specialises in organic meats from sustainably practicing farms in the region. Here you will learn about organic and ethical farming, and what goes into making quality pork products. In this neighbourhood, you’ll visit two more restaurants to try a southern US piggy spin on a classic Canadian dish, and dig into some very popular German street food with American and British flavour influences. At each of these restaurant stops, the tour will stop long enough to purchase a beverage, if you’re interested, and both places have an excellent selection of local craft beers.
Become a pork aficionado in the city historically known as “Hogtown”.
Fall in love with some of Toronto’s signature pork creations .
Experience porky bliss when savouring delicious bacon, sausage, and pork.
Visit three cool, unique, pork-loving local restaurants.
Learn about pork quality and sustainable, ethical pig farming at an eminent local butcher shop.
- Bacon, sausage and pork to try at three different restaurants
- Small group walking tour with a fun, friendly, tour guide
- One-way streetcar transportation
Season: March to November
Duration: 3 hours approximatley
Meeting location: The tour begins outside the Hockey Hall of Fame (N W corner of Yonge St. and Front St.) and ends near the intersection of King St W and Portland St, 2.5km from the starting point.
Need to know:
- Beverages, additional food and gratuity for your guide are not included.
- Dress for the weather.
- You will be taking a streetcar to cover the longest distance between stops, but you will otherwise be walking.
- There are no vegetarian or vegan options available and no food substitutions on this tour.
- Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Maximum group size: 12
The When Pigs Fry walking tour will show places to visit in Toronto that you would never think of. This unique Toronto sightseeing tour is the perfect gift idea for the bacon lover in your life!
The When Pigs Fry Toronto Walking Tour takes place at Toronto, Ontario. VIEW MAP
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