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Toronto's Hogtown History - The Bacon and Pork Private Walking Food Tour

Where:Toronto, Ontario
Price for:1 Participant
Experience a unique and tasty, private Toronto tour that delves into "Hogtown" history! Sample bacon, sausage, pork, learn out about ethical farming from a local butcher, and discover the role of the pig in pop culture … or is that pork culture?
Are you ready for a bit of pork overload?

This 3-hour tasty Toronto culinary adventure is the perfect experience gift for people who love to dine on pig-inspired dishes.

A minimum of 4 people are required to purchase this private tour.

You’ll experience the legendary deliciousness through samples at some of the city’s coolest local establishments and visit one of Toronto’s best butcher shops to learn about quality pork and where it comes from.You’ll walk away with new knowledge about the Toronto’s history and how it’s nickname “Hogtown’ came to be.

Your Toronto foodie adventure begins in front of the historic Gooderham Flatiron Building and following your entertaining guide you’ll head to the St Lawrence Market. The market is closed on Sundays, but a nearby restaurant serveswhich is arguably Toronto’s signature sandwich, a peameal bacon sandwich.While munching on this delicious treat, your guide will explain the origin of peameal bacon, the significance of the market to Toronto, and how the area has evolved over the last 200 years.

Next, you’ll hop aboard one of Toronto’s iconic streetcars (known elsewhere as a “tram” or “trolly”) and cruise through the entertainment and financial districts into a trendy neighbourhood in the west end favoured by young professionals. Between Queen St West and King St West, the tour stops to visit a local butcher shop that specializes in organic meats from sustainably practicing farms in the region. Here, you’ll learn about what goes into making quality pork products, and ethical and organic farming.

In this neighbourhood, you’ll also visit two more restaurants to taste a kind of pork recognized by the Italian government as a dish of great historical and cultural relevance and dig into a popular German street food with British and American flavour influences.

Tour highlights:

  • Fall in love with some of Toronto’s signature pork creations.
  • Get to know Toronto’s history and how it earned the nickname “Hogstown”.
  • Experience porky bliss savouring delicious bacon, sausage, and porkincluding a peameal bacon sandwich, Toronto’s signature sandwich.
  • Visit cool, unique, cool pork-loving local venues.
  • Learn about sustainable, ethical pig farming and what goes into making quality pork products froma local butcher.

What’s included:

  • Small group walking tour with a fun, friendly, English-speaking local guide.
  • Bacon, sausage and pork at three different restaurants.
  • One-way streetcar transportation.

When: Available Year-round Tuesday through Saturday

Duration: 3-hours

Need to know:

  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Minimum age for participation is 6 years. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Vegetarian, vegan options, and food substitutions are not available on this tour.
  • All of the meat you sample on this tour is produced in an ethical manner.
  • Dress according to weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.You will be taking a streetcar to cover the longest distance between stops, but otherwise you will be walking.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Tour guide gratuities are graciously accepted at your discretion.

Bacon, sausage, pork, and a ride on the streetcar. If this doesn’t sound like one of the best things to do in Toronto or the perfect experience gift for a family member or friend, then we don’t know what does!

This tasty foodie adventure takes place at Toronto, Ontario.  VIEW MAP

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