We’re remodeling to make our site easier to use

The 2016 season was our first. We've had the opportunity to bring many people on amazing tours. These tours are enjoyed by all and are still available, we've been told that our website needed some work. In the coming weeks we'll be doing that work and while we're at it, we'll also bring new products to the fold. Gone will be the 6 person minimum. New tours for 2 people will be sold. Check back with us soon and we'll be all set to go. In the meantime, tours are still available. Contact me by e-mail to book your tour at Mathieu@ExperienceFood.ca
Mathieu Samson-Savage - Owner

A one of a kind experience

Welcome to Experience Food, the best way to discover the best restaurants Ottawa and Gatineau have to offer. This is a great way for locals and tourists alike to explore the city and get off the beaten paths. Buy your tickets for a public tour or book your private tour today and let me take you from great place to great place so I can show you how great food is in this wonderful city. One of the best things to do in Ottawa. Come with us and truly "Experience Food."
Mathieu Samson-Savage - Owner


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Our Tours

Tasting Tours

Discover a Ottawa|Gatineau area in a laid back and fun way while hopping from one restaurant to another. During this tour, our friendly staff will take you to four of our city's finest establishments where you will enjoy signature food and drinks. Lasting approximately 2 hours, this is the perfect way to spend time with friends and Experience Food.

Gourmet Tours

Dress up and go out for a night on the town like you've never experienced before. This tour will take you through five establishments where you will have a five course meal constituted of apperitif, appetizer, entrée, dessert and digestif! All plates are carefully paired with a drink. This 3 and a half hour tour is without a doubt the best way to "Experience Food".

Discovery Tours

Walk through the streets of a Ottawa | Gatineau neighbourhood and discover its history and secrets during the Discovery Tours. On this walking tour, guests will stop at the step of 10 to 12 establishments where a server will come outside and serve small bites of the house specialty. Discover Ottawa | Gatineau like you've never seen it before and Experience Food.

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Group Tours

These are the traditionnal tours offered by Experience Food. Groups of 6 people are more get to visit 4 of the best restaurants of the city in one night. The Gourmet or Tasting Tours offers great value and, more importantly, a unforgettable night out filled with incredible flavors.

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Small Groups Tours

**NEW** Groups of less than 6 people can now benefit from the same great services as other groups. Take your friends and family out and explore the most delicious neighborhoods in the city. Chooese between our Tasting Tours or our Gourmet Tours and Experience Food.

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Couples Tours

**NEW** Experience Food now offers tours for 2 people. Celebrate a special occasion with a loved one by eating at 4 of the best restaurants in the city. Choose the Gourmet to discover some of the best restaurants in the city, or the Premium Tour for a VIP experience featuring top shelf products and much more.

Gift Certificates

You know a foodie and want to give the best gift ever? You want to give someting original to a loved one? With our gift certificates you can give a great night. We have carefully selected restaurants for you and your friends to enjoy. Choose between our 50$, 100$, 150$ certificates, and help someone discover the great culinary scene of Ottawa and Gatineau.

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Areas to Discover

Old Hull

Old Hull

Downtown Gatineau

The Hull sector of Gatineau is one to discover. Home of some great chefs and unique restaurants and bars, you will be amazed at how lively this area can get. This is where some crowds were lucky enough to see great musicians like Ella Fitzgerald and Louie Armstrong back in the day.

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Little Italy

Little Italy

Preston street

Experience the diversity Ottawa has to offer. Home of Ottawa Italian quarter, Preston street offers great Italian food, as well as many other types of cuisine. A great place to go and have a drink at a pub or food at a restaurant, Preston street will allow you to discover a side of Ottawa not available in it’s center.

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Wellington street

In Ottawa’s premier up and coming neighborhood, Wellington street has the city’s best kept secrets. Come discover outside the box cusine and great takes on classics in the bistro’s and restaurant’s of Hintonburg. A little outside downtown, this will give you a refreshing and tasty second look at the city.

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The Village | The Glebe

The Village | The Glebe

Bank street

Discover Bank street’s unique flavours. This very long street is home to a wide variety of people. From downtown to the Village to Landsdown park and the Glebe, this part of the city has the history and the charm you’re looking for. A great recipe for awesome restaurants.

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The Sens Mile

The Sens Mile

Elgin street

The Sens Mile is the place to go to take in hockey games and a few pints. It is also contains some of Ottawa’s most creative and fun cuisine. From pubs to casual fine dinning, this area has it all. Experience it with us and you’ll discover places you’ll want to return to.

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By-Ward Market

By-Ward Market

Downtown fun

Join us for fun filled adventures in the By-Ward Market, Ottawa’s center for entertainment and one of the prime spots for food. With a variety of different tours available, you can come party, enjoy simple food, or take in the full gourmet dinning experience with us.

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I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful evening last night. The food and service were excellent. It made for a fun and unique birthday celebration for my Dad that we all enjoyed very much. Good luck with your company. I would recommend your tours to anyone looking for an interesting way to experience some of Ottawa’s great restaurants!

Rachelle L – ★★★★★

Had an absolutely wonderful time on the Experience Food Tour. Even though I was already familiar with some of the restaurants presented, the guide’s historical presentation, the meet-and-greet with the chefs and the tailored wine pairing brought a solid value-added to the experience. Look forward to tour other neighborhoods

Alexandra L – ★★★★★

Very informative tour! Great way to discover hidden gems that you wouldn’t normally visit.

Alex M – ★★★★★

Good food, good drinks, interesting facts and we even got to meet the chefs/owners! This was great!

Josée S – ★★★★★

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Many people say that Ottawa | Gatineau are conservative towns. They say that, compared to Montreal or Toronto, they do not have life and charm. To this I answer that Ottawa | Gatineau has many hidden gems. The many festivals and activities in the city help make it a good place to live, but above all the quality of our restaurants is under valued. The mission of these tours is to help people discover great spots in the city. They are designed to show off the culinary talents of the great people of Ottawa | Gatineau. Join us on our tours and you will discover that Ottawa is a great place to eat, you will truly Experience Food.
Owner and operator - Mathieu Samson-Savage