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

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 four course meal constituted of apperitif, appetizer, entrée, and dessert! All plates are carefully paired with a drink. This 3 hour tour will let you experience Ottawa and Gatineau's food scene like it should.

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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 8 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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Youth Tours

***NEW*** Children now get to Experience Food with our brand new Youth Tours. A take on our Discovery Tours, tour goers get to taste food from 8 to 12 of the best food vendors in an area of your choice. This allows them to discover a neighborhood and learn about its history, and try new foods. This is perfect for school groups and youth camps.

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Premium Tours

***NEW*** Enjoy Ottawa and Gatineau's finest during our new Premium Tours. During this tour, you will have a personal guide that will take you to eat at the best restaurants in a neighborhood where you will have the very best dishes offered. Eat the freshest and most unique foods paired with the best drinks in each restaurant and Experience Food.

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Gift Certificates

You know a foodie and want to give the best gift ever? You want to give something original to a loved one? Give a great night out of Ottawa's best food discoveries. We have carefully selected restaurants for you and your friends to enjoy during a wide variety of tours. Simply choose the amount of money of the certificate and we'll do the rest.

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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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Having participated in Experience Food’s Little Italy Tour, it is without a doubt that I say that I will be back with my friends. Where is the next destination?

Suzanne S – ★★★★★

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 – ★★★★★

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

Josée S – ★★★★★

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 – ★★★★★

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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