Have you ever wondered how the very best chocolate is made? How coffee beans are roasted? How a donut can be made low-fat, or even how they get the filling inside a donut (hint: it’s not magic)?
Have these questions – and more – answered during Almonte’s brand-new food tour, The Good Food Tour, an edible experience that’s hand-crafted for true foodie enthusiasts. While food tours may be uber-popular these days, you’ll find The Good Food Tour is a little different than the norm.
Travel behind the scenes to award-winning edible manufacturers, sample delectable edibles from restaurants, cafes, and more, all dished up in the “friendly town” of Almonte, one of Expedia’s Top 10 Small Towns in Canada to Visit!
The Good Food Tour is the brain-child of self-described foodie, Cathy Reside, who has made exploring edibles a life-long passion. As tour guide and chief tasting officer, Reside is also a long-time resident of Almonte, and eager to share her love for her hometown, the people who live and work there, and all things food-related.
The tour invites participants to taste their way through Almonte while taking in its natural beauty, history, architecture and people during a two-to-three-hour tour featuring stops at six-to-seven establishments.
Participants will get a behind the scenes look at how Crooked Mile Brewery crafts their British-inspired ales, how the winner of the coveted International Golden Bean Award, Hummingbird Chocolate Factory, produces their flavourful chocolates, how Healthy Food Technologies (HFT) produces low-fat donuts, or how Equator Coffee Roasters – yet another award-winning business! – concocts their savoury brews.
Tour-goers can choose between Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, tours, but should bring along their walking shoes, camera and a sense of adventure for this one-to-two-kilometre exploration of Almonte’s historical, cultural and edible assets.
Along the route, participants will receive an insider’s take on the colourful local history in a town that must have been made with walking tours in mind. Narrow, winding streets flanked by carefully preserved historic facades found only feet away from the majestic Mississippi River and Almonte’s iconic waterfall combine to make a bipedal exploration of this town a scenic – and appetizing – adventure.
Come and explore Almonte’s foodie experiences and award-winning businesses that you literally won’t find anywhere else. Bring along your walking shoes, sense of adventure, and your appetite! Tours run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May to October; visit www.thegoodfoodtour.com for more details or to purchase your ticket.