Toronto's Ultimate Chocolate Tour

Location

King West, Queen West and Dundas West around Trinity Bellwoods Park
(exact location given upon booking)

Features
  • Sampling of chocolates & chocolate-based goodies
  • Guided tour on the history of chocolates & more
  • Introduction to a selection of chocolatey stores
  • Chocolate-making demonstration (Tasty exclusive!)
  • Chat with store owners & chocolatiers
  • Happy times for all!
Group Size

10 people max

Time

Alternate Saturdays, 2pm
(3 hours approx)

Price

$39 per person
$25 for kids 7-12 years inclusive
Free for kids under 7!

Come join us on a stroll through the classy neighbourhoods of King West, Queen West & Dundas West, where we will sample chocolates & chocolaty sweets from 6 unique stores. Learn more about where chocolate comes from, how a little chocolate can be good for you, and why we crave chocolate - while satisfying those cravings!

Includes a chocolate-making demonstration by an award winning chocolatier. Ooh la la!

"We visited unique chocolatiers, bakeries, and even an unexpected location (you'll see when you are on the tour) throughout King West and Trinity Bellwoods. The chocolate was excellent and our tour guide Alex did a great job explaining the history of chocolate, the manufacturing process, and what we were tasting. Our group really enjoyed the variety of the stops, tastings, and the ability to see new parts of the city (even though some of us were from Toronto!)...Just book the tour because it is a great value and the other reviews show just how many people feel the same way." - 5-star TripAdvisor review


More about chocolates in Toronto and Canada

We started this tour because we simply love chocolate, and till today, you can't get us to shut up about it! When we first started researching for this tour, we had to abandon the idea because there were not enough unique chocolate options within walking distance, and we were not about to offer a sub-par tour to other chocolate lovers. However, things finally changed for the sweeter a few years back.

We now have a tour that we, as fellow chocoholics, can be proud of.

Toronto (and Canada) is fairly young in the chocolate industry, compared to cities like London and Paris. However, we've made great strides in recent years. SOMA Chocolate, one of our tour partners, has won several awards at the International Chocolate Awards and the Academy of Chocolate. Their 2 stores boast a huge variety of bars from different cacao origins, which sometimes makes it hard to decide which chocolate to purchase. Fear not though, as we'll walk you through how to taste and choose chocolate while on the tour, leaving you with a better idea of your personal chocolate palate.

SOMA Chocolate is one of the handful of chocolate makers in Toronto, who import cocoa beans and make the chocolate from scratch, experimenting with various techniques to tease the best flavours out from the beans. In contrast, most of the chocolate shops in Toronto work with high quality couverture chocolate from companies such as Valrhona, Cacao Barry and Callebaut, mixing various chocolate with flavours, nuts, and so forth to form their own beautiful creations. You'll get a good representation of both types of chocolate shops on the tour, as well as other stores that work with chocolate in various ways. We'll visit a patisserie with a different flavour chocolate bar for every alphabet, as well as a chocolatier who uses her years of experience in spices to create intriguing chocolate truffles. Whether your affinity is for dark chocolate or white chocolate, you'll find something to love on this tour.

Come join us chocolate lovers for an afternoon in sweetness!

Notes

  • We are a food tour and not a historical tour.
  • It might be a little crowded in some of the smaller stores and on afternoon tours.
  • Tours run in all weather conditions short of life-threatening inclemency. Please always check the weather forecast beforehand and come prepared.
  • Bring an appetite and some extra cash if you'd like to buy more yummies.
  • If you enjoy the tour, please tip your tour guide to thank them for their hard work!
  • Walking Difficulty

    Medium to Difficult, 5 - 20min walk between stops. End point is 21min walk from start point. Please take note if you have mobility considerations.

    Dietary Restrictions

    The tour is entirely vegetarian, can be made entirely gluten-free and can be made partially vegan. Nut-free options are available but there may be trace amounts in the products. Other restrictions may be accommodated on a case by case basis. Please mention any dietary restrictions in the 'Dietary restrictions' field when booking a tour.

    What stores will I visit on the tour?
    We'd really rather surprise you, but if you insist, contact us. (stores subject to change at our discretion)

    What will I eat on the tour?
    As you can guess by the name of the tour, a variety of chocolates and chocolatey treats! If you really must know the full details, contact us.

    Where does the tour begin and end?
    It begins close to King/Spadina and ends near Dundas/Bathurst. The start and end stops are a a 20 min walk from each other, and both are conveniently located near streetcar stops. You will receive the address of the starting point once you've signed up for the tour.

    How do I get to the starting point? Is there parking?
    By transit, take the Spadina streetcar and get off at the King stop. By car, there is street parking available. This website on free parking in Toronto may be helpful, but we cannot comment on its reliability.