Founded in 2013, Savour Toronto is a startup not like the usual tech based ones we cover. The project and experience is a locally owned one and independently operated business focused on providing unique, intimate culinary excursions and activities for locals and visitors. Their tours and events are designed with guidance, advice and expertise by local food and wine experts, writers and journalists. Each tour is carefully researched and developed with the local perspective in mind. A Highly passionate team caring about what they do and have pride themselves in offering enriching experiences.
With summer blossoming and Toronto shedding it’s winter coat the culinary experience in a vibrant city is never seen such heights. Before places like New York or Paris were considered the ultimate in food indulgence, but Toronto has grown spades to become a go to location for not just tourists but those living in the city to rediscover an emerging food scene.
Savour Toronto takes full advantage of the great tasty treats one can uncover throughout the megalopolis. Currently the food tours focus on two distinct neighborhoods “Kensington Krawl” and “Best of the West!” the former goes through the highly eclectic and rich Kensington Market area and the latter through Dundas West and Ossington. Those familiar with Toronto will quickly recall how urban and atmospheric both areas are to stroll through and have senses overwhelmed. A “Vegecursion” is also provided by the team focused on, you guessed it, vegan and vegetarian cuisine, which take place in various locations throughout the downtown core.
Co-founder Suzanne Urpecz says, “On our tours, you can expect to be guided to some of the best places to eat and drink in the city while having a fun time along the way.”
Each Savour Toronto tour comprises of eight to ten people to keep things intimate and small for a more rewarding experience. Tours are held two to three times a week and you’ll enjoy four to six different food establishments on each tour. You can sign up yourself or group on their website or via their toll free hotline: 1-855-472-8687 (1-855-4-SAVOUR), make sure to get there hungry!
We asked Suzanne to also share a little extra nugget of golden information for Toronto. We love our city and wanted to get her insight on a hot spot visitor’s and residents should check out, here’s her advice:
“Market 707! It’s a great initiative that was developed by the Scadding Court Community Centre that brings together food entrepreneurs. You’ll find a lot of great international eats there and people that are very passionate about what they do. The Depanneur is also a fabulous place to go to discover new and emerging chefs. I love their concept about hosting different culinary talent in the city and providing that as a showcase to the public.”