Go behind the scenes with local chef Claire Gallant and explore the best of Halifax’s North End culinary district on this Open Kitchen tour.  A big hit with locals and visitors alike,  this 1 km culinary walking tour gives a unique perspective on sourcing food locally and creating innovative dishes at home. Meet some of the people behind our innovative North End food scene. Step into a professional kitchen and take an up-close look at food prep and operations.   Learn tips and surprising food facts, watch a pizza demo, take home recipes, and best of all, taste mouth-watering creations prepared just for you.  This tour highlights the Hydrostone Market, Agricola Street and the city’s North End.    Much enjoyed by local parents and young families.                           Saturdays 1:30 pm, year round.

*Reservations must be made by 11:00 am on the day of the tour.

Agricola Street BrasserieOpen Kitchen food tour Halifax





  • Demonstrations and food tastings.
  • Chance to take a look into professional kitchens and meet the talent behind the North End Food Scene
  • Vists to approx. 4 different local eateries
  • Diverse tastes with a uniquely Nova Scotian Twist.
  • Historic Hydrostone district, Halifax North End, local history
  • An insiders’ view into creating innovative dishes from locally sourced ingredients
  • Fun cultural facts from a local chef
  • Take home recipes by Claire, your  local food guide and Chef.
  • An authentic Halifax experience to remember!

Claire and Polly


*Please wear non-slip footwear to be safe on restaurant kitchen floor surfaces. There is one 15 minute stretch of continuous walking during this tour.
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  • WHEN: Saturdays, year round
  • START TIME: 1:30 pm
  • DURATION: approximately 2 hours
  • MEET: Hydrostone Park between Young Street and Kay Street
  • WEATHER: tour takes place rain or shine, please dress for outdoor walking.
  • DRESS: wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes
  • CAPACITY: 12 people per tour
  • TASTINGS: approximately 4 different food tastings, some stand-up tastings
  • INCLUDED: all food tastings, recipes, Local Tasting Tours restaurant guide
  • GRATUITIES: not included in ticket price – if you enjoyed your culinary experience, gratuities are gratefully accepted by our guides
  • NOTE: food tastings are chef’s choice and subject to change with out notice
  • SUBSTITUTIONS: unfortunately we are unable to make food substitutions on tours – offerings are chef’s choice and meant to highlight various fresh offerings of the day
  • ALLERGIES: please alert us to allergies in advance so we can acquire an ingredients list of tastings for your tour
  • COST: $50 +tax per person.  Tickets can not be refunded
  • TICKETS: recommended online purchase in advance, online purchasing fee not included
  • RESERVATIONS:  Tickets may be purchased in advance online.  Telephone reservations with credit card must be made by 11 am on the day of the tour – subject to $20 cancellation fee.
  • PAYMENT: online ticket purchase or telephone reservation required
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Located in Halifax’s up and coming North End, Agricola Street Brasserie is a place where our neighbours can gather in a convivial and communal atmosphere while enjoying some of the best food available on the East Coast. The Brasserie is an urban, rustic restaurant and bar serving French inspired seasonal home-style cooking with robust earthy dishes, and slow–cooked food in a warm, neighbourhood setting.

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