Delight in an authentic downtown Halifax neighbourhood experience filled to the brim with delicious local food. SoMo – South of Morris Street – is a vibrant and growing area in the heart of downtown, boasting some of the city’s finest restaurants as well as the famous Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market where award winning local chefs find the freshest ingredients for their menus.

Downtown Halifax Food Tour




  • Visits to approx. 6 local eateries
  • Diverse tastes such as hand crafted chocolates, artisan pizza, local seafood, gourmet market creations and more!
  • Delectable, generous food samples
  • Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, waterfront boardwalk, Irishtown, Government House, old Burying Grounds, south Barrington Street
  • Behind the scenes look at local kitchens
  • Fun cultural facts from a local foodie
  • map and local food guide
  • An authentic Halifax experience to remember!

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  • WHEN: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, May – October
  • START TIME: 1:30 pm
  • DURATION: approximately 2 hours
  • MEET: Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, 1209 Marginal Road Halifax
  • WEATHER: tour takes place rain or shine, umbrellas provided
  • DRESS: wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes
  • CAPACITY: 16 people per tour
  • TASTINGS: approximately six different food tastings; mostly stand-up tastings; enough for a light lunch
  • INCLUDED: all food samplings, Local Tasting Tours food guide and info sheet; taxes not included
  • GRATUITIES: not included in ticket price – if you enjoyed your culinary experience, gratuities are accepted by our guides
  • NOTE: food tastings are chef’s choice and subject to change with out notice
  • SUBSTITUTIONS: unfortunately we are unable to accommodate all  food requests 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
  • FOOD SENSITIVITIES: please let us know 48 hours in advance if you require a vegetarian tasting
  • COST: $40 per person + tax, tickets can not be refunded
  • TICKETS: recommended online purchase in advance, online purchasing fee not included
  • RESERVATIONS: telephone reservations are accepted with credit card, subject to $20 cancellation fee
  • PAYMENT: online ticket purchase recommended, remaining ticket purchase at departure site – first come first served

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Norbert's Good Food

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Halifax's first and only true farm to table eatery in the beautiful Halifax Seaport Market on the waterfront.

Fox Hill Cheese House

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"We plant the seed, grow the grass, milk our Holstein and Jersey cows, and use the finest, freshest quality milk in our own processing facility."