The Saturday Afternoon Thing!


Winter hang time on The Halifax Waterfront! 

It is the last few days of our full season. This is always a bitter-sweet time for me. I will miss doing tours and the inevitability of winter is harder and harder to escape as the days grow shorter. Over the off-season, I will miss the people I connect with so effortlessly on a daily basis when tours are in full swing.


On the sweet side, this means more time with my family, time to try out some fun kitchen tips I picked up over the summer, time to get into all the projects I’ve been planning for around the house; and of course……Tour planning!

We will be doing the Holiday Gift Pack again, I have three retail locations lined up for this year! I’m so excited. Stay tuned for further details as the Holiday season approaches!

I am also Kicking off a New off-season Tour! I am almost giddy about this! I’m Calling it the “Saturday Afternoon Thing!”  This is of course a food tour, but let’s be real; It’s a food tour every time I leave my house.  There will be food! It’s also a hangout. I’ve scheduled it from 1pm to 4pm Saturday’s in the downtown. You could hit the farmers market in the morning, hang out with me for the afternoon, and go on for a night out on the town! weekend perfection. I got the idea for this over the summer. I was working some pretty long hours, I was a little tired and dusty, and my mind wandered to what I would do right then if I had the Day Off. The answer came to me that I would go to visit some of my favourite people, eat some great food, get coffee, share a laugh, chat, take in some art, and so on. Basically, left to my own devices, I would snack and poke around town. Allow me to point out; this is essentially my job anyway, so it was a pretty happy thought conclusion.  So, yes; I designed a route based on just that! This is an ambitious route (up to 10 stops!) we will visit with some of my favourite people, and they will serve you treats! We will stop at an art gallery, Art and treats!  we will get coffee and other hot/cold bevies and finish up with a tasting experience. What is a tasting experience? It’s that thing you do when you taste something and then get an idea to try it with another something. In my line of work I get a lot of these inspirations and just over the last little bit I’ve found ways to bring this to you! It is my hope that we will share conversation and laughs, I will talk about history and tell stories, (My family has pointed out that I can’t seem to help myself in that regard.)  Most of all, I want to show you how great Halifax is on a (off-season) Saturday Afternoon. This is inspiration to get out and enjoy the city, you’ll feel instantly welcomed into the community, and discover some possibilities for your own hangout fun!

I hope to have this up and running by Saturdays in December. We’ll take a short Break over the Holiday ,and get right back at it in January! I’m offering this at the introductory price of $50.00 including HST (prices may go up a bit during the summer months) Holiday Gift Packs will Cover Two tickets to this fun, Saturday, afternoon…….thing.

As always; you can call me directly; 902 818 9055 or fill out the form. I’m happy to chat!

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Happy Winter!

Happy WinterLocal Tasting Tours would like to thank you all for your Holiday Gift Pack Support! To Book your gift certificates for Open Kitchen Get In touch! Call 902 818 9055 or email looking to hearing from you!!

This Winter Check Out Open Kitchen!

Open Kitchen Food Tours Halifax

Join our resident Chef Claire Gallant for an inside look at some of our favourite North End Halifax restaurants. Learn from the pros with demos, discussions and of course tastings! This tour takes in four of our favourite food stops and two Historic North End Neighbourhoods.There’s something for everyone with an amazing pizza demo,a mini picnic with a discussion of olive oil,gourmet vinegar,and exotic seasonings, vegan cooking, and stunning fine dining. This is the perfect way to get inspired Saturday afternoons this winter!

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Delicious Holiday Gifts!

A Gift for your Favourite Foodie!
Want to give the gift of Local Food?  Why not treat your favourite Foodie to a taste of Halifax this Christmas?
plus  a box a gift wrapped hand-crafted chocolates from SUGAH!

Free Delivery in the HRM before Dec 20

Local Tasting Tours Holiday Gift Card


 $90 tax incl

Regular value of $124

Christmas Gift Certificates may be used for the Open Kitchen Food Tour

offered year round on Saturdays 1:30 pm at the Hydrostone Market.



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or pick them up at SUGAH! on the Halifax Waterfront



Come taste the best of Halifax with us as we visit the Stubborn Goat and talk local craft beer with chef Tyler Smith and also guest Andrew Cooper from Propeller Brewing Company.  We sample wicked Risotto Croquettes, Bacon Mac N Cheese (mac and cheese sandwich, anyone?), talk Sausage Fest HFX and the upcoming Sausage Crawl, innovative menus and more!  It’s delicious – don’t miss it!

Stubborn Goat sausage

SausageFest HFX

Stubborn Goat patio

SAUSAGE CRAWL – the #SausageFestHfx Food Tour

Sausage Crawl Food Tour

Don’t miss the official Sausage Fest 2015 Food Tour!

Join us for the #SausageFestHfx Sausage Crawl 
…including inspired sausage-themed tastings by our best local chefs, as well as tastings of the Official Beers of Sausage Fest!  Tour includes delicious sausage and beer tastings at Durty Nelly’s, Pete’s Fine Foods, The Stubborn Goat and The Five Fishermen Grill.


$50 + tax pp,  all tastings included
2pm  – 4pm  every day


Sausage Crawl

Please be aware that larger tour groups will be divided in two,

with the second group operating 30 minutes behind the first with their own tour guide.

The Artful Eclair

Join us at the Old Apothecary, the newest bakery on Barrington Street in historic downtown Halifax for a taste of heaven. Special guest and artist Gordon MacDonald joins bakery owner Laura MacLeod for a great chat about downtown shopping, Ciboulette sandwiches, Argyle Fine Art, hungry grandfathers, snowstorms, career decisions, Nova Scotia landscapes and much, much more. Don’t miss the eclairs! 


The Old Apothecary                                    Argyle Fine Art


The Old Apothecary

Gordon MacDonald

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Thanks for the wonderful blog post, Rachael!  So delighted to have you on the tour!


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WIN TICKETS to the HFX NORTH Craft Beer & Food Tour

Local craft beer tasting at Lion and Bright cafe

Your chance to win two gift certificates to the

HFX NORTH Craft Beer & Food Tour!

*operating every Friday and Saturday at 1:30 pm from May to October*

With a fun walk through the popular  Halifax North End to sample foods and craft beers aplenty,

this tour has been a hit with locals and visitors alike.

To enter, simply follow us on INSTAGRAM @localtastetrs

or RT our contest tweets on TWITTER 

and your name goes in the draw!

Contest ends May 1.

Come taste the best of the North End with us!

Peggy’s Cove and Food Tour Experience

Peggy's Cove NS



Avoid the crowds with this tour to the quaint fishing village and iconic lighthouse, and enjoy Halifax’s best sights and gourmet food – this tour offers the best for those short on time!

Join our friends at GO NORTH TOURS for a delightful exploration of Peggy’s Cove before tasting the best of Downtown Halifax with Local Tasting Tours – a delicious day of tastes and sights!

Enjoy a scenic drive along Nova Scotia’s beautifully rugged South Shore as we make our way to the picturesque village of Peggy’s Cove. Watch the waves as they crash on the rocks in front of the world’s most photographed lighthouse. You’ll have time to browse the gift shops before heading back to the city to see the Titanic gravesite, The Citadel and many points of interest in between that larger tour buses cannot access!

After the city tour, enjoy a guided walking food tour with Local Tasting Tours. Delight in an authentic Halifax neighbourhood brimming with some of the best restaurants and experience food from at least 6 eateries!

Departures: Sundays at 9am 

Tour departs Sundays from downtown Halifax hotels or Pier 21 next to the Halifax Seaport Market.


Call 1-877-365-2552 for more info.

Lucky Hydrostone

Join us in the Hydrostone Market for some delicious lamb at Epicurious Morsels Bistro in the North End Halifax culinary district, prepared by chef/owner Jim Hanusiak and sous chef Jennifer Kilbride Young. Special guest Jenn Huntley of Lady Luck Boutique on the strip shares about their unique collection of jewelry, art and hats galore made by local artisans. We talk smoked salmon, stuffed french toast, family reunions, award winning olive oils, PEI potatoes and much more. Great gift ideas for the Holidays! Take a bite out of Halifax!

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salad at Epicurious Morsels in the Hydrostone