Come and explore Almonte and Carleton Place’s restaurants and food shops on a premium culinary walking tour, all you need to bring are your walking shoes, sense of adventure, and appetite! Tours run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May to October; visit www.thegoodfoodtour.com for more details or to purchase your ticket.
Savour this unique experience with the local owner and guide as you get the inside scoop on the colourful history and architecture in two towns that must have been made with walking tours in mind! Walk down the charming streets and take in the carefully preserved and repurposed historic mills and old shops, only feet from the majestic Mississippi River. The falls that powered the mills are as impressive as they are scenic.
Try delicious tastings at food shops, restaurants, and craft alcohol producers, and chat with the proud chefs and owners. Find out what the owners love about the town and what these places mean to the community. Walking at a leisurely pace, you’ll feel the laid-back attitude, but underneath is a fiery pride in what these towns have to offer and a passion for enjoying life. On The Good Food Tour, you are guided by a local person with the knowledge and passion to turn this experience into a real adventure!
The Bites on Bridge Street tour is offered Thursday and Saturday afternoons in historic downtown Carleton Place, and features a three-hour exploration of Carleton Place’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene. A visit to Stalwart Brewing Company is on the menu, along with French Bistro fare, and high-end culinary options that will satisfy everyone’s appetite.
In Almonte, the Downtown Meets Uptown Friday tour invites participants to travel behind the scenes to award-winning edible manufacturers, sample delectable edibles from restaurants, cafes, and more, all dished up in the “friendly town” of Almonte. Take a peek at how the small-batch craft chocolate maker, Hummingbird Chocolate, became a success story winning the International Golden Bean Award and see and smell coffee beans being roasted at Equator Coffee Café and Roastery. Both these businesses support better than Fair Trade. They walk the talk, visiting and supporting the farmers who produce their beans. Afterwards you will wind your way down historic Mill Street for local cheeses, savoury crêpes and more!
The Down by the River tour, hosted on Sundays in Almonte, will get a behind the scenes look at how Crooked Mile Brewery crafts their British-inspired ales and how Dairy Distillery turns dairy by-products into delicious vodka. The edible exploration continues through historic Almonte, while taking in its natural beauty, history, architecture. Almonte is known for its many artists so we couldn’t help but have fine pastries in one of our art galleries! Then savour French crêpes at the Mill Street Crêpe Company and end with tea and British scones at charming Tea & Cake.