Niagara Falls is a foodie’s paradise. The region is known for its farm-fresh produce, innovative chef creations, gorgeous Niagara Falls restaurants and welcoming hospitality.
There are always fun food-filled events happening on the Niagara Falls Canada side, featuring the best food and wine Niagara Falls has to offer. Check out these Niagara Falls food events when you’re looking for things to do near Niagara Falls in the upcoming seasons.
Niagara Culinary Tours
Niagara Culinary Tours brings groups of locals and visitors together for walking tours of notable restaurants in Niagara Falls. Attendees get to learn about Niagara Falls history, get to taste some of the most mouthwatering dishes available at each restaurant, and get to mix and mingle with other guests. Here are some events to plan for.
Mornings Just Got Better Food Tour
Every Saturday and Sunday morning through October, the Mornings Just Got Better Food Tour takes guests throughout Old Towne Niagara-on-the-Lake, kicking off wth a coffee and pastry for a 2km-loop tour. This foodie tour features sweet and savoury samplings, along with insights into Niagara wine country culture and heritage. The tour goes from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and costs $55 per person.
St. Catharines Food and History Tour
The St. Catharines Food and History Tour runs every Saturday through October and is a 3-hour walking tour offering insights into the history, food, wine and culture of St. Catharines. Visitors will get to head into the St. Catharines downtown, including a trip to the St. Catharines market, a St. Catharines fine dining restaurant that’s been going 30+ years strong, a vegan doughnut shop and a community cafe. The walk is a flat 2km loop, and vegetarian options are available with advanced request. Tickets cost $75 each.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Foodie Tour
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Foodie Tour is the ultimate foodie tour when you’re visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake. You can join in every Thursday through Sunday through November 25. Each tour starts at 1:30 p.m. and is 3.5 hours of food-filled fun, focusing on both the history and culture of Niagara-on-the-Lake as well as the local food flavours. Tour participants get to meet local chefs and restaurant owners and see cultural landmarks along the way. If you’re new to Niagara-on-the-Lake, this tour is a great way to explore the area, learn about a new place and enjoy a decadent time filling up on some of the finest food and wine the region has to offer. Tickets cost $75 per person, and groups are limited to 12 people each to keep each tour intimate. Vegetarian options are available with advanced request.
Ugly Sweater Holiday Food Tour
The Ugly Sweater Holiday Food Tour by Niagara Culinary Tours is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December. Guests are encouraged to wear their ugliest (or cutest) holiday sweater for the 2.5-hour walking tour. It includes food tastings and a chance for guests to pick up a unique last-minute holiday gift. The ugliest sweater wearer will win a special prize. Tickets are $60 per person. Each tour starts at 1 p.m. at the Irish Harp in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Winter Wonderland Food Tour
The Winter Wonderland Food Tour takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January 2020 to March 30, 2020. Each tour kicks off at 1 p.m. at the Irish Harp Pub in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The tour costs $65 per person and is a 2.5-hour walking tour along 2km at a leisurely pace. Guests will sample food at Old Towne Niagara-on-the-Lake eateries and can expect tasty delights like Irish stew and hot cocoa.
Niagara Culinary Experiences
Meet Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra at a one-of-a-kind event among Niagara Falls restaurants, the Niagara Culinary Experiences presented by Falls Avenue Resort. This four-event series has four distinct culinary adventures to take with Chef Massimo at his Massimo’s Italian Fallsview Restaurant. Each dinner includes a mix and mingle with Chef Massimo, a cocktail reception with nibbles and bubbles, and a five-course dinner and wine pairings.
The dinner themes are:
- December 6, 2019, Natale a Tavola: This Christmas dinner features recipes passed down through generations.
- January 31, 2020, An Icewine Dinner: Ice wine is special sweet dessert wine that is made with Niagara region grapes still frozen on the vine. This unique type of wine inspired this dinner.
- March 27, 2020, A Culinary Tour of Abruzzo: Diners will taste dishes inspired by this southern central Italy region, located on an eastern shoreline of the Adriatic Sea.
- April 24, 2020, A Culinary Tour of Emilia Romagna: Taste flavours from this Northern Italy region, home to delicious Italian items like stuffed pasta and Prosciutto di Parma.
Get a great deal on a room at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel and these amazing five-course dinners. You can book a room-and-meal dinner for just $199 per person here.