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NL Food Tours St. John’s

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Historical Walking Food Tour In St. John’s Newfoundland

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St. John's Newfoundland Statues

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, then you know I love taking part in Historical Walking Food Tours when traveling. On our latest travels to Newfoundland, we had the pleasure of joining NL Food Tours in the City of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

An excellent walking food sampling tour in the historical district of St. John’s.

NL Food Tours St. John’s 3 Hour Guided Walking Food Tour

NL Food Tours Guide

Not only do you get to sample some of the local dishes in Newfoundland, but at the same time, learn about the history of St. John’s as you walk along its historical streets.

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These types of tours are not only Eco-Friendly, but a great way to discover some local favorite eateries as well.

It’s also a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about the city you are visiting and it’s past.

What To Expect On Your Food Tour

Newfoundland Chocolate Company

Our guide and owner of NL Food Tours (Christa) met us at a pre-arranged meeting point to begin our tour. It was a full group on this tour which is always great to see.

We always like meeting other travelers who also enjoy these types of tours as well.

Newfoundland Chocolate Company St. John's NFLD

Our first stop was to the very popular Newfoundland Chocolate Company. A great way to start the tour by sampling some fine chocolate to energize ourselves for the walk ahead!

Newfoundland Chocolate Company St. John's

This gave us an opportunity to sample some of their excellent chocolates. We were also given time to purchase some of their products in the store if we wished to do so.

St. John’s Historical District

Jelly Bean Row Houses St. John's

We were then on our way stopping at some historical sites and statues placed in city, with Christa explaining in detail the history behind each stop we made along the way.

We certainly lucked out with a beautiful sunny day in late September day in St. John’s.

A perfect day to be outside in the sunshine and enjoying the sites of the city!

St. John's Harbour

It was time for our next stop located in Old St. John’s for some authentic Newfoundland cuisine. Christa led us down the picturesque waterfront walkway for an opportunity for pictures of renowned St. John’s harbour.

Gypsy Tea Room St. John's

Our next stop was to a refurbished historic building, now a restaurant and wine house. We sampled 2 delicious local favorite Newfoundland dishes!

Gypsy Tea Room Sign St. John's

For those wishing to purchase additional 🍷 wine or local 🍺craft beer, Christa allowed for plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy these samples.

It also gave us all a chance to get to know our fellow companions as well.

Gypsy Tea Room Bar

Below, are the two local dishes we enjoyed tasting here! 🙂

Gypsy Tea Room Specialty Dish

A Newfoundland Specialty – Cod Tongue. It was delicious! 🙂

 

Gypsy Tea Room Specialty Dishes

Homemade Touton & Molasses


 

Visiting Local Favorite Eateries

It was time to continue our journey to possibly St. John’s most favorite hidden gem, the Rocket Bakery and Restaurant. Judging by the huge crowd inside and out, I knew we must be in for a real treat!

Rocket Bakery Fish Cakes St. John's

Christa had us sample their signature Fish Cakes, which were absolutely amazing. Perhaps the best we have ever sampled anywhere on our travels!

Rocket Bakery St. John's Newfoundland

The bakery items looked outstanding as well, giving us an opportunity to purchase some fresh baked 🍪 cookies for later.

It wasn’t hard to see why this is a favorite among locals after sampling their fish cakes and bakery selections!

Boca Tapas Bar St. John's

We then continued our way down the revitalized and now very attractive historical street of St. John’s, to our next and final stop on the tour. It was time to sample some 🍷 local wine and Tapas.

Bocas Tapas Bar St. John's Specialty Dish

This was a perfect way to finish off the tour. To sit back and enjoy our final sampling, along with a taste of red or white wine. From here, we were able to continue on our way at the conclusion of the tour at our leisure.

NL Food Tour Group St. John's

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This was a wonderful walking historical food tour, with an excellent host to guide us along the way. If you haven’t experienced a walking food tour on your travels, then you don’t know what you’re missing!

If you’re visiting St. John’s, then be sure to schedule a tour during your stay. You’ll be glad you did!

NL Food Tours Host

Update March 2021 It appears at this time, their website is down, in all likelihood due to the Covid-19 virus.

Below, I’ve included NL Food Tours official Facebook Page link for your convenience.

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A great way to see the sites and sample some local food while in St. John’s!

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🥪   NL Food Tours in St. John’s

As well, if you are traveling to St. John’s, I’ve included the Official Destination St. John’s Tourism website. It’s filled with excellent information for planning your stay in the city.

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✈   Destination St. John’s

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂 signature of author and owner Robert Tellier at https://gr8traveltips.com

Our food tour was hosted by NL Food Tours while visiting St. John’s. Rest assured, all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience and opinions only.

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