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Welcome to Experience Food, the best way to discover the best restaurants Ottawa and Gatineau have to offer. This is a great way for locals and tourists alike to explore the city and get off the beaten paths. Reserve a date today and let me take you...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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4-12 Electric St, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1X4, Canada
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing evening with Mathieu tonight! His knowledge of the Hintonburg area was very impressive. The restaurants that were chosen were perfect for us since we had been to so many restaurants in the city before. Thanks for making our evening so special. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review Barb! It was a pleasure for me to meet you. I'm very happy you enjoyed your tour. Mathieu Samson-Savage Owner of Experience Food Tours

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Thank you Mathieu, this was such a unique and enjoyable team building event! We were one of the largest groups (32 people) Mathieu has had and he created a day that was organized, well thought out and offered a variety of tasty treats both savory...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mathieu S, Propriétaire at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words Ange! I had a very good time with your group. It must be a real blast to work with such a great team. Your group was, in fact, one of the biggest I ever served and I'm...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018

The tour (based on my mother/father) was AMAZING. Not only that, Matt provided a great suggestion to try a different tour suited for locals and turned out to be a fantastic suggestion. He was very kind and a wonderful tour guide. We would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words June! I had a great time with your parents on the Somerset Village (Centertown) Premium Experience. We explore some of the best restaurants in the country on this tour. The restaurants took excellent care of your parents...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Just spent an amazing afternoon learning all about history of Ottawa,food influences and tasting some great food.make sure you arrive hungry because you have lots of tastings! The progression of tastings was well thought out and flowed well. Matthieu is very knowledgeable about food and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time during this ByWard Market Tasting Experience. Mathieu Samson-Savage Owner of Experience Food Tours

Reviewed July 4, 2018

Spent the afternoon with Matt, our tour guide. He shared his passion for the history and culinary experience Ottawa has to offer. He was very nice and knowledgeable. He even offered to take us to our hotel. He went above and beyond.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dre122873
Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words. I had a very good time with your group and I'm glad to see the feeling was mutual. I hope the rest of your trip was also pleasant. Mathieu Samson-Savage Owner of Experience Food Tours

Reviewed June 24, 2018

What an adventure into different food experiences. I tried new cuisines that I would have never experienced. Mathieu was very knowledgeable of the ByWard Market and it’s origin. He made the tour historical and interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you Debra, I had a very good time with you and I'm glad you enjoyed the Ward Market Tasting Experience. I hope you're having a good time in Montreal and in Quebec City. Mathieu Samson-Savage Owner

Reviewed June 16, 2018

This certainly was not what we expected. We had stayed in the By-Ward area on our last visit to Ottawa and are familiar with the good restaurants, but wanted to explore the area more. Our expectation was to learn about the local gastronomy. What we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Hello Renate, Let me start my response by saying that I'm very sorry that your experience did not satisfy your expectations. We take this very seriously. All the comments you made here, as well as the comments you made in our email exchange, will be...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018

Amazing experience! I had never been on a food walking tour before, but now I am completely sold! Everything was very organized and professional, staff was always extremely friendly. Would recommend this tour to anyone. This experience is suitable for all ages and social groups,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

Thank you very much for the great review Hanna! It was a privilege for me to show you around Little Italy.

Reviewed June 16, 2018

An excellent food tour of what Little Italy, Ottawa, has to offer. We can't say enough about the presentations, explanations and taste of everything we ate.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We are very privileged to have such amazing restaurants in Ottawa. The Little Italy Gourmet Experience serves to highlight this.

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Every stop is unique and we learned so much about the area. Mathieu is a wonderful guide. Reserve your spot on this tour today!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Mathieu S, Owner at Experience Food, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you very much Ellen! It was a privilege for me to bring you to discover some of my favourite stops in the ByWard Market during this Tasting Experience. Mathieu Samson-Savage Owner

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Becky G
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Mathieu S | Property representative |
Hello Becky, Thank you for the question. We've just tested the website and, on our end, everything seems to be working well. We do not offer any tours on September 1st 2018, however. To see all the tours, you can go to... More
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April 24, 2018|
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Response from Mathieu S | Property representative |
The system has now been adjusted to allow for the selection of a time. The first person to book a date will have the opportunity to select the start time of the tour on that date. There's only one tour per day.
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