Gourmet Food Tours





We believe one of the best ways to learn about a city is to explore its neighbourhood food markets, discover local produce and dishes, and meet area chefs and food artisans. C’est Bon’s gourmet walking tours are an ideal introduction to the national capital region’s vibrant food scene. Meet the bright lights and find the hidden treasures with the help of our expert and insightful guides.

Our current tours explore Ottawa’s ByWard Market, Preston Street, Chinatown, Wellington West, Glebe neighbourhoods, as well as Eddy Street in old Gatineau, and many more. These delightful epicurean outings last an hour and a half to two and a half hours each. They’re casual walking tours, so be sure to dress for the weather. Minimum of five people required for each tour.


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Get to know Ottawa’s delightful ByWard Market with the people who know it best. Your C’est Bon guide will introduce you to some of gastronomy’s big names and little knowns in the city’s most historic neighbourhood. Meet the chefs, producers and food artisans and experience the Market the way the locals do.

The Courtyard Tour focuses on the western half of the market while the Lowertown Tour focuses on the east. Click here for a video clip


Upcoming tours
Saturday or Sundays from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Tickets $55 plus taxes


ByWard Market - Courtyard Tour

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Wellington West and Hintonburg are gaining a reputation in Ottawa as two of the finest sections of the city to go visit to discover up and coming stars in the culinary world. A foodie paradise your C’est Bon Cooking guide cannot wait to introduce you to these areas that boast a wide variety of restaurants, shops and food artisans all within a few blocks. Discover this local secret today.


Upcoming tours

Sundays from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Tickets $55 plus taxes


Sweets of Wellington Street Food Tour

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TASTE OF CHINATOWN TOUR (East of the arch)


Discover the best foods Ottawa's Chinatown has to offer! On this 2.5 hour walking tour we will visit several restaurants, stores and food artisans to introduce you to the foodie paradise that is Chinatown in the Nation's Capital. Learn about this fascinating area of town through its people, its culture and its food!


Upcoming tours

October 17

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Adore chocolate? Then this is the tour for you! Let a C'est Bon Cooking guide take you through the ByWard Market, and help you discover the many forms and tastes of chocolate. The tour highlights some of the best chocolate Ottawa offers, as well as visits to chocolate makers and vendors. Dress appropriately for weather conditions, as a portion of this tour is outside.


Saturdays or Sundays from 1:30 am to 3:00 pm


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French cuisine


Looking for something more exotic? Join us for C’est Bon’s annual week-long adventure to Tarbes, Pau and Lourdes in southwest France. What better place to learn about the art of French cuisine than in one of the country’s traditional culinary regions? Visit wineries and exquisite gourmet food shops. Take in breathtaking scenery. Prepare quintessential French meals under the guidance of local master chefs. Learn more.