Wolfville Food Tours: A fun and yummy afternoon with friends
**Disclosure: I received a ticket to this event in exchange for this blog post. Plus, I love going to things to support friends who are doing interesting things! All opinions are my own, but some of the pictures are my friend’s.**
Jeremy Novak has done it again!
I met Jeremy through Valley Ghost Walks when I worked with him to write some of the scripts. We’ve remained friends, trying to support each other in our entrepreneurial activities!
Jeremy is the host of Valley Ghost Walks and also the main guide on the Magic Wine Bus in Wolfville, and now has created the Wolfville Food Tours.
So, when Jeremy suggested I come with him on a Wolfville Food Tour, I jumped at the chance!
Wolfville is a culinary hotspot in the Annapolis Valley with over 21 eateries to entice the most famished foodie.
Wolfville Food Tours helps navigate through the abundance of culinary choice with samples at each location. This flavourful journey will leave your taste buds satisfied and have you making a list of where to visit again tomorrow.
Our group gathered at Just Us! in Wolfville to start our tour. And, it was wonderful to discover that we all new each other!
I brought my friend, Lia, who is very involved with the Devour Food Film Festival in Wolfville. It was right up her alley!
Carla Dunham makes the most amazing jewelry and can be found at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. We also used to live across the street from each other!
Angela Jenkins can also be found at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market under Sister Lotus, who uses herbs to make everything from salt scrubs to medicinal salves.
It was with this crew that we set out on our Wolfville Food Tour.
We spent the next 3 hours touring 8 different restaurants in Wolfville! At each stop, Jeremy gave us the story and history behind each restaurant. He talked about the different menu items available, and what ingredients were locally sourced.
At most places, a staff member or the chef came to talk to us further about the restaurant.
“I’ve lived here all my life, and I’m still learning new things!” ~ Carla
The best part was that each restaurant we got to sample some of the menu items!
Each item was carefully selected to best represent the restaurant/cafe and maybe expose participants to items they might not have considered ordering before.
Part of the fun of the afternoon was that we had no idea where we were going next! We purposely asked Jeremy not to tell us, so we could be surprised.
The list of restaurants are subject to change, as are the menu items that you get to sample. But, here’s where we stopped, and a huge shout-out to those participating restaurants!
We had an amazing afternoon, hanging out together, laughing, eating, and trying new things on menus, we might not have otherwise.
We have often talked about doing a restaurant hop, but this way is so much easier! The food is ready when you arrive, and you don’t have to pay for anything, as it’s all included in your ticket price (unless you want to order a drink at some of the locations).
When you think of Wolfville Food Tours, don’t think of it as something only for tourists. It’s a great way to support our local restaurants and entrepreneurs, have some delicious food, and have a great afternoon out with friends.
Tickets and Bookings
Wolfville Food Tours run in 2017 on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-4:30. These are times selected by restaurants as being the least busy. This way, you are more guaranteed to get a seat and a chat with the chef!
TIP: Do NOT each lunch before you go! Have a snack, but you will be so full, you won’t want to eat supper afterwards, either!
Cost: $49 – adult, $45 – student & senior (65+) (STC)
Ticket Types: No-Restriction, Vegetarian, & Pescetarian available up until 9:30am the morning of the tour.
*Special-Diet tickets available up until 48-hours before the tour. Please contact them at time of purchase.
Kids: Older youth might enjoy the Wolfville Food Tours, especially if they are willing to try new food. However, as a mother, I really enjoyed leaving my children at home and using it as a time to eat slowly, enjoying adult conversation in a relaxed environment!
When: Thursdays, November 16 – December 14, 2017
We highly recommend Wolfville Food Tours either as a date, a time with girlfriends, or a staff outing. It’s a really fun way to spend an afternoon.
I’m really proud of my friend Jeremy for bringing another great experience to the area!