Small town Almonte has much to offer in terms of food and drink. The Good Food Tour gives you a wonderful look into quality offerings that can be found locally. There are currently 3 tours running, 2 in Almonte and 1 in Carleton Place. Each tour in Almonte will take you to multiple different locations where you’ll get to learn how that entrepreneur’s food and/or drink is created. You’ll then, of course get to sample the finished product!
Down By The River Tour: This drink-friendly tour begins at the Crooked Mile Brewery on the edge of town. You’ll pair the British-style craft beer with neighbouring Equator Coffee Roasters Gourmet Pizza. Next you’ll move on to the Dairy Distillery, where you’ll sample uniquely crafted “Vodcow” and tour their stunning distillery. Part 2 of this tour, takes place in the older part of town where you’ll experience delectably pastries surrounded by the fine arts at Sivarulrasa Art Gallery. You’ll then walk up the street to the Mill Street Crepe Company and finally you’ll finish with tea and scones at the Tea & Cake Tea Room.
Downtown Meets Uptown Tour: This particular tour does not offer any alcoholic beverages, but you will definitely finish up feeling full! The tour starts at Equator Coffee Roaster’s where you’ll taste their locally roasted, organic, fair trade coffee and learn about their roasting process. Next, you’ll move on to award-winning Hummingbird Chocolate. Once back in the old part of town, you’ll visit Peches & Poivre for some artisanal cheeses and then make your way to the Mill Street Crepe Company for a delicious french crepe. This tour finishes at the Tea & Cake Tea Room where you’ll enjoy tea and scones.
The tour is perfect for new residents of Almonte as well as locals looking for a new way to experience their home town. The tours are also a great gift option. You are able purchase gift certificates directly from their website. Almonte is a wonderful little town with so many hidden gems. An event such as this one can uncover many great places and entrepreneurs that even locals may be unaware exist! Check out The Good Food Tour website for more information: https://thegoodfoodtour.com/