Escape Bay Street’s busy downtown strip, as you slow down and explore the city’s charming off-the-beaten path sites and experiences on our signature Bites of Nassau Food Tour. You’ll enjoy delicious authentic food and drink tastings from six (6) local restaurants, specialty stores and ethnic eateries in the heart of the this storied downtown neighborhood. We’ll also satisfy your appetite with a hearty dose of fascinating Bahamian history, architecture and culture. All food tastings, enough for lunch are included in the ticket price of $69.00
Why Take Our Bites of Nassau Food Tour?
Escape Bay Street’s busy downtown strip, as you slow down and explore the city’s off-the-beaten path sites and local flavors on our Bites of Nassau Food Tour. We’ll lead you deep into the heart of Old Nassau’s charming commercial and political center as you indulge yourself in Nassau’s rich culture, fascinating colonial history and unexpected foodie fun. We’ll take you to some of the city’s most unique gems that even the locals consider to be a treat!
Tour groups are intentionally kept small and our knowledgeable and charismatic food tour guides will introduce you to a rarely revealed side of Nassau- beyond the regular touristy spots. Discover why natives are proud to call Nassau home. You simply won’t find any other way to experience the city this authentically and you’ll leave with unforgettable (and delicious) dining memories you will treasure for years to come. After the guided tour, explore Nassau’s downtown neighbourhoods with confidence and take advantage of thoughtful recommendations from your local guide on the area’s full spectrum of restaurants, attractions, entertainment and cultural offerings.
Eat wonderfully delicious regional foods. Explore the sights and sounds of beautiful Old Nassau. Experience the unmistakable rhythms and rich warmth of Bahamian culture.
Eat, Drink, Discover the Tru Bahamas!
What to Expect on our Bites of Nassau Food Tour
One-Of-A-Kind Food Tastings – Our guided 3.5-hour Bites of Nassau Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour visits six (6) food tasting locations – each carefully chosen to highlight the best local flavors that Nassau has to offer. Mouth-watering food tastings, enough for a hearty lunch, are served from locally adored eateries, unique specialty food stores, and family-owned ethnic restaurants. You’ll have an exclusive opportunity to learn about these foods from the charismatic entrepreneurs, chefs, local artisans who prepare and preserve these cultural traditions. On our tour, you’ll by-pass the tourist traps and go straight to the eateries that the locals frequent.
Stops Include – a favorite family-owned “downhome” eatery serving soul-warming Bahamian classics, locally sourced jams, salts, hot tonics and island bush tea from a specialty boutique, Nassau’s best Euro/Caribbean bistro and the island’s only chocolate factory featuring organic, fair trade bon bons. All food tastings are included in the ticket price.
Historic & Cultural Experience – Between tastings, you will gain insights into the country’s political and bustling commercial hub as you stroll along the charming tree-lined streets of Old Nassau’s historic downtown neighbourhood. Our passionate, local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, enchanting local flora, fascinating colonial relics, hidden venues for live music and exciting local attractions and restaurants.
Delicious food specialties served on the Bites of Nassau Food Tour include (tasting locations subject to change):
Bahamian Cookin’ Restaurant & Bar: A three-generation iconic downtown mainstay adored by locals for its mouthwatering selection of soulful traditional Bahamian favorites and warm ambiance (est. 1986).
Graycliff Beer Garden & Chocolatier: This iconic estate is home to the region’s first 5-star restaurant, an award-winning cigar factory and onsite chocolate factory serving handmade, artisan bon bons (est. 1973).
Van Breugel’s Bistro & Bar: A charming Euro bistro and bar in the heart of Old Nassau with a private dining room and a menu that features eclectic Caribbean fusion dishes (est. 2009).
Genuinely Bahamian Boutique & Confectioner: A local specialty merchant showcasing a unique selection of: native jams, spices, salts, exotic pepper sauces and tea and sweet treats sourced only from Bahamian artisans (est. 2001).
Athena Cafe: The island’s oldest Greek restaurant and a Downtown Nassau landmark serving original classics including Greek salad and gyros from its family run kitchen (est. 1995).
Tortuga Rum Cake Company: Nassau’s premiere rum cake bake shop serving 6 flavors of rum cake baked daily using 5 year aged rum (est. 2005).