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! In addition, if you are curious about how some of these restaurants and food establishments got their start, evolved and manage to remain popular among locals over decades, we’ve got the stories on that too.
Our knowledgeable and charismatic Food Tour Guides will introduce you to a rarely revealed side of Nassau’s bustling commercial hub- beyond the classic touristy spots (which you already have seen and done). 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.
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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 and Cultural Walking Tour visits six (6) food tasting locations – each carefully chosen to highlight the best local flavours 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 to eat drink and discover the Tru Bahamas.
Stops include: a favorite family owned “downhome” eatery serving soul-warming Bahamian classics, locally sourced jams, salts and island bush teas from a specialty spice merchant, Nassau’s best Euro/Caribbean fusion and an organic, fair trade Chocolatier featuring hand-made truffles by an award winning pastry chef. All food tastings are included in the ticket price. See all Tasting Locations to the right.
Historic & Cultural Experience – Between tastings, you will encounter the country’s political and commercial center as you stroll along the charming tree-lined streets of Old Nassau’s historic downtown neighborhood. Our passionate local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of architectural gems, enchanting local flora, fascinating colonial relics, hidden venues for live music, poetry and dancing and exciting local attractions and restaurants.
Delicious food specialties served on the Bites of Nassau Food Tour include (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: Home of the country’s only 5-star restaurant, an award-winning cigar factory and celebrity chocolatier who creates handmade organic and fair trade confections (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)
Athena Cafe: The Island’s oldest Greek restaurant and a down town Nassau Landmark serving original classics including Greek salad and gyros from its family run kitchen (est. 1995)
Pure Caribbean Specialty Store: A local tea merchant specializing in herbal bush teas, jams, spices and exotic pepper sauces sourced only from Bahamian artisans (est. 2001)
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)