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Experience PEI – Taste The Town {Review}

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Post Last Modified – February 09, 2024 ¦

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A Review Of Our Experience PEI – Taste The Town Food Tour

We absolutely love taking part in 🥙 Guided Food Tours, when traveling to new destinations. On our visit to the 🍁 Province of Prince Edward Island in Canada a few seasons ago, we had a outstanding food tour with …

🌅 Experience PEI – Taste The Town 🌅
Historical Walking Food Tour.

This is an excellent 🚶 walking culinary tasting experience, and a wonderful history lesson through – Old Charlottetown City.

The Taste the Town Food + Fact Tour

Experience PEI - Taste The Town

If you love tasting and discovering local dishes when you travel to new destinations like us, then you’re going to thoroughly enjoy this easy 🚶 walking food tour.

This tour will also share the history of the city, as you 🚶 walk along the historic streets of Charlottetown.

An ideal {3 hour eco-friendly tour}, for foodie and history buffs alike.

The Taste The Town Experience

Founders Food Hall & Market Sign

Our guide {Paul} met us at the predetermined meeting point at Charlottetown’s popular waterfront. It was a beautiful summer like day in late September, so we couldn’t have asked for better day to experience this type of tour! 🙂

Experience PEI Food Tour Guide

We gathered together with the others in our group and started the tour inside the; Founders Food Hall & Market. A lovely restored historical building now housing a popular food court, market and tourist information center.

This historic building is located down at the waterfront and just outside the main 🛳 cruise ship terminal.

A perfect meeting point, especially for those arriving by 🚢 cruise ship while on their vacation.

Holy Fox – YOLO Stick Treat

Holy Fox Eatery

Our first stop was to a unique eatery called the – 🦊 Holy Fox. We sampled their signature treat called a “YOLO Stick.” An amazing creation of coffee candied bacon, dipped in milk chocolate and sprinkled with peanuts.

None of us in our group had ever heard of this creation before and it was delicious!

A great way to begin our tour, with a little sugar energy for the walk!


Charlottetown PEI Heritage Building

Paul then slowly led us to our next destination, all the while giving us a detailed account of the history of Charlottetown. He explained all the changes the city is undergoing and experiencing, as a result of its rapid growth in recent years.

We walked along some very historic streets, viewing some beautiful heritage buildings along the way.

Fresh Roasted Coffee And Pastries

Coffee Roaster

Our next visit was to a quaint and very popular local ☕ coffee and 🍰 pastry shop. Time to try some freshly roasted coffee, by one of the top roasters in the world!


Coffee and Pastries

We were able to sit and watch, as the experienced roaster prepares the beans, while enjoying your coffee with a tasty pastry made with island ingredients.

We also learned more about the process of roasting, for that perfect cup of fresh coffee!

The Historical Gahan House Brew Pub

The Gahan House

Time to move on, making our way to Charlottetown’s famous brewery; 🍺 The Gahan House.

Named after a prominent merchant back in the 19th century, his place of residence is now home to this very popular 🍻 brew pub eatery in the city.


Gahan Brewery Craft Beer

Here, we sampled some specialty craft beer and their famous; Blue Mussels. Mussels are an important part of Prince Edward Islands economy and are exported globally.

The Province is world renowned for its {Blue Mussels}, and they are absolutely delicious!


PEI Blue Mussels

Strolling along the historic Great George Street, Paul continued to inform us and in great detail, the history of the area and its heritage buildings and streets we would walk along.


Charlottetown PEI Heritage Buildings

We walked by the beautiful {Bascillica} and the historic {Great George Hotel}, just to name a few.


Charlottetown Bascillica

Your guide will have you walk along these historical streets of Charlottetown, making your way past some beautifully restored residences and historic buildings.

The Queen of Fries

The Chip Shack Owner

Time to head down to the waterfronts outdoor food court and sample a very popular local favorite known as 🍟 The Chip Shack.

Its owner also known among locals as the “👸 Queen of Fries. 👸”

It is well known throughout PEI, that this proprietor definitely makes the 🏝 Island’s Best French Fry. 🏝


The Chip Shack


Boy, they weren’t kidding. Her freshly prepared 🥔 Prince Edward Island Potato Fries, were outstanding!


The Chip Shack Fries

You simply couldn’t get enough after your first taste!

Continuing on our way, Paul had an amazing knowledge of the history and also the present day economic and social changes, the city has and is presently experiencing.

Charlottetown Heritage Building

Fresh Oysters and Lobster Rolls

MacKinnon's Restaurant


For seafood lovers, our final stop was to another well established and local favorite seafood establishment, located down at the waterfront.

Paul explained in great detail, the 🦞 lobster and 🦪 oyster fishing industry and its importance to the local economy.


Fresh PEI Lobster


You’ll learn everything there is to know about lobsters, oysters and the fishing industry in PEI.


PEI Oyster Dish


You can enjoy a taste of a 🦪 fresh oyster and just how an oyster from the shell, should properly be eaten.

Knowing the proper way, will allow you to fully capture the full flavor of the oyster.


Eating PEI Oysters


Last up on our fun and very informative food tour, was an opportunity to sample the very popular 🦞 Lobster Roll. These rolls are absolutely delicious and found in many establishments, on the east coast of 🍁 Canada.


PEI Lobster Rolls


A very affordable and tasty way to enjoy fresh 🦞 Canadian East Coast Lobster. Once you try one, you’ll find yourself searching for them everywhere!

They are excellent alongside a cold local 🍺 Craft Beer.


PEI Lobster Rolls


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We had a wonderful informative tour, given by our exceptional guide – Paul. What a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors, in the beautiful sunshine. We sampled local favorite dishes and learned a great deal about the history of the city and PEI.

For more detailed information on {Experience PEI} and all the wonderful tours they offer, I’ve listed a link below to their official website for your convenience.

Experience PEI Logo

🦞 Experience PEI 🦞

As well, for those planning a visit to the Province of Prince Edward Island, I’ve also included a link to their 🏵 Official Tourism website. You can find everything you need to start planning your travels to this beautiful island, located on the east coast of Canada.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for the Province of Prince Edward Island’s exact location. 🗺

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Although our Taste The Town food tour was hosted by – Experience PEI while visiting Charlottetown. Rest assured, all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience and opinions only.

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✨   Did You Know …

“The Province Of Prince Edward Island In Canada Was Officially Named After Prince Edward, The 4th Son Of King George III & Who Was The Father Of Queen Victoria.”

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