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.
One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings – Our guided 3-hour Bites of Nassau Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour visits seven (7) 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 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, Nassau’s best Jamaican food 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):
Pepper Pot Grill & Juice Bar: A cozy Jamaican eatery serving the best authentic Jamaican food on the island including jerk chicken, fried plantains and freshly squeezed tropical juices (est. 2004)
Bahamian Cookin’ Restaurant & Bar: A three-generation iconic downtown mainstay adored by locals for its mouthwatering selection of downhome traditional Bahamian favorites and warm ambiance. (est. 1986)
Graycliff Chocolatier: Home of the country’s only 5-star restaurant, featuring an award-winning chocolatier who creates handmade organic and fair trade truffles, bon bons and 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 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)
When: Mondays-Saturdays, year round
Time: Tours begin @ 11:30 AM (View Schedule) NOTE: Special Tour Starting times can be requestedHow Much: $69/adult, $49/ young foodies (ages 12 and under)
What’s Included: All food tastings, enough for a hearty lunch, a guided city tour & exclusive tasting location coupons
Who: All age groups and fitness levels welcome
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Distance Covered: 1.3 miles or 2.2 km
Capacity: 10 people per tour
Dietary Restrictions: With notice, we can fulfill most requests
What to Wear: Comfortable walking shoes and clothing.
What to Bring: Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, bottled water.
Weather Conditions: We tour rain or shine! (Rain gear is provided if needed)
Where: The tour meets on George St. off of Bay Street (exact location is disclosed upon ticket purchase)