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Food Lover's Guide to Quebec City

By Viator, February 2018

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Quebec City’s culinary scene bears a strong French influence, with ample boulangeries, brasseries, and bistros—but it’s no mere copycat. The city’s chefs also champion local produce and heritage recipes, and never shy away from innovation. Here’s what you need to know about how and what to eat in Quebec City.

Must-Try Dishes
As the capital of Canada’s French-speaking province, Quebec City is the place to try classic French-Canadian cuisine. Most traditional dishes are rich and hearty—early settlers needed to create affordable meals that could sustain workers in harsh winter temperatures. The most famous dish in the Quebecois culinary canon is poutine (fries with gravy and cheese curds), though there are many more regional recipes to discover. Cretons (a pork spread) is slathered on toast for breakfast, while tourtière (a traditional meat pie made with pork, beef, or game) is a common dinner dish.

After the main meal, save room for pudding chômeur (“poor man’s pudding”), a maple syrup-drenched cake, and a cheese course. Dairy farmers in the region around Quebec City make some of Canada’s finest cheeses, including Cendré de Lune, a soft and buttery cheese coated in ash, and Lady Laurier d’Arthabaska, a vanilla-flavored triple-cream brie.
 
Must-Do Experiences
  • Discover delicious local food during a small-group Quebec City food tour covering Old Quebec and St-Jean-Baptiste.
  • Meet producers at wineries and sugar shacks during a food tour of Ile d'Orleans.
  • Learn about the local craft beer movement on a beer-oriented walking tour in trendy St. Roch.
  • Sample ice cider, a sweet alcoholic drink made by pressing frozen apples.

Tours & Tickets

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Small-Group Quebec City Food Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 378 Reviews

Taste French-Canadian food at its finest on this flavorful, small-group walking tour of Quebec City. Eat like a true local as your in-the-know guide takes you ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.03
Evening Gourmet Tour 5 Course Dinner in Quebec City, Quebec City, Food Tours
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Evening Gourmet Tour 5 Course Dinner in Quebec City

No waiting in line for a table, join us on a French Canadian culinary adventure! You will be accompanied by a knowledgeable licensed guide, dining around in ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.48
Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour, Quebec City, Food Tours
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Island of Orleans Food and Drink Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Discover the flavors of l'île d’Orléans (Island of Orleans), located in the Saint Lawrence River east of downtown Quebec City. Your guide will pick ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.80
Quebec City Craft Brewery and Beer Tasting Small-Group Tour, Quebec City, Food Tours
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Quebec City Craft Brewery and Beer Tasting Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Do you want to sample a variety of beers from some of Quebec City's best craft breweries? With exclusive access to the brewing facilities, ask your expert ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.86
Ile d'Orleans Food Tour, Quebec City, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Ile d'Orleans Food Tour

Take the opportunity to experience our passion and enjoy the Island of Orleans' quality food on this 3 hour tour. Accompanied by a guide, sample local ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.06
Quebec Pub Crawl, Quebec City, Food Tours
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Quebec Pub Crawl

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience Quebec City’s bustling nightlife on this guided, 5-hour pub crawl. Discover the nightlife of the oldest and only fortified city in North ...  Read more

Location: Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.68

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