Duration: 3 Hours
Location: Downtown Nassau
Prices shown in USD do not include tax or booking fees. Tickets must be purchased 1.5 hours before the start of the scheduled tour.
#1 Rated Activity in Nassau with over 1,800 5-Star Guest Reviews
Multiple tours run daily, Mon-Sat starting at 11:30AM (Special tour starting times can be requested)
We tour rain or shine! Please dress accordingly (ponchos are provided by your guide)
We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and light clothing (heels not suggested)
With advanced notice, we can fulfil most requests (vegetarians, gluten-free, no shellfish, etc.)
Small tour groups of no more than 12 guests per guide ensures a comfortable experience for everyone
Tour starting point is located a 5 minute walk from the cruise ship port and water ferry terminal
Unfortunately, this tour is NOT wheelchair accessible or suitable for guests with mobility issues
One-Of-A-Kind Food Tastings – Our guided 3-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, a charming downtown boutique hotel mixing up speciality rum cocktails, Nassau’s oldest Greek-Bahamian fusion restaurant, 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.
Small Group Sizes & Knowledgable Local Guides – Tour groups are intentionally kept small with a maximum of 12 guests per tour in order to ensure a personalized and comfortable experience for everyone. Our knowledgeable and charismatic food tour guides will introduce you to a rarely revealed side of Nassau- beyond the regular touristy spots. 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 neighborhoods 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.
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 Chocolate Factory
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. 2012).
Chillin' Conch Shack
Downtown Nassau's own eye catching "Fish Fry" celebrated for its tropical colors and casual menus, featuring frozen fruit daiquiris and native conch dishes (est. 2018).
Talking Stick Bar at Towne Hotel
A charming downtown boutique hotel, known for its handcrafted rum cocktails, Max the blue macaw, and an extensive private collection of local artwork (est. 1970).
Athena Cafe & Bar
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).
This tour begins on the landing of Christ Church Cathedral (detailed instructions provided at time of booking). Your guide- wearing a Tru Bahamian Food Tours shirt- will be there waiting for you with a smile and clipboard in hand.Get Directions
Please be sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, celiac disease, food allergies, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.
*On both our Bites of Nassau Food Tour and our Authentic Bahamian Cooking Class, our tasting partner locations are not always able to provide vegan-friendly tasting options. As a result, we don’t suggest either experience as a suitable activity for guests adhering to a strict vegan diet.
We typically have multiple tour starting times running each day between 10:30AM and 2:30PM. Please take a look at our tour calendar to see our full listing of available tours for a particular day by selecting “Book Now”.
If one of the listed tour starting times does not fit your schedule, please contact us directly with a request for a special starting tour time and we’ll try to make it happen!
Our tour meets at at the front entrance of Christ Church Cathedral located on George Street (off of Bay Street) just east of the Pirates of Nassau Museum.
Here is a Google Map for your reference showcasing the Tour Starting Point.
Detailed directions to the tour staring location are provided below:
From the Cruise Ship Port-
You can walk from the Cruise Ship Pier to the starting location in approximately 5-8 minutes or you can ask a taxi driver to take you instead. Taxis are available for approximately $5-$10. If you choose to walk, make your way straight ahead to Bay Street from the Pier (there are various signs that can help direct you there and any bystander can assist), then turn right and head West on Bay Street until you come to George Street (look for an ice cream parlour on the corner). Make a left onto George Street and walk for approx. 1 minute until you see the Pirates of Nassau Museum on your right. You will see the Christ Church Cathedral starting point on your left, directly across from the Pirates Museum.
From Paradise Island-
Water Ferry: There is a water ferry/taxi that departs from beneath the Paradise Island Bridge- a 5-15 minute walk from most Paradise Island hotels and resorts. There are various signs that point to the Ferry Dock near the bridge ( your concierge can also give you guidance on how to get there) and they lead you down a pathway underneath the bridge from which you can catch a Ferry directly to down town Nassau. The Ferries leave approx. every 30 mins. Water Ferries are $4/person one way and the ferry ride itself is about 15 minutes. If you do take the water ferry, you’ll have to then walk from the docking area to the tour starting point outside the church- which is about 5 minutes. Once you get off the ferry, make your way straight ahead to Bay Street (the main thoroughfare) from the dock, then turn right and head West on Bay Street until you come to George Street (the sign will be on the left hand side of the road and there is an ice cream parlour on the corner). Make a left onto George Street and walk for approx. 1 minute until you see the Pirates of Nassau Museum on your right. You will see the Christ Church Cathedral starting point on your left, directly across from the Pirates Museum.
Taxi: You can take a taxi directly to the tour starting point from Paradise Island- depending on the number in your party these are usually $4/person or $15-$20 in total. If you choose this option, tell your taxi driver to take you to the entrance of Christ Church Cathedral across from the Pirates of Nassau Museum on George Street. This option should get you to the tour starting point within 10- 20 minutes depending on traffic.
From Cable Beach-
Local Bus Service: Your best bet is to take a local bus service (called the Jitney) – the #10- ($1.50/person) which leaves directly from many of the hotels located on Cable Beach (Sandals, Breezes, Melia, Compass Point, Sandyport Resort, etc) and arrives directly in front of our departure point on George Street. You’ll be let off right in front of the Cathedral Church- where our tour begins. (Ask the driver to let you off “downtown on George Street next to the Christ Church Cathedral and Pirates Museum”)
Taxi: You can take a taxi directly to the tour starting point from Cable Beach- depending on the number in your party these are usually $8-$15/person in total. If you choose this option, tell your taxi driver to take you to the entrance of Christ Church Cathedral across from the Pirates of Nassau Museum on George Street.
If you’d like more information about how to make your way to the starting point prior to the tour date- we’d be happy to assist- please call us at (242) 601-1725 (local) or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tru Bahamian Food Tours does not include tour guide gratuities in the cost of our tours. If you enjoyed yourself, gratuities are greatly appreciated and accepted by your tour guide, although never mandatory. The standard gratuity for a tour guide in the service industry is 15%-20%.
We understand that there are sometimes last minute changes made to a cruise ship schedule and on occasion, a ship that is scheduled to dock in Nassau might arrive at a different time/date than listed or in rare cases, bypass the port altogether due to weather, an onboard medical emergency, etc.
We also understand that these changes are out of your control.
In cases where we can reschedule you to join one of our tours or cooking classes on another tour day or at another time- we will. In cases in which, this is not possible, we’ll issue you a gift certificate (with no expiration date) for the full value of your tickets that you’ll be able to use any time in the future. In special cases and when neither of these options is feasible, we’ll assess the possibility of issuing a refund.
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“If you have three hours in Nassau, this is a great way to spend it. The eco-friendly walking tour combines the food, history, and culture of The Bahamas in a way that’s sure to leave you satisfied.”