James St North Hidden Gems Tour

Duration: Tour Duration 3.5 hours

Location: James St North



Submerse yourself in a gastronomical adventure and the history of James St North and discover Hamilton's best culinary secret.

  • Discover the charm and history of James St North
  • Experience up and coming restaurants
  • James Street North: A Hidden Gem

Tours run rain or shine

Private tours available

Photo opportunities

Vegetarian options available

What to Expect

Your tour guide will greet you in front of Pet Valu at the corner of James and Wilson Streets.

Experience the history of James St North which was once called “Little Portugal” which has been re-branded as James Street North (JSN).

JSN is becoming very attractive to indie artists in many different disciplines from across southern Ontario.  JSN, a seven block district, extending from Wilson to Murray Street, consists of early 20th century, low-rise brick buildings that are ideal for low rent street level retail, restaurants and cafes with studios and apartments above.  The street retains its historical authenticity architecturally and culturally with several Portugal-based restaurants, pubs and shops in operation.

Come and explore this hidden gem and discover some of the best places to eat in Hamilton!

Savour James St North hidden gems as we indulge our tastes buds in up and coming eateries.

Where to Meet

We meet in front of Valu Mart located at the corner of James Street North and Wilson St.

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Parking is available at nearby parking lots or on the street.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours will be accepted only by contacting us at foodtouradventures@gmail.com prior to the tour date.


We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more).

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