The latest food news out of downtown St. John’s isn’t a new restaurant, but a guided sampling of 5 downtown locales

“I  travelled to New York last year,” says Christa, “and the best part of my trip was a food tour I had taken. I remember everything from the history of the buildings we walked by, to the amazing people we met, to our amazing tour guide and the fabulous food we sampled. The whole thing was an experience for me and I wanted to bring that back to St. John’s.”

She met Carla, her co-founding partner for So-Full Adventures Inc. a few years back through work. The two bonded immediately over a shared love of nature, healthy living, yoga, and wine, and started So Full Adventures, to administer yoga classes and retreats.

“One night, over wine, we started talking about what we need in our life to bring joy and to release the passion we both have for the things we love. We decided we were going to start a yoga/meditation studio, which we did, and the seed was planted to bring the idea of a food tour to life.”

The duo sought out five restaurants for their tour – Fixed Coffee & Baking, Tavola, Rocket Bakery, Yellowbelly Brewery, and the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. Their tours accommodate 4-15 people, and the first one ever is Saturday, August 13th. That first one is sold out already.

For now, tours will run every Saturday from noon to three until the middle of October, but the duo plan to “do some heavy marketing over the winter months and by next spring offer multiple tours a week. We will be focusing on the tourism market but we are also hopeful locals and businesses will try us out too. The tour has something for everyone,” she says, adding that it would also make a great first date.

“Your guide will take you to five locally owned restaurants and cafes along Duckworth Street and Water Street for a delicious sampling from each of their menus. All the while intriguing you with historical accounts of times gone by, along with insider information about the ever-changing downtown scene.”

Tours will go ahead rain or shine, so dress comfortably for the weather. Booking must occur at least 48 hours in advance of tour date. Sign up here.