Food tours are the best launching pad to explore a city’s culinary scene. We’ll take you to the city’s best restaurants and introduce you to many more that you’ll want to explore on your own after you tour with us. Indulge in a feast for your eyes, belly and mind. Our food tasting and educational walking tours take you on a smorgasbord of wild seafood, free-to-roam poultry, and locally grown leafy goodness. Get face time with Vancouver’s culinary heavy hitters and see what makes Vancouver’s food scene tick! Learn why Vancouver is the world’s top 10 best restaurant city.
GRANVILLE ISLAND MARKET TOUR
Noisy and teeming with life, Granville Island is Canada’s second most-visited tourist attraction and destination of choice for food lovers. Offering fresh, local, seasonal produce, with a side dish of local life, it’s where visitors rub elbows with Vancouver’s chefs as they hand pick ingredient for tonight’s menu. You’ll experience a cornucopia of fine foods from independent, regional farmers and food artisans – cheeses, charcuterie to seasonal fruits , melt-in-your-mouth donuts and world-class coffee and chai tea. Immersing yourself in the bustle of the Public Market is an uber-authentic way to experience how Vancouverites satisfy their senses and stomachs.
Your gastronomic adventure begins with savory dim sum from famed Kirin Chinese Restaurant – Vancouver Magazine ‘Best Dim Sum’ award winner for six consecutive years. Then it’s on to the city’s gourmet grocer for canapé tastings of smoked salmon pate, award-winning cheese, chocolate and local BC wines. Next stop is celebrity chef Jean-Georges’ Market Restaurant to indulge in salmon sashimi on crispy rice, short ribs and ginger lime margarita. Sated bellies are then treated to chocolate cafe Thierry, renowned for their macarons and drinking chocolate, followed by hand-crafted gelato and sorbetto from Bella Gelateria, winner of North America’s ‘Best Gelato’ accolade.
Please note: tasting locations subject to change.
Price: $79.99 pp + $20 for alcoholic beverages | Duration: 3 hours Start Times: Daily @ 2pm | Start Location: Alberni St. & Bute St.
This culinary exploration meanders through the cobblestone streets and alleyways of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood, laden with quaint restaurants and legendary drinking establishments, to partake in local specialties. ‘Vancouver’s Best Pizzeria,’ resurrected inside a centuries-old tack shop, serves up VPN-Certified Neapolitan-style pizza that runs four generations deep. We explore an Indigenous tea shop, and the original site of Vancouver to pay tribute to the father of Gastown with comfort food and cheerful pairings! The picturesque route is tough competition for a very sweet ending – out-of-this-world dessert ideal for picture-perfect reminders of your trip through Gastown.
Price: $79.99 pp + $20 for alcoholic beverages | Duration: 3 hours Start Times: Wed – Sun 3pm | Start Location: Water St. & Carrall St.
Your street eats tour kicks off with a Berkshire pork dog from Japadog. The marbled meat (the Kobe beef of the pork world), is slathered in secret sauce and topped with seaweed flake for a unique take on the traditional dog. On to tandoor oven-baked naan bread smothered in creamy butter chicken that leaves you craving seconds. Then, Hot Smoked Wild Salmon from a tiny food cart that packs a big flavor punch, followed by a delicious Hoisin Chicken Wrap. We grab a thirst quencher before wrapping up your foodie extravaganza with fiery Diablo cookie!
Price: $49.99 pp (Mon – Thur), $53.99 (Fri) | Duration: 2 hours Start Times: Weekdays at 11:00 am | Start Location: Burrard St. & Smithe St.