Best of Downtown Food Tour in Vancouver

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Best of Downtown Food Tour in Vancouver
from AUD $197.48
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As one of Canada’s most bountiful and multicultural regions, there’s no better way to experience Vancouver than through its food!

From West Coast seafood to Okanagan Valley wines, this is an all-inclusive walking city tour. With history, architecture, and waterfront views, you'll get a slice of local downtown life along with a delicious, progressive meal.

This tour showcases Vancouver's most-iconic cuisines, including 5 seafood dishes, award-winning Chinese dim sum, French patisserie, and premium British Columbia wine pairings.

As you walk amongst the downtown bustle and breathe in the oceanfront views, you’ll feel the rush that Vancouverites are addicted to. You’ll see why Vancouver is a beautiful place to live, work, eat, and call home!
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In Brief

Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
January 2 - March 31: Friday and Saturday
April 1 - May 20: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
May 21 - September 18: Daily
September 19 - October 15: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
October 16 - December 30: Friday and Saturday
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Led by a local guide
Lunch included
Overview
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Meet your Tour Guide in the heart of downtown Vancouver, 15 minutes before your 2:00pm tour. You’ll get acquainted with your fun, friendly guide and small group of fellow food enthusiasts before setting off on a delicious 3-hour walking food tour. 

This gastronomic journey showcases Vancouver's best-in-class downtown fare - you'll dine at four award-winning establishments to experience Vancouver’s fresh, seasonal, and multicultural flavours paired with craft beer, wines and cocktails. 

The progressive meal begins with Kirin Restaurant - consistent winner of Vancouver's Best Dim Sum - for a series of immaculate Chinese tapas, including their signature Pork and Prawn Dumplings! Between mouthfuls of steamed buns and fragrant lotus rice, you'll learn about Vancouver's Asian heritage and traditional Chinese customs.

Your guide will then lead you through Vancouver's stunning downtown landscape to indulge in award-winning wines, cheeses, and smoked salmon pairings. The tantalizing journey continues with Vancouver's best seafood restaurant, Boulevard Kitchen, for Chef Alex Chen's famous Clam Chowder, West Coast seafood, and an original cocktail.

Throughout the tour, you'll learn expert tips of the food and drink crafted by local chefs and get insider tips on which eateries to visit on the rest of your trip! You'll also receive an exclusive Printed Guide with foodie recommendations and discounts.

For the sweet finale, the tour concludes on Vancouver's scenic oceanfront at Bella Gelateria. You'll skip the long, winding line to enjoy a VIP serving of award-winning gelato and sorbetto! 

Inclusions

  • Multicultural Food Tastings - A progressive meal at 4 downtown establishments
  • 4 British Columbia Wine Pairings - 100% VQA Certified
  • An exclusive Printed Guide of foodie recommendations and discounts
  • A fun, friendly, locally-savvy, Foodie Tour Guide!
  • A guided walking city tour of history, architecture, and local culture

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Point

Downtown Vancouver

Returns To

Tour ends at Bella Gelateria: 1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and pescatarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any severe allergies at the time of booking.
  • Please note we cannot cater to any other dietary restrictions, as there is not always a “next-best” option at our tasting locations. If possible, we encourage you to try everything on the tour as we have selected tastings that best exemplify the restaurants and food shops we feature!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Guests must be 19 years or older to partake in the alcoholic pairings. If non-alcoholic pairings are required, please note it in the booking.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurants were wonderful and the pacing was perfect. We will be signing up for another tour soon!
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
My husband and I are regular food tour-goers and always interested to see the perspective each tour brings. This one was truly a foodie experience in Vancouver. Our guide Nadia was enthusiastic and truly a foodie herself (not to mention a seasoned chef) so she peppered in excellent factoids at each stop and in between. The food was great at each stop. My only critique is I would’ve been liked one more savory stop before last two dessert stops.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
Variety of food/drink sampled was excellent ! Quality of both was top notch ! Nadia, our guide, was knowledgeable, interesting and fun to tour with !!!!
• Submitted 06 Aug 2019
Lydia was our guide and picked out some excellent places to visit. There were multiple (8) places to visit. We met at Kirin Chinese restaurant. We were going to eat here the night before but because of some negative reviews on Tripadvisor we ate elsewhere. I am glade we we went here. I don’t know why some reviews were negative. The dim sum sampling was delicious. We were so impressed that we ate a full meal there later that night!! We ate at Boulevard- a Seafood restaurant. The chowder was delicious. We stopped at an upscale grocery store that has a sit down area; a delicious pastry shop and even at a gelato shop that has all house made gelato. Even though the tour was a bit pricey, the numbers of tastings and glasses of wine that we had made this an enjoyable tour.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
This walking food tour exceeded our expectations. We had a small group which made it really nice. Tracy, the guide was fantastic and a good source of information about the city.
• Submitted 07 Dec 2018
Lydia was an incredible guide for our Best of Downtown Food tour in Vancouver. The dim sum was the best ever! The clam chowder, OMG! Beer, wine, cocktails, small bites, mussels, local seafood, desserts, gelato...!!!! She was an expert on everything Vancouver, took us to amazing spots, shared local history, sites and tips! Worth every penny!
• Submitted 13 Jul 2018
My daughter and I were in town for just a day and wanted to do something unique and fun. This tour was exceed our expectation! We got to eat while learning about the city. Money well spent.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Our guide Natalie was exceptional - she was very knowledgeable and very personable. I would take her tour any day!
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Lydia of Vancouver Foodies gave a great food tour of her city! We enjoyed learning AND eating in several Vancouver establishments. The food and beverages were all delicious and certainly was enough to satisfy us for a meal or two!. Lydia was friendly and knowledgable.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2017
Splendid way to spend a few hours in the afternoon. Our host Lydia was very knowledgeable and the tour is well structured taking us from Dim Sum, to some cheese, meats, fish and then macaroons and finally ice cream to finish off the day. All the food served was of excellent quality and some great locations. Thoroughly recommend.
• Submitted 28 Sep 2017
This was the best tour. The leader was very knowledgeable about the food scene and history. Don't miss taking this tour.
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
Lydia was an amazing tour guide. She was polite, engaging, and very knowledgeable. We visited a good group of restaurants that gave us a well rounded view of what the city has to offer. The food was delicious, diverse, and plentiful. My favorite was The Boulevard Restaurant. The best clam chowder I have ever had! Lydia gave us some city history as we strolled up and down the streets of the city. Lydia made our day very special. I would do this tour again if I were to visit. Very well organized tour.
• Submitted 28 Jun 2017
The Foodie Tour was outstanding. Host Nadia could not have been better. 4 couples 2 UK, 1 US and my BFF who lives in Vancouver and myself from rural BC. My turn to make a great day to celebrate our 50th. Could not have been better. Excellent food, excellent company and excellent hostess!!!!! I would only advise for those visiting Vancouver on hols to do this first because you will get so many ideas, tips and avoids so your vacation will be as amazing as it can be.
• Submitted 25 Jun 2017
Fantastic food and tour operator, Tracy! From dim sum to gelato, this tour does not disappoint. Great food and interesting facts were shared as we explored the city
• Submitted 10 Jun 2017
this is an amazing tour!! I highly recommend taking this tour on your first day in Vancouver so you will have extensive information about the restaurant scene in Vancouver. We loved all the tastings in multiple settings. Nadia is a fabulous tour guide who is a chef and extremely knowledgeable about the city, restaurants and food in general. The small group lends itself to meeting and talking to the other foodies - adds to the fun!
• Submitted 06 Jun 2017
Our tour guide was awesome! Manuela knew a lot about the culture and history of the Vancouver foodie scene. This tour is a MUST!
• Submitted 26 Mar 2017
Very knowledgeable guide and a great variety of different tastes!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2017
The small group walking tour starts at the best Chinese dim sum restaurant and then takes you to award winning restaurants, luxury food stores and ends at the best Gelateria of Canada. The guide Nadia, who is also a chef, is very knowledgeable. At the end you are guaranteed well fed and well informed. Book this tour if you are a foodie!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2017
Outstanding Tour - Great Tour Guide - Terrific Restaurants
• Submitted 26 Dec 2016
It was our first time to Vancouver. There's no better way to experience a place than via a food tour. Not only do you see sights and learn history, but experience their culture through food. Our tour guide, Jenny, was fantastic. Great tour and food!
• Submitted 10 Dec 2016
Our tour guide was absolutely lovely and hilarious. The food selection was interesting and delicious. I loved the history combined with the cuisine. I wish I could do this again!
• Submitted 27 Sep 2016
Had a great time in this tour. The restaurants we were taken are in short walking distance from each other and food selection was good. Lisa, our Foodie tour guide was wonderful. She even poured our tea and plated our dim sum dishes. She gave information about the restaurant and the food served. I also like it that the size of the group is small, ours was just 11 people. Good group of people too!
• Submitted 26 Sep 2016
Excellent tour. Recommended. Our tour guide was super.
• Submitted 14 Aug 2016
First time we did a food tour - really enjoyed it. Excellent guide, food choices.
• Submitted 03 Aug 2016

In Brief

Location:
Vancouver, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
January 2 - March 31: Friday and Saturday
April 1 - May 20: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
May 21 - September 18: Daily
September 19 - October 15: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
October 16 - December 30: Friday and Saturday
Highlights:
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Led by a local guide
Lunch included

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