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Best of Downtown Food Tour in Vancouver

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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!
  • Experience Vancouver’s multicultural food scene all in one afternoon
  • Eat with a guide: Avoid sifting through online ratings and reviews
  • Local wine pairings included in the 12-stop tasting tour
  • Small group ensures a more personal and memorable experience
What to Expect
Your afternoon starts at 2pm in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. After meeting the guide, walk a short distance for your first bite of the tour. A small group size ensures a more intimate experience—questions and conversation are encouraged. Sip local wine paired by the chefs, as you indulge in dim sum, fresh seafood, meats and cheeses, and gourmet desserts. Move through downtown like a local, as the guide takes you to hidden gems you may not have found otherwise. Over the course of 12 stops, learn about the history of Vancouver’s multicultural landscape through the different foods you taste. The afternoon ends at dusk at a gelateria just steps from Vancouver Harbour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Downtown Vancouver
Departure Time
2:00 PM
Return Details
Tour ends at Bella Gelateria: 1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our tour while visiting Vancouver. This was our first food tour and we’ll definitely do it again in new cities we check out. The tastings were great, and so were the wines! I’d call it a great appetizer before dinner. Nadia was extremely knowledgeable,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Meganpierce
JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Foodie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Meganpierce, Welcome to the delicious world of food tours!! Thank you so much for trusting Vancouver Foodie Tours to deliver your first foodie adventure. This experience was designed to reflect Vancouver's bounty and multiculturalism through 5 award-winning destinations and local wine pairings, all of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was better than we hoped for. We went to 5 different restaurants/eateries and tried enough food (and wine) to leave us too full for a regular dinner. We had one person in our group that had allergies, and it was accounted for at each...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank caith0820
VFTFoodies, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Foodie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello @caith0820, thank-you for the 5-star review! We are passionate and dedicated to ensuring every experience is of the highest quality. We are thrilled to have surpassed your expectations! We design all our tours like a progressive meal – savoury to sweet, in thoughtfully-crafted portions....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from our 3 hr foodie tour with Lydia. Such a delicious way to spend an afternoon! Lydia was friendly, funny, passionate and informative. The food and wine were great. Would definitely advise you do this at the start of your stay so you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CGyorffy
JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Foodie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi CGyorffy, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed eating your way through Vancouver's downtown core with Lydia! Our Best of Downtown Tour was designed to reflect the multiculturalism of our city, and the bounty of fresh, local produce that we, as Vancouverites...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nadia was our superb guide. Her professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge made this tour unforgettable.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Catherine S
JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Foodie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Catherine S, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a glowing 5-star review - I am so thrilled to hear that Nadia delivered an unforgettable culinary adventure on her Best of Downtown Tour! Her enthusiasm for the world of food...More

Reviewed 13 September 2019

This is the best foodie we’ve taken! Nadia is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She made the tour very fun. We went to 5 different restaurants and tried several items that I’d never had before. Nadia provided lots of details about the restaurants, foods and Vancouver....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bonnie G
JulieVFT, Guest Relations Manager at Vancouver Foodie Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Bonnie G, I am so pleased to hear that you had a great time with Nadia on our Best of Downtown Tour - thank you so much for your high praise and recommendation. We love introducing our guests to cuisine that reflect Vancouver's multiculturalism...More

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Response from ChapmanAudrey | Reviewed this property |
I should think so we didn’t go anywhere that you couldn’t take a child. I suggest you send them a email they will advise you
9 February 2019|
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Response from canadianlindy | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry my reply is so tardy...I sincerely believe they would respect your dietary restrictions as long as they were advised in advance.
12 September 2018|
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Response from kelly i | Reviewed this property |
You start on Alberni street which is in the heart of where you want to be as it is a block off Robson Street (if you like to shop) and down the block from the Hotel Vancouver which is lovely old heritage hotel which I... More
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