Vancouver, British Columbia, is a popular coastal city in the southwest corner of Canada, renowned for its delicious food. With such a wide variety of communities and cultures coming together in Vancouver, there are plenty of food tours - from the specialist cultural tours to generic foodie tours which select the best places to take you to.
These tours are perfect as individuals or as small groups, so whether you are by yourself, with a loved one, family or friends, you’re sure to have a great time. Here are the top 10 food tours in Vancouver to get your mouth watering. Check them out and pick your favorite!
This 2.5-hour walking tour of the historic Gastown area of Vancouver takes in plenty of sights and plenty of tastings! Gastown is the oldest section of Vancouver and is known for its delightful food options, nine of which you’ll be able to sample from on this tour.
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the streets are cobbled here and it is a lot of walking. You’ll also be tasting local artisan beer, wine or cocktails.
Gastown walking food tour
Address: 1:45 pm at Starbucks inside Waterfront Station, 601 West Cordova Street (full details upon booking)
Price: from 51.37 USD
We love this 2-hour food truck tour, that takes in lots of fusion food. Our favourite treat from this tour has to be the spicy diablo cookie! This tour is so popular that it has been given the honour of being named a Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission.
This tour is at a fairly leisurely pace and covers six blocks, so there is plenty of time to learn some local history whilst sampling all of the delicious food.
Food truck tour
Address: Downtown Vancouver at 10.40am (full details upon booking)
We love the intimate feel of this tour. As you travel in a small group, you’ll get plenty of time to get to know your fellow participants and truly explore all the delights on offer. This 3-hour tour focuses on gourmet food, so you’ll be welcomed at an award-winning dim sum restaurant, a local gourmet grocer, and a fresh seafood restaurant.
In total, the tour will cover four courses, covering 12 samples and will finish with some award-winning sorbet and gelato, as well as Thomas Haas salted caramel chocolate. Yum!
Gourmet food tour
Address: Downtown Vancouver at 1.40 pm (full details upon booking)
Price: from 102 USD
A very popular tour, this one takes in the sights and foodie delights of Little Italy, in Vancouver. In this 2.5 hour tour, you’ll learn about the Italian movement of the 1950s and how they created this flourishing community, all whilst tasting eight specialities. Many of the eight stops are family-run businesses, that have been in the area for 30 or 40 years, and they are a cornerstone of the community.
Little Italy food tour
Address: 1.45 pm at Fratelli’s Italian Bakery, located at 1795 Commercial Drive on the Northwest corner of Commercial Drive and 2nd Avenue. (full details upon booking)
Price: from 51.37 USD
Not the tour to select if you have to drive, this 4-hour tour will help you sample all of the delights of the local breweries in Vancouver, whilst, of course, making sure that you also get some good grub! You’ll visit three different breweries and learn about their history and how they brew their beer. At the last stop, you’ll be treated to a super scrumptious sit-down meal, to make sure you can soak up some of that delicious beer.
Craft brewery and food tour
Address: 3.45 pm at Inside Waterfront Station (full details upon booking)
Price: from 76.75 USD
This tour is super special because it is led by an off-duty chef! You’ll wander around the Granville Island Public Market, making your way between the delicious stalls whilst sampling a variety of homemade products, such as Canadian cheeses, freshly made doughnuts and artisan bread. You’ll also be able to grab drinks, from a smooth and spicy chai latte to a perfectly hopped beer. Be sure to bring your appetite!
Food walking tour of Granville Island Public Market
Address: Intersection of West 2nd Avenue and Anderson Street (full details upon booking)
Price: from 48.48 USD
Want to get off the beaten path and visit a unique part of Vancouver whilst tasting delicious food? Then, this is the perfect tour for you. Railtown is a growing hipster scene, with its start-ups, fashion schools and trendy restaurants, which were built in the area of a once thriving Japanese community. You’ll savour 10 local products and visit a converted steel factory, for a sample of BC wine and craft beer.
Vancouver Railtown District food tour
Address: Central Vancouver at 1.30 pm (full details upon booking)
Price: from 50.89 USD
There is a thriving Chinese community in Vancouver and, on this 3.5-hour tour, with an off-duty chef, you’ll learn about the important historical landmarks whilst tasting delicious food. Samples include delicious barbecued crispy duck and a mouth-watering dim sum lunch. You’ll be taken to traditional Chinese medicinal shops, drink tea and visit the relaxing Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This tour is a small group tour of up to 10 people.
A Wok around Chinatown: Culinary and cultural walking tour
Address: Entrance to the Dr Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden at 10 am (full details upon booking)
Price: from 72.72 USD
This 3-hour walking tour gives you the opportunity to sample the finest of Vancouver’s gourmet cuisine. You’ll meet with award-winning chefs and artisans, share paired food and wine or beer tastings and enjoy cheeses and chocolates, too! You’ll discover 20 of the best places to eat and drink in Vancouver, so you’ll know where you want to stop by on future days, for even more fantastic food.
Guilty pleasures gourmet walking tour in Vancouver
Address: Kirin Restaurant, 1172 Alberni Street & Bute full details upon booking
Price: from 102.93 USD
This delightful lunch tour is another small tour favourite. Depending on the day, you’ll experience something different, from Chinese dim sum to BC salmon and artisanal delights. This easy walk takes in a number of award-winning restaurants and gourmet desserts, such as Thomas Haas’ salted caramel chocolate. Our mouth is already watering!
Small-group gourmet lunch tour
Address: Downtown Vancouver, a 5-minute walk from the Vancouver cruise port at 1.30 pm (full details upon booking)
Price: from 102 USD
Phew! We're stuffed!
Wow, what a fantastic list of food tours in Vancouver - we know that you’re feeling spoilt for choice! Whichever tour you decide to pick, be sure to read all of the information and make sure you take a big appetite with you, your belly will be happy you did!
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