The sheer diversity and density of Vancouver’s foodie scene is quite daunting for tourists and Vancouverites alike. Have you ever caught yourself mulling over your meal options all day, finally falling victim to your usual go-to restaurant conveniently located a block away? We all are susceptible to eating what we know, feeling overwhelmed by the numerous options that lay before us. And this is an unfortunate pattern for tourists as well, visiting a city and arriving home with less than thrilling foodie tales when some of the best dining experiences were right around the corner.
Vancouver Foodie Tours takes you on some unique voyages around the city from a local expert’s points of view that will get you reinvigorated (and regretting that stale tuna sub combo you had for lunch the other day).
On a recent jaunt, our culinary journey began with an energetic introduction from Foodie Tour host, Manuela (aka Bamuela, or Bammer), who immediately offered up tasty tidbits. (Did you know Vancouver was rated the most walkable city in the world?) As we commenced our exploration into the World’s Best Food Truck Tour, we were surprised at how much we didn’t know about our city, including a hidden picnic area offering up one of the most jaw-dropping views of Vancouver’s cityscape. A fountain of intriguing information on everything Vancouver, Manuela provided us with a backgrounder before every bite.
After some scenic detours involving secret, sunlit gardens and rooftop hideaways, we were soon indulging in everything from Terimayo hot dogs (Japadog), classic melt-in-your-mouth grilled cheese (Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck), and authentic chicken wraps made from scratch (Eat Chicken Wraps), to name a few. This particular tour is incredibly unique in the sense that you learn about the wealth of stories behind the food trucks, you get to hob nob with the owners, and you get to taste their best dishes (you’ll be blown away by the culinary creations out there for under $10).
Ranging from $49 to $69 for the entire tour (including your tastings), these fabulous foodie adventures are packed with personality and offer you tons of options for the everyday dining experience. Soak up the flavour and energy of Vancouver in 2 to 3 hours with these unique explorations for anyone who adores the idea of a thick slice of havarti on rye straight from a food truck (World’s Best Food Truck Tour), melt-in-your-mouth donuts from local vendors in Granville Island (The Granville Island Market Tour), or the indulgence of fine, Italian food (Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour).
Whether you’ve lived in the city for over ten years, or you’re visiting from out of town, Vancouver Foodie Tours is an eye-opening experience that showcases the unique diversity of YVR from a local expert’s point of view. Happy culinary travels!
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