Vancouver Food Tour
Vancouver Food Tour
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
The original Vancouver Food Tour guides locals and visitors to Vancouver's best restaurant gems. A passionate team of food and drink experts entertain guests on the delectable and informative tours. On our most popular Gastown Tasting Tour and Craft Beer Tour, enjoy hand-selected food and drink pairings at multiple restaurants in the historic neighbourhood. We take care of everything so just relax and enjoy the adventure. Our newest brewery tour, Your Vancouver Brewery Experience leads guests behind the doors of Molson Coors Canada, Western Canada’s largest and most recognized brewery. Guests will tour through the historic brewery's can filling and brewhouse operations, learn the science behind beer making, and enjoy a guided beer tasting. Our progressive dining menu focuses on local, seasonal, and sustainable fare, including BC wines, craft beers, cheeses and charcuterie, seafood, and much more.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Karen D
Stillwater, OK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We had a most delightful evening! Delicious food, interesting stories, amazing restaurants! Manuela, the “best ever” guide ever, led us around the Gastown district & shared wonderful stories about the area, the food, and the chefs. This was a most enjoyable evening!! I highly recommend it!!!
Written May 14, 2023
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willsf32
San Francisco, CA108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Had a great Gastown tour with Megan and 5 other guests. Our tour hit 3 wonderful spots, all within a short walk. We tasted multiple dishes and each included an adult beverage (beer w/first, wine w/second, and a cocktail w/third). Megan was great as a guide and made sure the individual food preferences/requirements were met (we had some vegetarians, etc). All food was tasty and came with an explanation from either Megan or the restaurant staff. My partner and I REALLY appreciated Megans tips on other spots for food and drinks in Gastown. We ended up trying several of her recommendations and all were fabulous. Some of the best cocktails I've had in a while! Thank you again!!
Written August 9, 2022
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Susan R
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We had a great experience with Vancouver Food Tour. Carlos was wonderful in setting up a private tour for us at very short notice. Our guide, Meagan, was knowledgeable about the food scene and the history of the area. We had 3 stops, more food than we could eat and way more to drink than we needed (mainly because I finished some of my husbands!). With this tour, we discovered places we'd never have found on our own!
Written July 18, 2022
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RarelyReviews
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This is the fifth food tour I have been on. Did the Gastown tour and was disappointed. The website advertised 4 stops. We only had 3 stops and had one less cocktail than what was advertised. The food was not good, the vast majority of the tour was vegetarian, and there was no charcuterie as advertised. The tour guide seemed bored, was not very knowledgeable about the food, and the restaurant choices were underwhelming. There was an individual with mobility issues on our tour, and the tour guide was walking briskly without consideration for her and was typically a block ahead of us. The tour felt rushed as though the guide was trying to finish up as quick as possible. At one point, before the tour had finished, the tour guide reminded us that she’d like to be tipped because she lives in an expensive city and “girl’s gotta eat”.

This food tour has put me off food tours as I feel we lost an afternoon of our vacation and the opportunity to actually explore the city and good food it has to offer. I would not recommend this tour at all.
Written June 9, 2022
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I am truly sorry that you were extremely disappointed with the tour and that the tour did not meet your expectations. ALL our other guests enjoy the food on the tour and almost ALL guests are understanding with the slight alterations in the tour. Bouncing back from Covid restrictions has not been easy, and I completely understand your frustration with incorrect information being displayed on the website; it has been updated. We were very hopeful to try and bring back the tour with its original stops, but after three restaurants closed down, this was not possible. Please know that there is as much food served in the three new stops as there was served in the previous four stops, and that there is the same amount of alcohol served (original tour had 2 x 1oz drink while this tour has 1x2oz drink) and our raw cost for each stop has increased dramatically by 35%. Meagan is our newest guide, and she is wonderful! and doing her best! After checking with the rest of your tour group, everyone else felt that Meagan was knowledgeable and no one else felt rushed or that the guide seemed bored. I am really very sorry that you felt that way, as I know Meagan went out of her way to deal with your cucumber allergy, when she learned of it on tour. We ask that our guides remind guests that we provide gratuities to all our restaurants and that tipping your guide is appreciated. Appropriate tipping etiquette was mentioned in the confirmation email that was sent prior to tour start. I am not sure that my answer is enough to make things right, but if you would like a refund, please connect with me directly at carlos@vancouverfoodtour.com
Written June 14, 2022
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Madison R
Austin, TX106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful time on our food tour of gastown! The food and beverage pairings were amazing and we ate a lot of food we normally would not have sought out. Highly recommend this tour, ask for Meagan as your guide!
Written May 21, 2022
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Tyler
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We had done a private tour of Gastown with Carlos as our guide. It was an exciting day not only for us but for him as well. We were the first tour back since they resumed after a two year hiatus during COVID.

The day was a 10 across the board. With a total of 3 hours, we didn't feel rushed or hurried along. The portion sizes were generous and the pairings exceptional. The relationship Carlos has with the establishments makes the tour all the more special and engaging. Each stop was well prepared for our arrival and happy to serve us with great food, drinks and anecdotes about the restaurant, cuisine and establishment history.

Being new comers to Vancouver, this was a great opportunity for us to learn about venues we otherwise wouldn't have know about or be keen enough to drop in at. The tour changed all that! How else would we have discovered a small but renowned taco stand hidden away in a back alley. Cool right?! and it's all thanks to Carlos.

I won't spoil the suspense of where the tour will take you but I can say each place was totally unique from the other and gives your pallet a wide array of things to enjoy. There is truly something for everyone.

Last but not least was the follow up email in which Carlos compiled a list of ALL the places he recommended during our tour...and there are lots!

If you are seeking a great tour, with fair pricing and an all around unique experience I highly recommend Vancouver Food Tour.
Written April 13, 2022
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Gaetane P
Comox, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
What a wonderful experience to explore the Dumpling Trail with Vancouver Food Tour. Our guid Cassandra was knowledgeable and enthusiastic . The choice of restaurant was perfect and allowed us to taste many types of dumplings. I would recommend this tour to group of friend who want to share an authentic experience . I will be looking for to book other tours with Vancouver Food Tour
Written February 16, 2020
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Hello IslandGourmetTrails, Thank you for joining the Richmond Dumpling Trail Tour, and for taking time to send in your review. We strive to provide an authentic experience and are elated that you would recommend this tour to your friends. Best dishes on your culinary walkabouts!
Written February 19, 2020
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BCfromScratch
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you love dumplings and discovering hidden gems, you’ll love Richmond's Dumpling Trail Tour (by VFT). Our gracious and knowledgeable host, Cassandra, kicked-off the tour with the most delicious Chinese buns and vegetarian gyoza imaginable. Afterward, we took a short walk (a chance to work off a few carbs) to several nearby restaurants while Cassandra shared stories of the area. We were warmly greeted at each restaurant and, best of all, Cassandra described every dish, demystifying any unfamiliar offerings.

Navigating Richmond’s restaurant scene and Public Market can be daunting but now I know where to bring visiting friends. Our food-loving group had a fabulous time! It was worth every calorie!
Written February 16, 2020
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Hi BCfromScratch, YES! Those vegetarian Guo Tie are amazing! Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed the Richmond dumpling trail tour and Cassandra's company. We are thrilled to hear that it was worth every calorie, and hope that the walk in between was just the right amount :) Best Dishes!
Written February 19, 2020
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Leeann
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I was with a group of ladies I knew, and we had such an enjoyable experience. Cassandra was a WONDERFUL guide – she shared lots of knowledge and extra bits told in between spots and bites. At each stop she told us a bit about the place, its ownership and other things we could try when we return.

At each stop we had a snapshot of one of their top food items. Richmond is known for its dumplings so of course this tour featured those. Everything was close enough together that the walking was not at all difficult.

I speak English only, so one thing for sure that made this guided adventure worthwhile is that in Richmond most signs and menus are not in English. Having a guide with relationships at each place and the ability to relay each stop's stories with us in English made the experience so much richer than it would have been solo.

The food was delicious at each stop and the advice is the arrive hungry and with stretchy pants!

Highly recommended.

We will be sure to tell our friends about the experience and I hope to do it again and bring some foodie friends.
Written February 15, 2020
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Janice V
Brantford, Canada176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I love exploring local when food + drink are on the menu & VFT hit a home run with their destination selections and knowledgeable tour host, Cassandra. I was visiting Vancouver for the weekend, had a girlfriend from grade school meet up with me and we were so excited to build a weekend around finding hidden gem places to indulge, through VFT. The tour began at an easy to find location! We visited many restaurants, learned of the Gastown District history and loved seeing the steam whistle clock. The Food and Drinks were perfect! LOVE the middle eastern dish that started our adventure and filled out bellies ... yummy yum yum! The next was a super fun and very trendy jazz bar where the piano music was fun, the food delish and the Whiskey Sour was AMAZING! Loved the vibe, could have sat there for hours. P.S. the other guests in our group were great company, had a ton of fun with our group and guide! Next was an upscale tasting bar where the wine pairings with meats and cheeses were delish, perfectly paired and hit the spot on the elevated level. Last but absolutely not least was the beer tasting flight and pairings at a local Irish Pub that clearly was a trendy place were people meet, it was packed and they didn't miss a beat in taking care of our group and guiding us through our flight. I love beer, so this was a perfect ending for me. VFT, your selections and care were awesome, Cassandra was the best and we felt a fabric of the community, right down to the last sip! Thank you, thank you!
Written November 23, 2019
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Hi Janice V, It was a real pleasure having you and your friend on our tour! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with Cassandra and felt that the tour selections were awesome. That is why we exist and we love to hear when our guests are having fun on the tour! Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. Best dishes for all your culinary walkabouts :)
Written January 9, 2020
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