Vancouver Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended Vancouver Food & gourmet tours

Vancouver: 2.5-Hour Gastown Walking Food Tour

1. Vancouver: 2.5-Hour Gastown Walking Food Tour

Uncover the sights and flavors of Gastown on this guided walking tour of Vancouver. Hear about the city from your actor guide as you through the cobbled streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighborhood while enjoying mouth-watering food and drinks.  Meet your guide and begin your Gastown adventure. See Victorian buildings and whistling Steam Clock as you stop for local craft beer, delicious cheese and prosciutto served with local wine. Try Japanese kar-age style chicken and freshly made Sicilian tortellini. Dig into crispy sweet and chili cauliflower, Canadian poutine; handmade fries topped with cheese curds and gravy and a choice of beer/wine, soft organic ice cream, Vancouver's award winning cheesecake, and lemon bars. Be entranced as a professional actor who is full of passion for the city and its food, shares fascinating stories about Vancouver and its “Wild West” history which dates back 150 years. 

VIP Access Granville Island Market Tour

2. VIP Access Granville Island Market Tour

Noisy and chaotic, yet irresistibly atmospheric, Granville Island is one of Canada’s most-visited sites and Vancouver's destination for lovers of food, art and culture. Offering seasonal local produce, alongside a slice of local life, the market is the place to rub elbows with local chefs shopping for the day's menu. During the 2-hour tour, sample a range of fine foods from independent farmers and food artisans from Vancouver and beyond. The variety on offer includes smoked salmon and local cheeses to charcuterie, melt-in-your-mouth donuts and chocolates. Visiting the Granville Island Public Market is an authentic way to experience Vancouver and see its merchants in action!

Whistler's Hidden Gems: 4-Course Dining Tour

3. Whistler's Hidden Gems: 4-Course Dining Tour

Whistler is a delight for the senses. From the extraordinary natural beauty, to the haute-cuisine available below, you'll be sure to have a feast for the senses from the minute you arrive. However, finding all the amazing food can be a real challenge amidst so many wonderful restaurants and this 4-course dinner tour will explore the local's favorites and give you a chance to see the best-kept secrets of this amazing resort. Kick things off at the beautiful Audain Art Museum, which showcases an extensive collection of first nations art. Next, head to a little hidden tapas restaurant, Elements, voted best new restaurants when it opened a few years ago. Then off to Stonesedge to enjoy a delicious spread of artisanal charcuterie. Afterwards, visit Wildwood for a delicious main course (meat, and veg option provided). Finally, make a quick stop at the local chocolate shop to taste some decadent ice-wine truffles before finishing at Caramba for delicious apple tarts topped with vanilla ice-cream. Along the way your guide will enhance the experience with their local knowledge and enthusiasm for the wonderful dining scene in Whistler. Guests will also collect a playing card at each venue with prizes for the best poker hands at the last stop (no experience necessary).  Drink Pairings can be added upon arrival for an additional $29.99 + tax. Tour departs at 5:00 PM (except Dec 17-Jan 1 will be 4:15 PM Departure) from the Audain Art Museum and wraps up by 9:00 PM. Cancellation policy: 48-hours for bookings of 1-6 people / 7 days for groups of 7 or more.

Vancouver: 3.5-Hour Craft Brewery Tour

4. Vancouver: 3.5-Hour Craft Brewery Tour

With your very own beer expert by your side, discover Vancouver's fantastic local beer scene. On this behind-the-scenes tour, learn how craft beer is made and how it's made Vancouver the craft beer capital of Canada. Enjoy a range of beer tasters catered to your liking by your beer guide. Discover what makes each beer so delicious and unique as you go through the tasting. At the second or third stop, try a light snack or meal from a full kitchen. With some entertainment at each stop, join this tour for a day of laughs, knowledge and the best beer around.

Vancouver: Festive Favourites Market Tour

5. Vancouver: Festive Favourites Market Tour

Get a taste of seasonal vibes and holiday magic on a guided tour of Granville Island Public Market. Step away from Vancouver's cold weather and bask in the cozy atmosphere of this charming place. Come across a variety of farmers' stands and sample their delicious products. Meet your guide just outside the market and step in for a unique culinary adventure. Take a walk through adorable artisan shops and receive savvy shopping tips. Surround yourself with festive cheer as you visit the stands of farmers and food artisans from Vancouver and its nearby areas. Marvel at the heartwarming traditional flavors of the Canadian winter season. Taste locally cured meats and cheeses, artisan breads, and many more special treats.

Authentic Asian Eats Walking Tour

6. Authentic Asian Eats Walking Tour

Home to dumpling shops, noodle stands, dim sum restaurants, Chinese bakeries, and the Vancouver International Airport, the city of Richmond is hailed by food lovers as the place with the best Chinese food outside of China. During this tour, you'll get insider access to authentic and delicious Chinese dishes that would otherwise only be available in Asia. From Hong Kong-style cafes to Chinese barbecue stalls, Asian food courts to dim sum institutions, get a personal introduction to a food culture found nowhere else in North America.

Finer Things: 4-Course Dinner Tour in Whistler

7. Finer Things: 4-Course Dinner Tour in Whistler

After a long day out on the slopes, there's nothing finer than sitting down over a lovely meal to replenish your soul. This 4-course dinner explores the best restaurants in Whistler, and you'll have a chance to visit an impressive 15,000-bottle wine cellar! If you're looking for a treat, this is the experience for you! We'll begin at Bearfoot Bistro for a lovely amuse bouche, from Canada's "Best Chef of 2008". Next up, Hy's Steakhouse, for a cajun crusted blacked ahi tuna. It will melt in your mouth! By now, you're ready for a full meal, so we'll head to one of Whistler's finest restaurants, Quattro. Here you'll have a choice of meat or seafood with a signature pasta along side. It's a treat! For a sample dessert, head to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory before finishing off at FireRock Lounge for some artisan cheese plates.  Before your tastings, a Whistler Tasting Tour representative will confirm your menu, and all can be altered for dietary or allergic restrictions.

Vancouver: Private Food Tour Tailored to You by a Local

8. Vancouver: Private Food Tour Tailored to You by a Local

Chow down in Chinatown, sip on local brews and savor seafood heaven - Vancouver is full of dining delights. With your local host ready to personalize this experience to you, you’ll soon learn why Vancouver is Canada’s dine-out capital. Starting on an empty stomach at the iconic Steam Clock, you’ll be led down the cobblestone streets of Gastown to discover the city’s diverse and distinctive mini districts. You’ll have the chance to try everything from seafood tasters to bao buns in Chinatown. Wash it all down with some of the city’s incredible craft beers when you visit one of your local hosts' favorite brewing companies. Experience why Vancouver has emerged as a global player in the craft brewing scene, first-hand.

Fort Langley & Vineyards Private Tour

9. Fort Langley & Vineyards Private Tour

The tour will start at 10:00 AM from downtown where you will proceed towards Highway 1, crossing the scenic Port Mann Bridge and head into the countryside, the Fraser Valley. Your first stop will be the Chaberton Estate Winery. We'll tour the vineyard, learn about grape cultivation, wine brewing process, storage cellar, and then taste the wines! Next, you will head to Fort Langley, a quaint picturesque township in the heart of the Fraser Valley, by the Fraser River, the birthplace of British Columbia. First, you will have a drive around the village, experience the local quaint setting. Then, visit the historic Fort Langley. Enjoy the on-site events and relics. You will then have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the town. Enjoy lunch, peeking into antiques, and souvenir shops, visit the museums and count the train cars on the mile-long train. Late in the evening, you will head back to Vancouver.

Vancouver: Full-Day City Tour and Wine Tasting

10. Vancouver: Full-Day City Tour and Wine Tasting

From your hotel, start your full-day tour through the heart of Vancouver. See sites such as Stanley Park with its Native Totem Poles and the viewpoint overlooking the iconic Lions Gate Bridge. Enjoy plenty of time to walk around and for additional stop requests. Next, head to Granville Island. Famous for its art, it features many galleries, theaters, street performers and a public market. Continue by traveling through newly redeveloped Yaletown, Chinatown and Gastown, Vancouver's restored and oldest business district. Hear some suggestions from your guide for a lunch spot before taking in the view of the city from Queen Elizabeth Park's viewpoint. From there, head into the wine growing region outside the city. Savor unique tastes as you visit 4 local vineyards before returning to your hotel.

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4.8 / 5

based on 279 reviews

Our guide, Jason was very knowledgeable about the history of the area. It was great to learn about the places & people of Gastown. The food was tasty but be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking. Suggest you do this early in your vacation, as it will give you time to revisit a restaurant.

This was a great way to check out the great food and history of Gastown! I highly recommend for a first time visitor. Sean was super knowledgeable and very friendly! So many restaurants covered. All of which I would go back to. All of the food was fantastic!!

Great experience and awesome food. Darray our guide was fantastic - very personable and engaging. She did a great job explaining the history of Richmond and its food culture. She also recommended additional restaurants that we might want to try

Sean is the best guide I’ve ever had! Food was very good, although (for me) it could have been a bit more (but I’m a big eater)

It’s was great, amazing food and amazing tour guide.