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    The Best Food Tours In Vancouver With A Local

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      Tourist and a local guide enjoying drinks and a light meal while on a food tour of Vancouver
      Tourist and a local guide enjoying drinks and a light meal while on a food tour of Vancouver

      The best private food tours & experiences with locals

      The vibrant Vancouver food scene owes its culinary reputation to the countless cultures that call the city home. In fact, the best food in Vancouver is the food that showcases the city’s incredible diversity – scrumptious global specialties that have been brought here and, in some cases, made even better. And the local culinary classics? It’s not all maple syrup and poutine. Canada has its own fantastic cuisine, and iconic local dishes done the right way are easy to find throughout the city. Whether you’re looking for authentic dim sum in the city’s famous Chinatown or Canadian butter tarts at a bakery, the best food in Vancouver is as varied as it is delicious.

      Tourist enjoying the fusion of flavors available at a local restaurant in Vancouver
      Fusion food like you’ve never seen it

      A proud immigrant city, Vancouver represents countless nations through its exciting food scene. Among several others, the city has thriving Chinese, Filipino and Indian communities, and celebrates culinary traditions from around the world. With the Lower Mainland’s excellent produce, and fresh seafood from the water surrounding Vancouver Island, the cultures that call Vancouver home have created a style of West Coast fusion cuisine native to the city. From Vietnamese-Cambodian to Asian-French to Japanese hot dogs, the best food in Vancouver takes your taste buds on a world tour.

      A typical restaurant to visit on a food tour of Vancouver
      The best of the Canadian classics

      The best food in Vancouver isn’t all fusion fare and global gastronomy. Canada has so many signature dishes to be sampled. No matter where you are in Canada, it would be a crime not to try poutine (crispy fries, squeaky cheese curds, and rich gravy) and no-bake Nanaimo custard and chocolate slices – but Vancouver has its own mouthwatering must-tries. The best food in Vancouver, unique to the city, includes British Columbian smoked salmon glazed with maple syrup, plump spot prawns harvested for eight weeks a year, and hearty indigenous dishes that flaunt the city’s produce.

      A popular local market to visit on a food tour of Vancouver
      Foodie hubs for every palate

      On a foodie tour led by a local guide, you won’t struggle to find the flavors that suit your palate. Several diverse areas in the city are known for having the best food in Vancouver. For modern cuisine, head to the cobbled streets of Gastown; for Japanese ramen or Korean barbecue (and belting a song at a karaoke bar), the colorful West End is the place to be. If you’re into humble markets and homestyle cuisine, Granville Island is a must-visit location, while Richmond and Chinatown are home to the most authentic Chinese cuisine outside of China – and some of the best food in Vancouver.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        Gabriel was a wonderful tour guide full of knowledge about Montreal's architecture and history (as well as some great places to grab a bite to eat!). He really listened to my interests and put together an itinerary that suited me well! We explored rare Isaac Newton books and science history at McGill University, stopped at a cafe afterward for coffee and snack, walked through beautiful neighborhoods, and wandered to Place des Arts and Old Port for sightseeing, where he recommended some great food. Gabriel is the best, and so was this tour!

        October 2022

        Stephanie L

        My husband and I had an awesome full day experience with May. She was very knowledgeable and personable. Our tour was totally customized to meet our interests and adding and excluding based on our requests. We walked, talked, ate, learned the history of the city, the buildings, shopped, rested, and walked some more. We were thrilled with the 18,000 steps journey through the old town, waterfront, underground, China town, university area and locals shopping district.

        September 2022

        Adrienne M

        On Sept 6, May Wong met us as planned at our hotel for a full day tour of Montreal. We were off at a good pace with use of the metro, city bus, and of course, our legs. She made our first trip to Montreal an absolute memorable one that you must do too. Please request May and your time together will be a real treat!!! Thank you May!

        September 2022

        Diane M

        Would have loved the experience more if it hadn't been our 3rd day in the city and had already seen a lot of the things. He was informative and asked what we were interested in doing and seeing. He even recommended several more things for us to do on our own.

        August 2022

        Jennifer R

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