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Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour provided by Vancouver Foodie Tours

Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour

Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour
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€128.53
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About
Experience the food scene of one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhoods on this gourmet tour of historic Gastown. A guide provides you with a history of the area and points out landmarks you might not have recognized on your own. Plus, four classic Canadian food tastings, over the course of the evening, are paired with craft beer, wine, and cocktails.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Gourmet food tour of Gastown includes alcohol pairings
  • Listen to stories and facts you won’t find in guidebooks
  • A small group size ensures a personalized experience
  • Recommendations and discounts provided at the end of the tour
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in the afternoon at the Gassy Jack Statue in historic Gastown. Learn about the history and architecture of the area as you set off for the first stop. Enjoy samples of classic Canadian pork belly crackling, tempura bacon scotch eggs, and British Columbia wine. As you continue on the walking tour, visit sites you might not notice if exploring on your own, such as the iconic Blood Alley. Wander off the beaten path with your guide for parsnip fries, and satisfy your sweet tooth with dessert as the tour comes to a close. Before you leave, your guide provides further recommendations for the area and discount coupons for select establishments.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Gourmet food tour of Gastown includes alcohol pairings
  • Listen to stories and facts you won’t find in guidebooks
  • A small group size ensures a personalized experience
  • Recommendations and discounts provided at the end of the tour
What to expect
  • Meet your guide in the afternoon at the Gassy Jack Statue in historic Gastown. Learn about the history and architecture of the area as you set off for the first stop. Enjoy samples of classic Canadian pork belly crackling, tempura bacon scotch eggs, and British Columbia wine. As you continue on the walking tour, visit sites you might not notice if exploring on your own, such as the iconic Blood Alley. Wander off the beaten path with your guide for parsnip fries, and satisfy your sweet tooth with dessert as the tour comes to a close. Before you leave, your guide provides further recommendations for the area and discount coupons for select establishments.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5611P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food Tastings - A progressive meal at 4 iconic Gastown restaurants
  • 4 Alcohol Pairings - Craft Beer, Wine, Cocktails
  • An exclusive Printed Guide of foodie recommendations and discounts
  • A fun, friendly, locally-savvy, Foodie Tour Guide!
  • Entry/Admission - Gastown
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Gassy Jack statue, 1 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada Looking for your smiling Foodie Tour Guide in a red shirt!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and pescatarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any severe allergies at the time of booking.
  • Please note we cannot cater to any other dietary restrictions, as there is not always a “next-best” option at our tasting locations. If possible, we encourage you to try everything on the tour as we have selected tastings that best exemplify the restaurants and food shops we feature!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Guests must be 19 years or older to partake in the alcoholic pairings. If non-alcoholic pairings are required, please note it in the booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for celiac or gluten free diets
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Food Tastings - A progressive meal at 4 iconic Gastown restaurants
  • 4 Alcohol Pairings - Craft Beer, Wine, Cocktails
  • An exclusive Printed Guide of foodie recommendations and discounts
  • A fun, friendly, locally-savvy, Foodie Tour Guide!
  • Entry/Admission - Gastown
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Gassy Jack statue, 1 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada Looking for your smiling Foodie Tour Guide in a red shirt!
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and pescatarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any severe allergies at the time of booking.
  • Please note we cannot cater to any other dietary restrictions, as there is not always a “next-best” option at our tasting locations. If possible, we encourage you to try everything on the tour as we have selected tastings that best exemplify the restaurants and food shops we feature!
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Guests must be 19 years or older to partake in the alcoholic pairings. If non-alcoholic pairings are required, please note it in the booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for celiac or gluten free diets
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gassy Jack statue
    1 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2H9, Canada
    Looking for your smiling Foodie Tour Guide in a red shirt!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Gastown
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Gassy Jack
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Steam Clock
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Maple Tree Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Victory Square
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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anon255060
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
Delicious tour
We did this as part of our tour group and have never done a food tour before - it was fantastic.
Dina our guide was great, she explained all the food and beverages that we tasted.
The selection of food was diverse and everything was absolutely delicious. Great selection of beverages that catered for alcoholic and non alcoholic drinkers.
Strongly recommend this tour and you come away nicely full.
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi anon255060, Welcome to the delicious world of food tours! I'm so glad that you had a great time with Dina as you feasted on some of Vancouver's favorite comfort foods. We are so blessed to live in such a multi-ethnic city that allows us access to diverse, authentic cuisine from many different cultures, and we love sharing this with guests from near and far. Thank you leaving us a 5-star review of your time on our Gastronomic Gastown Tour; we hope to have the opportunity to eat with you in another favorite foodie neighborhood in the future!
Written 18 March 2020
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Greg A
57 contributions
The Scotch egg, pork belly & Pinot Noir at Tuc
This tour was fantastic. Dina, our tour guide, was fantastic. She encouraged our group of 14 to mix and share our experiences. The four restaurants were excellent. They were all high quality establishments with excellent food, wine & beer.
Written 29 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi grega308, Great picture of the scotch egg and pork belly crackling from TUC Craft Kitchen - that jammy egg yolk gets me every time! I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed the roster of restaurants that were hand-picked for your Gastronomic Gastown Tour. We love having the opportunity of showcasing 100% locally-owned eateries that represent the multiculturalism of our beautiful city, and who dish out the Canadian comfort foods that we Vancouverites crave! Thanks for leaving us a 5-star review of your experience with Vancouver Foodie Tours; we hope to eat with you again soon!
Written 8 March 2020
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Sean Sed
4 contributions
Porchetta and Pizza and Parsnip Fries oh my!
Feb 2020
On a recent trip to Vancouver (Feb 20th), we contacted Foodie Tours to arrange a tour of Gastown for a group of 14 to sample some unique restaurants and learn a bit of the local history. Each of the establishments were great and the food pairings offered something for everyone with Porchetta Sandwiches, authentic Neopolitan Pizza and Knotweed Creme Brulee being some of the highlights cited by our group. We opted for the non-alcoholic version of this tour and were pleseantly surprised by the mix of craft sodas, green tea with hints of lavender, and other alternatives provided at each location. Jesse was an excellent guide and really added to the experience of the group from start to finish at the Gassy Jack statue and the always popular Steam Clock.
Written 25 February 2020
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Hi SeanSed, I'm thrilled to hear that your group enjoyed their jaunt through Vancouver's birthplace and oldest neighborhood! Gastown is our city's #1 foodie district, and we love sharing some award-winning favorites that showcase what Vancouverites consider "Canadian comfort foods" - local, seasonal, sustainable ingredients in the hands of many cultures. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rave review of your time with Jesse. We hope to have the chance to #eatthemap with you again soon! Until then, happy feasting :)
Written 8 March 2020
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AucklandKiwisontour
Auckland12 contributions
Great tour
Feb 2020
Dina was very informative and we sampled great food and wine. A great way to get to know the different foods and venues available in Vancouver.
Written 11 February 2020
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Hi AucklandKiwisontour, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and alcohol pairings on our Gastronomic Gastown Tour and that you had a great time with Dina as your guide. Vancouver is a very multi-cultural city, and we are so blessed to have access to a wide variety authentic eateries that pay homage to their respective cultures through food. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review of your experience with Vancouver Foodie Tours - we hope to #eatthemap with you again soon!
Written 23 February 2020
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Emily T
Maple Ridge, Canada1 contribution
Great for Locals Too!
Feb 2020
We chose this one because we know the area of Granville pretty well already but after doing this tour we really want to try all of their other ones as well!
Written 9 February 2020
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Hi EmilytheGeek, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review of your time on our Gastronomic Gastown Tour. I am so pleased to heat that you had a great experience, and that you are interested in joining our other foodie adventures. As a local myself, I was completely shocked at how little I knew about the featured neighborhoods - the commentary not only educated me on the history of each area, but also on how to make the most of my time there. I now consider myself a Public Market connoisseur and take pride and pleasure in navigating the hustle and bustle of the various vendors. Thanks again for your rave review - we hope to eat with you again soon!
Written 23 February 2020
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Lorne
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Foodie Tour was eye opening and mouth watering even for a local!
Jan 2020
I have been a Vancouver local for over 30 years, but have never been on a Foodie Tour. I can highly recommend it! I was invited by a friend and even though the night was cool and rainy, our guide Dina made us all feel at home with quick introductions - quite an international group, with everyone brought together over a shared love of good tastes. Dina's local Gastown history knowledge filled in a few gaps that I did not know about, and 3 of the 4 restaurants we visited were totally new to me. Each pairing of tastes was special and unique. (I did the alcohol pairing version of the tour, but even the non-drinkers were treated to thoughtfully matched non-alcoholic beverages) Perhaps the best part of the tour was the VIP feeling of being able to walk into a restaurant in a private group, get seated right away, served promptly and leave without any of the hassle of ordering, bill paying or waiting around. We really felt lime we owned the experience! I will definitely be bringing my Vancouver guests on a Vancouver Foodie tour and will also look for similar offerings when I travel. It was a great evening.
Written 3 February 2020
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Hi LorneTheCartoonist, Welcome to the delicious world of food tours - we are so honored that you chose Vancouver Foodie Tours to be your trusted guide to exploring the beautiful (and rainy) city of Vancouver through food! I'm thrilled to hear that you, as a longtime local, and your group of international travelers, all enjoyed indulging in some of our favorite Canadian comfort foods. Gastown is steeped in history and we love escorting guests to 100% locally-owned heritage dining rooms to enjoy delectable foods in establishments whose decor reflect the stories of Vancouver's past, present and future. I am so happy to hear that Dina made you feel like a VIP, as this is something we hope to achieve with all of our guests! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rave review, and we hope to eat with you again soon!
Written 23 February 2020
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Robert H
Seattle, Washington, United States3 contributions
Great tour!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Jesse did a super job and made the tour 5 star! The porchetta sandwich at Meat and Bread is a must have.
Written 28 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi 863RobertH, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review of your time with Jesse on our Gastronomic Gastown Tour. This year marks the 10th anniversary for Vancouver Foodie Tours, and we are always thrilled to hear that guests had an amazing time our our foodie adventures! All of us at Vancouver Foodie Tours are huge foodies at heart, as well as proud ambassadors of Vancouver, and we love sharing our love of food and the city with guests, such as yourself (I am a huge fan of Meat and Bread's porchetta sandwich myself, and often find myself daydreaming about them!). Thanks again for choosing to eat with us, and we hope that the rest of your time in Vancouver was just as delicious!
Written 31 January 2020
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Rizwan A
10 contributions
Highlight of my time in Vancouver!
Jan 2020
If you want to explore some amazing new flavours in a short time, while learning more about Vancouver's history, if you want to fall in love with Vancouver in 3 hours...this is the tour for you!

Our guide Dina was patient, knowledgeable and very friendly, the tour group was amazing and exploring Gastown didn't feel rushed at all. The tour actually made me want to move to Vancouver!!
Written 12 January 2020
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Hi hungrydentist, Thank you for your 5-star review and recommendation of our Gastronomic Gastown Tour! Vancouver Foodie Tours started out of a passion for food, people and storytelling, and with each tour, we strive to offer guests a fun and memorable experience that connects them to the spirit of Vancouver and its people. I am so thrilled to hear that this resonated with you so much that you could see yourself moving to our beautiful city! Gastown is Vancouver's birthplace and one of our favorite neighborhoods - laden with heritage dining rooms that offer Canadian comfort foods and fun, boozy cocktails, there's no question why it's Vancouver's #1 foodie district. We are so happy that this tour was the highlight of your visit to Vancouver, and hope that you will allow us the opportunity to show you some of our other favorite areas around the city on your next trip. Until then, safe travels and happy feasting! :)
Written 31 January 2020
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VacationMomTKR
1 contribution
Amazing
Jan 2020
My Husband and I and my Brother and his wife bought this tour for our parents for Christmas. The six of us all went together this past weekend. Our Tour Guide Dina was fabulous. Really chatty with everyone in our group. My parents were staying down town for the night so she even made suggestions to them for where they should go for Breakfast in the morning. We learned a lot more about the history of Gastown as well. The 4 restaurants that we went to were amazing, they really gave you a sense of the diversity here in Vancouver. The food and drink pairings were perfect sizes so you weren't feeling full moving to the next stop. We are already talking about which tour we will plan for next.
Written 6 January 2020
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Hi VacationMomTKR, What a lovely way to get the family together over the holidays! At Vancouver Foodie Tours, we firmly believe that memories are built around food, and we love being able to be a part of those special gatherings. I am thrilled to hear that you had a great time with Dina as she guided your family through Vancouver's most historic district, laden with heritage dining rooms, Canadian comfort foods and boozy cocktails! There is no shortage of amazing places to eat in our city, so I am so glad that Dina was able to make some recommendations for breakfast the next morning as well. We would love to have you join us on our newest foodie adventure, the Authentic Asian Eats tour, which is available for booking and is launching in May! Hope to eat with you then! :)
Written 26 January 2020
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Carol S
Coquitlam, Canada605 contributions
A Great Foodie Experience
Jan 2020
Our kids bought the Gastronomic Gastown Tour for us for Christmas so we went as a family yesterday. Dina was our guide and she really helped make the day with her knowledge of Vancouver's history and her expert knowledge of food and cooking. I also think she truly loves food! We enjoyed the whole afternoon visiting restaurants we had never heard of and trying foods we had never had before. We also had the addition of the beverages which was fun too! Thank you Dina for a great afternoon! We will definitely sign up for another Vancouver Foodie Tour!
Written 5 January 2020
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Hi camschell, I am so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy the Gastronomic Gastown Tour as a family - what a thoughtful gift! All of our guides are huge foodies at heart, and Dina's background in the culinary arts allows her to share her expertise and love for food with guests as she escorts them through the cobblestone maze of Vancouver's birthplace and #1 foodie district. I'm thrilled that you had the opportunity to visit new restaurant and try new foods - we truly believe that there is no better way to experience a city than to eat your way through it! We look forward to hosting you on another foodie adventure in the future; until then, happy feasting!
Written 26 January 2020
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