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Food Lover's Guide to Vancouver

By Viator, January 2018

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Vancouver is one of North America’s most international cities, and nowhere is this more apparent than in its cuisine. From craft beer and food trucks to fresh seafood and a wide variety of Asian cuisines, Vancouver has something for every gourmand. See below for some can’t-miss dishes and experiences.

Must-Try Dishes
Vancouver offers an eclectic mix of global cuisines. Downtown boasts a burgeoning food truck scene, with outfitters parked close serving Japanese-style hot dogs, butter chicken on naan, classic tacos, and gooey grilled-cheese sandwiches. On a weekend morning, dim sum is a surefire way to sample multiple brunch options, and there are also several exceptional vegetarian restaurants in the city. For the best Indian food, Vij’s restaurant is a must. Craft beer is a staple in the Pacific Northwest, and any of the small local breweries will have excellent microbrews.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Explore the artisan crafts and stalls at the Granville Island Public Market, either independently or on a guided foodie tour.
  • Sample poutine, frothy beer, and delicious pizza on a walking food tour of Vancouver’s historic Gastown neighborhood.
  • Stroll Chinatown on a culinary and cultural tour that explores the neighborhood’s historical landmarks and local cuisine before heading to a dim sum lunch.
  • Take the SeaBus to North Vancouver for a walking food tour that’s a little off the beaten path.
  • Go fishing for crab, then eat your catch right on the beach when you’re done.
  • Sample the wares from several food trucks under the guidance of a local food expert on a food truck tour.

Tours & Tickets

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Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour in Vancouver, Vancouver, null
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Small-Group Gourmet Food Tour in Vancouver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 44 Reviews

Experience the diverse flavors of Vancouver on a food-themed 3-hour lunch tour! In a small-group, take a sensory journey to foodie hotspots and gourmet ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.08
Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour, Vancouver, Food Tours
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Gastronomic Gastown Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover Gastown's best eating and drinking establishments during a 3-hour walking tour. In a small group, savor gastronomic delights and learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.44
Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour, Vancouver, Food Tours
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Small-Group Granville Island Market Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

Explore the ins and outs of Vancouver’s famous Granville Island Public Market on this 2-hour walking tour! Located in the heart of Vancouver, Granville Island ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.94
A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour, Vancouver, Food Tours
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A Wok Around Chinatown: Culinary and Cultural Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

It's no secret that Vancouver's off-duty chefs love to shop for themselves and choose from the freshest local and exotic fruits, vegetables, seafoods, and ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.04
Food Walking Tour of Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver, Food Tours
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Food Walking Tour of Granville Island Public Market

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

Discover one of Vancouver's top attractions on this 2-hour, food walking tour. On the aptly named 'A Wok Around Granville Island Public Market Tour,' sip, ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.36
Vancouver Craft Brewery and Food Tour, Vancouver, Market Tours
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Vancouver Craft Brewery and Food Tour

What could go better with a whole bunch of beer samples than a tasty meal? Join this tour and visit 3 breweries in 4 hours. Learn about the brewing process ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.55
North Vancouver Walking Food Tour, Vancouver, Beer & Brewery Tours
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North Vancouver Walking Food Tour

North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale neighborhood hosts its emerging foodie scene. On this 2.5-hour food walking tour, you will learn about the historic ship ...  Read more

Location: North Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.39
Crab Fishing Tour in Vancouver, Vancouver, Food Tours
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Crab Fishing Tour in Vancouver

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This is a trip for people who love crab and have always wanted to catch their own food. This experience includes a crab lunch or dinner on the beach and crab ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $120.16
Olympic Village Food Tour, Vancouver, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Olympic Village Food Tour

The Olympic Village is one of the newest and most modern neighbourhoods in Vancouver filled with unique architecture, exciting restaurants, craft breweries, ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $64.47
Vancouver Railtown District Food Tour, Vancouver, Food Tours
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Vancouver Railtown District Food Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Railtown is an up-and-coming neighbourhood just east of Gastown that is quickly becoming a top destination in the city for trendy small restaurants. Historic ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.76

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