Culinary Tours & Schools
Fresh farm produce (Andrea Johnson photo)
Discover Vancouver's thriving foodie scene on a culinary tour of the city's restaurants, neighbourhoods and markets.
Multiple guided food tours are available. Join Edible Canada – a pioneer in the local, food movement – for a chef-led culinary adventure through two of Vancouver’s most distinct culinary neighbourhoods. Vancouver Food Tour and Silver Spoon Food Tours also offer culinary walking tours, while Swallow Tail Tours pairs food with activities like snowshoeing, canoeing and cycling.
On a self-guided tour, discover neighbourhoods home to a wide variety of ingredients and flavours, or stock up at summer farmers markets held weekly throughout the city. Edible Canada's retail shop (on Granville Island) carries culinary treats unique to BC.
Want to enhance your cooking skills? Sign up for classes at one of Vancouver’s top-notch cooking schools, like Quince or The Dirty Apron Cooking School.
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1596 Johnston St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Sightseeing for your taste buds! Edible Canada (formerly Edible British Columbia) is located across from Vancouver's Granville Island Public Market. We are Canada's largest culinary tourism & locavore retail company, dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast for our customers. Services include our retail & online artisan food store, guided Granville Island Market & Chinatown Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, Gourmet Kayaking Weekends & popular Amuse Bouche newsletter & blog. In Summer 2011 we opened Edible Canada at the Market - a vibrant bistro in the heart of Granville Island & at the forefront of Canadian cuisine.
Come with us on a unique culinary adventure! We take you off the beaten track & into some seriously delicious hidden gems. From local butcher shops to high-end restaurants, our tours have something to please everyone's palate. And with a minimum of five tasty stops on each tour, we guarantee you will finish the tour full! We take you where the locals go to eat & drink in their own neighbourhoods away from the tourist centre. Meet the chefs, engage with the locals & have a cocktail with new friends. Get to know the real Vancouver & Victoria beyond the stories & history through local food & beverages that make these cities such culinary wonders.
Our walking food tours are a great way to experience Vancouver's many great eateries, pubs & shops. Tours are led by our fun & entertaining tour guides while you get to experience a tasting adventure through Vancouver's unique neighbourhoods.
The Gastown Walking Food Tour takes you through historic Gastown & is a great way to experience 10 eateries, pubs & shops in this vibrant Vancouver.
The Little Italy Walking Food Tour captures the flavours of authentic Italian cuisine through 9 of the most popular spots in the charming community on Commercial Drive.
Tours are 2.5 hours.
Vancouver Food Tour guides locals & visitors to some of BC's best restaurant gems. A passionate team of culinary experts entertain guests on delectable & informative culinary walking tours.
On our most popular Gastown Tasting Tour & Craft Beer 'n Bites Tour, enjoy hand-selected food & drink pairings at 4 restaurants in the historic neighbourhood. Simply relax & enjoy the adventure.
Our progressive dining menu focuses on local, seasonal & sustainable fare, including BC wines, craft beers, cheeses & charcuterie, seafood & more.
Our tours are perfect for food and culture enthusiasts, & lovers of local wine, craft beer & cocktails. Our guests are passionate about food, city exploration, & share a desire to taste Vancouver from a true local perspective.
170 - 422 Richards St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Treat your taste buds to a slice of heaven. We showcase some of the best foods of Vancouver.
Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour: Showcasing over five of downtown Vancouver's award-winning restaurants on a food tasting & educational walking adventure. Sample gourmet food paired with wines & beer, meet food artisans & learn about the city's food culture. (Year-round).
World's Best Food Truck Tour: This is a tantalizing experience celebrating the city's ever-growing food truck landscape by taking foodies on an adventure to the hottest curb-side kitchens. Taste signature dishes, meet talented 'cartrepreneurs' & watch dishes prepared before your eyes. (April-November).
Granville Island Market Tour: Savour a cornucopia of fine foods from independent farmers & food artisans throughout Vancouver, from duck confit & cheeses to locally-made charcuterie, melt-in-your-mouth donuts, to world-class coffee & chai.
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Welcome to Vancouver's ultimate brewery tour experience! Our fun & informative brewery tours take you behind the scenes of some of Vancouver's best craft breweries to show you how our award winning beers are made.
What's included? Pick up from Waterfront Station, transport to & from the breweries, three brewery visits in just over three hours, a souvenir pint glass, commemorative group photo & PLENTY of craft beer samples. New friends, laughs and did we mention samples?
Brewery tours run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday and are perfect for locals & tourists alike. We're proud to connect you to the vibrant community that is the Vancouver craft beer scene. Visit our website for more details. Drink locally, friends! Hop on!