You may know that Vancouver’s Chinatown is the largest in Canada, but have you kept up with the latest food trends in the neighbourhood? The area is going through a revitalization and while there are still a many spots serving traditional Chinese food, there’s been an resurgence of more modern restaurants, some serving a new take on Asian dishes, but many veering far off that course.
Why navigate the scene yourself when you can book a Modern Chinatown Food Tour with Vancouver Food Tour. Meet at the Sun Yet Sun Gardens for a brief introduction to the history of Chinatown and then head out on the walking tour to discover where you might find Jamaican patties, true German sausages, biscuits and gravy, or an old Vegas-style lounge.
Along the tour, at every stop, there is a food and beverage pairing. You’ll sample innovative and classic cocktails, craft beer, local wine and eclectic bites all paired appropriately. All of Vancouver Food Tour’s guides are food enthusiasts who are deeply entrenched in Vancouver’s food scene and able to answer all your food questions and recommend where else you should eat and drink while in Vancouver or new spots if you are more familiar with the city’s food scene. Tour is $105 per person.
Vancouver Food Tour also offers Gastown Food Tours with food and mixed beverages at each stop, and Vancouver Craft Beer and Bites, a craft beer focused-tour and an Urban Foodie Experience focused on the city’s libations. Check the website for new tours at www.VancouverFoodTour.com.
~ Cassandra Anderton

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