Mother’s Day Pack from Granville Island

Shower Mom with love this Mother’s Day with hand-selected goodies from Granville Island while supporting the hardworking merchants on Granville Island.

Granville Island is where families in Vancouver celebrate Canada Day, and spend long summer days by False Creek and in the market. Granville Island businesses are small, independent artisans, and craftsman who need your support now more than ever before. Help these businesses survive by ordering from Granville Island Foodie Delivery.

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Mother’s Day Pack from Granville Island

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Island

The entire family will adore Granville Island! (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang)

Once home to factories, plants and sawmills, Granville Island has evolved into a culinary and artisan hub. Equally appealing to locals and visitors, the neighbourhood – technically a peninsula – is situated along False Creek, right underneath the Granville Bridge. More than 300 retailers, artists, theatres, craft studios, tour companies and other businesses make their home here, anchored by the bustling Granville Island Public Market. So what are you waiting for? Let’s hop aboard a rainbow-coloured Aquabus or False Creek Ferry and zoom over to Granville Island!

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Granville Island

Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

Gastown sparkles after dark (Tourism Vancouver/Hubert Kang).

Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood blossomed from a single tavern founded by John “Gassy Jack” Deighton in 1867. Today, the district retains its historic charm with cobblestoned roads, Victorian architecture and vintage lampposts – but don’t let the quaint surroundings fool you. Gastown is also home to a thriving independent fashion scene, impeccably curated décor shops, galleries filled with exquisite First Nations art, and some of the city’s buzziest restaurants and cocktail bars.

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Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

Ticket Giveaway: Christmas Classics Market Tour with Vancouver Foodie Tours!

Cheers to delicious holiday donuts on the Christmas Classics Market Tour.

Contest alert! It’s day eight of The 12 Productions of Christmas. Enter to win today’s prize!

The production  One of the coziest parts of Christmas is curling up in front of a roaring fire with a hot beverage and a Christmas TV movie. Just in Time for Christmas tells the tale of a young psychology professor who must make a difficult choice – and on a spooky night in December, she receives assistance from a corporeal stranger who shows her what her life could be like three years in the future. The movie filmed in Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster, transforming each into scenes out of small-town America.

The attraction  It wouldn’t be Christmas without seasonal treats, and the best place to indulge in holiday deliciousness is local culinary haven Granville Island. Vancouver Foodie Tours is hosting a special Christmas Classics Market Tour (December 15 to 30) that leads food lovers throughout the island with opportunities to taste plenty of holiday goodness (think gingerbread donuts, cranberry bread and spiced chai lattes) along the way.

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Gingerbread Donuts and Spiced Chai Lattes Headline Seasonal Christmas Classics Market Tour

Decadent delicacies await on the Christmas Classics Market Tour.

‘Tis the season for gingerbread and eggnog, glazed ham and cranberry sauce, and decadent desserts cluttering lunchroom tables across the city – and there’s no more magical place to begin your holiday menu shopping than Granville Island. To assist you in tasting nearly every seasonal delicacy offered by Granville Island’s talented vendors, Vancouver Foodie Tours is staging a seasonal Christmas Classics Market Tour that offers guests the rare opportunity to skip the lines and indulge in a festive array of handcrafted holiday delights.

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Gingerbread Donuts and Spiced Chai Lattes Headline Seasonal Christmas Classics Market Tour

Sample Vancouver’s Top Food Trucks on the “World’s Best Street Eats Tour”

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Kurobuta pork terimayo at Japadog. Photo: T. Jerven

If you’re a food truck fiend like me, you visit a city with a list of the food trucks you want to find before you leave. As the food truck scene explodes across North America, it can be tricky to sort through your growing options and decide which are the best local food trucks, before you even attempt to hit your must-taste goals.

Although I usually go rogue, I decided to let Vancouver Foodie Tours show me some of Vancouver’s best food trucks on their Word’s Best Street Eats tour. Since I’m already familiar with Vancouver’s street food scene, it seemed like a good way to determine if a food truck tour can deliver a good sampling of city’s food trucks.

The World’s Best Street Eats tour runs for two hours on week days and weekends. Tickets are $49 a head and include the food; kids under 12 are $39. The tour visits five to six downtown Vancouver food trucks. The trucks rotate, depending on day, from their pool of participating trucks. Just to give you an idea, regulars include: Japadog, Soho Road Naan Kebab, Tacofino, Mom’s Grilled Cheese and Kaboom Box.

When I turned up at Japadog at Smithe and Burrard for the start of the Word’s Best Street Eats tour, it was raining. But that didn’t dampen our guide, Manuela’s, enthusiasm. She regaled us with the history of Vancouver’s food truck scene and the city’s food truck regulation structure in front of the first Japadog cart–ground zero for Vancouver’s fusion street eats. Continue reading:
Sample Vancouver’s Top Food Trucks on the “World’s Best Street Eats Tour”

From Foraging to Fishing: The Best Guided Food Tours To Try Now

Photo credit: Flickr user hj_west

The dining scene in Vancouver gets better every season. Let’s face it: we’re becoming spoiled for choice. In a city of hot restaurant openings, ever more creative communal dining events, pop-up/themed dinners and a mini horde of food carts, it’s a constant challenge to come up with a new way to experience Vancouver’s foodie bounty.

The Vancouver food tour scene (by tour I mean adventure) is a great way to change up the culinary experience by catching your own dinner, foraging, cycling or learning about the city’s history as you nosh.

Here are five outdoor food adventures to try now through September, before the the rainy season gets underway and a cozy restaurant is all you can imagine. Continue reading:
From Foraging to Fishing: The Best Guided Food Tours To Try Now

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