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

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

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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

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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

Hungry? Vancouver’s Guilty Pleasures Food Tour

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Want to chow down on pulled pork with Canada’s Top Chef, dine on dim sum at Vancouver’s finest Chinese restaurant and savor North America’s top-ranked gelato – all in the same afternoon?   Then we’ve got the tour for you.

The newest in a wave of food-themed tours sweeping Vancouver, the Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour ($69) is clearly designed with big – and adventurous – eaters in mind.   Over the course of three hours, your intrepid guide will lead you on a culinary whirlwind adventure where you’ll enjoy 12 different tastings and get the inside scoop from five of the city’s leading chefs and foodies.

The snacking starts at Kirin Mandarin Restaurant, whose high-end dim sum has been recognized as the city’s best for six years running.  From there, stroll along glitzy Alberni Street – Vancouver’s “mini Rodeo Drive” – to a boutique wine shop, where local vintages will be paired with gourmet nibbles.  Continue reading:
Hungry? Vancouver’s Guilty Pleasures Food Tour