Great food in Gastown!
We learned a lot of the history of Gastown, which was really interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The food and restaurants were excellent and varied. Wish I could go back to them, but we had to leave Vancouver the next day. The tour was very organized. I can’t say enough nice things about it. Not to be missed!
Great for Corporate Team Meetings
We booked a food tour for a corporate team meeting and the team had an amazing time! Will definitely book with them again in the future.
Loved the fun conversations we had with others on the tour, the guide was great and the food was some of the best I’ve had.
The knowledge of our guide Sean. The delicious food that was offered. Not a long walk so doable for most, great way to meet amazing people. 2.5 hours of enjoying views and local cuisine. Our guide was a blast and professional.
Super fun food & beverage tour of Gastown! Our guide, Jason, was superb. He shared his humor, passion, and great knowledge about this Vancouver neighborhood while also pacing our tour so that the wonderful bites and beverages were ready as we arrived at each venue. We were immersed in the fascinating architecture, culture, history… it was outstanding. One of the best tours we’ve taken in N. A.!
Taste Vancouver Food Tour: Gastown
As a local I take for granted that I know everything there is to know about the city and its areas that I frequent. So was surprised today by how much I actually didn’t, thanks to one of Taste Vancouver’s Food Tours.
They are geared towards tourists visiting, offering an easy way to explore any one given area without the need to research or open a map. You sign up, pay the fee and are led on a journey around your chosen tour area, which includes small bites and limited sips as well.
In our case, this was Gastown, and the group was assigned to meet at Waterfront Station. Although there are eight designated stopping points on the tour, the tour actually covers a lot more places of interest. As per our informative guide, Dan. There is a basic script he follows, but a lot of anecdotes are all his own. This makes sense, as he honestly made the tour. If you are just considering the cost of the tour for the amount of food and drink you get, the sum might not add up. But if considering the engagement and enthusiasm of the guide, and the tidbits and takeaway, the experience is well worth the cost. And on that note, you may want to bring change to tip. Because if your guide is as dynamic and knowledgeable as our Dan, you will want to show your appreciation.
Your guide dawns a bright neon blue smock adorned with the tour’s logo. Harder to spot this season with the need to layer, so just congregate by the gathering group, close to the first international Starbucks location outside of the US. This is just one of the many interesting factoids you will get from the tour. I won’t be saying much more, as to not ruin the experience. But expect plenty of eye-opening moments and to walk away with a new appreciation for Gastown, (should you take this tour). Not just for those visiting, but also great for locals looking for a fun thing to do one afternoon with friends. On the same line as a staycation, try being a tourist in your own city. Not to mention it is a great form of exercise given the amount of walking and standing you get in.