The holidays are approaching fast and what better way is there to celebrate than by indulging in some delicious fare on a food tour in downtown Vancouver? As far as memorable gifts go, nothing beats sharing some great eats with a passionate Vancouver food lover!
A One-of-a-Kind Gift
Vancouver Foodie Tours was recently named as a new member of the Canadian Signature Experiences Collection, as chosen by the Canadian Tourism Commission to recognize truly authentic Canadian experiences.
A one-of-a-kind food tasting tour is perfect for those people in your life who seem to have it all (and are hard to buy for)! Consider purchasing a gift certificate for either the Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour or the World’s Best Food Truck Tour this holiday season. The two distinct tours give people the opportunity to savour celebrated dishes, meet local culinary talents and find out why each dish is such a great representation of Vancouver cuisine. It’s a unique and fun Vancouver gift idea for the foodie in your life!
Gift certificates can be purchased at foodietours.ca/gift-certificates/ and are emailed to you within a few minutes. The vouchers don’t expire, giving the lucky recipient plenty of time to plan for a day of delectable dining in Vancouver.
Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour
The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour consists of 5 courses, 14 tastings, 8 stories and 3 hours of culinary adventures. This tour starts at Kirin Chinese Restaurant, the winner of Vancouver’s Best Dim Sum by Vancouver Magazine. The sticky rice with pork and dried scallop wrapped in a lotus leaf will have your taste buds begging for more.
That’s not all of the good food Vancouver has to offer! You’ll also taste Thomas Haas’ signature salted caramel dark chocolate ganache, an award winning red blend by Blasted Church from BC’s Okanagan area, and a mind-blowingly delicious aged gouda that won the Wisconsin Cheese Olympics in 2012, at Vancouver’s gourmet grocer. Another stop on the tour is at Hubbub Sandwich Bliss, where you’ll get to try their amazing pulled pork sandwich. It’s loaded with pickled jalapenos, creamy garlic sauce, romaine lettuce, cilantro and caramelized onions.
The tour ends on a sweet note at Bella Gelateria, the first place winner at the 2012 Florence Italy Gelato Festival, where you will taste one of the best gelatos on earth. No joke!
World’s Best Food Truck Tour
For those interested in the local food truck scene, the World’s Best Food Truck Tour consists of 4 courses, 5 tastings, 2 stories and 2 hours of curbside adventure. Learn about the major facelift the Vancouver food truck scene has undergone in recent years, transforming it into a top gourmet food truck destination. One of the tour highlights include a Berkshire pork (the Kobe beef of the pork world) hot dog topped with secret sauce and seaweed flakes at Japadog, the pride of Vancouver. Then the tour continues on with some hot smoked salmon that’s actually smoked inside of a tiny food cart throughout the day…and a fiery chocolate Diablo cookie for your sweet tooth to wrap up the food truck tour.
This tour is a designated Canadian Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission, the only food tour of its kind in Canada to receive this privileged recognition.
Think outside the box for your holiday gift-giving this year and treat your loved ones to a memorable experience that combines time spent together and delicious food.
The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour runs from Friday to Monday year-round, from 2pm – 5pm.
The World’s Best Food Truck Tour runs from April to November. Weekday tours available Apr 1 – Nov 30, 11am – 1pm. Saturday tours available May 17 – Sep 6, 12-2pm.
For more information, visit foodietours.ca.
Enter to win!
To celebrate their new status as a Canadian Signature Experience, Vancouver Foodie Tours is giving away a ticket to their Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour. To enter the contest, all you have to do is:
Follow @604Pulse and @VanFoodieTours on Twitter and re-tweet the following:
“RT to WIN a @VanFoodieTours Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour. See. Taste. Laugh – http://goo.gl/x3jOsC #invcm”
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