The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour explores Vancouver’s multicultural food scene through award-winning restaurants and luxury food shops. It’s a highly popular, 3-hour experience, with the option to add alcohol pairings.
Our gastronomic adventure begins with mouthwatering dim sum from Kirin Chinese Restaurant – Winner of Vancouver’s Best Dim Sum for six consecutive years! A series of canapes follows at Vancouver’s specialty gourmet grocer, including smoked salmon pate, award-winning cheese, Thomas Haas chocolate and local BC wine pairings. Next, we meander to Boulevard Kitchen for seafood creations by Chef Alex Chen, who was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2014 Bocuse D’or competition.
A short stroll away is Cafe Thierry, a chocolate and patisserie with numerous accolades. It’s a sidewalk stop for a perfectly-crafted macaron, while taking in the streetscape of Vancouver’s luxury district. The grand finale is Bella Gelateria, winner of North America’s best gelato. We skip the winding line for an exclusive 3-flavour tasting at the window of the “laboratorio,” where Bella “does it in front of everyone!”
“Highlight of the Trip! Can’t recommend it enough. We sampled incredible dim sum, wine/cheese pairings, sushi, and other sumptuous delights at some of the coolest spots in Vancouver. Stuff you wouldn’t otherwise find or have easy access to. The grand finale was the famous “Bella Gelateria”, renown as the best gelato on the planet!
– Kpkinz, California
Let us know! We order all tastings in advance, so please specify your order when you purchase your tickets online. We can provide delicious options for:
We unfortunately cannot cater to any other dietary restrictions, as there is not always a “next-best” option at our tasting locations. If possible, we encourage you to try everything on the tour as we have selected tastings that best exemplify the restaurants and food shops we feature!
The legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19 years of age. You may be required to present your government issued ID to participate in alcohol tastings. Consider it a compliment!
Duration: 3 hours, 2 - 5 pm
Tours run: Mondays-Tuesdays; Feb 15-Dec 31. Extended schedule in the summer. Click "Book Now" for details.
What's Included: All food and non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic pairings additional $20/guest
Capacity: 4-12 guests
Distance Covered: 2.3 km/1.4 mile, total walking time is approximately 45 minutes with 5 stops
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes, rain gear depending on weather
Weather Conditions: Tours run rain or shine
Registration Cutoff: Tickets must be purchased before 11:00 am the day of tour
Meeting Place: Kirin Restaurant, 1172 Alberni Street (& Bute), Vancouver
Pricing: $79.99 (+ $20 for optional alcoholic pairings) + tax + $2.00 ticketing fee
Explore the world-famous Public Market with ease! Our most-popular tour highlights the best of Granville Island, featuring 20+ signature Canadian tastings.
Experience the vibrant culture and history, while savouring artisan delights like local cheeses, melt-in-your-mouth donuts, and more!Read More
Experience an authentic taste of Vancouver's most-historic neighbourhood!
From classic comfort foods to world-class Neapolitan style pizza, you'll uncover Gastown’s legendary establishments and learn its storied past.Read More
Feast your way through the heart of downtown Vancouver and skip the lines at Vancouver’s best food trucks!
From world-famous Japanese hot dogs to ooey-gooey Mom’s Grilled Cheese, you’ll taste proof that Vancouver is Canada’s #1 street food city.Read More