Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour

 5 Courses, 14 Tastings, 8 Stories, 3 Hours of Pure Bliss

What is the Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour?

A Vancouver Food and Beverage Tasting Experience

Our gastronomic adventure begins with savoring dim sum from none other than Kirin Chinese Restaurant – Winner of Vancouver’s Best Dim Sum for six consecutive years by Vancouver Magazine. You’ll visit Vancouver’s gourmet specialty grocer where you will taste award winning cheese and chocolate paired with a local wine.

Next, we take you to Vancouver’s most popular Italian Restaurant where you’ll savor their Signature Meatball and fresh burrata paired with 2012 Tinhorn Gewurztraminer. We then take you on a short stroll along Vancouver’s gourmet restaurant street and trendy shopping neighborhood.

Then we hop across the street to Hubbub, creator of Vancouver’s Top 10 Sandwiches for their Pulled Pork Sandwich and beer pairing. You’ll learn how this amazing sandwich is made and experience firsthand the magnetic appeal of this majestic sandwich.

Finally, happy bellies are treated to a sweet ending with the best gelato and sorbetto on the continent at Bella Gelateria, winner of North America’s best gelato.

Please note tasting locations subject to change.

Why take the Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour?

  • Taste the city’s best dim sum and learn about the history and culture of Chinese dim sum
  • Savor award winning cheese, wines and chocolate
  • Taste Jean-Georges’ local salmon sashimi on crispy rice
  • Experience Maestro James Coleridge’s world’s best gelato

If you have a Dietary Restriction…

We encourage you to try everything on the tour as we have selected tastings that best exemplify the restaurants and food shops we bring you to. We are able to provide substitute vegetarian and pescetarian tastings if request is made during ticket purchase.

Legal drinking age…

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 !

Tours during the Winter Season

Our shoulder season is between October and April. During this time, we receive fewer bookings and as a result, not all tours will run. Please note that we require a minimum of 4 guests in order for us to cover the costs of running a tour. You can click here to view our tour schedule and see the number of guests booked on any given tour. The Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour takes up to 12 guests per tour. On the Book A Tour page, if you see the number of available seats is 8 or lower, we have met our minimum numbers and the tour will run. In the event that we do not meet our minimum numbers, we will email you a couple days before the tour to arrange for an alternate tour date or to offer a full refund.

Tour includes at least three resting locations for weary feet and jaw muscles. Gratuities extra.

Tour Information

Duration: 3 hours, 2 - 5 pm

Tours run: Fridays to Mondays from October to April. Daily from May to September.

Pricing: $69 (+ $20 for optional alcoholic pairings)

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

Meeting Place: Kirin Restaurant, 1172 Alberni Street (& Bute), Vancouver


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