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, it’s to Market by Jean-Georges for creations by the celebrity chef: signature salmon sashimi on crispy rice, braised short rib and a ginger lime margarita.
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!”
Please note tasting locations are subject to change.
Highlight of the Trip! Can’t recommend it enough. We did the Guilty Pleasures tour, which 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: Daily in the summer. Reduced schedule rest of the year. Click on "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
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