Eat With Locals Guide for:
Gastown Gastronomic Tour
Authentic Asian Eats Tour
Granville Island Market Tour
Boozy Granville Island Tour

Meet Manuela, our vibrant and endlessly curious foodie tour guide! With her roots in Venezuela, born in the US, and raised in Canada, she’s a multicultural whirlwind who loves diving into different cultures through their cuisines. Her passion for the arts shines through in her acting, singing, and dancing, making every tour an energetic and joyful experience.

Manuela has called Vancouver home since the early ’90s. She completed her Masters in Fine Arts at Columbia University in New York. She’s head over heels for Vancouver’s stunning nature, seasonal delights like spot prawns in May and cherries in summer, and the city’s awesome multicultural vibe. Plus, she’s thrilled to be in “Hollywood North,” where she can pursue her acting dreams while hanging out with her friends.

When she’s not guiding foodie tours, Manuela’s on a quest for the next great restaurant. She enjoys tasting menus, savoring exquisite dishes and wine pairings. She’s also a salsa queen, hitting the dance floor with Cuban-style moves, and loves to recharge with a hike or a stroll through Stanley Park. Sharing her favorite spots and personalized recommendations with guests is her jam – she’s all about creating memorable experiences.

Hosting foodie tours is Manuela’s happy place. It’s like hitting the pause button on life’s hustle and bustle, allowing her to focus on spreading cheer and making everyone’s day a bit brighter. She’s a pro at matching guests with their perfect Vancouver adventure, whether it’s artsy, sporty, or foodie. And guess what? Making others happy makes her happy too!

So why explore Vancouver with Manuela? She’s the OG guide with a decade of foodie tour fun under her belt, her enthusiasm is downright infectious, and she’ll go the extra mile to make you smile (she might even serenade you if you’re lucky!).

In a nutshell, Manuela is your charismatic, shamelessly passionate guide, overflowing with love for everything Vancouver has to offer. Join her on a tour, and get ready for a delightful whirlwind of flavors, culture, and fun!

Manuela was exceptional as a guide and made the experience so positive. We appreciated how in depth she went about some of the shops/owners histories and how helpful she was when we had any questions.

The food was delicious and we were so full at the end! Some favorites were the chai latte, macarons, and the pad see ew. Would love to come back and try the other tours as well!”

– colormysocks, TripAdvisor

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Gastronomic Gastown Tour

Our most popular tour! Discover the maze of food and drinks in Vancouver’s #1 Foodie district.

Granville Island Market Tour

The inside track at the world famous Public Market.

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Authentic Asian Eats Tour

An Insider’s Guide to World-Class Chinese Cuisine

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