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Vicky

Foodie Tour Guide

What tours do you host?

I host the Gastronomic Gastown Tour and Granville Island Market Tour.

Where have you travelled?

I’ve travelled around Europe and North America as a tour guide, so this has offered me the opportunity to savour delicious traditional meals in their countries of origin.  My last destination was India, where I took cooking lessons to learn how to better use the exotic spices.

Why do you love Vancouver?

One of the reasons I love Vancouver is the cultural diversity manifested in many different ways, but mostly through food. The variety of products and fresh produce available has allowed for immigrants to open their own restaurants and cook like they do at home. This offers a unique opportunity for Vancouverites and visitors to enjoy a vast variety of meals and flavours, all in one city!

What’s a food that you can’t resist?

The food that I enjoy most is CHOCOLATE! I cannot resist a piece of premium quality dark chocolate, as well as any chocolate dessert, gelato or cake! One of my favourites is the traditional Sachertorte from Vienna.

What are your hobbies (besides eating!)

Besides my passion for cooking, baking, and cake decorating inherited from my Italian grandmothers, I love traveling and meeting new people.  Practicing and teaching Yoga is something that I really enjoy. In my free time, I like to bike around Vancouver with my husband and my 12-year-old daughter, as well as hike, and entertain friends.

What does food mean to you?

To me, food is LOVE. We can all recall our favourite meals from childhood, and usually our Mom or Grandma’s cooking is the “most delicious ever”. Every time we cook a traditional dish, we are connecting with our ancestors and keeping our native culture alive, passing it to the younger generations.  Food connect us all as a family, and brings people together! 

Why do you love hosting Vancouver Foodie Tours?

What I love most about hosting Vancouver Foodie Tours is that it perfectly combines my two passions: food and meeting people from around the world!

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Christmas Classics Market Tour

A special holiday event on Granville Island!
*Choose a Granville Island Market Tour date between Dec 1-31, 2018 to join us!

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Gastronomic Gastown Tour

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

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Best of Downtown Tour

Taste Vancouver’s multicultural heritage at award-winning establishments!

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Granville Island Market Tour

The inside track at the world famous Public Market.

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