Whether near or far, there’s a plethora of authentic foodie gems around the Vancouver and valley area to explore at your own pace, that are within convenient reach by public transport or car. Spend the day like a local and discover off-mainstream tasty experiences that may not register with most visitors. Get to know the tastemakers of gourmet artisan foods at a variety of farmers markets in quaint communities, from Kitsilano, Steveston, Coquitlam to White Rock. Or, sample craft beers from neighbourhood breweries and wines from small family wineries, dotted throughout the valley. But, don’t feel overwhelmed by the choices and by how to map out an efficient route. We got that covered. Take a peek at this sampling of our favourite local tasty trails made easy for you. There’s no shortage of culinary experiences if you’re hungry to explore on your own. But if your time is limited, then there are several guided day tours that may whet your appetite until you return!