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By Brittany Tiplady When visiting a new city, choosing where to eat can be a daunting task, especially when the options are abundant! Metro Vancouver has an incredible amount of culinary options to enjoy, so, why not book a food tour and let your guide make the restaurant selections for you? Don’t know where to start? If you’re in the mood for fantastic Asian cuisine (Metro Vancouver has no shortage of that!) check out this list of tours available in Metro Vancouver. A Wok Around Food Tours Robert Sung’s guided food tours are unparalleled. Mr Sung is a third-generation Chinese Canadian who was raised in BC’s food hospitality industry–his family has been involved the industry for over 70 years. As a member of the  Chinese-Canadian Historical Society of BC and a current member of the Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Committee, Sung has a wealth of local, culinary, and cultural knowledge. A…

By Catherine Dunwoody “Fiddleheads should start popping up soon near Vancouver, and we’re looking for lady ferns Athyrium filix-femina and bracken ferns Pteridium aquilinum – those are the best in our area,” says Robin Kort of Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures. For those new to these wonderful, woodland edible plants, fiddleheads are the delicate, curly-cued, tip of the forest fern, and in season for a very short time. The taste is most often described as akin to a mix of asparagus and spinach. “Our foraging tours start in May,” says Kort. “Most of the tours are held on the North Shore as long as enough of the edibles are popping up there.” Some insider tips if you do hop on the foraging trail? “ Bracken ferns have carcinogens in them (but so does any char on a BBQ chicken),” says Kort. “I would cook all ferns, don’t eat them raw as the carcinogenic…

We are proud to be a small business. Owner Gabriel has been providing guide and touring services that cannot be matched by any large-scale corporate tours. We will go above and beyond to provide you with an experience that cannot be achieved by sitting on a bus with dozens of other people. After a tour with us, you’ll leave the city with good memories, great photos, interesting knowledge, and of course, new friends. Tour Company: BC Grand Tours Community: Langley Phone: 778.865.6161 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Langley Wine Tasting Tour

Brookside Boutique Tours offers a variety of Fraser Valley-based Wine, Beer, Farm, and Custom tours for anyone looking to explore, sip and savour, and sight-see the day away! Tour Company: Brookside Boutique Tours Community: Surrey Phone: 604.839.2879 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Craft Beer Tour Fraser Valley Wine Tour

Our company offers a variety of tours throughout the year. Spring and Summer tours offer nature walks, wildlife viewing, sightseeing, and heritage exploration that makes for a fun and educational experience. We offer individual fare tours to Metro Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Whistler Village, and Squamish. We also offer group tours to craft breweries, fruit wineries, whitewater rafting, and other fun activity tours. Tour Company: Burnaby Tours & Charters Community: Burnaby Phone: 604.422.8862 | 1.844.322.8862 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Craft Brewery Tour Fraser Valley Winery Tour

Canadian Craft Tours is a company of craft beer, spirits and wine fanatics. We love to introduce locals and visitors alike to our world. Our tours focus on the experience at each venue with education on the local libation industry. Tour Company: Canadian Craft Tours Community: Vancouver Phone: 778.320.3409 | 1.800.601.9483 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: The Best of Granville Island Tour Vancouver Dim Sum Chinatown Tour Vancouver’s Best Coffee Tour Japanese Food Tour Vancouver Brewery Tour North Vancouver Brewery Tour Vancouver Brewery & Distillery Tour Vancouver Walking Brewery Tour Vancouver Wine Tour | Fraser Valley Wine Tour

Through our guided tours, we tell captivating stories about what’s really going on in the city beyond the glimmering glass towers and incredible coastal and mountain views (though we never get tired of our beautiful city!) Our guides are passionate, connected Vancouverites who have a love for bike riding, telling stories, and meeting new people. Tour Company: Cycle City Tours Community: Vancouver Phone: 604.618.8626 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Cycle City Tours

Forbidden Vancouver stages walking tours and special events that celebrate Vancouver history. We tell the stories that don’t make it on to the tour buses, tales of crime, corruption, and sin. As notorious former mayor L.D. Taylor once said … “We’re a port city. This ain’t no Sunday School town!” Tour Company: Forbidden Vancouver Tours Community: Vancouver Phone: 604.227.7570 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Art Deco Architecture & Chocolate Walking Tour

Awarded for excellence, Luxury Transport Inc. offers the very best in Vancouver tours and Whistler transfers for individuals and group transportation. Tour Company: Luxury Transport Community: Langley Phone: 604.522.8484 | 1.877.425.4692 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Langley Wine Tour

We are not your average culinary tour company! Our goal is to get visitors out of the downtown core and immersed in interesting and tasty neighbourhoods. We visit a variety of local areas such as historic Railtown and the very modern Olympic Village. On our food tours, guests are treated to interesting stories, history & architecture, insider tips on the best hidden gems in the city, and a chance to meet the local owners and chefs. Our tours are geared towards the more adventurous traveller who is looking to get off the typical tourist path and explore parts of the city that are more local, tasty, and unique. Tour Company: Off the Eaten Track Culinary Tours Community: Victoria Phone: 778.918.4584 | Toll Free: 1-800-418-1906 Website: E-mail:

Wine tours, Rainforest foraging tour, crab-catch & cook trips! Our tours are guided by local Vancouver chefs, sommeliers and foragers. Tour Company: Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures Community: Vancouver Phone: 778.319.9453 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Vancouver Wine Tour Crab & Cruise: Gourmet Sailing Trip Wild Foraging: BC Rainforest Walk & Lunch Catch & Cook: Crab Tour Vancouver

Voted Top 10 Beer Tour in the World by Trip Advisor in 2019! Craft beer is our passion. At Vancouver Brewery Tours, we take great pride in connecting you with Vancouver’s vibrant craft beer community through our fun and informative brewery tours. While on tour, you’ll journey to our most popular craft breweries for behind the scenes tours, enjoy VIP access, learn the story of each brewery and most importantly, enjoy the beers you love with friends new and old. Oh, and you’ll leave with a free Vancouver Brewery Tours 16oz pint glass too! Tour Company: Vancouver Brewery Tours Community: Vancouver Phone: 604.318.2280 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Vancouver Brewery Tour Craft Brewery & Food Brewery Tour Gastown Pub Walk Brewery Creek Walking Tour

The original Vancouver Food Tour is a culinary adventure company that guides locals and visitors to BC’s best dining gems. A passionate team of local food and drink experts entertain guests on the delectable and informative tours. Tour Company: Vancouver Food Tour Community: Vancouver Phone: 778.228.7932 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Vancouver Vegan Food Tour Craft Beer n’ Bites Tour Gastown Tasting Tour Modern Chinatown Tasting Tour Urban Foodie Experience Urban Brewery Experience West Coast Foodie Adventure Vancouver Brewery Tour at Big Rock Brewing

This is best way to see and taste Vancouver! In 2-3 hours, you’ll get to explore an iconic neighbourhood while eating and drinking your way through one-of-a-kind dishes that define Vancouver’s culinary scene. Tour Company: Vancouver Foodie Tours Community: Vancouver Phone: 604-295-8844 | Toll Free: 1.877.804.9220 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Gastronomic Gastown Tour Granville Island Market Tour Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour World’s Best Food Truck Tour

We offer the finest luxury private Vancouver Wine Tours. All tours include private luxury transportation in luxury sedans and SUVs, limousines, or limo buses. Enjoy a fun and relaxing journey in the Fraser Valley, BC on our express, half day, or full day wine tours. Tour Company: Vancouver Wine Tour Community: Vancouver Phone: 604.800.3376 | 1.888.532.7773 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Express Wine Tour Half Day Wine Tour Full Day Wine Tour

Vine & Hops hosts unique wine and craft beer tours, pairing you with a customized, behind-the-scenes tasting experience. Explore Vancouver’s backyard and connect to a wide array of sights, smells and tastes from the flourishing local wine and craft beer culture in and around British Columbia. Tour Company: Vine & Hops Community: Vancouver & The Fraser Valley Phone: 604.779.9463 | 778.320.0877 Website: E-mail: Available Culinary Tours: Distillery Tours Urban Wine & Distillery Tours Vancouver Craft Brewery Tours Fraser Valley Wine Tours