Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Tickets must be purchased in advanced as the tours can sell out. To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Currently, tickets can only be purchased online through PayPal. Cash is not accepted. We do not currently provide a waiting list.

Can I get a refund or reschedule my tickets?

Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded or rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed on the tour. No partial credits or rescheduling is allowed for partial attendance, no shows, or late arrivals. It is your responsibility to show up at the right location and on time. The tours commence promptly.

Do you offer discounted tickets for children or seniors?

Currently we do not offer any discounted tickets for children and seniors. If you are bringing a child under the age of 3, and they will not be eating on the tour, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. If your child is 3 years of age or older, you will need to purchase a ticket for them regardless if he/she will be participating in the tastings.

What is included in the ticket price?

  • All food and beverage tastings (enough for a meal)
  • Transportation to and from the tour from our downtown pick-up location
  • An expert tour guide to lead the tour

Are gratuities included in the price?

No. If you enjoyed your tour guide’s service, gratuities are greatly appreciated. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%

How much food is served?

Our tours include at least 6 different stops with over 10 samples (depends on the tour) along the way. You should consider the tour as a meal however our goal is not to leave you stuffed, but to give you a taste of the best culinary delights that Vancouver has to offer.

Our there any beverages served?

On each tour there is at least one beverage sample. Some of our tour stops sell beverages, however we encourage you to bring a water bottle with you on the tour especially during the hot summer months.

Are there vegetarian options?

Yes. When completing the order form, you will be asked if you would like a vegetarian option. We must know in advance and unfortunately we cannot change preferences the day of the tour.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We are able to accommodate for some dietary restrictions however, due to the nature of restaurant kitchens, we cannot guarantee substitutions can be made for specific diets. When completing the order form, you will be asked if you have any allergies or dietary preferences. We must know in advance and unfortunately we cannot change preferences the day of the tour. Our tours are unsuitable for those with any severe food allergies.

Do we only walk around and sample food?

Definitely not! Our tours combine dinning with sight-seeing. The tour guides will provide commentary throughout the tours regarding history, cultural landmarks, insider culinary tips, exciting shopping opportunities and more. Consider our tours a smorgasbord of eating, learning, meeting locals, and a way to discover hidden gems in the city.

How physically fit do I need to be to attend a tour?

The tours require a certain level of physical stamina. Some tastings are on the go and seating opportunities can be limited and sporadic. There is an approximation of the distance covered in the details section of each tour. Our Downtown Food Cart Tour has the most walking and our Best Eats of the East Village has the least amount of walking.

Is Transportation provided?

No. Victoria is a small city and our tours are within close proximity to the downtown center. After you book, you will receive a confirmation email with detailed instructions on how to get to the tour by taxi, bus, car, or foot.

Do I have to take the transportation?

No. If you would prefer to meet us at the tour site, that can be arranged by email or phone. Also, if you would like to spend more time in a specific neighbourhood after the tour has finished, you don’t have to take our transportation back to downtown. However, if you choose to stay you will be responsible for getting yourself back home.

What happens if it rains, snows, or the weather is not good?

Living on the West coast can be beautiful but wet. Our tours run regardless of the weather. Please dress appropriately and know that the weather can change throughout the day. Please bring an umbrella if necessary.

Are tours offered only in English?

Unfortunately at this time our tours are only in English. Please call 778-918-4584 if you would like to make your own arrangements for an interpreter to join the tour.

We explore areas of Victoria that other tour companies do not go to. We truly take you off the beaten path and on to some of the city’s most delicious hidden gems.

All of the stops on our tours are small Victoria-based businesses serving amazing food and beverages. Let us take you to where the locals go to get a good meal in their own neighbourhoods away from the tourist center.

Let’s have a good time sharing a meal and having a drink! We provide a fun and energetic experience where you can meet fellow food lovers, explore a new neighbourhood, and get insider tips on the Victoria culinary scene.

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