Tour Vancouver's foodie hub with a local who knows it intimately
We will explore the city's foodie hub, Granville Island, to experience it like locals do. Whether your interest is in maker and artisan products, gourmet accoutrements, the best produce/fish/meat/imports at the Public Market or craft beverages (including craft beer, sake, spirits made on the island, and a fine wine boutique), we've got you covered! From fresh doughtnuts to chewy bagels and flaky pies, from hearty soups to rustic charcuterie and local cheese, from hip aprons and artisanal brooms to chic pottery, so much is made near here! I can also introduce you to some lesser-known corners of the island: cheffish spots like a waterside haunt for luxe seafood towers, a taco shack on the fishing docks, a tucked-away cocktail lounge with a killer summer waterside patio. . . even a top culinary school and the floating houseboats where locals live! I can also direct you to evening entertainment on the island, from stand-up comedy to music and theatrical performances.
Walking-tour overview of Granville Island: recreational, arts/culture, educational (cooking/wine academy), residential, hospitality and market zones.
Tour of Public Market with food sampling and highlights including: Terra Breads, Oyama Sausage, Kaylin & Hobbs Pickles, Lee's Doughnuts, Siegel's Bagels, Vancouver Olive Oil Company, Stock Market, South China Seas and more.
Tour of top retailers: Edible Canada, Search + Rescue Denim, Granville Island Broom Co, Kids Market
Craft beverages: Liberty Distillery, Granville Island Brewing, Liberty Wine Merchant, Artisan Sakemaker
Chef-approved eats: Go Fish, Popina, Sen Pad Thai and more.
And if you want I am happy to customize the tour for you. Please inquire for a quote.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Granville Island area (the Waterfall Building, 2nd Avenue West between Anderson and Fir Streets, 1/2 block west of Hop On/Off and TransLink #50 Granville Island bus stops)
Duration: 2 hours
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
No cash is needed for this tour
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments. I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.