8 Food Tours You Need To Check Out During Dine Out Vancouver 2019

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Well, it’s finally December which means that Christmas is just around the corner. What it also means – and more importantly – is that Dine Out Vancouver is approaching!

Dine Out Vancouver Festival is now moving into its 17th year and from January 18 – February 3, Vancouverites and tourists alike will flood into the city for choice eats.

What you may not know is that as well as the hundreds of restaurants taking part in the festival, there are also brewery tours and food tours. These educational events are run by industry professionals and promise you all of the best food that Vancouver has to offer.

So, ready those stomachs and prepare for the after-dinner mints. We’ve got 8 food tours you need to check out during Dine Out Vancouver 2019.

1. Chinatown Dim Sum Tour

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On this walking tour, you’ll learn all there is to know about Canada’s largest Chinatown. Explore this historic neighbourhood’s murals, the famous Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Gardens, and experience a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony on this cultural tour. All the while filling your stomach with Dim Sum staples like Har-Gow, Char Sui, Xiao Long Bao, and sweet egg tart from Chinatown’s hidden gems.

Dates: January 19, 2019; January 26, 2019; January 27, 2019; February 2, 2019; February 3, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tickets: Purchase Here

2. Urban Wine & Distillery Tour

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Come on a journey in learning about the distillery and wine making processes and meet some of Vancouver’s local distillers. Oh, all the while tasting wine and delicious food along the way. This special behind-the-scenes tasting experience will take you to 2 of the city’s finest wineries and one distillery.

Dates: January 19, 2019; January 26, 2019; February 2, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tickets: Purchase Here

3. Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour

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Vancouver Brewery Tours are back for the 6th year to indulge you with the best in Italian cuisine, culture, and craft beer! Hop aboard the tour bus and follow the guide around Vancouver to award-winning and legendary Italian breweries and culinary stops.

In this tour you’ll get a behind the scenes look at Luppolo Brewing Co., make a visit to deli legends La Grotta del Formaggio in Little Italy, and enjoy some handmade fresh pasta, gnocchi or pizza at Marcello’s Ristorante & Pizzeria.

Mamma mia, eh?

Dates: January 18, 2019; January 19, 2019; January 22, 2019; January 25, 2019; January 26, 2019; January 29, 2019; February 1, 2019; February 2, 2019
Time: 3:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Tickets: Purchase Here

4. Brews & Chews Tour

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Which beer goes best with which type of food? Find out on a brewery tour for the classy drinker. You’ll visit three local breweries with beer and appetizers just waiting for you.

Dates: January 19, 2019; January 20, 2019; January 26, 2019; February 2, 2019; February 3, 2019
Time: Starting at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM
Tickets: Purchase Here

5. Wine and Charcuterie Tour

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Guests are taken on an exquisite tour of some of Vancouver’s best wineries to sample everything delicious they have to offer. There’s nothing better to spend your afternoon than getting backstage access to a local urban winery, have some vino and artisan meats, cheeses, crackers with a great crowd!

Dates: January 19, 2019; January 24, 2019; January 27, 2019; February 2, 2019
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Tickets: Purchase Here

6. Vancouver Coffee Tour

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Did you know that In 2015, Canada ranked number 1 for consuming the most coffee per capita (CBC)?

On this 3-hour coffee tour you’ll learn about the history and origins of coffee and try the best of it. Brewed, pour-overs, espresso, and tiny pastries alike. Get an special inside look of how a roastery operates and learn about the different stages of the coffee harvesting and roasting process. You’ll come out of this tour a specialty coffee whiz!

Dates: January 19, 2019; January 20, 2019; January 26, 2019; January 27, 2019; February 2, 2019; February 3, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Tickets: Purchase Here

7. Out of Town Wine & Craft Brewery Tour

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Step outside of the city and into the Fraser Valley. Here you’ll explore Vancouver’s beautiful backyard and behind-the-scenes brewery tours of three of its greatest wineries. Expect this educational tour is filled with booze, canapés, and charcuterie to make sure your taste buds also takes part in the learning experience.

Date: January 20, 2019; January 27, 2019; February 3, 2019
Time: 11:15 AM to 5:15 PM
Tickets: Purchase Here

8. Taste of the Market

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The Lonsdale Quay Market started off as a carnival-style marketplace for Expo ’86 World’s Fair in Vancouver. Today it is one of the most iconic destinations on the North Shore and houses 80 fresh food vendors, retail shops, artisans, restaurants, and a hotel.

This tour will bring you into this lively market to enjoy an evening of culinary delights full of local flavours and accompanying wine pairing workshop.

Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tickets: Purchase Here

There’s something for everyone during the Dine Out Vancouver festival. But if you’re looking to take your culinary level up a notch from the usual restaurant set menus, give one of these tours a try. So purchase your tickets now before it’s too late!

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