Gastown – Taste Vancouver Food Tour

I’ve recently redeemed a voucher on the Social Shopper for the Taste Vancouver Food Tour. The particular one I chose was the one for Gastown. The other one that was available was for Little Italy, but I chose Gastown because it suited my tastes more. For $59 for 2 people, the tour consisted of 2.5 hours around 10 locations (11 including Starbucks) throughout Gastown, giving us a nice historic tour as well as different samples of foods from places I didn’t know had existed. The past Wednesday, on July 10, 2013, I participated the tour with Jess. We met up with our tour group at 2 at the Starbucks near Waterfront, where we met our fellow tour mates and tour guides. There, we were greeted with iced coffee and oat bars from Starbucks. Our tour guides were named Riley and Cody, and they were all very friendly and good at their job. Funny fact was that Jess and I were the only locals on the tour. There was a older couple from North Carolina, as well as 2 ladies from Berlin (I believe, not sure). According to Riley, apparently I have a slight Alberta accent. Hmmmm…

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The first stop after Starbucks was The Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar. There, we tried the lobster mac’n’cheese. Usually, I’m not a big fan of mac’n’cheese, but this one was amazing. Not too cheesy, very creamy, nice chucks of lobster meat topped with a nice crunch of bread crumbs, this was one of my top two favourite dishes on the tour. 

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