DON'T BE A TOURIST, BE AN EXPERT FOODIE EXPLORIST! Victoria's Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and a National Historic Sight of Canada. But did you know if it currently experiencing a renaissance for amazing modern food? Let us take you to our favorite local haunts that are serving up super modern cuisine in this super old neighbourhood. ON THE MENU: locally-roasted coffee, flaky savoury hand-pies, an Indian infused poutine (trust me, you want this), a sticky sweet & savoury steamed buns, dumplings for days, local craft beer from Victoria's most famous brewery, adult candy, and insanely good macarons. Make new friends, meet local business owners, hear stories about history, get amazing insider tips about where to eat next, and avoid tourist trap eateries with the help of a local guide. VEGETARIANS WELCOME! => INSTAGRAM: @offtheeatentrack WHY DO THIS TOUR? *You heard how awesome Chinatown is but want to experience it in a different way. Yes, we go down Fan Tan Alley but also Dragon Alley! * You love history and want to see historic sights & buildings and hear stories about Victoria's very interesting past * You have a passion for finding small hard-to-find businesses that aren't tourist driven * You love food and want to eat all of the foods * You want a local authentic experience and want to eat food made by locals * You want discounts at local eateries
Hi! We are a group of locals that own and operate an awesome food tour company called Off The Eaten Track. We LOVE showing off beautiful Victoria and exploring our local culinary scene. We have been running food tours for the past 5 years and we know all the best places to get a great meal. Bonnie loves pizza a little too much and has worked as a tour guide for over 15 years. Brenda has a weird addiction to historic salacious stories and has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years Jason is an actor (a successful one at that) and also leads haunted ghost tours in the city so he knows all the best haunted sights. We are excited to meet you, show you are favorite places, and laugh over a good meal. INSTAGRAM: @offtheeatentrack
You will be treated to food at 7-8 different stops. This tour is considered a full lunch.
This tour includes 2 small craft beer samples, you must be 19+ to sample. We have non-alcohol alternative.
We are going to take you to some of the best food destinations in Victoria, all local and all delicious. We have been working with our tour partners for years so we have a great relationship with them that includes getting discounts at certain stops and trying smaller portions then normally offered. We also take our guests to all the best hidden alley's and parts of the city they might not know are there!
Travelling solo? Please note we need a minimum of 2 guests to run the tour. We suggest contacting us before you book to inquire about guaranteed tours and availability. As hard working tour guides, we appreciate any gratuity for services! We suggest a minimum of $5 per guest as per Canada customs.