Main Street may be one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city but it is home to some of the youngest and hippest locals. Packed full of designer boutiques, funky thrift shops, and quirky restaurants, Vancouverites know that Main is the street to find the city’s best culinary hidden gems. Let us show you five of the very best spots we guarantee you wouldn’t find on your own!
We start the tour at The Shameful Tiki, a tropical hideaway that is slinging some of the best cocktails in the city. Here we learn about the long tradition of Tiki in Vancouver while we sip a rum cocktail and chow down on a pork slider. We then head to Cafe Trafiq for an assortment of sweet treats. A modern bakery with a French twist. We then exprience a unique honey tasting at The Honey Shoppe where we will try a variety of local and international honey. Did you know that BC is one of the largest producers of blueberries in the world and that they are polinated by local bees? Did you know that honey was used in Roman times for wound care? So much to learn about honey! Next, we travel past cool boutique shops till we reach Trilussa Pizza. The owner Alessandro used to cook pizza for the Vatican. Here we learn all about Roman style pizza and what makes it special. We end the tour at The Fish Counter, a local and sustainable fish shop that was started by Mike (a marine biologist) and Robert (one of the best seafood chefs in town and and Iron Chef to boot!) Learn about the local fishing industry from the owners and sample the best fish taco in town.
This tour is suitable for all ages however there is an optional alcohol sample. The legal drinking age in British Columbia is 19 years of age. It’s against the law to purchase liquor for or give liquor to a minor. You may be required to present your government issued ID to participate in alcohol tastings. A secondary piece of ID is also required in BC. Click here to view what ID’s can be used.
Dietary Concerns: We can accommodate most allergies on this tour however we can not accommodate the following: Gluten, dairy, or severe peanut. All of our tours have a vegetarian option that must be requested during the booking process. Please note starting in 2017 this tour will also be gluten free!
Directions: Not from Vancouver? Not sure how to get to Main Street? No worries, we provide detailed instructions on how to get to the first stop from downtown (by bus, car, and taxi) in the confirmation email. Because there is more to Vancouver than downtown!