Hip & Hidden Chinatown + Old Town

New Eats in Victoria's Oldest Streets

Discover hip and hidden foodie gems in Canada’s oldest Chinatown and vibrant Old Town. Eat like a local at our newest restaurants that are off the tourist path including decadent South Indian cuisine, farm-to-table dishes, Thai dumplings, a mind-blowing taco, pastries, craft beer and much more. Perfect for the adventurous traveller looking for an authentic experience.

 

Duration

2 hours

Price

$80.00 – Adults
$70.00 – Youth (18 & Under)

Availability

Morning Tour: 11am-1pm
Afternoon tour: 3pm-5pm

The Tour Begins…

We start the tour at the historic Hudson Bay Building. Completed in 1922, this iconic building is now the home of the bustling Victoria Public Market. Here we will get a tour of the market that includes a decadent farm-to-table soup and an authentic decadent South Indian cuisine. We then make our way to historic Chinatown where we visit the Chinese Public School and explore the vibrant culinary scene along colourful Fisgard Street.

The Tour Continues…

After stopping at the famous Gates of Harmonious Interest, the tour makes it’s way to Oni Oni for some Japenese Onirigi. We then visit Maiiz Nixtamal where chef Israel makes an authentic taco using his handmade tortillas. A total gem along Fisgard Street! After walking through Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in Canada, we stop at Friends & Family Bakery for some Filipino treats. Next is trendy Dumpling Drop for some Thai-style fried dumplings. Spicy, crunchy, and not-to-be-misssed. We end the tour at one of the city’s best breweries, Whistle Buoy Brewing, to sip on some craft beer or a locally made soda. Please note stops may change due to availability.

Details

Year-Round: Monday-Sunday
Times: 11am-1pm (2 HRS) and 3pm-5pm (2HRS)
Meeting Place: Shatterbox Coffee (770 Fisgard Street)
Ending Place: Whistle Buoy Brewing (Market Square)
Cost: Adult: $80 | Youth: $70

Dietary Concerns

We can accommodate most allergies on this tour including a gluten free allergy. Vegetarian option avalailable.

Highlights

• 8+ samples of food & beverages from 7 local foodie stops
• Sample modern cuisine such as local craft beer, Thai dumplings, authentic Mexican cuisine, delicious pastry, and much more!
• Visit iconic landmarks such as the Victoria Public Market, The Chinese Public Language School, Fan Tan Alley, and Market Square.
• Hear stories and history from local expert tour guide.
• Access to our Eat Like a Local discount card.

Info

Capacity: Min 2 – Max 14 Guests
Walking Distance: Roughly 2 km, total walking time roughly 45 minutes.
Price includes: All food & beverage samples and expert local tour guide
Weather: Tour runs regardless of weather
Seasonal: This tour runs year round

Hip & Hidden Chinatown + Old Town Food Tour

Duration

2 hours

Price

$80.00 – Adults
$70.00 – Youth

Availability

Morning Tour: 11am-1pm
Afternoon tour: 3pm-5pm

A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL SEE

fan tan alley
craft beer victoria
Cafe Malabar indian food on Hip & Hidden food tour Off The Eaten Track
Maiiz Nixtamal tacos on Hip & Hidden Chinatown Tour Off The Eaten Track
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