a taste of the island bags

Stay home, stay safe, stay fed. Let us deliver a curated bag of tasty dishes from local businesses.

Brown Bag Tours:
Includes all food & beverages, a $2 donation to a local charity, and delivery within Victoria ($5 fee for Western Communities)

a taste of the island bags:

Not ready to join a tour group or go out to eat? Our Brown Bag Food Tours are a collection of tasty dishes from some of our amazing local restaurants delivered to your door safely. We have partnered with some of our favorite businesses including The Victoria Pie Company, La Roux Patisserie, Bao Victoria, Bull & Sons Charcuterie, Crust Bakery, Tonollis Deli, Sirene Chocolate, Zambri’s Restaurant and more. Why purchase a brown bag food tour?

  • A great gift for a quarantined neighbour or a pick-me-up treat for yourself.
  • A fun staff incentive idea or alternative stay-at-home team building or corporate lunch.
  • Support multiple local small businesses including us!
  • Expand your culinary experience and try new things.
  • Bag includes a $2 donation to local charity
  • A unique and delicious date night experience.
  • Safe, easy to order, and next day delivery available.



This delicious foodie bag is idea for 1-2 people.

What’s in the bag?

  • Two fluffy cheddar scones from Tonollis Deli in Central Saanich.
  • A large bánh mì sandwich from BaLe. Lemongrass infused chicken, pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro and mayo on a crusty French baguette. Veggie option available.
  • Butter Chicken Curry from Sutra. One of Vikram Vij’s most popular curry recipes.
  • A chocolate, caramel, pecan brownie from The Fickel Fig in Sidney.
  • A gourmet chocolate bar from local bean-to-bar chocolate maker Sirene. Taylor is an award winning chocolate maker based in Victoria.
  • A slab of gourmet cheese from Bull & Sons Deli.
  • A mini packet of crackers from Jenny Marie’s Cracker Company made here in Victoria.
  • 1 jar of homemade chili oil from Little Yunnan Restaurant. Perfect for eggs, soup, or as a dipping sauce.
  • Includes delivery fee to Victoria area. An additional $5 fee charged to outer neighbourhoods.
  • Includes a $5 donation to Wear 2 Start, helping women overcome barries to employment.
  • Access to our Eat Like a Local discount card and discounts on our guided food tours.

Not ready to visit a restaurant? Order an easy to prepare gourmet dinner that easily feeds two people. Support local small businesses and treat yourself! What’s included:

    • Assorted charcuterie appetizer from Bull & Sons Deli. Includes house cured meats, cheese, grainy mustard and olives. Vegetarian option available.
    • Crusty French baguette from Crust Bakery.
    • Fresh rigatoni pasta from La Pasta.
    • 1 jar of Zambri’s Classic Tomato Sauce: ripe tomatoes, olive oil, fresh basil and salt.
    • 1 dessert tart from La Roux Patisserie. Dark chocolate & passionfruit.
    • An all natural plant based candle made by Island Wick Candle Co in Metchosin. A refreshing scent of orange, ylang ylang, and patchouli.
    • A link to a playlist curated by local artists to pop on and enjoy during your meal.
    • Access to our Eat Like a Local discount card and discounts on our guided food tours.

Things to know about delivery:

  • Place your order for the day you would like it delivered. We only take a few deliveries per day so if the day is blocked out it is because we have reached our max capacity for deliveries.
  • We will deliver bags in the afternoon (noon-5pm)
  • We offer contactless delivery right to your door. We text when we are at the door for delivery or we can leave it at door if you are not home.
  • Driver is wearing a mask and frequent hand-washing/sanitizing is observed.
  • Delivery to Victoria, Esquimalt, Victoria West and Saanich included. A $5 delivery fee is required for Western Communities (Langford, Colwood, Metchosin). At this time we are unable to deliver to Sooke.


Can I make substitutions for what is in the bag?

At this time we are unable to substitute items. We suggest if there is something in the bag you might not want, give it to a neighbour, a friend, or donate to a food bank.

What if I’m vegetarian or have dietary issues?

We have a vegetarian option that you can order. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate some food allergies but please call us at 778-918-4584 and we can see if we can make some adjustments.

Do I need to be home for the delivery?

Up to you. The box does have food so we would suggest not leaving it outside for too long. We email a delivery time window and will do our best to accommodate any delivery time requests.

Should I tip the delivery driver?

Tips for the delivery drivers are of course welcome but not mandatory. We currently don’t have an online way to leave a gratuity but some guests have just left an envelope at the door.

How are you maintaining safe practices?

Each of the partner restaurants are certified kitchens and all are practicing the safe protocols set out by the government. There is no current evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted via food and restaurants are permitted to operate during the shutdown. Every single person handling products and boxes wears protective gloves and everyone has been trained on how to properly wash their hands as well as safe food handling practices. Our delivery driver is wearing a mask and handsanitizes before any packaging is handled.

Brown Bagged Food Tour

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