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Eat, Drink, Explore Modern Chinatown

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 19 reviews.Victoria, Canada

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Experience hosted by Bonnie

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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 it is currently experiencing a renaissance for amazing modern food? Let us take you to our favorite local haunts that are serving up delicious modern cuisine in this beautiful 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 bun, a craft beer from a local brewery, gourmet ice cream, and a beautiful French pastry.

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!
* 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
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 it is currently experiencing a renaissance for amazing modern food? Let us take you to our favorite local haunts that are serving up delicious modern cuisine in this beautiful old neighbourhood.

ON THE MENU: locally-roasted coffee, flaky savoury hand-pies, an Indian infuse…

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What's included

  • Food
    You will be treated to food at 7-8 different stops. This tour is considered...
  • Drinks
    This tour includes 2 small craft beer samples, you must be 19+ to sample. W...
From $38
/ person
Fri, Sep 25
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Sat, Sep 26
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Mon, Sep 28
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person

Meet your host, Bonnie

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 19 Reviews
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Hi! We are a two passionate 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 paused our tours during Covid but now we are back and are committed to providing a safe, fun, and authentically local experience.

We have been running food tours for the past 8 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! Together we love showing off our city and taking guests to the best hidden gem restaurants we know and love.

INSTAGRAM: @offtheeatentrack
Hi! We are a two passionate 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 paused our tours during Covid but now we are back and are committed to providing a safe, fun, and authentically local experience.

We have been running food tours for the past 8 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…
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Where you'll be

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!

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Michael
September 2020
One of the best personal tours I have taken. Food, drink, architecture, culture and history = perfect. Super knowledgeable, great flow, all the vendors knew and liked Brenda, and I seemed welcomed everywhere. Highly recommended.
Katie
March 2020
Awesome tour! Really enjoyed every stop we made. We’ve been to Victoria 4 times and we never knew these places existed, excited to come back and share with our friends.
Steve
January 2020
Brenda gives a great insight from a local prospective. I enjoyed the added history to the city in addition to all the restaurants.
Julie
October 2019
Will be doing another tour next time we are in town. Brenda was very Personable, knowledgeable and made this a very fun experience. We experienced some really great food and drink that we would of otherwise missed out on as well as history and culture of Victoria.
Will be doing another tour next time we are in town. Brenda was very Personable, knowledgeable and made this a very fun experience. We experienced some really great food and drink…
Patti
October 2019
After several years of traveling to Victoria for a get a way, almost annually, this was our first walking tour. We saw parts of the City we didn't realize were there, tasted delicious food, learned new things and plan on returning to most places we sampled. This tour is highly recommended.
After several years of traveling to Victoria for a get a way, almost annually, this was our first walking tour. We saw parts of the City we didn't realize were there, tasted delici…
Kerry
August 2019
An excellent food and history tour! Great value. Highly recommend. Brenda was really personable and is a great story teller. Still full 3 hours later. So many hidden gems. Take the tour and the beginning of your stay so you know where to eat after!
An excellent food and history tour! Great value. Highly recommend. Brenda was really personable and is a great story teller. Still full 3 hours later. So many hidden gems. Take the…

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  • Fri, Sep 25
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Sat, Sep 26
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Mon, Sep 28
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Tue, Sep 29
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Wed, Sep 30
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Thu, Oct 1
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Sat, Oct 3
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Sat, Oct 10
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $38 per person, previously $47

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

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.

What to bring

Please dress appropriately for the weather. We spend roughly 30 minutes outside with light walking.

We encourage photos so feel free to bring camera.