The pandemic hasn’t just taken its toll on restaurants. It’s also been brutal for companies offering food and drink tours on the lower mainland.
An example of this is Vancouver Foodie Tours, founded by Michelle Ng in 2010. In 2017 it made a Forbes magazine list of the nine best food tours in the world.
But for two years, Vancouver Foodie Tours was on hiatus due to COVID-19.
This month, however, the company has relaunched with two offerings: a Granville Island Market tour and an Authentic Asian Eats tour, showcasing the delights of Richmond’s food scene.
“Richmond is home to world-class Asian eateries,” says Ng. “Our food tour experiences help reduce language and cultural barriers and provide guests with an easy and inviting way to discover authentic Asian cuisine, history and culture.”
On Granville Island, tourists get the chance to check out everything from Lee’s Donuts to Benton Brothers Fine Cheese and Oyama Sausage Co. There are several other stops along the way, all with ‘VIP’ access, in this local culinary hotspot.