Victoria’s iconic Chinatown is not only looking better due to a series of recent renovations but also tasting better with the arrival of various new food businesses opening in the past 6 months. Off The Eaten Track, a local culinary tour company, is launching a new foodie tour that highlights this historic neighbourhood and features the modern businesses that are taking over.
“We want to showcase the changing nature of this amazing area of Victoria and combine a history lesson with a food tour but with a modern slant” said Bonnie Todd, owner of Off The Eaten Track.
The Historic Downtown Food Tour launches July 28th and will operate year round. Stops on the tour in Chinatown include the new Bao restaurant located in the old Noodle Box location on Fisgard, Kid Sister Ice Cream in Fan Tan Alley, and La Roux Patisserie, a French style bakery located a few doors down from Olo Restaurant. Other stops on the tour include a tasting tour of the Victoria Public Market, a unique tea tasting at Silk Road Tea, a local craft beer sample, and more.
“Victoria is experiencing a tourism boom and I think visitors and locals will appreciate not only learning about our city’s storied history but also tasting our new modern food movement” said Todd. The tour runs every Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am – 12.30pm and costs $69.99 per person. The cost includes all food, beverages, and tour guide. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Off The Eaten Track is a unique food tour company that strives to showcase the diverse food scene in BC and promote local small businesses. Launched in 2012 by Bonnie Todd, the company has various tours in Victoria and Vancouver.