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Gastown Food Tour, Taste Vancouver Food Tours, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

My Vancouver: Gastown Food Tour, tasty goodness for the eyes

Taste Vancouver Food Tours provides an excursion through one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods with nuggets of history and morsels of food. Over 2.5 hours in Gastown, we make the following stops (see list below) where there’s enough food in total to fill a person up, but there are individual standouts where we wanted more.

  1. Starbucks – Waterfront Station
  2. SteamWorks Brew Pub – website
  3. Brioche Urban Eatery – website
  4. 131 Water Kitchen & Bar – website
  5. Peckinpah – website
  6. Bao Down Gastown – website, see also my 1-picture post
  7. Soft Peaks – website
  8. Trees Organic Gastown – website
  9. Canadian Maple Delights (Délices Érable & Cie) – website
  10. Roger’s Chocolates – website

I’ll let the following pictures do the talking and describing, but my 3 favourites are the Bao Chicka Bao Bao sandwich at Bao Down, the Sicilian tortellini at 131 Water, and the pulled pork sandwich at Peckinpah.

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Bao Chicka Bao Bao, Bao Down, Gastown Food Tour, Taste Vancouver Food Tours, Gastown, Vancouver, BC, Canada,

Fotoeins Friday: Bao Chicka Bao Bao (Vancouver Gastown)

At the deliberate risk of hearing a distinctive disco-era soundtrack, the sight of the plate like the one above is surely enough to get anyone in the mood for food. Not only does the Gastown Food Tour (Taste Vancouver Food Tours) provide history lessons on one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, but the tour also offers delicious food samples from a number of cafés and restaurants in Gastown. One stop is Bao Down with their clever, cheeky, colourful, and tasty spin on Asian fusion. Their main sell are sandwiches with the soft steamed bun called the “bao” (包). As a product of the city’s Chinatown, I’m more than familiar with the humble bao. Bao Down’s beaut of a “bao chicka bao bao” consists of deep fried free-range Fraser Valley chicken marinated in buttermilk, lemongrass, and garlic; served with daikon, garlic, palm sugar and fish sauce glaze, garlic scape mayo; and topped with cilantro, picked carrots, and scallions. One may never be enough.

Thanks to Taste Vancouver Food Tours for making available their Gastown Food Tour to the BC Association of Travel Writers. I made the photo above on 4 May 2016 with the Canon EOS6D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/25-sec, f/5, and ISO5000. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

Vancouver Gastown Photowalk with 500px’s Evgeny Tchebotarev

500px‘s Evgeny Tchebotarev flew over from Toronto to Vancouver recently, and met local photographers on a photowalk through the city’s historical Gastown district. 70 people signed up for the photowalk, and the crowd assembled at the Gastown Steam Clock.

That’s when the skies unleashed its waterworks, ranging from a light sprinkle to a hard soak. A number of people stuck through to the wet bitter end.

I was not one of them, as I tucked into a nearby coffee shop to dry out, stocked up on caffeine, set upon a butter tart, and reviewed my “photon haul” for the day.

The following photos are evidence the afternoon was not a complete washout.

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