While we were in Victoria recently we took part in one of the foodie tours offered by Off The Eaten Track Tours where we walked with our informative guide to a selection of spots in downtown Victoria.
Although I had been to Victoria numerous times over the years, this tour took me to some places that I hadn’t been to before. Our guide Brenda was energetic and informative, noting various facts along the way and then showcasing some of the hidden treasures around the city while we walked, ate and sipped.
We visited the Artisan Wine Shop for some wine (though we opted for a soda) before visiting Smile Chicken nearby where a lovely couple served us a delicious Korean Hot Dog.
Next stop was Crust Bakery on Fort Street for some pastries including a delicious Portuguese Tart; from there we were taken to another hidden gem Yalla that specializes in Middle Eastern street food, here we had a tasty green salad with spiced haloumi.
Then it was off to L’Apero Bistro where they specialize in wine, cheese and good company, we enjoyed an experience tasting cheeses and meats.
Next it was off to another sweet spot, Chocolate and Co. and we were in heaven, chocolate heaven that is, here we enjoyed some chocolate truffles and a hot chocolate; for our last stop we visited Bon Macaron Patisserie and this is a bakery I know well, having been to their other locations it was my first time at their Victoria outpost, here we had a chance to find our calling and I chose the Pistachio and Pumpkin Spice as tis was the Halloween season.
All in all this was a wonderful tour; and this makes for a great gift for your foodie friends or for yourself to enjoy the next time you will be in Victoria. Make yourself an advance reservation at Off The Eaten Track @offtheeatentrack they offer all sorts of tasty tours.
By: Richard Wolak