Despite his legacy as a power-hungry military commander, Alexander the Great actually built his empire incidentally as he searched for the perfect pita. Satisfy your own gastronomic goals with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get the Granville Island Market Tour from Edible British Columbia (a $51 value, including tax).
Edible British Columbia takes the province’s palates on tours of the region’s top culinary hotspots, though people are strongly encouraged to accompany their respective palates. On the Granville Island Market Tour, Edible British Columbia’s signature tour, foodies will nibble their way through the market’s feastable foliage of about 50 permanent vendors and an ever-changing array of local farmers and foodsmiths. Although each two-hour tasting tour may feature different vendors, past stops have included a tea store, two butcher shops, South China Seas Trading Co., The Stock Market, and Terra Breads. Other tenants near the market include a wine shop, an organic micro-roaster, and an artisan sake maker. Hear the cries of flower girls and spice merchants as your olfactory epithelium grows ecstatic with the sweet aroma of fresh victuals and a chorus line of live lobsters dances the tarantella.
In the hands of Edible British Columbia’s staff, knowledgeable in all things nourishing, tour-takers will walk away from the Granville Island Market Tour with an appreciation for this appetizing epicentre of fresh, local foodstuffs. The tour also includes a 10% discount coupon on items at Edible British Columbia’s retail store. Whether you’re a lifelong Vancouver resident who’s eaten their way through the market—in the most non-figurative sense possible—or an out-of-towner looking to bring the secrets of British Columbia cooking back to your home star system, this Groupon is an ideal opportunity to feed the stomach of your mind of your stomach.
Edible British Columbia requires a minimum of two people present to run a tour. In the case that only one person is registered for a tour, her or she will have the option of choosing another date.
- I have shopped the market on and off for more than 20 years, but I can honestly say I knew more about local food treasures after that tour than I did before. – Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun
The Granville Island Market was noted in a USA Today survey of Vancouver.
- …Granville Island's Public Market, where food stalls brimming with poblano chiles, fresh turmeric and Shanghai noodles also reflect the city's cultural melting pot. – Jayne Clark, USA Today