Off The Eaten Track will be opening a culinary walking tour of The East Village in June and couldn’t be more excited to show off the area to tourists and locals alike. “We think The East Village is a great neighbourhood for food and think it is an up and coming area that will become a trendy food destination in the city” said Alexis Ragan, co-owner of the Vancouver based company.
Off The Eaten Track will provide guests with an extraordinary experience that showcases food and beverages from numerous local establishments in a fun three hour walking tour of the neighbourhood. The tours, which will take place every Saturday afternoon, are led by an experienced tour guide and include transportation from a designated downtown location. Guests will not only have the opportunity to taste the local food and drinks, they will also get a tour of the rich history and culture in the area.
As well as the East Village, Off The Eaten Track has two other tours opening in May. They will have a Downtown Food Cart tour that explores the emerging street food scene and a tour of the Mount Pleasant area near Broadway and Main. “Our goal is to take people to neighbourhoods that they might not know about and to show them the amazing local eateries that are thriving in that area” said Alexis.
Bonnie Todd and Alexis Ragan are the two owners of the business. Bonnie has spent the past 6 years working as a tour guide in BC and has over 10 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. She recently graduated from the self-employment business program at Douglas College. Alexis has worked in the food and beverage industry for over 13 years and is currently pursuing the Sommelier and Wine studies course at the Art Institute of Vancouver.