Foodie tours offer taste of Okanagan

Take your taste buds for a walk in downtown Vernon

Get your fat pants ready.

The sign at the Bread Shoppe’s counter is the perfect fit for the latest tour to hit town.

Stopping at six Vernon eateries, the Okanagan Foodie Tour urges, “Come Hungry!”

Dipping into Olive Us, Hot Bread Shoppe, The Fig, Eatology, Station BBQ Smokehouse and Teassential, the tour gives a wide taste of just what downtown Vernon has to offer.

Host Loretta Friedrich created the tour as a way to highlight some of the best tastes, but also some of the more community-minded businesses in town.

“There are real people in this town that are real about what they are doing and what better way to connect them than over food,” said Friedrich.

“The restaurants are locally owned and as much as possible farm to table or locally sourced so they are supporting businesses in the area,” she said, adding: “And the food has to be good!”

Vernon’s “Downtown Discovery” walking foodie tour not only gives people a taste of the town, but Friedrich has a rich knowledge of the history of the area and shares some interesting facts along the way.

“The reception has been very positive,” said Friedrich, who already has plans for a second and third tour in mind. “Looking forward to hosting more folks.”

Anyone interested in taking their taste buds for a walk can book tours at www.okanaganfoodietours.ca.

Tours run throughout the summer and will continue into the fall and beyond.

READ MORE: Longtime Vernon resident has a Dew-over


@VernonNews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Okanagan Foodie Tour host Loretta Friedrich gets a taste of Brian Martin’s California bowl at The Fig during a VIP tour. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Station BBQ Smokehouse serves up a sampling of some of its finest barbecued meats.

Eatology owner Kristina Klein serves up the sweet and savory chicken and waffles at the popular downtown Vernon restaurant. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

The Fig Soup and Sandwich Bistro’s new bowls are a popular meal on the local menu.

Just Posted

Okanagan home sales increase over last month, still below 2019 numbers: OMREB

Sales, listings see increase over May’s numbers but dwindle in comparison to 2019

Snowmobiling injects $30M yearly into Revelstoke economy: study

The sport also supports roughly 600 jobs locally

Revelstoke teen organizing protest supporting Black Lives Matter movement

Protesters are asked to wear a mask if they attend

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Racist incident shocks Vancouver Island First Nation

Port Alberni RCMP investigating after video shows truck wheeling through Tseshaht territory

Vancouver Island school principal mourns brother, cousin killed during U.S. protests

Jelks says he’s grateful for the outpouring of support from the community in the wake of this tragedy

Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate target on hold at 0.25%

Central bank now expects GDP to decline between 10 and 20 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2019

Princeton RCMP sergeant kills cougar threatening residential neighborhood

An RCMP officer shot and killed a cougar, close to a residential… Continue reading

Pilot project approved: Penticton to allow alcohol in outdoor spaces

For almost two hours, council debated the proposed pilot project, before eventually passing it 4-2

Drugs, machete found in truck with stolen plate driven by Salmon Arm man

Chase RCMP arrest driver and have vehicle towed

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

B.C. schools see 30% of expected enrolment in schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Most Read