The Fort & Blanshard area of Victoria is becoming one of the coolest foodie hubs in the city and here are top 5 reasons why you need to visit:
1. Fort Street Common (1017 Blanshard)
This cool outside public space is a great spot to eat your lunch, meet friends, or even rent out for special events.
2. Biophila Collective (813 Fort Street)
The prettiest flower shop in town and the most calming space in the city. Pick up a lovely air plant or just zen out in the beautiful space.
3. Tulip Cafe & Rice Bar (1108 Blanshard)
One of the newest kids on the block, this lovely global-inspired cuisine is a family run business with a passion for sharing their Persian influence to Victoria. The Italian Piadinas are a must try!
4. Terroir Tea Salon (832 Fort Street)
Clean lines and minimal decor make this tea shop a calm oasis. Plus they recently opened their secret back patio and were awarded a liquor license! Try a flight of carefully curated teas or join one of their amazing tea & chocolate tastings with the Chocolate Project.
5. La Taquisa (1017 Blanshard)
This area was once known as Antique Row, now it is commonly refered to as Taco Alley thanks to the recent opening of Tacofino and La Taquria. But the most local and truly authentic tacos can be found at the original taco shop La Taquisa. For something different try the veggie mole taco, you won’t be dissapointed.
Want to see all 5 of these stops? Then join us on our Knife & Fort Street Culinary Tour (Thursday-Saturday 2.30-4.30pm). This guided food tour is two hours of eating, drinking, and learning about the history and culture of the amazing Victoria culinary scene.