To celebrate Chinese New Year, eat your way through Chinatown on a food tour in these three culinary cities.
Learn about the rich history in Montreal’s Chinatown, influenced by Jewish and Chinese immigrants as well as other cultural groups, on an “Under the Surface: Montreal’s Chinatown” tour with ’Round Table Food Tours. Hear stories from local merchants and eat or drink at seven tasting spots.
Victoria’s Chinatown is Canada’s oldest, and is now a National Historic Site. Take a three-hour walking tour with Hidden Dragon Tour to see the sights (old opium houses and gambling dens) and to feast on both a dim sum lunch and an eight-course dinner.
The bustling, cobblestone streets of London’s Chinatown are lined with restaurants, supermarkets and shops selling paper lanterns and manekineko (beckoning cats). Take a self-guided jaunt with Free Tours By Foot’s online Soho, Chinatown and Piccadilly Food Tour, with stops along the way for dim sum.
Read more: A Guide to Dim Sum
Why You Should Go to These Neighbourhoods in Toronto, L.A., Edmonton and London
Spend time exploring these recently revitalized neighbourhoods. Sip at brewpubs and cocktail bars in Toronto's Riverside, play at a retro bowling alley in L.A.'s Highland Park, see a hockey game in Edmonton's Ice District or shop at multicultural markets in London's Hackney.