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We asked these tour guides for the best restaurants and bars in LA

March 14, 2016

Straight from the source! These guys make it their job to know what's hot in LA, and we trust that they'll have some of the best recomendations when it comes to all things local. Read on to discover their top picks!

 

 

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    Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture Tour

    (7)
    Why order take-out when you can stroll straight into the meat of the menu: the culture itself. On this tour, you'll venture off the beaten path and into some of Los Angeles most diverse enclaves, where you'll find some of the city's best and ethnic cuisine. You'll enjoy unique and delicious tastings in markets, restaurants, bakeries, and hole-in-the-wall eateries. You'll even get a taste of real life in East Hollywood with a bus ride between neighborhoods. During the course of this tour you'll enjoy enough food for a whole meal, so come with an appetite.
    Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture Tour

    3355 Wilshire Blvd, Hollywood

    • Taste sweet and savory treats from Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town
    • Venture into little known gems like Korean karaoke bars and Thai spirit houses
    • Visit traditional snack shops and ethnic markets
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    7 positive reviews
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    Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour

    (31)
    Do you enjoy food and booze so much that you often find yourself Instagramming your delicious dinner choices? Do you take capturing your indulgent moments very seriously? We hope you're not hungry right now, because reading this may make you salivate out of desire. On this tour you'll walk through the historic waterfront and sample delicious food including fresh seafood, artisan flatbread, zesty tacos, and irresistible sweets. Enjoy samples of local beers, wines, and spirits from Santa Barbara's only distillery as well! Yum! You won't leave empty handed either! Throughout your tour, you will be taught some useful tips on how to take the best food pictures, so bring along your iPhone or prized DSLR camera. Delicious tacos may last only a few minutes, but the knowledge you'll gain on this tour will last much longer. Cheers!
    Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour

    225 State Street, Santa Barbara

    • Take part in a 3-hour walking tour around Santa Barbara to taste some of the area's best cuisine
    • Sample some fresh local food and wash it down with beer, wine, or spirits
    • Get tips on how to take awesome photos of your food
    • Step up your Instagram game
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    31 positive reviews
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    Taco Tour

    (28)
    The only time you shouldn't feel guilty about eating too many tacos is on THIS tour. Why? Because you'll be pedaling off the calories and the impending food coma over nine miles of deliciousness. During this 2 to 3-hour tour, you'll ride through different neighborhoods and historic sites in search of LA's most popular on-the-go food... tacos! Get pumped to visit an impressive array of LA's best taco stands and trucks! You'll visit well-known locations as well as hidden gems. Your taste buds will thank you!
    Taco Tour

    Downtown Los Angles, Los Angeles

    • Indulge your taste buds on a bicycle tour of LA's best taco spots
    • Sample a variety of delicious tacos at stands and trucks that are often overlooked
    • Ride through different neighborhoods and past historic sites
    • Feel like a local as you experience one of LA's most popular on-the-go foods
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    28 positive reviews
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    Farmers Market Food & History Tour

    (7)
    Experience LA's Original Farmers Market, a landmark unlike any other in southern California, on an entertaining, informative and delicious guided walking food tour! This epicurean 2.5 hour stroll will introduce you to the Market's fascinating history as well as the interesting stories of the families who have been part of this landmark location since its beginnings in 1934. Explore the area that artisan butchers, bakers and candymakers, an international spice merchant endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, and even local celebrity chefs are all proud to call their stomping grounds. Seek out spectacular ethnic eateries to indulge in cuisines from around the world, which may include French, Brazilian, Cajun, Middle Eastern, and Spanish. After sampling pizza from L.A.'s first pizzeria, trying donuts from a stand rated one of the best in the country, and ending on a sweet note with some handmade candy, you'll begin to understand why locals consider this the best restaurant and grocery store in town. This probably goes without saying, but make sure you come hungry!
    Farmers Market Food & History Tour

    6333 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles

    • Taste your way through the many eateries of the famous Original Farmer's Market
    • Indulge in cuisine from around the globe, including the Middle East, Spain, Brazil, and France
    • Enjoy pizza from L.A.'s first pizzeria and sample donuts from a stand rated one of the best in the country
    • Follow your local guide down hidden alleys to see neighborhood gems
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    7 positive reviews
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    Old Pasadena Walking Food Tour

    (7)
    Old Pasadena, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade, elegant architecture and cultural landmarks, is also a place for exceptional and diverse dining. On this food walking tour, a local, knowledgeable guide will lead you on a delightful epicurean stroll through the hidden alleyways and charming courtyards of this US Historic District.  You'll enjoy 10 tasting stops, ranging from Middle Eastern falafel and Asian fusion stir-fry to California olive oil, authentic Peruvian stew, and Italian gelato.

    Your guide will keep you entertained between tasting stops with engaging stories of how Old Pasadena transitioned from the center of town to the local skid row to the one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the country. You'll never think of Pasadena as simply the home of the Rose Parade again!

    Note: The tour is an easy 1.25-mile (approximately 2-km) walk in a loop with no hills, inclines or stairs. The exact departure location will be provided upon booking.
    Old Pasadena Walking Food Tour

    Old Pasadena, Pasadena

    • Set off on a fun tour that is perfect for both the budding epicurean and the life-long foodie
    • Stroll through the historic district of Old Pasadena and admire its beautiful architecture and cultural landmarks
    • Receive personalized attention from a local foodie
    • Enjoy eight to ten tastings of local and ethnic cuisines
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    7 positive reviews
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    Downtown LA Food Tour

    (9)
    A fabled downtown setting. Six destinations chosen for their delectability. The wafting of tantalizing aromas. Nibbles and eyerolls. Probably a lot of saliva. Traipse alongside a friendly tour guide as you visit some of the finest eateries in DTLA. Destinations are pulled from a list that include Pitchoun Bakery, DTLA Cheese, Berlin Currywurst, Madcapra Falafel, Guisados, the Nickel Diner, and Bottega Louie. Enjoy enough gourmet bites for a satisfying lunch. Explore Grand Central Market, view renowned architecture, discover hidden gems, and listen to anecdotes about the history of a neighborhood that firmly embodies Los Angeles's remarkable diversity. Mmm, cultural melting pots. Maybe bring a bib.
    Downtown LA Food Tour

    545 S Olive St, Los Angeles

    • Visit six different DTLA eateries during a guided walking tour
    • Enjoy enough gourmet samples for filling lunch
    • View architecture and hear stories about the city's growth
    • Stretch your legs, inspire your mind, and fill your stomach
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    9 positive reviews
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    Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour

    (6)
    Stroll through downtown Avalon like a local and savor the flavors that the Catalina Island offers. Encounter cultural, architectural and historical insights while tasting a variety of flavors from restaurants & unique eateries by the bay. All of these locations feature various critically acclaimed entrees, desserts and beverages for you to indulge. As you snack, your knowledgeable, spirited guide will provide insights into the food being served, the history behind the people who prepared it, and the eatery you are visiting. You will encounter the sights, sounds and stories behind well known historical landmarks, in addition to discovering hidden gems of this enchanting isle's continuing saga. Tasting locations may include: Steve's Steakhouse, Maggie's Blue Rose, Mr. Ning's Chinese Garden, Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., Bluewater Avalon, and C.C. Gallagher's. Alternate tasting locations may include Avalon Seafood, The Lobster Trap, and Coyote Joe's. This pleasurable foodie experience will be the highlight of your time spent on Catalina Island!
    Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour

    Crescent Ave, Avalon

    • Enjoy a fascinating culinary and cultural tour of Avalon
    • Stop at 6 different restaurants and specialty food shops
    • Sample critically acclaimed entrees, desserts, and drinks
    • Learn about the culture and history of Catalina Island
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    6 positive reviews
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    Tasty Cupcake & Wine Tour

    (149)
    For those looking for a sweet wine country tour, this one really takes the cake! This wine tour features a delicious sampling of wine infused cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes in the heart of Santa Ynez wine country. Some of their biggest hits include Pomegranate Mango Chardonnay and Chocolate Blackberry Syrah. After being picked up in a shuttle in the morning, you'll preview the day and head up to Santa Ynez Valley. Once there, you will enjoy wine tastings at some of the areas best wineries. You will visit beautiful Los Olivos and enjoy an incredible cupcake while your guides cover local human history and insight into the wine region. Lunch will be served in the shade at a favorite winery. Your guides will prepare an enjoyable deli lunch. Each winery has its unique vintages and award winning selections. Winery staff offer insight into specific blends and selections, and several wineries extend discounts on wine purchases to our guests. The first of its kind, this wine tour has been featured on NBC LA, NBC San Diego, All Things Cupcake and Evelyn Kanter's Car & Travel. Did we mention there's cupcakes?
    Tasty Cupcake & Wine Tour

    32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara

    • Tour the beautiful Santa Barbara wine country by van during a guided tour
    • Visit several wineries for an inside look at their operations, techniques, and tastings
    • Enjoy delicious wine-infused cupcakes and a picnic lunch
    • Treat yourself to a relaxing adventure while learning about the area's wine culture and history
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    148 positive reviews
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    Sunday Funday Pub Crawl (Lower Level)

    (10)
    Who says all your weekend fun has to happen on Friday and Saturday? Sunday gets a whole new look with this coastal pub crawl! You'll visit four popular Irish pubs in Long Beach during this fun social event, traveling in style aboard a double-decker bus. At each stop you visit, you'll receive happy hour discounts, and included appetizers at three venues. This is a great opportunity to let loose with friends, and make some new acquaintances in the process! Bottom's up!
    Sunday Funday Pub Crawl (Lower Level)

    6575 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach

    • Treat yourself to a Sunday pub crawl featuring transportation aboard a double-decker bus
    • Visit four Irish pubs in Long Beach and enjoy happy hour discounts at each
    • Scarf down buffet-style appetizers at three venues
    • Relax with friends and meet new ones during a fun, social event
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    10 positive reviews
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    Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour (Non-Drinker)

    (31)
    Do you enjoy food so much that you often find yourself Instagramming your delicious dinner choices? Do you take capturing your indulgent moments very seriously? We hope you're not hungry right now, because if you are you may begin to salivate out of desire. On this tour, you'll walk through the historic waterfront and sample delicious food including fresh seafood, artisan flatbread, zesty tacos, and irresistible sweets. Yum! You won't leave empty handed either! Throughout your tour, you will be taught useful tips on how to take the best food pictures, so bring along your iPhone or prized DSLR camera. The delicious tacos may only last a few minutes, but the knowledge you'll gain on this tour will last much longer. Bon appétit!
    Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour (Non-Drinker)

    225 State Street, Santa Barbara

    • Take a 3-hour walking tour around Santa Barbara to taste some of the area's best cuisine
    • Sample fresh local food as you get tips on how to take the best food photos
    • Satisfy your hunger as you munch on some of the most delicious food in Santa Barbara
    • Step up your Instagram game
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    31 positive reviews

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