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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    Taco Tour

    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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    Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

    Like your culture with a side of pastry? Eat your way through Downtown Santa Barbara during this scrumptious walking tour! You'll be in the capable hands of a knowledgeable local guide and fellow foodie who will introduce you to some popular eateries and hidden gems on a leisurely stroll through the city. Along the way, you'll also get to know a bit about the history of Santa Barbara though some of its landmarks while you also see firsthand the intriguing present of this bustling city. Tour stops can include some of these local loves: Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro, Santa Barbara Public Market, Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar, Isabella’s Gourmet Foods, Cebada Winery, Cielito Restaurant, Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, C’est Cheese, and McConnell's Fine Ice Creams. All you need to bring is an appetite to learn...and maybe a bit of money for souvenirs!
    Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

    1324 State St, Santa Barbara

    • Discover Downtown Santa Barbara on an eclectic and informative food-tasting tour
    • Fill up on savory and sweet food samples at some of the area’s top local hangouts
    • Enhance the fun with stories and fun tidbits about the area as told by your friendly guide
    • Find your new favorite spot in this exciting city that you’ll want to visit again and again
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    Dinner Cruise

    When the sun goes down, the simple scenery of the harbors illuminate setting the backdrop for your Los Angeles dinner cruise. Cast off with a glass of champagne in hand. Take to your private table and indulge in four courses of delicious food freshly prepared by the onboard chefs. After dinner, dance to live or DJ musical entertainment or simply take in the breathtaking views from the outdoor decks.
    Dinner Cruise

    Marina Del Rey, Newport Beach

    • Enjoy a 4-course dinner with locally sourced ingredients prepared fresh on board the cruise
    • Admire the brilliant views from the outdoor decks
    • Dance the night away to live entertainment
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    Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour

    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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    The Pastry Tour

    The only time you shouldn’t feel guilty about eating multiple desserts over the span of two and a half hours is when you’re on THIS tour. Why? Because you'll be pedaling off the calories and the impending food coma over ten easy miles of deliciousness. During this tour, you'll take your taste buds on an unforgettable trip to some of LA’s best dessert shops! You'll get to sample mouthwatering treats including different pastries, donuts, cronuts, fonuts, and more. Your storyteller guide will let you in on the fascinating histories of the neighborhoods you'll ride through, too, so your inner history buff doesn't feel left out!
    The Pastry Tour

    Miracle Mile, Los Angeles

    • Indulge in a bicycle excursion that’ll take you and your taste buds on an tour of LA’s best pastries and donuts
    • Devour a variety of mouthwatering pastries, donuts, cronuts, fonuts, and more!
    • Allow your storyteller tour guide to let you in on the fascinating histories behind the neighborhoods you’ll pedal through
    • Satisfy your inner history buff and, more importantly, your sweet tooth
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    Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour (Non-Drinker)

    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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    Farmers Market Food & History Tour

    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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