Foodie Tours in California

Food tours offer an up close and personal experience to a city’s soul. Immerse yourself in the culture guided by locals who really know whats good. Here is a list of sites that can really spice up your visit to some California destinations.

Santa Barbara

Get to know Santa Barbara in a very real way. These tour companies offer intimate experiences with Santa Barbara’s world class cuisine. Whatever your personality, there’s something here for you. Here’s a list of great options for locals and visitors alike.

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Walking tours

11AM – 2:30PM
$70-75 per person choice of wine or no wine, includes 6 different locations

This culinary experience offers an intimate food walking tour of the mid-State Street area of downtown Santa Barbara and gives guests an up close and personal look into the local food scene.

As we walk the streets of Santa Barbara, this food tour stops for tastings at six different shops and restaurants, where we taste and experience the best dishes and best restaurants that make Santa Barbara the great dining destination that it is. Our tour tastings vary, with some tours making stops at the Santa Barbara Public Market, and others stopping at areas like El Paseo and La Arcada. Throughout the day, guests will  also become acquainted with historical places like the Arlington Theater, the Granada Theater, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and the Presidio.

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Walking Tours

12PM to 3:30 PM
$79 – $99 non alcohol, 1 tasting, multiple tasting choices
Happy Hour Tour
Groups of 10 get %10 off.

Enjoy a progressive lunch through the famous Downtown Santa Barbara. Eat, drink, walk and learn about Santa Barbara in all it’s glory. Spice things up and eat dessert first. Our tours are foodie tested and approved! Suitable for most ages, all fitness levels (under 2 easy miles and burn some calories too). Tickets range from $79 – $99.


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Walking Tours

Wine and food tours in Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Santa Ynez
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Wine Walking Tour$59 per person
Food and Photo Tour, small bites $69 per person

FUNK ZONE FOOD AND PHOTO TOUR- This casual 2.5-3 hour walking Santa Barbara food tour takes guests through Santa Barbara’s historic waterfront and Funk Zone neighborhoods for bites of fresh, local seafood, artisan flatbread, handmade tacos, and delectable sweets. Along the way enjoy sips of local favorite beers, wine, and spirits from Santa Barbara’s only distillery (the first we’ve had since Prohibition!).

While you’re eating and drinking some of the best that Santa Barbara has to offer, learn a thing or two about taking photos from a pro. You’re welcome to bring along your camera or just your smartphone! This tour is a great way to discover hidden eateries and Santa Barbara’s most notable funky neighborhood!


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Bus/Driven Tours

Visit 4 wineries in the movie plus visit the Ostrich farm 7-8 hour tour
All tasting fees included. Starts at noonish
Beer Tasting tour, Evening tour and more.

This tour will visit many of the prominent sites featured in the movie Sideways (View trailer) and is one of our premium wine tours.

Our guides will fill in the day with facts about wine, the Santa Ynez Valley, and most importantly tidbits about the movie. We will also stop at an Ostrich Farm where you will get a chance to feed the ostriches!

At the end of the day we will head to dinner at the Hitching Post, Miles’ favorite restaurant, and where his love interest begins. Here you can treat yourself to a delicious meal. (not included in the price) Learn more about the restaurant here. The tour includes all tasting fees as well as round trip transportation from anywhere in Santa Barbara or Santa Ynez. Tour ends approximately 7:30pm.


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Walking Tours

Ventura Food Tours aren’t your typical walking tours. Instead, our tours offer a unique blend of food tasting, local history, culinary education, and of course, walking. Our tours are fun and intimate, giving guests a behind the scenes look into some of the area’s best eateries.

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Ventura County Wine Tours

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Historically ventura wine tours noted for its agricultural resources and winemaking, Ventura County is home to world class wineries and sits at the gateway to the scenic California Central Coast.

Sourcing grapes from top growers in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Lodi, Ventura County vintners produce award-winning wines that deliver a memorable experience.

The Ventura Wine Tour is operated by a passionate team of individuals who live and work in the Ventura County. Their staff has been providing tours since the launch of the Ventura County Wine Trail. From groups of two to one hundred, birthdays to corporate events, they have the staff and expertise to make your experience a truly memorable one!

Spend a day touring the Ventura County Wine Trail and you will enjoy a taste of the best of wineries. Relax in Real California Wine Country Visit the tasting rooms, meet the vintners, enjoy the warm hospitality, beautiful scenery and historic locations!

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San Francisco

Rich in culture and history, the city has much to offer from China Town to chocolate. Get close and personal on foot. You have plenty of choices.

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Walking Tours

Chris Milano has designed 3 successful culinary adventure tours. Tours average around 5 hours long and feature

  • The Mission tour features Latin Cuisine.
  • North Beach-Chinatown tour is a combo food tour.
  • Chinatown is a Chinese specialized food tour.

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San Francisco tours take you into the places that give local San Franciscans the reasons they never want to leave, the places that evoke the creativity and lifestyle that is unique to San Francisco.

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$59 Adult price – 2 hours

  • Enjoy Dim Sum from Chinatown’s Oldest Bakery
  • See How Fortune Cookies are Made
  • Explore the Real Chinatown
  • Explore the Beat Generation Hangouts
  • Mosey into Authentic Western Saloons
  • Indulge in Delcious Pizza and Wine

north Beach and Little Italy Food Walking Tour

$59 Adult price – 3 hour tour
3 Hour tour every day starting at 10AM or 2PM.

  • See How Coffee is Roasted
  • Savour Award Winning Chocolates
  • Watch Breads Bake in 130-year-old Ovens
  • Taste Local Olive Oils
  • Enjoy Local Pizza
  • Savour Exquisite Pastries
  • Explore the Beat Generation Hangouts

Chinatown Walking Food Tour

$59 Adult price – 3 hour tour

  • Dim Sum
  • Fortune Cookies
  • Exotic Teas
  • Incredible Antiquities
  • All kinds of Musical instruments
  • Authentic cookware, and more
  • You’ll know you’ve really experienced Chinatown

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Walking Tours

Fun Foodie Tours. There is more to Napa than just wine tasting! Welcome to the FIRST culinary walking tour in Wine Country, for those who know that California cuisine is just as sought after as its wine. Gourmetwalks features Downtown Napa and Chocolate among other walking Tours.
$80 for 3 hours
Napa tour has 7 stops!

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