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Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour

Experience the historic city of Carlsbad, California through food and wine. Treat yourself to an unforgettable culinary and cultural guided tour as you visit six locally owned eateries.
Where:Carlsbad, California
Price for:1 Participant
Get off the beaten track and eat like a local in Carlsbad!

Embark on a tasty food-focused excursion and indulge in six tasty bites of savory dishes, desserts, wine, beer at unique restaurants as you learn about Carlsbad’s culinary scene, art, culture, and local history.

Following your fun, knowledgeable guide, you’ll head out on a foodie adventure to locally owned cafés and restaurants, where you can savor French crepes, strawberry shortcake, old-world dishes including generations-old recipes from Cicciotti’s, and award-winning wine at Witch Creek Winery. 

Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the historical significance of Carlsbad as you walk down Grand Ave. to Carlsbad Blvd. and enjoy the majesty of the Carlsbad Mineral Spa and the Twin Inns historic landmarks.

Between each destination your guide will offer interesting details about the old-fashioned storefronts and buildings with charming Victorian style architecture that make up downtown Carlsbad.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy the best of Carlsbad’s delicious, locally sourced foods from local eateries and specialty shops.
  • Hand-selected bites from eateries and Italian cafés.
  • Receive an insider’s view into the history, culture, and architecture that characterizes the Carlsbad Village.

Some of the tasty places you may visit on the tour: *

* Tasting partners and tastings vary depending on the day and availability.

What's included:

  • Interactive gourmet walking food tour led by a professional guide.
  • 6 tasting locations with a mixture of savory tastings, desserts, and beer or wine.
  • Small group tour providing an intimate experience.
  • Carlsbad Food Tours’ Tasting Guide featuring local maps, coupons, and exclusive discounts.

When:  Available year-round  with tours daily Monday – Sunday 11:30am*
*Subject to availability.

Duration: Approximately 3-hours with 2 miles of easy walking between restaurant stops.

Where:This tour takes place in Carlsbad Village – Downtown Carlsbad, California  VIEW MAP

Need to know:

  • This tour is fun for the family and dog friendly (if a venue has an outside patio available for its customers, then dogs are allowed).
  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Please advise of food allergies or dietary restrictions when you reserve your tour time. They will do their best to accommodate your needs.
  • You must be 21 years of age and may be required show to government issued photo ID to consume alcohol.
  • Bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.
  • Tour takes place in rain or shine. Please wear comfortable, appropriate clothes, and bring an umbrella.
  • All locations are wheelchair accessible.
  • The maximum number of participants per tour is 20.
  • Restaurant tax and gratuities are included. Tour guide gratuities are graciously accepted at your discretion.

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