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Carlsbad Food Tours

Celebrate Your Special Occasions with Carlsbad Food Tours

We plan it, You enjoy! It is a party on the move with six tasting locations for food and wine. Come learn about Carlsbad's history, culture and architecture while eating your way through our seaside village. Private Group Experiences are available for team building events and family gatherings! Gift an experience with our Gift Cards!

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A Party On the Move!

Gift Cards Available – Give the gift of an experience!

As seen on MSNBC Your Business, “Tour Traffic Working Up An Appetite for Local Businesses” – Culinary walking tours help keep things local.



Private Group Experience Food Tours are available upon request for celebrations and team building events.

If you’re looking for the EASY button to set up your party or team building event, we can do the planning for you.  We plan it, You enjoy, local eateries for unique & delicious food.

All of our tasting locations have outdoor patio space for use on our tours, which also makes our tour dog-friendly.


  • Taste of Carlsbad is offered daily at 11:30am and is a public tour with 2-20 guest attending. It is a 3 hour tour with 6 tasting locations for food & wine tastings.
  • Private Group Daytime Tour is offered daily at 11:30am and is a private tour with just your guest. It will also go to 6 tasting locations for food & wine tastings.
  • Premium Group Experience Tours is customizable to your groups needs.  You chose the date and time and we do the rest. Evening tours start at 4pm – 7pm Monday-Thursday. Evening tours are not available on weekends due to the popularity of the restaurants. We will work with you to choose the best tasting locations for your group. We can offer both beer and wine tastings. Additional alcohol can also be purchased on the day of the tour, afterall it is a party on the move! We usually recommend 2-3 savory stops, alcohol and 1-2 desserts (enough food for lunch or dinner).
  • Encinitas Food Tours is a plant-based food tour located in Encinitas, California.
  • Private Mini Food Tour is a shorter version of our Taste of Carlsbad Tour (2 hours) with 3-4 tasting locations.

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From $68

Eat like a local! Experience the historic city of Carlsbad through food and wine. Indulge in tasty bites and sips from various restaurants while you learn about our unique culinary scene.

  • Your tour guide helps you to easily navigate the main streets of Carlsbad which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with shops and art galleries and vibrant street murals.
  • Along the way you discover the diverse history, architecture, and culture in Carlsbad.
  • Stop by the Twin Inns and learn about our secret speakeasy and of course our miracle water.
  • Carlsbad is all about the water we are surrounded by including the lagoons and ocean.
  • Enjoy Carlsbad’s history, culture and architecture while eating your way through the village.
From $68

Give the gift of a great food experience with Carlsbad Food Tours Gift Cards.  Good for all of our tours: Taste of Carlsbad and Private Group Experience Food Tour.

The holidays are coming up fast!

Choosing the perfect present for your loved ones is tricky business, and it’s even more difficult to find something you can be sure they’ll love.

This holiday season try gifting an experience!

Discover why they make for the best presents below!

  • Experiences Lead to Long-lasting Memories
  • Gifting someone (or receiving) an experience is highly personal and indicates that effort and thought have been put into the gifting process.
  • Moreover, experiences can cater specifically to an individual. Does your friend love food? Buy them a food tour experience.
  • Looking Forward to an Experience Makes Up Half the Fun
  • Experiences Let Us Try New Things
  • Experiences Initiate Human Connection





From $75

Offered daily 11:30 am. Celebrate your event or outing with a private food tour!  Enjoy some of the favorite restaurants in the village.  Wine tasting, pasta, gelato…

  • Let the village be your celebration venue of choice. There are so many great new eateries in our “Village by the Sea”.
  • Carlsbad is becoming quite the international foodie destination.
  • We have great Italian, Mexican, French, Latin and American Nouveau.
  • What is your flavor choice?  Can’t decide, then join us and check out 6 places in one day, find your favorites and return for dinner.
  • If you’re looking for the EASY button to set up your party or team building event, we can do the planning for you.  We plan it, You enjoy, local eateries for unique & delicious food.
From $68

Come experience the world-famous Southern California food culture, through a delectable 6-course plant-based meal from local eateries!

  • Learn all about the history and culture of North County San Diego, while sipping on local beer, and munching on cultural cuisine in the laid-back beach town of Encinitas.
  • Known as the birthplace of the California yoga movement, the coastal surf vibes and glamorous celebrity history of Encinitas have led to a world-class plant-based food scene that’s sure to impress vegan and non-vegan guests, with a variety of gourmet sweet and savory eats.
  • Join our tour and grab your plate as the laid-back vibe of Encinitas’ surf community rolls into a hand full of the best restaurants in San Diego.





From $75

Carlsbad Food Tours Private & Custom Group Experiences are the perfect way to get a taste of Carlsbad while enjoying the company of friends, family or co-workers.

We are happy to tailor a unique culinary experience to your group’s needs.

FOOD is the ingredient that bonds us TOGETHER, which makes it a perfect team building activity!

If you’re looking for the EASY button to set up your party, we can do the planning for you!

Visit five-six tasting locations where you’ll sample delicious food, wine, and beer tastings (enough for lunch or dinner). Number of locations will depend on time available for your group. Evening tours often move at a slower pace than daytime tour, allowing the guest to drink and linger a bit more, which is especially good for team bonding and celebrations.

Late afternoon to evening tours (4-7pm) available upon request. (Not available on Fri or Sat evenings)

Customizable to your group needs. Choose your time and day, we do the rest!

Call (760) 215-9433 or email: [email protected] to schedule your private group experience.

Up to 20 guest per tour. Large groups may be split up into 2-3 separate tours.




Our mini tour is a shorter version of our Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour, for those that prefer to get to know Carlsbad in a short and sweet manner. It is a  perfect way to relax and enjoy  the company of friends, family or co-workers!

Duration:  2 Hours

3-4 Tasting Locations

8 guest minimum requirement

WHO: This is a great tour for those celebrating events, birthdays, anniversary or just life in general.

The tour also makes for a great bonding experience for team building. Bring your office down to the village for the afternoon and get to know each other on a different level. Relax and enjoy each other’s company, outside of the company itself.

Strolling the village is a great way to spend your day of celebration. Learn about Carlsbad’s history, culture and architecture while eating your way through the town.
We plan it and you enjoy!
Wine tasting at our local urban winery or Beer tastings at a local brewery.
Three food tastings local eateries; a mixture of Carlsbad’s best restaurants!

About Carlsbad Food Tours

Woman-Veteran-owned business!

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Cherimarie Poulos aka Mrs. Carlsbad is the Owner and Founder. Born & raised in California. She has lived in San Diego over 30 years, her children were born in the area. She has a strong connection to Carlsbad, in fact one of her daughters was Miss Carlsbad 2005 (Stacy Poulos).

So, she voted herself to be Mrs. Carlsbad. Now the Chief Foodie and Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours! She loves Carlsbad and is happy to share her knowledge about the local history and great eateries in the Carlsbad Village.

She is also a community champion and as such won the 2017 Woman-owned Small Business Award with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

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Cheri loves showcasing the delicious food, deep-rooted history, and unique culture Carlsbad has to offer!

And guess what?  By taking a tour with us, you’re helping support local Carlsbad businesses.

Food is the ingredient that binds us together. It is the constant that unites all people.  It’s the nourishment of the soul that helps to connect us to our own cultures and beliefs as well as others, bridging gaps in society.

Let us break bread together!


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Fabulous Way to Experience Carlsbad

Whether you are local or a tourist, this food tour is a MUST! It's a great combination of food, fun, and history. I live locally but had a group of women come to town from all over the country for a convention. CFT was extremely professional and made the whole experience easy. I highly recommend for this for any occasion. Too much fun!

– Kimberly D. | Tripadvisor
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A Carlsbad Must Do

Five of my girlfriends and I went on the Tour of Carlsbad. Our tour guide Veronica was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We loved the food, the walking and the information. Just the right amount of time in restaurants. I think they had a perfect order to the stops. I highly recommend this tour. We're going to book another one for sure!

– Dawn P. | Tripadvisor
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Great Way to Explore

Cherie was a fantastic tour guide leading us through the stops in Carlsbad to include local history background. Definitely recommend those new to the area to get some ideas for dinners out, friend meetups and date nights. Will definitely be returning to most if not all of the stops we made! Thank you Cherie and Carlsbad Food Tours! We had lots of fun.

– Holly K. | Tripadvisor
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Loved It

We had a great time on the tour with Cheri! She was very knowledgeable about the restaurants and general history of Carlsbad. She also made suggestions about other things to do in the area. Definitely do the tour near the beginning of your time here so you can go back for more of what interests you. The food was wonderful. Everything was well timed.

– Audlyn D. | Tripadvisor
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Fun Food Tour

We had a deliciously wonderful time! The food stops were tasty and we put in almost 7,000 steps! Great way to be introduced to so many shops and restaurants! Enjoyed learning the history of the area too! No food allergies for us, but lactose-free foods were provided for the one person in our group that did! Had a great time, totally recommend it.

– Darrel H. | Tripadvisor