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About Us – Carlsbad Food Tours – Historic Walking Tour in North County San Diego

We believe the best way to experience Carlsbad Village is through food because food tells the story of a neighborhood’s people, history and culture. Whenever we travel, food tours top our list of favorite things to do! Carlsbad Food Tours was born out of our love of fine wines and delicious food and traveling. After traveling and experiencing food tours in other cities, we decided to make our way back home to Southern California and bring the world of Food Tours to our community. Carlsbad Food Tours is a historic walking tour in Carlsbad that was started in North San Diego County in 2014. We became the first guided culinary and wine walking tour in Carlsbad Village. We are focused on helping visitors and Carlsbad residents alike enjoy the best “off-the-beaten-path” food and cultural experience possible. Come and taste the good life and enjoy the best food Carlsbad has to offer. Our main tour is A Taste of Carlsbad & our newest tour is Indulgence Food Tour.

About Us - Carlsbad Food Tours: Culinary Walking Tours

Historic Walking Tour in Carlsbad: Eat your way through our unique village

Meet The Founder(s)

Carlsbad Food Tours Owner

Cherimarie Poulos

Owner & Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours

Cheri was born & raised in California. She has lived in San Diego over 20 years, her children were born in the area. She has a strong connection to Carlsbad, in fact one of her daughers was Miss Carlsbad 2005. 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. Cheri was also a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and loves to teach others about how to live a healthy lifestyle; which includes walking, eating healthy foods, small frequent meals and socialization.  All of which are in her tour.

Cherimarie Poulos owner of Carlsbad Food Tours won “Women-Owned Small Business Award 2017”
The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce created their annual small business awards as a way to recognize the accomplishments of small-business owners.

Favorite Food: Chocolate

Favortie Drink: Coffee

Favorite Food Quote: “First we eat, then we do everything else” M.F.K. Fisher

Owners of Carlsbad Food Tours

Brad Poulos

Director of Marketing & Chief Financial Officer Brad Poulos

Brad Poulos was born and raised in Chicago. So he knows what great food is all about! He moved to San Diego over 20 years ago. He has had a very successful 30 year career in Marketing.  And now serves as our Marketing Director & Chief Financial Officer.

Favorite Food: Chicago Pizza

Favorite Drink: Lemonade

Favorite Quote: “One day at a time”

Tour Guide

Tour guides show people the features of a city, town, or region of a country. They must be good communicators, friendly, and knowledgeable about the city's points of interest

David Jenson Tour Guide

David Jenson

Lead Tour Guide

Previously worked for 20th Century Fox Studio
creating movies
Currently works as a Tour Guide with Walk the City Tours
Member of the JourneyBirds Band