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Posted on November 14, 2017 |
Attention all foodies; whether you consider yourself a foodie, culinary enthusiast, or one who just loves delicious food prepared by some of the finest chefs Southern California has to offer, we’ve listed some of the Best Food Tours in Southern California for you to experience from a small-town local perspective.  Each has its own uniqueness composed of a local artisan influence, pairings of fine food and wine or beer.  These food tours range geographically from So Cals Beach towns of San Diego to what is affectionately known as ” The American Riviera” Santa Barbara, California.

Listed below is a summary of the Best Food Tours in Southern California including price, ratings as of May 2017, links to their sites, and contact information.  We hope you find this information useful in planning your next event or culinary food tour excursion.

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Some of our favorite tours in So Cal: BEST FOOD TOURS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours: www.tastesantabarbarafoodtours.com

Desert Tasty Tours, La Quinta, CA: www.DesertTastyTours.com

Catalina Food Tours: www.catalinafoodtours.com

Carlsbad Food Tours: www.carlsbadfoodtours.com

So Cal Food Tours: www.socalfoodtours.com/tours/coronado-tour

So Diego Tours: www.sodiegotours.com

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Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours805-364-0462$79-99Daily – NoonWebmail5/1895 / 63805 Likes

Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours – Best Food Tours in Southern California

EAT. DRINK. FUN.

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).

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Desert Tasty Tour1-760-870-1133.$65Mon-Sat, 11:00 AMWebmail5/575 / 211,039 Likes
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Desert Tasty Tours – Best Food Tours in Southern California

A Desert Tasty Tours food tour is a three-hour, guided culinary and cultural stroll along Palm Desert’s El Paseo and Palm Springs’ Palm Canyon Drive. It combines enticing food tastings with historical, architectural and cultural insights from passionate local guides.

These 1 mile tours are suitable for all fitness levels and most appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Whether you are a visitor or a lifetime local, our food tour is a fun, casual way to sample the sights, sounds and flavors of Palm Desert and Palm Springs.

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Taste of Catalina Food Tour424-226-9443$89Daily12 noonEmail5 / 3035 / 481060 Likes

Taste of Catalina – Best Food Tours in Southern California

Our tour will provide you a sneak peek into 6 different restaurants and specialty food shops as you stroll through Avalon for less than 1 mile of walking. All of these locations feature various critically acclaimed entrees, desserts or beverages for you to indulge. As you are enjoying these unique tastes our informed, spirited guides will provide insights into the food being served, the history behind the people who prepared it and the location you are visiting. You will encounter the sights, sounds and stories behind our well known historical landmarks, in addition to discovering hidden gems of our enchanted isle’s continuing saga. This pleasurable foodie experience will be the highlight of your time spent on Catalina Island!
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So Cal Food Tours(510) 604-6546$49Friday 11amSunday 2pmeMail5 /315 / 135 / 5

So Cal Culinary & History Tour – Best Food Tours in Southern California

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Discover a pedestrian’s paradise with its tree-lined neighborhoods and interesting eateries that will excite any taste bud! While in beautiful Coronado, you will be taken on a three-hour walking adventure starting at the historic Bluewater Boathouse and Tent City Murals. You will experience life as it was, how Coronado was settled, all the ways Coronado has changed over the years, and, of course, all of the great things that Coronado has to offer today. This popular tour invites you to enjoy being active while tasting local specialties and learning about Coronado’s history along the way. We will venture off the beaten path, stroll the streets and take in some of the picturesque historical neighborhoods. Learn why the history, culture, architecture, and entertainment offerings make Coronado so unique!

Coronado’s rich history comes to life on the tour through little-known facts and stories as well as distinctive food and wine from local and unique restaurants and shops. Tourists and locals alike can learn by exploring interesting spots that might otherwise go unseen! What a memorable way to acquaint yourself with this jewel that is called the “Crown City.”

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SoDiegoFood Tours(619) 233-8687$45+Wed – Sat,  5:30pmEmail5 / 515 / 803,155 Likes

So Diego Food Tours – Best Food Tours in Southern California

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Brothels, Bites and Booze: A Culinary Tour of San Diego’s Questionable Past

Explore the best eats in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego on a walking tour with an expert guide who shares the inside scoop on the district’s hopping restaurant and bar scene. Sample delicious dishes at several eateries, sip drinks, and learn about the history of the district as you discover its latest incarnation as a top nightlife destination. Colorful stories of early San Diego will keep you entertained the whole evening.
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Tequila, Tacos and Tombstones Culinary Food Tours

 Hopefully you will get to enjoy the food on some of the best food tours in Southern California.
 As you may know in recent years, food tourism has grown considerably becoming one of the most dynamic and creative segments of tourism.
If you are looking for an amazing culinary experience in other parts of the world. Here is a list of some other great food tours around the world:

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