Carlsbad Food Tours

Celebrate your birthday by exploring Carlsbad’s culinary gems!

This is a private group experience to help you celebrate your birthday. Let the Village be your venue of choice for your special event.

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Birthday Celebration Private Group Experience

$59 per guest plus 20% gratuity all food and wine tasting included in price of ticket

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Birthday Celebrations and Food are a perfect match!

Birthday celebrations are about friends, family & food.
If you’re looking for the EASY button to set up your party, then let us handle the planning for you! We can build a custom itinerary for your group of 10-30 guest with 4-6 tasting locations.

  • Delicious food samplings
  • Wine tasting
  • Local history, culture & architecture
  • 2 mile easy walking
  • Walking, eating, drinking, talking, laughing...

Optional Birthday dessert

Children welcome

Rain or Shine

w/c accessible


What to Expect

Build a Custom Food Tour

If you’re looking for the EASY button, let us handle the planning for you! We can build a custom itinerary for your group of 10-30 people that features as little as three and as many as 6 destinations. Not only will we ensure that your hungry guest are served tasty food, but we also offer expert alcoholic drink pairings throughout the tour.

Don’t want something super fancy but still want good food? We can plan an evening or a day-time food tour experience that fits all tastes and budgets.

Here are two itinerary examples:

Sample Itinerary #1: Evening Private Group Experience Food Tour

Want to pull out all the stops for a sophisticated night on the town?  Carlsbad is affectionately known as Little Italy in North County. Carlsbad offers some of the most authentic Italian cuisine in Southern California.


Food: Backed Artichokes, Garlic Bread & Homemade Meatballs



Food: Brushetta, Gnocchi or Pasta

Desert Drink: Lemoncello or Vodka Coffee



Food: An assortment of locally sourced fresh salads and appetizers: fried pickles & pork belly bites

Drink Pairing: Beer Tasting of your choice, wine or cider.



Food: Meat & Cheese Platter



Food: Gelato & Sorbet



Wine Tasting

Sample Itinerary #2: Day-Time Food Tour


Would your foodie bride and her friends rather do a daytime event, that is Totally fine with us! Here’s a five-stop, Brunch food tour option during which everyone can relax and learn more about Carlsbad.


Food: Backed Artichokes, Garlic Bread & Homemade Meatballs



Food: Italian Panini Sandwich



Food: Homemade Cinnamon Roles

Optional Drink Pairing: Coffee



Food: Traditional Bean & Cheese Burritos



Food: Sea Salt Carmel Chocolates


We’re excited to help you plan your evening with the gals! Contact us today to request pricing and to inquire about a calendar date.

Cheers, Your Carlsbad Food Tours Team



Custom Private Group Experience

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes, there is public parking located near the meeting location of the Food Tour. There are several large parking lots at the Carlsbad Village Train station. Remember our tours are 3-3.5 hours long. Transportation from downtown San Diego to Carlsbad is also available via the train.  The meeting spot for the tour is located near the Carlsbad Village Train Station.

Yes, you may shop at our specialty shops, however remember we are at each location for 15-20 min only, so keep your purchases minimal and quick, so that we can stay on schedule and continue with the informative tour and food tastings in a timely manner. Hopefully, you will allow time at the end of the the tour to return to your favorite locations and/or stores. You might also want to bring a small bag with you to carry any items you purchase.


Infants and toddlers under age of 5 can come for free.

There is a reduced child rate for children between the ages of 5-11.

We are a family friendly food tour, we offer children and adolescent tickets.  Bring the entire family with you to experience and fun and filling afternoon.

Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Carlsbad eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning the neighborhoods from real locals.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa  or MasterCard from our website or by calling. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%-20%.

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

Yes, we tour rain or shine! Our experience is that food tastes even better in the rain. Please bring a compact umbrella with you on the tour.

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Reviewed August 16, 2018
Great Food, History, & Guide!
I never knew Carlsbad had so much great history and food! This tour is family friendly (we brought our 4 teen daughters) and we just had so much fun! Cheri was great really made us feel like we were locals for the day.

JessicaC9193 Carlsbad, Ca