Food tours are an excellent way to soak up the local color and immerse yourself in the food, fun, architecture and culture of a city. For visitors and locals alike, it’s a fun filled afternoon that will leave you with tantalized taste buds, satisfied tummies and smiles on your faces!
Today, we’re headed to Carlsbad California, an upscale coastal resort city with old-world charm in northern San Diego County.
Let’s take a stroll through this beautiful little beach town and see what’s good to eat!
This quaint European type village has history and great food, which makes it an excellent location to start a food tour.
Carlsbad’s has amazing food and going on our food tour is one of the best ways to try it. Little Italy in North County San Diego is what we say here, because Carlsbad has a heavy Italian Population, which started with the Tuna Industry and now we have a lot of great Italian restaurants.
What kind of food will we get to try on Carlsbad Food Tours?
We start with one of Carlsbad’s finest Italian eateries Caldo Pomodoro with old fashion Sicilian zest. We taste their baked artichokes, sweet marinara and famous garlic bread. Caldo has exciting dishes and unique ambiance.
We then meander over to Humble Olive Oils try their balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy and delicious Olive Oils.
Our next tasting location is Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market better known as the Salumeria, Italian for market, where we taste Italian meats & cheeses, salami, prosciutto, panini sandwiches or pasta.
Wine tasting is next at our local Urban Winery Witch Creek, where we taste award winning California wines.
Our next stop we go to the Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa to learn more about the history of Carlsbad and its miracle water.
We also learn about the Twin Inns and the founding father of Carlsbad Gerhard Schutte and his influence on Carlsbad.
Gaia Gelato is our next tasting location where we will be having a tasting flight of traditional gelato, yum.
We then go the some of the off the beaten path areas of town to experience traditional Mexican food from one of the oldest business in Carlsbad, Lola’s Mexican Deli and a new venue in town Café Topes that serves up the best breakfast in Carlsbad, not to mention their most delicious homemade Cinnamon Rolls.
We end our tour at the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar with a tasting of Sea Salt Carmel Chocolates.
Carlsbad Food Tours serve enough food that for most participants, lunch and sometimes dinner afterwards is not necessary. With the combination of drink and food tastings and breaks for architectural, cultural, and historical insight, most participants are comfortably full after our food tours. Most of our tastings are also vegan-friendly. Come and eat like the Locals, find all the hidden gems in Carlsbad.
Tell us about the founders 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.
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 worked as a Marketing Director for most of his career. But now runs in internet based shop online. SD ModelMakers
What made you decide to start a food tour?
Born out of our love of fine wines and delicious food, Carlsbad Food Tours has become destination experience for dining and wine tasting in Carlsbad by the Sea. After traveling and experiencing food tours in other cities, we decided to make our way back home and bring the world of Food Tours to our community.
We wanted restaurants that served exquisite cuisine with high-quality ingredients for the culinary delights that we could share with our customers. We also wanted unique one of a kind locations that would give the guest a “Taste of Carlsbad”.
We are dedicated to offering only the finest and freshest foods. We have also taken great care in assembling a team of only the best restaurants, chefs, wine makers.