A Taste of Carlsbad

Adult Price: $59
Child Price: $35

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Private Experience

Adult Ticket $59
Child Ticket $35

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  • Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

    Yes you must purchase in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest purchasing your tickets early to guarantee your desired tour day. You can buy your Carlsbad Food Tour tickets with Visa, MasterCard or American Express through EzTix.  TOURS FILL UP FAST call:1-760-990-0690 or 1-800-656-0713 the ticketing company EzTix or just click Buy Tickets at EzTix button to check schedule and book your tour today.

    Gregorio's Italian

    Gregorio’s Italian

  • How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced tour?

    The Carlsbad Food Tour covers about 1.5-2 miles with easy waking,pretty much on level ground with stops for food tasting, restroom breaks and cultural presentations. The tours generally last between 3.0 and 3.5 hours and participants can expect to be standing or walking for a majority of the time. We walk at a moderate pace and also provide at least several resting locations for 30-45 minutes total.

    Fun things to do in Carlsbad

    Fun things to do in Carlsbad

  • What about locals - is there anything for us?

    Definitely! A number of our tour participants live right here in Carlsbad and or North County San Diego. Locals should attend to learn about the town. Our knowledgeable guides will share exciting secrets about Carlsbad and perhaps introduce you to a few new favorite eateries..

    Things to do in Carlsbad, CA

    Things to do in Carlsbad, CA, for locals and visitors!

  • Which restaurants will we visit on the tour?

    Tasting stops are subject to change, however we will likely visit, a California-style cafe, a European-style restaurant, an Italian eatery, a Mexican deli and other restaurants and specialty shops that are uniquely representative of Carlsbad!

    Cafe Topes Cinnamon Roll

    Cafe Topes Cinnamon Roll

  • How many stops are there?

    We will enjoy seven to eight delicious tastings.

    Gregorio's Italian Restaurant

    Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant

  • What if I won't be eating on the tour? Do I still have to purchase a ticket?

    Yes, all participants must purchase a full-priced ticket in advance, even if they do not wish to participate in the food tastings.

    Witch Creek Winery

    Witch Creek Winery

  • How much food is served on the tour?

    Carlsbad Food Tours serve enough food that for most participants, lunch afterwards is not necessary. With the combination of drink and food tastings combined with breaks for architectural, cultural, and historical insight, most participants are comfortably full after our food tours. Please understand our tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch combined,so please consider eating breakfast before the tour.

    Gregorio's Italian Restaurants

    Gregorio’s Italian Restaurants

  • Do we only walk around and sample food?

    Absolutely not! Carlsbad Food Tours combines architectural commentary historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through Carlsbad sampling delicious foods from unique restaurants and specialty shops, while learning about Carlsbad from real locals. Tours are insightful, informative and fun-not to mention tasty!

    Local History Tour

    Local History Tour

  • What is included on the tour?

    All tastings are included in the price, enough food is served that for most participants, lunch afterwards is not needed.

    Wine Tasting

    Wine Tasting

  • Is parking available at the starting point of the tour?

    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.

    Carlsbad Village

    Carlsbad Village

  • Does the tour end at the same place we meet?

    No, the Carlsbad Village Food tour finishes a couple of blocks away from meeting point at the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar.

    Detailed instructions are provided after ticket purchase with starting point location, and all participants receive a map with the tour route at the beginning of the tour.

    Carlsbad Chocolate Bar

    Carlsbad Chocolate Bar

  • If tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting list?

    We do not provide a waiting list. If a date is sold out, there is always a chance that we will add and additional tour. Please contact us by clicking “Contact Carlsbad Food Tours” to let us know what date you are interested in as we usually add additional tours once a tour is close to Sold Out. The maximum number of persons per group is normally kept to 8-12 for the Carlsbad Village Tour.

    Private Corporate Parties

    Private Group Tours

  • What is the weather like in Carlsbad - do I need warm clothing?

    The weather is typically pleasant, but layered clothing is a smart choice.  San Diego has great weather, it is usually sunny all year round with occasional rain in the winter.

    Sunny Carlsbad

    Sunny Carlsbad

  • Will the tour still happen if it's raining?

    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.

    Rainy Day

    Rainy Day

  • Refund/Rescheduling Policy

    Non-refundable, can be rescheduled within 24 hours or purchase.

    No refunds

    No refunds

     

  • What types of foods are served on the tour?

    Food is provided by ethnic eateries, various specialty food shops and local restaurants. The majority of the food sampled on the tour is locally grown. Tastings may vary from tour to tour, but we will sample both sweet and savory items. Food tasting locations can change without notice.

    Carlsbad Food Tours

    Carlsbad Food Tours

  • I'm on a diet; can you substitute low-calorie options?

    Cinnamon Roll

    Cinnamon Roll

    You may not have another chance to try these specially-selected food items, so for these three hours we invite you to gently place your diet (Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc.) in a box, tie it with a bow and put it aside.

  • Are there options for vegans on the tour?

    Many of our tastings are vegan-friendly, however there are a few that are not. Please let us know if you are vegan so that we may better accomdate your needs.

    Veggie sandwich

    Veggie sandwich

  • What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

    Please be sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restrictions or allergies, when you purchase your tickets. So that we may better accommodate your needs.  We can provide gluten free items per request.

    Cafe Topes

    Cafe Topes

  • Is wine tasting included in the tour?

    Yes, there is one stop in our tour that includes wine tasting from a locally produced winery. Please let us know if you prefer to abstain from alcohol.

    Wine Tasting

    Wine Tasting

  • Are cameras allowed on the tour?

    Yes, Cameras are allowed during the tour. We strongly encourage participants to take photos during the tour and share it on our Facebook page.

    Carlsbad, CA

    Carlsbad, CA

  • Are any beverages served on the tour?

    Water will be served at several restaurants.

    But you may also want to bring a personal bottle of water for when we are walking.

    Additional beverages can be purchased at the discretion of each guest.

    You may also want to bring some cash for drinks or shopping

    Gregorio's Italian Restaurants

    Gregorio’s Italian Restaurants

  • Are bathrooms available during the tour?

    Yes, most of our tasting locations have restrooms available for customers to use as needed.

    Ladies Room

    Ladies Room

  • Can I bring my infant or toddler on the tour?

    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.

    Kid Friendly tour

    Kid Friendly tour

  • Can I shop on the tour?

    We ask that you wait to shop until after the tour 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.

    Humble Olive oils

    Humble Olive oils

  • Is the tour stroller and/or wheelchair accessible?

    Yes but have a few flights of stairs which we can direct you around to an elevator.

    Stroller accessible tour

    Stroller accessible tour

  • ​Other policies:

    Tickets only valid for selected event. Cash payments and walk-up traffic are accepted only when we can accommodate. When purchasing tickets, review all booking details carefully as tickets cannot be exchanged for another event, date and/or time. All participants must purchase a full-priced tickets in advance, even if they do not wish to participate in food tastings.

    Things to do Carlsbad, CA

    Things to do Carlsbad, CA

  • Is it alright to tip you're guide?

    Yes, gratuities are graciously accepted at the end of the tour, standard gratuity in the service industry is 15%. Tour participants are not required to tip each tasting location, the tour guide will usually do that.

    Thank you

    Thank you