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Frequently Asked Questions for Carlsbad Food Tours FAQ

Click on the following topics to find answers to frequently asked questions for Carlsbad Food Tours FAQ. Our historic walking tour is a 3 hour easy walking tour of the Village with stops at 8 unique eateries, wine or beer tastings and local history.

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.

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 16  for the Taste of Carlsbad Tour.

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.

All locations are wheelchair accessible.

At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages except English.

We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, Birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings and more).

You should bring with you a camera and a small bottle of water. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons it’s important to wear and an extra layer of clothing and consider bringing an umbrella.

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.

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