Discover Carlsbad

Things to do in Carlsbad

As Seen on MSNBC, "Carlsbad Food Tours is working up an appetite for local businesses".

As Seen on MSNBC; Your Business Show Features Carlsbad Food Tours

Press - Featured on TV MSNBC "Your Business show 2014"
Carlsbad Food Tours is working up an appetite for local business.

Press - Carlsbad Small Business Awards 2016

Press - Carlsbad Food Tours is a finalists in 6 categories!

About the Awards: The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce created the small business awards as a way to recognize the accomplishments of small-business owners. The awards celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and the fact that small business owners make up more than 99.7 percent of all employers in the country – and also more than 90 percent of our membership.

Who is eligible: Nominees must be companies with less than 100 employees. All nominees must be members of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce in good standing.

Small Business Awards Finalists Carlsbad Food Tours:

New Small Business Award
Community Impact Award
Excellence in Professional Services
Sustainability Award
Women-owned Business
Best Marketing Practices

Read Article

Press - Bressi Ranch Resident Restaurant Review of Carlsbad Food Tours

Press - Carlsbad Food Tours
Residents Doug & Lydia Vargo share their different perspectives on this Month’s Resident Restaurant Review, which was actually an outing with the one and only Carlsbad Walking Food Tour.

He said: it was a beautiful sunny day as we set off on our Sunday afternoon Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour from the center of downtown Carlsbad. After a quick orientation from our host, Cherie, and some group introductions, we were off with a promise that we were going to be treated to an unforgettable cultural and culinary experience.

She said: I am ashamed to admit that we have lived in the US for over four years and I had no idea the history of Carlsbad. For instance, Carlsbad was actually named after the famed spa in the Bohemian town of Karlsbad in Czech Republic due to its water being chemically similar. Who woulda thunk it? Or should I say, drunk it?

Read More:

Bressi Ranch_Jul16.pdf

Press - Are you a Foodie? Meet Cheri Poulos, Carlsbad Food Tours

Press - San Diego Speakers Guild Interview with Cheri Poulos, Carlsbad Food Tours
Born out of a 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.

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 daughters 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.

Press - Are You A Foodie? Meet Cheri Poulos, Carlsbad Food Tours

Press - Featured on Visit Carlsbad tourist website

Press - Visit Carlsbad Website:
In Carlsbad, something wonderful is around every corner. Perfectly situated between the laid-back vibe of downtown San Diego
and the glamour of Orange County, the world is at your fingertips, while your toes are in the sand.

Carlsbad is your gateway to California’s most charming and unforgettable escape. From world class
resorts to quaint hotels soak up the coastal splendor that is uniquely Carlsbad.

Read Article

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

What is Certificate of Excellence?

TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.

Yelp Review Terry W. 5.0 star rating 2/8/2017

The Carlsbad food tour was a great time. My sister flew in from Boston to Los Angeles for a short four day visit. We were staying in Carlsbad and decided to take the Carlsbad food tour after reading about it on several sites. So glad we did. Cheri was a great guide of not just food in Carlsbad, but about all the history of this quaint town. There were just four on our tour, which made it fantastic. But it wouldn't really have mattered if there were twenty-four. We went to tons of places with a ton of food. We were meeting our brother and his wife for dinner that night and we could barley eat a bite. The food tour provided a great sampling of savory and sweet foods of Carlsbad, along with wine tasting and oil and vinegar samplings. I wanted to take the tour with my husband after the first of the year, but Cheri said that the tour doesn't go from January to May, so be sure to check the dates if you plan on going before the summer. The pace of the tour was great. It is level and doable for anyone. We spent just the right amount of time at each yummy location. The servers were waiting for us and the food was plentiful and served nicely. The whole tour was extremely comfortable. Cheri gave us a print out of the places we visited, which was helpful. I would definitely go back in the early summer or the later part of the year with my husband. Without taking the Carlsbad food tour I would have missed out on the history of this amazing beach town and all it has to offer. I have taken several food tours in other cities and Carlsbad Food Tour holds up extremely well the others, even those in the large cities. It was a fun and enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. You won't be disappointed.

Yelp - Carlsbad Food Tours

Carlsbad Food Tours - Eat Like a Local

Carlsbad Food Tours is a 3 hour historic walking food tour with 8 stops at unique eateries, wine tasting and historical presentations. Carlsbad Food Tours offer a locals perspective to our unique village by the sea in northern San Diego, Calif. Carlsbad's coastal splendor, laid-back SoCal vibe, old world charms & culinary jewels makes Carlsbad Food Tours a great foodie experience.

Real Talk Carlsbad Interviews Carlsbad Food Tours

Real Talk Carlsbad is a monthly radio show designed to bring you the business, lifestyle, and unique character of Carlsbad. We broadcasts via Facebook LIVE. The show features community business leaders

Small businesses win big in Carlsbad

July 10, 2018 Carlsbad Business Journal
A problem finds a solution. An idea turns into a project, which then transforms into a service or product. And when passion threads these processes, a small business is born.