Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours
Location: Carlsbad Village - downtown Carlsbad California
18-61 years old
62 + years old
11-17 years old
5-10 years old
Prices shown in USD do not include tax or booking fees. All sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets must be purchased by 10 am for today's tour(s). Our tour stops may vary depending on day of week, holidays etc.
8 Delicious Food Tastings are included on our food tour
Our tour also includes wine tasting
A Taste of Carlsbad takes place in rain or shine - wear appropriate clothes and bring an umbrella.
A Taste of Carlsbad Food Tours run daily 11:30am - 3pm
2 miles easy walking between restaurant stops
Eat like a local with A Taste of Carlsbad Food Tours: Expect to be with us about three hours as you learn about the origins of Carlsbad while you sample unique local favorites from neighborhood restaurants, cafes, and specialty food stores.
An expert guide helps you to easily navigate as you discover the diverse history, architecture and culture of downtown Carlsbad Village. Stroll through the main streets of Carlsbad which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with shops and art galleries and vibrant street murals. You’ll walk down Grand Ave to Carlsbad Blvd and enjoy the majesty of the Twin Inns and the Carlsbad Mineral Spa historic landmarks.
A Taste of Carlsbad food tours visits 8 food tasting locations within the quaint village of Carlsbad. The food samplings on this tour are sure to stimulate your salivary glands, and satisfy your appetite for a satisfying lunch that is chock-full of variety. Each tasting is served from locally-owned and operated specialty food stores and ethnic or locavore-style eateries. Experience Carlsbad with A Taste of Carlsbad.
Stops include one of Carlsbad’s most romantic restaurant, tasty deserts from local eateries that have been made from recipes past on from generation to generation. Award-winning wines that are grown in California, will be a delight for your taste buds. California wines are some of the best wines in the world. Enjoy wine tasting at one of Carlsbad’s Urban Wineries. Your Carlsbad tour will last about three hours and provides delicious tastings that are an adequate lunch for most. All food and tastings are included in the ticket price of $59. Come visit A Taste of Carlsbad.
Included in the guided walking tour is also our popular Tasting Guide, which features valuable maps, exclusive guest coupons and discounts.
Cultural, Historic and Architectural Experiences – Between the great tastings, you’ll stroll as locals do: through hidden passageways, exploring less-crowded side streets and discovering where to enjoy the freshest food and best wine. Recommendations for meals and lodging, architectural jewels, gorgeous displays of local flora and fauna, and places whose history make Carlsbad what it is.
If you are looking to try some of the newest restaurants in town, check out our Indulgence Food Tour.
Private Custom Group Tours are also available upon request.
Caldo Pomodoro serves up North County's finest Italian fare. Our tasting will be baked artichokes with lots of cheese and garlic, homemade meatballs with delicious garlic bread
Humble Olive Oils
Humble Olive Oils is a family owned and operated olive oil store and tasting room
located on State Street in beautiful downtown Carlsbad.
Vigilucci's Gourmet Market
Vigilucci's serves up great Italian cuisine. Panni Sandwich or Meat & Cheese Plate
Witch Creek Winery
Witch Creek Winery has honed the focus of their winery on producing a wide variety of outstanding, award-winning red wines. We will be tasting a sparkling wine, red & dessert wine.
Gaia prepares gelato in small batches every day, using only our authentic Italian recipes. Our tasting will be a flight of gelato with 4 unique tastings
Gregorio's has been serving up great Italian food and pizzas for over 20 years. Our tasting will be eggplant sliders.
VOTED BEST BREAKFAST IN CARLSBAD. Our tasting will be Mom's homemade cinnamon rolls.
Lola's Mexican Deli
Hands down it's the best Mexican food in the village. Our tasting will be Lola's famous bean & cheese burritos.
Mexican American style food. We will be tasting Grubby's specialty Al Pastor tacos. Roasted pork infused with pineapple.
Carlsbad Chocolate Bar
Offers an extensive variety of chocolates, full coffee and expresso bar, and retail wines, ports, and champagne. Our tasting will be Sea Salt Carmel Chocolates.
A Taste of Carlsbad Food Tours Meeting Location:
Your tour guide will greet you at the corner of State & Grand in front of the fountain at 11:30 am. Parking is available at the Carlsbad Village Train Station and 3 hour street parking.
2898 State Street, Carlsbad California
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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David WW5863 - TripAdvisor - San Diego California
Wonderful tour guide, great food, wonderful walk around Carlsbad, interesting information and history on Carlsbad. What a fun way to get to know Carlsbad! We really enjoyed our 3 hours eating delicious local food, sampling tasty wines and getting to know Carlsbad. We would do this tour again with ou