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Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour

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Adult Ages 18-61
Senior Ages 62+
Adolescent Ages 11-17
Child Ages 5-10
Young Child Ages 4 & Under

Delicious Foods from Specialty Shops & Local Eateries

  • Enjoy the best of Carlsbad’s locally sourced foods highlighting the bounty of delicious vegetables.
  • Carlsbad Food Tours are easily walkable in the downtown area that hosts some of the best flavors one can imagine.
  • Sample delicious baked artichokes in a cheesy garlic sauce, or our eggplant sliders marinated in a tasty marinara sauce.
  • Receive an insider’s view into the culture, history, and architecture that defines the Carlsbad Village.
  • We have a passion for telling stories and creating unique experiences that allow people to connect through food.
  • A taste of Carlsbad is our original food tour. Our partners are passionate about their food and you can taste it.
  • Our tour guides are fun, local, knowledgeable, and are eager to provide you with a glimpse into the local flavor, culture, art, and architecture.

Eat like a local and experience the historic city of Carlsbad through a food and wine walking tour, indulging in a light meal’s worth of tasty snacks and sips from various restaurants and shops in Carlsbad Village.

Along the way, listen as your food-loving guide shares insider insight into the area’s culinary scene; learn about the origins of Carlsbad while you sample unique local favorites from neighborhood restaurants, cafes, and specialty food stores.

Arrive in charming Carlsbad Village for your food and walking tour and meet your expert tour guide. With the group size limited to just 12 people, you can be sure of having their undivided attention as you explore this seaside neighborhood’s palm tree-lined lanes.

Embark on your food-focused excursion, starting with hand-selected breakfast items from Café Topes, such as their decadent cinnamon roll. From there, continue to a series of locally-owned Italian restaurants and cafes, where you can savor Old World dishes including generations-old recipes from Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant, southern Italian bites at Caldo Pomodoro.

Enjoy award-winning California wines at Witch Creek Winery and get the chance to savor both locally crafted and specialty import chocolates at Chocolate Bar. To complement your foodie exploration, between each destination your guide offers interesting commentary about the lovely Victorian architecture and old-fashioned storefronts that fill downtown Carlsbad. Your ticket also gets you Carlsbad Food Tours’ Tasting Guide, which features local maps and exclusive discounts and coupons to give you special access to Carlsbad’s unique, artisan food scene

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 sunset over a beach
Loved It!

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!

– David W. | Tripadvisor