Carlsbad Food Tour and Wine Tasting

Carlsbad, USA
Carlsbad Village Food Tour
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Savor the distinctive flavors of Carlsbad Village with a food and walking tour of the scenic seaside gem. Get an insider’s look at the culinary scene, local history and landmarks as you explore with knowledgeable guides and enjoy a series of six gourmet tastings. Pause to sip award-winning California wines, sample luscious desserts and try a series of unique specialty foods, and season your experience with behind-the-scenes stories about Carlsbad Village’s vibrant gourmet culture, hippest restaurants and cutting-edge artisanal products.
  • Enjoy foodie fare at six beloved locations during a food tour of Calsbad Village
  • Sample local cuisine, California wines, and rich desserts
  • Get an insider's look at the town's thriving food culture
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Sample Menu


bruschetta al pomodoro

fresh chopped tomatoes, olive oil and garlic over toasted bread


Gnocchi alla vodka

potato dumplings served in a pink creamy vodka sauce and mushrooms


Artisan Donut

Brown Butter Donut


Al Pastor Tacos

Freshly Grilled Pork Pastor w/ Cilantro, Onions & a touch of Pineapple.



Supreme Crepe Brie, Bacon, mozzarella, Spinach, Tomato (Buckwheat GF batter)



Gelato is the traditional Italian Ice Cream. The word “gelato” comes from the Latin word “gelatus” meaning “frozen.”

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Walking Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • State Street & Grand Avenue
    State St & Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

    We meet at the northwest corner of State and Grand near the fountain. You should see a giant multi-colored beach chair, make yourself comfortable. On the southwest corner you will see Via Vai Cucina Italiana 2907 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

Start time

11:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana & Seafood

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Froglanders Crepes & Yogurt

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Witch Creek Winery

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Señor Grubby's

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Strawberry Shack

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

GelatoLove Carlsbad Village

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Service animals allowed
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
our guide David was very knowledgeable of the history of Carlsbad and had many interesting facts to share as we made our way to the different stops along the food and wine tour. Food was very good at each stop with wine samples near the end. definitely would recommend this tour.


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Very nice guide but not...
Sean_Y, Apr 2024
Very nice guide but not worth the price. If you like carbs this is the tour for you. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so many carbs. We ate pita bread, Italian bread, pasta, crepes, avocado toast and donuts. Be warned there are no wine samples on the tour although we did have some very tasty limoncello and pressed juice.
Fun day!
Mary_J, Mar 2024
The food was great but we especially liked talking to Ed (Dirt), about his life leading up to the time he started working as a tour guide. He was also knowledgeable about the history of the Village of Carlsbad. It was a really fun day all around.
Foodie Family
sharonrosar, Mar 2024
Very entertaining and informative. Ed was a fantastic guide for our adult family group and we thoroughly enjoyed every food experience.
Great tour
Richard_B, Mar 2024
Ben was awesome. I like how he mixed the history of the city with the food. The places we went we great and not places I would necessarily find on my own. Great tour.
Eat our way around
Dona_W, Feb 2024
Enjoyed the informative tour of the area. Some yummy stops. Ben was great. Included the murals and the history.
Carlsbad Food Tour
Mary_J, Feb 2024
Our guide was right on time and easily engage with us. Ed was knowledgeable about the restaurants in Carlsbad and picked unique restaurants that offered cuisine about the norm. If Iyou are staying in Carlsbad for a week be sure to take this tour when you first arrive. It's a great way to get some history of the town too.
Great Experience
Beth_E, Jan 2024
This was a lovely day with delicious food and lots of interesting history of Carlsbad. David, our tour guide did an outstanding job. His enthusiasm for the food and his knowledge of the Carlsbad area made this trip a perfect day!
Great intro to Carlsbad
Mary_N, Jan 2024
Great time! Really good way to get to know the town. Cicciotti’s (Italian restaurant) was so good, we went back and made a dinner reservation for later in the week. Kelly was a great guide!
Great time
Amy_M, Dec 2023
Had a great time experiencing the local spots of downtown carlsbad. Our guide Ben was super friendly and knowledgeable!
Great Sunday Afternoon Tour
AngelaL_L, Dec 2023
Excellent tour. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend. The crepe stop was our favourite.
Do this in SoCal!
Catherine_G, Dec 2023
This is a must for visitors to Carlsbad. Ben was knowledgeable with great delivery of tasty morsels.
David was an excellent...
Mona_S, Nov 2023
David was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about Carlsbad. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and wine tour and would highly recommend it. We left feeling that we had learned a lot about the history of Carlsbad which was an added bonus. Definitely a great tour!!
Lots of food and history
Wendi_H, Nov 2023
Excellent tour, with lots of interesting information about Carlsbad. The food was very good, and there was a good variety of restaurants and tastes, and plenty of food. Our guide, David, had great stories about the history and was extremely knowledgeable.
Excellent,5 star all the way.
Susan_C, Oct 2023
David was so informative and excited about what he was sharing with us. We had great food, nice walk and history of the area. Personal information about the restaurant owners and their commitment to their customers.
Great experience in Carlsbad
Connie_T, Oct 2023
Wonderful informational tour and tasting. Sooo much food, I was stuffed. David our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very nice. The food was amazing. Overall a great tour!
An Afternoon with David in Carlsbad
Robert_T, Sep 2023
Our tour guide David's presentation of this lovely little city was fabulous. He kept us intrigued with the city's origin, it's development, its special people, its prize winning doughnuts and wine, and, of course its variety of places to wine and dine. We especially enjoyed the story of the owner of Gregorio's who contributes to the Boys Club in Carlsbad from the profits of his restaurant.
A good value worth the time
Paul_B, Sep 2023
Nice combination of history and food samples. Tour guide was pleasant and informative. I would recommend this for others.
Great taste of Carlsbad.
Ronald_R, Sep 2023
Our guide, Ben, was really good. Great venues to sample food and culture to go with it. A highlight of our trip to the West coast.
Fun in Carlsbad
Phyllis_H, Aug 2023
David was so knowledgeable, we learned a lot, had a great food and met some fantastic people. Totally worth it!!!
The really good tasting...
Regina_S, Aug 2023
The really good tasting opportunities we had and our guide David with his knowledge of food and the history of Carlsbad was really informative

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