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Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour

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Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Tasting some of the best food in Los Angeles isn't just about experiencing the local cuisine, but learning about the dynamic food culture that's emerging in Downtown LA. On this foodie-friendly walking tour, you taste creations at a few standout downtown eateries. Start walking from Pershing Square, enjoy your guide's live narration about LA and Hollywood history, and hear about the local food scene while you explore.
  • Taste your way around Downtown Los Angeles on this foodie walking tour
  • Sample food at six different eateries, bakeries and ethnic food destinations
  • Get a personal experience with an intimate tour, capped at only eight guests
  • Don't worry about extra spending, with food tastings and water included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food tastings
  • Water
  • Hotel pick and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

    Meeting at 545 South Olive Street (outside in front of Pitchoun Bakery) Parking available at PacMutual Parking (523 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014)

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • 700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

    The tour ends at 700 S Grand Ave (outside in front of Bottega Louie)

What To Expect

Explore the vibrant food scene of Downtown Los Angeles, and enjoy samples from a variety of eateries, on this walking food tour with a small group of just eight travelers and a professional guide. Your tastings and water are all included for a hassle-free experience.

Meet your guide at a central location downtown for the 3-hour tour. The first stop will be at Grand Central Market, home to a variety of vendors. Afterwards, walk past the Bradbury Building and the Last Bookstore to Donut Friend DTLA to sample made-to-order donuts. Then you’ll try artisanal cheeses at DTLA Cheese Superette, followed by Pitchoun! For French pastries. The last stop will be at Guisados for tacos on handmade tortillas.

Along the way, hear stories about culture, history, and food scene of downtown.

Sidewalk Food Tours of Los Angeles

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Grand Central Market

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bradbury Building (Pass By)

The Last Bookstore (Pass By)

DONUT FRIEND DTLA

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

DTLA Cheese Superette

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pitchoun!

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Guisados

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum of 12 people to ensure the best tour experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Service animals allowed
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Please advise of any specific dietary restrictions at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note: The streets have a slight incline and you will have to walk up small stairs at some of the establishments
  • Please let us know in advance, if you have difficulty walking up a few flights of stairs, and we will make arrangements for you.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Do you offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options for the Downtown Los Angeles Food tour?

A:We do offer a full vegetarian option, however, guests with vegan or gluten-free diets are able to enjoy appx. 50% of the food offerings. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Feb 2021

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sukinni56
Got to see everything on my list of LA while tasting great food from local eateries I’d go back to. I wanted to be with a group because I was traveling alone & had a wonderful group. Alaina was a joy & explained history & architecture of the area. Fantastic

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Great tour of downtown LA
Stephen_W, May 2024
Great I sight into LA history in addition to good places to get food downtown. We had a nice pace of food vs history.
Delicious food and good company
Rebecca_B, Apr 2024
Jean A was very knowledgeable about the area and particularly the architecture of downtown Los Angeles. The food was a good variety and not too far to walk in between.
LA food feast
sukinni56, Apr 2024
Got to see everything on my list of LA while tasting great food from local eateries I’d go back to. I wanted to be with a group because I was traveling alone & had a wonderful group. Alaina was a joy & explained history & architecture of the area. Fantastic
Overall fun, delicious and educational
Katja_B, Apr 2024
Very entertaining and Alaina was lovely and knowledgeable. Consider skipping the Central Market. Yes, it’s an institution, but it’s so dirty and run down. That is the one area we didn’t enjoy. Everything else was great and we were lucky having such a great bunch of people in the group. Thank you
I had a great time!...
chenelle_c, Apr 2024
I had a great time! Scarlet was a great tour guide. I would recommend this tour to friends. Thanks again!
Great inside scoop
Rachel_H, Apr 2024
Walking through the Biltmore and hearing about the old Hollywood glam made the experience for me. The food picks pleased the whole family at one point or another and we were more than satisfied!
GREAT TOUR
krystal_b, Mar 2024
This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Analica a was amazing! She really knew her history. The places we stopped were amazing. Grand central market was my favorite stop !
Hit the spot!
csaiter, Mar 2024
Our guide was excellent and the food delicious! We learned some really interesting facts about DTLA’s history in addition to the food.
Great tour!!
Michael_B, Mar 2024
Great tour. Chris did a phenomenal job with LA history, facts and enough comedy to make it very interesting. Thank you
History, Design, Consumption of Swine!
Kenneth_T, Feb 2024
Our tour guide, Chris, was AMAZING! He had great energy and was refreshingly passionate about his work. The tour provided a overview of LA social, cultural, and architectural history; all interwoven around tasty bites from an array of really cool downtown eateries.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for the glowing review. We're so happy you thought "Chris was Amazing!" He loves guiding our guests to some of the best food stops in DTLA, a neighborhood he calls home.
Wonderful Food-Filled Sunday Afternoon!
Barbara_G, Jan 2024
Our tour guide Chris was very knowledgeable about the area, its history, and the food scene. The food choices were very good. We were disappointed that we didn’t get to go to Guisados for tacos, but the pasta choice was excellent.
almost full
Jason_J, Jan 2024
The stops were delicious, but ended with most of the party feeling almost full and wanting just a bit more food. This may be because we only did 5 tastings and iirc there were supposed to be 6 stops, but it was on New Year's Eve and a Sunday so possibly the cheese stop was closed. Also we missed out on seeing the bookstore which might have also been closed. Guide, Scarlet, was friendly and knowledgeable. Had great anecdotes about DTLA and its history. Aside from wanting just one more bite a great time and recommend.
Good food, no utensils.. in thought out. But I enjoyed a guided tour of DTLA.
Leslie_R, Dec 2023
Chris was knowledgeable though a little unprepared, I felt. Probably would choose a different food tour were I to do it again.
Great Tour!
Patrick_P, Nov 2023
Robbie was a great guide! Knowledgeable and fun! The tour visited some out of the way places in the downtown district, an area that generally doesn’t get the attention of other areas of LA
Average at best
Maduka_E, Oct 2023
I had high expectations for this food tour, but unfortunately, it didn't meet them. The tour guide, Scarlet, began by having the group sign a waiver shortly after arriving a bit late. While she provided some informative insights into LA's history, her delivery could benefit from more enthusiasm. The food selections also left room for improvement.
Our tour guide Robbie was...
Lydia_C, Oct 2023
Our tour guide Robbie was great. He was very informative and made walking fun. The places that we stopped had amazing history and phenomenal food
Fantastic thing to do
Ruth_M, Oct 2023
Great guide, very clear and plenty of additional information. Superb food and more of it than we anticipated. Really good pace, not rushed. Time to chat to other people on the tour. Loved it
Great for visitors and locals alike
Matt_B, Sep 2023
My in laws were in town, and we thought this would be a great way to see downtown, taste some good food, and learn a bit of history. Check, check, check! Our tour guide, Scarlet, was amazing! Highly recommend.
Interesting trip. The...
Ray_F, Jul 2023
Interesting trip. The food is good! (except the taco is slightly too spicy) Perhaps we can try other kinds of food, like some Asian food?
Good variety of food
Tra_L, Jul 2023
I liked the variety in the Central market best. There was a good selection of dining venues on the tour. All of the food was good.
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