San Diego

Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour

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Gaslamp Quarter Downtown San Diego Food Tour
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Learn all about San Diego’s food scene in the Gaslamp District in the downtown area of the city. Your guide will take you to five different places to try five different large-size portions of local foods. You’ll learn about the history and culture of the area, too, and how that relates to food. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, since you’ll be walking for around three hours.
  • Lunch and water are included
  • Alcohol is an additional expense
  • This is a small group with 6 max
  • Enjoy 5 large portion tastings from several spots

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 555 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    We will meet outside in front of Spill The Beans Coffee & Bagels

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • 425 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

    The food tour ends at Cali Cream Homemade Ice Cream

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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.

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Paula_O
Great tour leader and great food. Asa did a great job at explaining San Diego history, architecture, and culture. I loved her style - not overly dramatic or sarcastic as so many tour guides - just down to earth, genuine, and kind. Restaurant choices were all interesting places we would not have discovered on our own. All stops were well organized and efficient. Plenty of food. Very pleased with our experience.

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San Diego Food Tour Critique
Peter_R, Apr 2024
While the Tour Guide and the Thai & Cuban Food were very good, we expected a more “San Diego or Southern California” food experience. Disappointing.
Aja had the best tour!
Leticia_F, Apr 2024
Aja was amazing!! We had to deviate a little bit from our path but she handled it like a pro and the restaurant we went to instead was delicious! First food tour for us and it was an awesome experience.
Noah is a delight
Lisa_A, Apr 2024
The food tour of the Gaslamp district was wonderful. Noah our guide was a delight, full of history and useful insights( he was also able to coral us when needed) the food stops were all delicious. Those places will definitely be on my “must stop at” list next time I’m in San Diego.
Great tour of downtown SD
Brent_W, Mar 2024
Noah our tour guide was great! We enjoyed our tour and even our adult children had a blast (we’re all local to SD), would highly recommend.
Our tummies were full
Kathy_H, Mar 2024
Lots of food and great company. Our guide was wonderful and informative. Great way to see the city. Done
Excellent walking food tour!
Valerie_S, Mar 2024
Our tour guide, Noah, was knowledge about the history of the area and the food on the tour was delicious! It was an excellent balance between walking, history, and food!
Do yourself the favor and book!
Dana_N, Mar 2024
Noah was an amazing guide and this was a phenomenal experience. All of the history and information you get in addition to the delicious food makes this experience a steal. I have taken food tours in the states and abroad so I feel comfortable saying this is definitely worth booking if you are looking for a great way to explore San Diego’s gas lamp area.
Awesome food tour!
Michael_A, Mar 2024
Awesome food tour around Gaslamp district!!! Had an amazing rum and Cuban coffee (extra $ but worth it) Defn recommend Aja as a tour guide
Jeremy Knows All!
Kylie_N, Feb 2024
Jeremy was very knowledgeable. My boyfriend and I have lived in San Diego for 3 years now, and we learned more in these couple of hours than ever! The food was great, and a great variety.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We're thrilled to read you enjoyed our Gaslamp Quarter food tour with Jeremy. He loves guiding our guests to some of the best food stops in Downtown San Diego.
Fun way to spend half a day!
Jill_C, Feb 2024
Do not eat breakfast before the tour! The food was enough to cover breakfast and lunch. Excellent cuisine and Noah did a great job teaching us about the city and showing us some sites. He also did a great job making recommendations for other fun activities to try and restaurants to visit.
Great tour leader and restaurant choices
Paula_O, Feb 2024
Great tour leader and great food. Asa did a great job at explaining San Diego history, architecture, and culture. I loved her style - not overly dramatic or sarcastic as so many tour guides - just down to earth, genuine, and kind. Restaurant choices were all interesting places we would not have discovered on our own. All stops were well organized and efficient. Plenty of food. Very pleased with our experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you so much for the glowing review. We're so glad you enjoyed our Gaslamp Quarter food tour and that "Aja did a great job!"
Good Food Tour
TerriM_L, Feb 2024
The food was great and from a variety of cuisines. I was going for more in depth history about the area.
Not a fan
Dave_O, Jan 2024
This tour was underwhelming. Our tour guide was fantastic but the stops and food were meh. I have done other food tours in San Diego and other cities and I expect the food to be unique to the city, history and culture of the area when doing these tours. We started out this one with a bagel. That's not unique. The Thai place had pot stickers and spring rolls. That is not unique or even Thai, it's Chinese. The ice cream was honestly the best part.
Better food choices
Felicia_A, Dec 2023
Our tour guide Stefan was great! He was very knowledgeable and kept the group entertained. Everyone was on time and the weather was AMAZING! I loved the history about the Gaslamp Quarters but the food choices could have been better for the value of this tour. I loved the empanadas and the ice cream most!
Great Food Tour
Laura_B, Dec 2023
We had a great time with Noah. He was very knowledgeable about the history of San Diego and the food stops were very good.
Amazing local foodie gems
Alisa_L, Nov 2023
What a fabulous tour of the Gaslamp district. Phil was a wonderful tour guide. We didn't go away hungry and all of the stops were so delicious. Nice to have "buy your own" beverages & cocktails if you wanted something other than water. A few stops were stand and eat and a few were sit down restaurant style. This was our 1st time to San Diego and it really was a great way to learn about this part of downtown, the history, and try some off the beaten path local food spots.
Great Time and Food
Ron_A, Nov 2023
Tour guide thorough knowledge of San Diego history and the restaurants we visited as well as other restaurants we asked about.
Great tour!
Steve_Z, Nov 2023
Jeremy did a very good job of integrating city history into the tour. Nice food variety. Right amount of time, walking amount easy.
So Much Fun!
Steve_C, Oct 2023
We had an awesome time on this tour. Stephan was super enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about all things San Diego and food. It was a highlight of our trip!
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you so much for your glowing positive review. We're thrilled to read you thought "Stefan was super enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable..." He loves guiding our guests to some of the best food places in Downtown San Diego.
Awesome experience
Carrie_G, Oct 2023
Phil was so great! Loved the history and facts he shared with us. The food was definitely enough and sooooo good. Definitely recommend!
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