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Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena

From US$75.00
Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
From US$75.00
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10:30am Tour
Morning departure, 3.5-hour walking tour, tour guide, tasting fees
From US$75.00
Explore Pasadena’s foodie highlights on a 3.5-hour, small-group walking tour of Old Town, whose elegant Art Deco architecture is among Los Angeles’ most remarkable. Follow your guide through quiet streets and back alleys as you learn the dynamic history of this foothill city. Slip into neighborhood restaurants and sweets shops that serve foods from around the world, and taste falafel, olive oil and gelato while walking a 1.25-mile (2-km) loop through the heart of historic Pasadena. 
What to Expect
Old Pasadena, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade, elegant architecture and cultural landmarks, is also a place for exceptional and diverse dining. On this food walking tour, a local, knowledgeable guide will lead you on a delightful epicurean stroll through the hidden alleyways and charming courtyards of this US Historic District. You’ll enjoy 9 tasting stops, ranging from Middle Eastern falafel and Indian specialties to a California olive oil, an authentic Venzuelan cafe and artisan ice cream.

Your guide will keep you entertained between tasting stops with engaging stories of how Old Pasadena transitioned from the center of town to the local skid row to the one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the country. You'll never think of Pasadena as simply the home of the Rose Parade again!

The complete tour is an easy 1.25-mile (approximately 2-km) walk in a loop with no hills, inclines or stairs.

Please advise us of dietary restrictions or food allergies for any member of your party at time of booking. We cannot arrange for tasting substitutions if we are first notified when the tour begins. Note that for Sunday tours, there is one tasting for which there is no gluten free option.
Reviews (12)
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile
A great way to spend a sunny day!

I purchased a tour for myself and my wife for her birthday and couldn’t have been more pleased! It was great to taste food from really great, fun local restaurants and shops. Our tour guide Sabrina was phenomenal and had a ton of great local...More

1  Thank ca717us
tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

To begin, happiest birthday to your wife, and we hope that all of her wishes come true! Thank you so much for choosing our tour to celebrate, we are always honored to be included in such special occasions! We love that you enjoyed everything that...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018
the best way to see and feel old pasadena

we have enjoyable ans tasty 3/5 hours with Barbara in old Pasadena. we eat in local restaurants, learn about olive oil, soap and tea, learn interesting facts about Pasadena. she was very good guide, speaks clearly and took care of everyone. nice and tasty culture...More

Thank bartravelIsrael
tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for coming out to enjoy our Old Pasadena tour and for posting these very kind words. We hope you will return to this beautiful district to visit the places you loved the most! We're glad you had fun with Barbara and we will...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Lovely way to get acquainted with Pasadena!

We had a lovely morning with Laura. We met at Everton Royce across from Memorial Park which has convenient parking in the public garage. There is EV parking in the garage but there is a 2 hour charging limit. We were amazed at the diversity...More

Thank Carylgb2020
tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words and recommendation for our Old Pasadena tour! I know Laura will appreciate your compliments, and we love that you enjoyed the full range of global flavors that we are so pleased to bring you on this tour. We hope...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Wonderful food tour of Pasadena

I've found food tours to be a great way to explore an area, whether traveling or in your hometown. I've been to Pasadena a number of times, but never knew where to go to get away from all the chain stores and restaurants. I love...More

1  Thank Susan C
tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you for exploring Pasadena in a whole new way with us, and for posting this very kind review! We agree that Barbara is wonderful, and we will share your comments with her. We adore our merchants and hope you will visit them again in...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Perfect tour!

A huge thank you to Barbara, our tour guide. We had an amazing day with you! We lucked out and got a private tour, which was perfect as my mom's bday gift. We're still full and would love to visit Old Pasadena again. Thank you...More

Thank Katie S
tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

On behalf of Barbara, you are so welcome, we so appreciate your kind words!! And thank YOU, for choosing our tour for your mom's party, Melting Pot Tours is always honored to be part of such a special celebration. We hope all of your mom's...More

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