Old Pasadena Food Tasting Walking Tour in Pasadena, CA

155 North Raymond AvenuePasadena, CA 91103
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Stroll through the colorful Old Pasadena as you learn about the area’s history through sampling food at the many local eateries and restaurants. From ethnic cafes to sampling poke, this tour is ideal for foodies looking for something new. You’ll meet locals along the way who will share their stories and delectable food with the group. Get ready for a walking food tour unlike any other.


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This tour explores the charming history, folklore, and architecture of Old Pasadena, a National Register Historic District, which was once just a land of orange groves. Colorful alleys, hidden courtyards, and secret thru-ways spice up our path, as we seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet havens for tastings. Enjoy fascinating stories behind the food which are sure to entertain and delight.

Whenever possible, we'll be met and hosted by our special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings with us. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch or dinner afterward is not necessary.

Duration: 3.5 hours with 9 stops (8 with tastings).
Walking distance: 1 mile

Here's what you can expect:
• Cafes and restaurants specializing in world cuisine (Middle Eastern, South American, Indian, Oaxacan)
• A trendy pie shop
• Authentic Italian-style gelato
• A handmade soap kitchen.

Not included: Parking at the starting point is not included. Rates for parking are 90 minutes free, $2 for each additional hour, $6 maximum per day (subject to change).

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Elk Grove, California
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 06, 2019
What a disappointing experience...oh wait there wasn’t one. My partner booked a $398 walking Thai Tour With celebrity chef, Jet Tila 4 MONTHS IN ADVANCED. We received confirmation a few days before and flew down to la. 2 days before, she receives a phone call stating it was canceled because it “slipped their mind that the LA marathon was that Sunday”. Being a huge fan, I even brought his book all the way down, we were actually a bit shocked and emotional. Eventually the sadness turned to anger and frustration. What poor planning and lack of professionalism. We were now out of the funds for airfare, accommodations and the cost of staying there as it was the SOLE REASON we went down south. The lady in charge started apologizing and made false promises about a personal skype/FaceTime apology from the chef, which we waited around for like a first date that never shows up and asked us for our address to receive something, which we have not. I would not recommend if you want to avoid being disappointed and let down.
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Laguna Niguel, California
"Great tour by Lisa"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 04, 2018
As a native Angeleno myself, I was so impressed with Lisa’s knowledge of Farmer’s Market. Such fascinating info and yummy food. My six friends and I had a blast. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves hometown history and eating. Thank you, Lisa and Melting Pot Tours. Looking forward to the Old Pasadena tour with Kathy.
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Huntington Beach, California
"East LA Latin Flavors"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 26, 2018
Excellent food. And the guides were fantastic. They had many fun facts about the places we visited as well as the area of LA we were touring.
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Encino, CA
"Behind the scene tour of La Espanola Meats, a manufacturing plant where they make outstanding traditional Spanish charcu"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2018
My friend an I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and lunch in the patio that included tapas, paella, wine & dessert as well as soft drinks and water. We were also able to bring our own olive oil bottles to be filled, and we were able to shop for Spanish foods & products. The owner of La Espanola Meats was very interesting and personable.
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Cheryl K
Claremont, California
"La Espanola - Harbor City"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018
Excellent tour of meat processing facility, followed by delicious lunch of authentic Spanish food & option to shop in unique market. Many products imported from Europe. Alex of La Espanola & Diane from Melting Pot Food Tours are personable and customer service oriented.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Pasadena Food Tasting Walking Tour

Is parking included in the tour price?
No. Parking at the starting point is not included. Rates for parking are 90 minutes free, $2 for each additional hour, and a $6 maximum per day.

Is gratuity included in the tour price?
No. However, a 15-20% tip is considered standard and is greatly appreciated, especially if you had a wonderful time!

Where do I meet for the tour?

Raymond Avenue & Holly Street (Pasadena, CA 91103). Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.

What should I wear and bring for the tour?
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and dressing appropriately for the day’s weather forecast. Be sure to bring the following items as well:

  • Money
  • Sunglasses/Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled Water, if desired

Can children come along on the tour?
Absolutely. Infants or young children under the age of 5 do not need tickets if they will not be participating in the food tastings. Children ages 5-12 or those participating in the tastings require a child’s ticket offered at a reduced price.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes. For the best possible experience, we ask that guests notify us if they or a member of their group requires the use of a wheelchair. Advance notice allows us to ensure that the group stays together at all points in the tour.

Does the tour still operate if it rains?
Yes. Tours are offered rain or shine. In the rare chance of heavy rain, flooding, or other bad weather, guests will be notified of the tour cancellation and given the option to reschedule.

How many stops are on the tour?
Tours stop anywhere from 6-8 times throughout the experience. Each stop offers guests the chance to sample a new type of food.

I have dietary restrictions/allergies. Can I still participate in the tour?
Yes. If given advance notice, we can accommodate your individual dietary restrictions/allergies throughout the tour.