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Los Angeles Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture

Highlights
  • Explore the tasty food and fascinating culture of the many ethnic enclaves of Los Angeles
  • See why L.A.'s incredibly diverse population has made it one of the most exciting food cities on earth
  • Sample tasty treats from an array of bakeries, markets, restaurants, and hole-in-the-wall eateries
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Los Angeles Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture
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Los Angeles Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture
From US$88.00
Overview
Follow your taste buds ‘off the beaten path’ during this 4-hour food exploration of the incredible ethnic eats in Los Angeles. Learn why this southern California city’s astounding mix of Korean barbecue joints, late-night taco trucks, and strip-mall Vietnamese are what truly put the ‘City of Angels’ in a league of its own. Snack your way through a mix of casual restaurants, bakeries, ethnic markets, and more, learning about some of L.A.’s lesser-known culture as you eat. A guide, a variety of tastings, non-alcoholic drinks, and public transit fare are included.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at 2pm in front of Gaylord Apartments (3355 Wilshire Blvd.; take the Metro Red Line to the Wilshire/Vermont stop and walk four blocks west.) You'll ride the Metro and walk through some of L.A.'s most "hidden gem" neighborhoods to enjoy Korean barbecue, Vietnamese street food, tacos, and more. Don't worry about not understanding all the signs and menus in foreign languages—your guide knows exactly where to go and what to order. Stop for tastings in markets, restaurants, bakeries, and hole-in-the-wall eateries, sampling a full array of sweet and savory treats. As you walk and ride the Metro through Koreatown, Little Armenia, and Thai Town, you'll also pass the site of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination site, see traditional homes, various styles of architecture, and cultural hot spots. This 4-hour tour ends at the Hollywood/Western Metro station (5450 Hollywood Blvd.). Note the end point is several miles from the departure point. Most guests simply ride the Metro Red Line four stops back to Wilshire/Vermont.
Reviews (19)
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile
Fun and Delicious

Really enjoyed this tour. Tom, our guide was great. He was very knowledgeable and interesting and attentive to the group. We experienced some of the unexpected ethnic delights of LA and things off the beaten path. I would definitely recommend to anyone with a sense...More

Thank Patrick H
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, Patrick! Tom is indeed a wonderful guide, and we're delighted to hear that he helped make your day so enjoyable. We hope you enjoy some of those hidden foodie gems for years go come when...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Truly an epic day!

I recently took the L.A. Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture tour with a few friends for my birthday. This was my first experience on a food tour of any kind and it far exceeded any and all expectations. Kelley was such a consummate guide that...More

Thank Cee J
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

What wonderful feedback! This was so nice to read. Kelley is indeed a gem, and we're so glad to hear she helped to enhance your birthday experience! To hear that one of our tours exceeds expectations is one of the highest compliments we can receive,...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Kelly Benes is Amazing!

I had a really great experience on this tour and I especially loved how informed and warm Kelly was. The history of the neighborhoods and buildings was an added bonus! I enjoyed walking and taking the bus while talking about food and our travels around...More

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LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you so much for sharing this feedback with us! "A group of friends adventuring together" is exactly the type of feeling we aim to create with our tours, so it's especially exciting to hear that you had this experience with Kelley. We appreciate you...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Afternoon Lunch with Friends

This was an AWESOME tour. Kelley the tour-guide was patient, polite and knowledgable about the food and places we visited. She made us all feel comfortable together. She even gave us a great list of recommendations to visit on our own. Truly felt like this...More

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LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

How wonderful to hear! So glad you enjoyed your "adventure," and that Kelley was able to provide you with such an enjoyable day. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 29 July 2018
fantastic afternoon. A+

I have nothing but positive things to say about the Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture tour. Kelley was an exceptional tour guide and I am 110% glad I signed up for this on a whim. All of the food was delicious, the tour guide was...More

1  Thank Alex F
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us! We love it when LA locals take this tour and discover something new and special about their city, so thank you for being adventurous! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day so...More

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