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Ventura Food Tours

Ventura, CA 93001
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Food tour in Ojai

Let me just start with the tour guide himself - Manuel. I would give him 5 stars. He was friendly... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
HustleNtravel
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Los Angeles, California
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Ventura Food Tour

This tour is a definite must do! Our tour guide, Amy, was not only extremely knowledgeable of... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
luv2danz4u
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Ventura Food Tours are guided walking tours, lasting between three and four hours, in downtown Ventura, downtown Ojai, and downtown Santa Barbara. Each tour stops at 6 different locations, where guests will enjoy tastings of some of the areas best food finds. As we walk the tour route, you'll meet chefs, entrepreneurs, and learn about the history of the area. Our tasting tours are intimate and informal, giving you a behind the scenes look into some of our gourmet food producers and culinary purveyors. Clam chowder, Polynesian food, handmade truffles, California olive oil, wine, cheese, and gelato are amongst the tasting options on the Downtown Ventura Tasting Tour.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ventura, CA 93001
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Let me just start with the tour guide himself - Manuel. I would give him 5 stars. He was friendly, accommodating, full of information regarding the businesses we visited and history of the town. It is a walking tour, places were within a 4 block...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This tour is a definite must do! Our tour guide, Amy, was not only extremely knowledgeable of Ventura's amazing history but she was also so sweet and kind! What a fun day with Amy!! My husband and I would give this tour 5 stars....it is...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

We are so glad you had fun on our tour and that you enjoyed our tour guide Amy - we think she's pretty awesome too. We hope to see you on another tour sometime soon. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

After searching around for a fun, unique team building activity, we decided to take our staff of 12 on a private food tour with Allison. What a fun day! The food was so so good, and just the right balance between appetizers, main course, desserts,...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, Debi! I had such a great time with your group - hope to see you around town or another tour sometime soon. Take care...

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I went on the Downtown Ventura Food Tour with a couple of friends and it was a wonderful experience! Nina, our tour guide was great, very informative and fun! Everything we ate was yummy and it was plenty of food. We met some great people...More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review - we're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour and had fun re-visiting some of the shops after. Thanks for recommending our tours to your friends - hopefully you can join us on our Eating Ojai Tour, Taste of...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had such a great time with a fantastic group. Amy was sooo informative and helpful. Full of fantastic drink and food surprises. We will definitely be revisiting the places we toured.

Thank Christine M
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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our tour - hope to see you on our Eating Ojai or Taste of Santa Barbara Tour sometime soon. Happy eating!

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

As a sorta local (from Oxnard), I thought I knew Ventura. Let's face it Ventura is tiny (compared to Santa Barbara) and, therefore, manageable. Easy to know what will be good (non chains) and what will not (things beginning with the letters Sub, Mc, Del)....More

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VenturaFoodHappening, Owner at Ventura Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Thank you so much for your review, Hilary. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and all the stops and interesting info. Hope to get you on one of our other tours in Ojai or Santa Barbara sometime soon! Until then, happy eating...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a great day with Nina as our guide we were taken too some great places. Nina provided some trivia about Ventura. She and the tour were awesome

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We were the largest group that our tour guide Nina ever had. Also it was raining hard for the entire trip but Nina didn't let us down. The foods were great and she made sure the restaurant prepared foods for our family member who is...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2016

My family and I had lots of fun with our tour gal, Nina. She has a very positive and fun personality and very knowledge with the food and the restaurants / stores that we she took us. Even though our tour was delayed a little...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

So much fun food was delectable. Wine tasting fun! Our guide MAureen was A#1!!!!!!!we love the town. Great shopping. Everyone in the town was so pleasant

Thank Maripeg B
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Lucia M
14 January 2018|
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Response from VenturaFoodHappening | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for reaching out. If you are wondering about children coming on our tour, yes children are allowed. It is up to the parents discretion to decide if your child will enjoy the tour and not grow bored during the... More
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Chris H
4 May 2015|
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Response from VenturaFoodHappening | Property representative |
$54 per person, which covers all six tastings, taxes, and tips. The amount of food on the tour is the equivalent of a very large lunch.
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