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“Farmer's market Food and History tour”

Melting Pot Food Tours
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Los Angeles Farmers Market Small-Group Food Walking Tour
Ranked #2 of 44 Food & Drink in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Melting Pot Food Tours is the original food tour company in southern California. If you are looking for new and different things to do in Los Angeles, a food tasting walking tour is sure to please. Choose from amongst Melting Pot Food Tours' flagship Original Farmers Market Food & History Tour, its highly rated Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, or its off-the-beaten-path East LA Latin Flavors Food & Culture Tour Private tours available with advance reservation.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Farmer's Market Food and History tour was outstanding. Lisa and the rest of her team did an amazing job from beginning to end, with planning and preparation to the day of event. Email coordination was wonderful, as Lisa included everything we needed: maps, parking, directions, and tour. Our tour guide Andrew was exceptional. He gave an in death history and was very knowledgeable in food and LA culture. The food was the best part. Small samples of deliciousness and we did not need to have a meal after. We will definitely be back for another tour. Thank you Melting Pot Tour!

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"old town pasadena"
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"market tour"
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"market food"
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"food tasting tour"
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"latin food"
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"local history"
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"brazilian bbq"
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"great tour"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

My wife Nicole and I were part of a small group attending the Old Pasadena Food Tour on a Thursday evening. When we arrived at the location where the tour started we were met with a friendly smile and introduction by Lisa. She introduced us to the other couples attending the tour and we were on our way promptly. Lisa was very informative giving us all the good "tidbit" information on the history of Pasadena along with all the mom and pop businesses we visited. The food stops were great! It was nice to see the family owned businesses turning out rest food and drinks. The tour is well worth it! For us the best part was getting to know the other couples on the tour. We all got along so well that after the tour was over all of us stopped by The 35er bar and some drinks together! -William & Nicole

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

If you like different, if you like to walk, if you like to eat!, then this food tour is for you! My friend and I were really fortunate to get tickets for this past Sunday's, Thai Town Food Tour ( A BIG thank you to Lisa at Melting Pot Tours for this!). Thai food is a favorite for us but we always order the same dishes. We wanted to learn more about different types of Thai food and get familiar with other Thai dishes that were would be good to order but unknown to us. What we got was not only great food tastings at local Thai establishments BUT a very fun, personalized tour with the famous celebrity chef, Jet Tila. Chef Jet introduced us to a variety of dishes that were new to us (marinated pork skewers, papaya salad, jade noodles, etc...and GREAT desserts!) at his favorite places. Chef Jet also educated us on Thai culture, proper Thai etiquette with a bit of history, humor...... and yes, food! We also got a very informative tour of a local Thai market. And, Chef Jet graciously threw in some helpful produce tips and even some special cooking tips/advice! What a great time! A big thank you to Chef Tila and the Melting Pot Tours! By the way, this is my second tour with Melting Pot! Our first was the Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour in 2011. We had an awesome time back then as we did with past Sunday's tour! We look forward to our third tour- East LA Latin tours! Thank you , Lisa, for the quality, affordable food tours that you put together!

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Have had two bus groups participate and it is such a fun day! The guide was very knowledgeable and both groups had a wonderful time. Will plan another very soon. Well worth the time and money!!

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Love, love, loved this food tour! We did the Pasadena tour. Our guide Barbara was very knowledgeable. She was also very enthusiastic about the area and the food. Although the price is a little steep I felt like it was definitely worth it. We did receive good size portions and we definitely left full. Additionally, I am gluten intolerant and every effort was made to accommodate me. I never once felt like I was missing out. This tour had a lot of great neighborhood gems. The next time I'm in the area I will definitely do another tour.

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