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“Foody Field Trip - Pasadena”
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Foody Field Trips
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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“Foody Field Trip - Pasadena”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Felt like a mini-vacation! Today, July 15th, 2012 was our first food tour. We are locals to the Pasadena area and were surprised to find that we discovered a few new restaurants and some local history we were not familiar with. My husband and I enjoyed the tour led by an enthusiastic, entertaining guide and enjoyed meeting the other friendly interesting people attending. The tour moved at a comfortable pace, no worries about finding restrooms as each of the 6 venues had facilities. Many of the venues offer discounts if you purchase gift certificates or make a purchase of goods.

Tips: Wear comfortable walking shoes, and wear sunscreen. Also, if you attend on an Sunday, look for the metered parking that is exempt on Sundays and you'll save $6.00. If you are new to the area I recommend this as a great way to get to know not only the restaurants but perhaps meet some interesting friendly people as well. Great idea for a B-day gift as well! Have Fun.

Visited July 2012
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Westlake Village
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Culver City”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

I don't bother rating unless the experience is exceptional. I have done many food tours in the Los Angeles area and elsewhere, and this is one of the best. There is a good variety of tastes and styles (some very good and none bad), there is enough but not too much (except for the unusually large portion of excellent gelato), and there was even a few ounces each of two satisfactory Argentinean wines and two excellent California beers (Stone and Firestone). Contributing heavily to the quality of the experience was the guide, Kareem, who shared some local history and food insights with good cheer and attentiveness. Friendly, knowledgeable, funny and diligent add up to a great guide for a fun afternoon.

Visited June 2012
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3 Thank palace17
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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Super Saturday”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Great food, beautiful day, fabulous tour guide and friends, new and old. 5+ Stars!

Visited May 2012
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Thank Larry P
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Orange County, California
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232 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“a 3 isn't bad, it's just average like the tour was”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We've done a number of food tours in a number of cities and this just wasn't our favorite; not bad just not as good as others. We did the Pasadena tour. For starters, the group was rather large and that made it more difficult to be lead and more challenging for the guide to give us tips along the way. The guide was very enthusiastic and clearly liked the food scene in all of LA & gave some good off tour recomendations. There wasn't a lot of cohesiveness to the tour adn we criss crossed throughout Pasadena so we covered the same territory more than once. I felt like we spent WAY to long at the first stop, the tea house; it was nice but as much time as we spent there wasn't needed. The last stop was a bakery and they seemed to be well picked over for flavors so if you didn'tpush in front of the other 20 people on the tour for your small cupcake you were stuck with one of the few that were left as a few flavors only had 1 or 2 at all. The Peruvian place and Argentina restaurants were stellar; well worth stopping at & probably worth doing the tour alone. Havens Gastropub was OK, it was kind of odd to share finger foods (a basket of) and dipping sauces with the other 12 strangers (on the tour) at the bar and while the pizza & beer were good I though potato chips & french fries were kindy chintzy; plus similar to one another. And the 6th stop (although the first stop) was a nice and different treat, nice exposure. So overall it's not a waste of time but also not a must dI woudl have liked a little more history/tid bits about the area.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank bubbles911
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burbank
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Culver City”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

I went on this tour Sunday, April 15, 2012. I loved it! There were 6 in the group and the guide was able to connect with each person individually. The restaurants were excellent choices as well. Food and variety of food were great. It was less walking than I expected; probably less than a mile all added up. Historical information added nicely to the trip. If I were going to make a suggestion, it would be for the guide to give out a 3 by 5 card with information on other recommended restaurants that foodies might enjoy having. Thank you!

Visited April 2012
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Thank h2osmom
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