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“Vintage Tour”

Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours
Ranked #1 of 4 Food & Drink in Orange
Certificate of Excellence
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Ontario, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Vintage Tour”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

After living in the area for many years decided to take the 4-hour Vintage farmers market and culture tour. A perfect mix of food and culture. Started at Rubys at the old Santa Fe RR with a sampling of delicious cinnamon roll pancakes while getting an overview of the history of the Santa Fe depot. Walled to a lovely farmers market with a nice selection of artisan goods and local grown foods. Afterwards we walked across to Chapman University's Marion Knott Film school which housed a wealth of priceless movie posters and original storyboard drawings from Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments. We then walked thru some of the beautiful historic homes to Ruta Begoraz restaurant, which is rumored to be haunted and is whimsically decorated. Further adventures took us for unique burgers and tasty pizza, followed by a visit to the grinder shop which offered a huge assortment of unique sodas, such as bacon, pb&j, sweet corn, pumpkin pie and a huge assortment of dads as well as sandwiches and tasty Italian ice. We traveled further down to the circle and stopped by several antique stores before heading to our last stop, a small taco stand with delicious burritos. The quickest 4 hours ever. Would definitely go back on my own to explore further. A must see, especially with living social's occasional discount.

Visited August 2013
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OTOWFT, Owner at Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours, responded to this review, 5 August 2013
Thank you for your kind words - we are so thrilled that your time on the tour was fun (and filling). We love our town, and are happy to pass on great info and hope you've discovered some great new places for future visits. We'll pass on your comments to our restaurants. Thanks again.

Renee, Co-Owner
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English first
Orange, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Old Town Orange”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

An antique lovers paradise. Many lovely little shops mixed in with delightful little restaurants. Something for every taste and for e Rey pocketbook. Fun to shop or just to look.

Visited February 2013
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Newport Beach, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Vintage walking tour”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Live in Orange County but thought this would be fun to do with some girlfriends as I always love visiting Old Town Orange. It was a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Bring an appetite as you are well fed and given some really interesting facts about Orange and surrounding areas. The walking is slow so should not be a deterrent to anyone, including young children. A perfect way to spend time with friends!

Visited June 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Be a Tourist in your Own Backyard!”
Reviewed 10 May 2013

There were 8 of us on the walking tour that started in Ruby's Streamliner Lounge - the old railroad depot, gorgeously transformed into a restaurant, bar, and banquet room. While we ate a great breakfast of cinnamon roll french toast, bacon, and coffee, the manager did a slideshow on the history of Orange and what the railroad meant to the development of Orange County. It was fabulous. Then we went to the Farmer's Market, where there are all sorts of tastes for free (yes, we bought some jams and some delicious bread!) and got some muffins and biscuits from our tour guide, Jody, who was great. We stopped by the historic Vogelsang Home, which was having a benefit, and got to buy some delightful homemade items. Then it was on to tastes of burgers, pizza (Zito's - flaky, yummy, one of the best I've had), grinders, sweet potato fries, chips/chipotle dip and tea, and even a quesadilla. All this, in between stopping in vintage stores and hearing all of the history of our own County. It was a fabulous day and everyone enjoyed it very much. If you live in the area - start exploring your own history! When people come to visit, you have a place to take them that is really dazzling. We've done about 15 food tours around the world, and this one ranks as one of the best. Thanks, Jody! It was a great tour!

Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Way to Spend the Day”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

My friend and I took the Vintage Orange Food Tour. The tour was 4 hours long and not only included food tastings, but also some history of Orange and a few shopping stops. We had a great time. The food was fabulous at each stop and not just a taste, but a pretty substantial offering. By the end of the tour, we were stuffed. The history of the area was very interesting, and our tour guide, Jody, did a great job giving us inside information on some of the area's unique spots. We had a Living Social deal, which made the event even better!

Visited May 2013
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