Downtown LA Culinary Experience

Why We Love this Tour

“I lived in LA for over 6 years, and I’ve eaten a lot of good food. This tour will take you to ALL the best places us locals love to eat at. The tacos you will taste are life-changingly delicious! And even better, you get to learn about all the amazing history and culture that went into creating some of your favorite dishes. I love the idea of bridging cultures through this shared love of food.”

– Lauren Chouinard
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Tour Highlights

  • Meet Chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts
  • Trendy Restaurants
  • Incredible Architecture
  • Four Restaurants
  • Alcohol Pairing Upgrade (optional)
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Price: $89

*Advance Tickets are required. Must be 16+years to join this tour.

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Downtown Food Tour - Walking on the Street 2
Learn about the history, architecture and food scene in downtown LA
Downtown Food Tour - Tacos at Guisados
Enjoy LA flavors as you work your way through a 4-course progressive dinner
Downtown Food Tour - Peddlers Creamery Putting Wedges in Ice Cream
Go behind-the-scenes into the kitchen where all ice cream is churned by bicycle
Downtown Food Tour - Cheersing Beers at Nickel Diner
Cheers to food & stories with others on this unique social dining experience

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About the Downtown LA Culinary Experience

Our Los Angeles four-course progressive dining experience showcases the innovation and trendy restaurants of the Los Angeles culinary world. Stroll through the historic core neighborhood learning about its fascinating history and incredibly captivating architecture, while going behind-the-scenes to meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts. Our Downtown LA Culinary Experience concludes with mouthwatering desserts near the Bradbury Building.


What’s On the Menu



(Guisados) Braised taco flight of chicken mole poblano, steak picado and calabacitas tacos with housemade horchata at authentic yet trendy Mexican restaurant

(Clifton’s Cafeteria) Turkey Pot Pie made from the Original 1930s recipe inside the largest cafeteria in the world recently restored to its original glory and boasting one of the most theatrical dining experiences

(Wood Spoon) Savory Kibe and Pastel Portuguese croquettes at rustic Brazilian home cooked restaurant from chef Natalia – this is the authentic soul of Los Angeles



(Nickel Diner) Enjoy Momma’s home cooking with a delicious bowl of pozole soup at one of Jonathan Gold’s top 101 Los Angeles restaurants

(Cole’s) Delve into one of Los Angeles’ most famous sandwiches, the French Dip, at its home of origin and hear the real story of its rivalry and Ramon’s family’s bread recipe



(Peddler’s Creamery) Go behind-the-scenes into the kitchen at an environmentally friendly creamery where all ice cream is churned by bicycle and enjoy a cup of two rotating flavors: honey lavender and orange chocolate ice creams with waffle cone wedge


2 Drink  Alcohol Pairing Options [$18 Per Person]

(WoodSpoon) Delicious cinnamon infused red wine sangria paired with Brazilian bites that will blow your mind(Nickel Diner) A glass of Sauvignon Blanc paired with delicious pozole



**Sample Itineraries:  This Downtown LA Culinary Experience has 4 stops and rotate based on tour date and time. While we love the diverse ways our guests choose to eat, we can only accommodate vegetarians, pescatarians, or pregnant guests. We unfortunately cannot accommodate any other dietary restrictions, allergies, gluten-free, dairy-free or other food preferences at this time, as there simply isn’t always a “next-best” option.**


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Even Locals Love It! My husband and I received this experience as a wedding gift. As a locals and foodies, we had low expectations to be honest. We were very pleasantly surprised with how much we enjoyed the whole experience. Though we had been to 3 of the 4 restaurants we went to, they were all great restaurants that we loved. It was awesome to walk around our own city and we even discovered some new places that we will definitely go back to experience. Our guide Penny was great company and we learned some things about our city history that we didn’t know from her. I would recommend this for locals and especially tourists who want to experience some great LA restaurants all in one afternoon.

Karla V. Traveled May 2018 Downtown LA Food Tour

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