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Get a taste for the delicious variety of Southern California's food scene and its key attractions during this 4-hour, small-group Hollywood food tour. A range of foodie delights get the the starring role during this culinary discovery of five different locales found along the Sunset Strip, Melrose and Hollywood. During the course of your excursion you'll visit out of the way favorites of area locals, catch glimpses of the iconic Hollywood sign and pass by the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater, all accompanied by informative narration from your guide. This small group food tour, limited to just 7 guests, also includes all tasting fees, bottled water and transport by van between sites.

Highlights

  • Explore Hollywood on a sightseeing and food tour
  • Sample bites from multiple restaurants, ranging from local favorites to well-known hotspots
  • Listen as local guides share firsthand stories about Hollywood's rich history
  • A small group of no more than 7 ensures plenty of time to ask your guide questions and savor the food

What You Can Expect

Best of Hollywood Food Tour

Best of Hollywood Food Tour

Taste the best that Los Angeles' Hollywood neighborhood has to offer as you explore five local eateries and pass the area's top sights on this small-group food tour. Whether you're looking to see a different side of the glitz and glamor of Tinseltown, or simply in search of some tasty local eats, this tour has your name written all over it.

Start your food exploration inside the lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, home to the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929, at 10am where you'll meet your guide. This famous intersection, which plays host to both TCL Chinese Theater and Dolby Theater (site of the annual Academy Awards ceremony) is ground zero for the city's many film ceremonies and premieres.

Proceed on an exploration of a strip of interesting retail attractions along Melrose, where you'll get a chance to wander past some of the city's trend-setting boutiques and stop by the many gourmet cafes where the area celebs grab their power lunches. Head next to the famous Sunset Strip, a meeting place for rock and roll fanatics from around the world. A number of celebrated music venues, including the Viper Room and Whisky a Go Go, line its streets. Your guide, who happens to live in the area, will share amusing anecdotes about this famous thoroughfare's history and its many star-powered sightings.

Finish your tour after four hours of sightseeing and noshing, your belly full from some of the city's best local eateries and a chance to view a slice of daily life in the city's famous Hollywood neighborhood.

For a list of potential food stops included on the tour, check out the itinerary details below.

Itinerary

  • Loteria Grill: sample regional Mexican cuisines such as mini tacos, freshly made tortilla chips and salsa and aqua frescas.
  • Grub Restaurant: this hidden gem is best known for their California-style comfort food. With big flavors and portions, you'll sample their award winning 'crack bacon' quesadillas, their signature tomato bisque and hand-squeezed blueberry lemonade.
  • Mozza2go: owned by famed TV chef Mario Batali, here you'll sample one of their signature pizzas
  • Greenblatt's Deli: opened since 1926, this Hollywood landmark is known for their delicious deli food and extensive wine collection. Sample a warm pastrami sandwich made on rye along with a Dr. Brown's Black Cherry soda. A favorite of movie stars past and present!
  • John Kelly Chocolates: this family-owned chocolate shop, located in the heart of Hollywood, specializes in making truffle fudge. You will get a tour of their kitchen as well as taste their award-winning chocolates.
  • Mashti Malone's Ice Cream Parlor: a staple in Hollywood for more than 30 years, Mashti Malone's is known for traditional and gourmet flavors. Only using natural ingredients, here you will get to try their many different flavors such as lavender, orange blossom, saffron, amongst other traditional flavors such as chocolate and vanilla.
  • The Confection Co-op: A friendly family-owned Hollywood bake shop known for their variety of sweet treats from cookies to cupcakes to ice cream and more. Here you'll sample mini-cupcakes and a specialty beverage.
Please note: Restaurants visited may vary based on day of the week and availability.

Customer Reviews

Tracy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I think this is a great tour. The food was awesome and really gives a person the knowledge Hollywood and eating establishments, along with other history. I learned a lot. Trish, my guide was just awesome!

Mrs Cameron United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved every minute of the trip

Steven Beckett B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour. Our tour organiser was very helpful and we tried some great food.

Kaylene P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wow how great was this. Love the Crac bacon. All of the venues we visited were excellent and provided amazing food and service. Great tour guide with a great knowledge of the local area. I love the Roosevelt.

Kirsty-Louiza

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The whole day was exciting, fun and interesting!
Trish was a darling, so friendly as couldn't do enough for you :)
Me and my partner really recommend this tour if you really like to see the place your staying in, get a great tour round the city while trying some really interesting and yummy food!

Anthony O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Maureen was an excellent tour guide most informative not only about the food stops but also the hollywood surrounds. It was a fun group with great food stops we would highly recommend the tour.

Martin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We really enjoyed this food tour. Half walking/half via mini bus. The guide was really pleasant and provided lots of info, not just about the food stops but also the sights we passed along the way -- we even hit some unexpected traffic on Sunsent Blvd and she was able to keep everyone interested in the sights making even the traffic worth while. Oh, and the food was great too -- chocolates, pastrami and some finer dining!!

cindy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

I booked this tour for myself, my son, and his girlfriend while visiting them in LA. It was so much more than what I had thought!!! The food was wonderful, great variety, quality, and quanity. Our guide Trish was perfect. I have been to Hollywood many times, but she told stories, and showed us things, I never knew before. Our driver AJ also made the day quite fun!!! What a great value and a fabulous day with perfect memories :)

Net New Zealand

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

So pleased I booked this tour - not only was it a food tour but also a sightseeing tour as well. Trish was absolutely awesome and so passionate about the food and ensuring that each of us had a wonderful experience. She has a great relationship with the food operators and we were treated like VIP's. I enjoyed every food stop and truly worth the money and a wonderful experience. Thank you very much Trish and I'll be recommending this tour to any friends and family heading to LA.

Leeann

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This tour was great! Maureen and Luis were amazing. I personally loved the first Restaurant which is Mexican and usually I wouldn't choose Mexican as a first choice! Thanks for the awesome tour around Hollywood too and I would recommend this if your not already doing a Hollywood tour!

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