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Carlsbad Food Tour and Wine Tasting

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Savor the distinctive flavors of Carlsbad Village with a 3-hour food and walking tour of the scenic seaside gem. Get an insider’s look at the culinary scene, local history and landmarks as you explore with knowledgeable guides, and enjoy a series of six gourmet tastings. Pause to sip award-winning California wines, sample luscious desserts and try a series of unique specialty foods, and season your experience with behind-the-scenes stories about Carlsbad Village’s vibrant gourmet culture, hippest restaurants and cutting-edge artisanal products.
  • 3-hour gourmet walking tour of Carlsbad Village
  • Enjoy foodie fare at six beloved locations
  • Sample local cuisine, California wines and rich desserts
  • Get an insider's look at the town's thriving food culture
  • Learn local history, facts and stories
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
  • Tour is wheelchair accesible
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Sample Menu

Starter

bruschetta al pomodoro

fresh chopped tomatoes, olive oil and garlic over toasted bread

Main

Gnocchi alla vodka

potato dumplings served in a pink creamy vodka sauce and mushrooms

Dessert

Artisan Donut

Brown Butter Donut

Main

Al Pastor Tacos

Freshly Grilled Pork Pastor w/ Cilantro, Onions & a touch of Pineapple.

Main

Crepes

Supreme Crepe Brie, Bacon, mozzarella, Spinach, Tomato (Buckwheat GF batter)

Dessert

Gelato

Gelato is the traditional Italian Ice Cream. The word “gelato” comes from the Latin word “gelatus” meaning “frozen.”

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food and wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Walking Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • State Street & Grand Avenue
    State St & Grand Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

    We meet at the northwest corner of State and Grand near the fountain. You should see a giant multi-colored beach chair, make yourself comfortable. On the southwest corner you will see Via Vai Cucina Italiana 2907 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

Start time

11:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great food and informative tour guide.
Gail_M, Jan 2023
Definitely the food. Also, enjoyed the history aspect of the tour. It rained the whole time, but that really didn't take away from the fun.
Do this tour!!!
Becky_J, Dec 2022
We had a great time! Definitely recommend this tour! A fun way to see the town and learn the history! Tacos at Senor Grubbys, Donuts at The Goods…definitely will go back for more! David was really fun and knowledgeable, thanks so much!!
Great time!
Susan_G, Dec 2022
Fun time! How perfect is it to walk around a new area and be able to eat and have some wine along the way??? David was personable, informative and fun….the food was great, and meeting new people was an added plus. Recommend!
Great tour, good food. Must tour your 1st day to Carlsbad, Ca
Rhonda_A, Dec 2022
David, our tour guide was awesome. The selections of restaurants were great. David is good at what he does. Very informative, funny, great personality kept the entire tour interesting. This is a must tour in Carlsbad. Set up the tour your first day. You will go back to visit the restaurants. It is worth the cost. Hope David will be your guide.
EXCELLENT FOOD-TASTING TOUR
HOWARD_L, Dec 2022
David gave us an outstanding tour of Carlsbad Village. We really enjoyed learning about Carlsbad’s history, sampling great food and discovering very nice places to eat. Highly recommended!!!
Evaluation of Carlsbad Food Tour and Wine Tasting
Sue_G, Dec 2022
Ben was very friendly and knowledgeable. I liked the sequence of restaurants to which he took us. The food was delicious! He made options for those who do not drink alcohol or have food allergies. The walking pace was perfect. I appreciated the additional historical information he provided at the various stops.
Great experience for any visitor!
Karen_B, Nov 2022
Learning about how Carlsbad got its name and the famous Artisian water. Not to mention all the food we tasted was excellent.
Highly recommend
Keith_K, Nov 2022
The tour guide was exceptional. We really enjoyed learning, the history and the food and beverage experiences.
Book this tour when you visit Carlsbad.
Timothy_M, Nov 2022
The whole tour was awesome. David our tour guide was amazing. The food, wine, and desserts were delicious.
David was great Even...
Kya_W, Nov 2022
David was great Even though the weather was not that great. We still had a great time. Love the places we went to but We also learned a little history about Carlsbad.
Friday Lunch
John_M, Nov 2022
Learning about the historical aspects Carlsbad. Ben (guide) did a fantastic job. He knows his stuff and was very personable- we enjoyed the entire experience.
David was a knowledgeable...
Kathleen_W, Nov 2022
David was a knowledgeable and congenial tour guide. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the village. M
Had a great time
Deborah_L, Sep 2022
Carlsbad village is a really fun place that we would have totally missed without this tour. Really enjoyed David's historical notes. Italian, crepes and strawberry shortcake were excellent. Wine was very so-so, tacos al pastor meat very dry. Gelato fair, some flavors way better thsn others. But overall a really enjoyable way to spend the day and we were not hungry after! Even got to try famous Carlsbad water.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Carlsbad is a great place to stroll through the streets of its european style village by the sea. We have a lot of great restaurants and shops to explore in town. And learning about Carlsbad's history while doing so is even better. We are however sorry to hear that you did not enjoy some of your tastings, we will take that into consideration for future tours.
Ben was fabulous. Lots of knowledge and fun.
Mark_W, Sep 2022
Donuts and tacos were great. Easy walk and lots of variety. Definitely recommend taking this tour to find out info on Carlsbad
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Carlsbad has a lot of great food, donuts, tacos and much more delicious tastings. We are glad you had a great time on your tour. Come visit us again in the future.
Perfect tour! Ben was Amazing!
Patricia_C, Sep 2022
Far exceeded expectations! Our tour guide Ben was amazing sharing local art along the route & historical facts about the town and various buildings. We met wonderful people, had great food and local wine. Spectacular day!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Wow, perfect tour, that's great. Ben is a fantastic tour guide, he obviously loves Carlsbad and it's food. He is also a chef and plant-based cooking coach.
David the guide was a 5....
Kevin_L, Aug 2022
David the guide was a 5. He was outstanding. The o my reason I gave the tour a 4 was that we had a women in the group who was trying to compete with our guide and talked to much. This was out of David’s control not his fault.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
David is a great tour guide, thanks for pointing that out. Sorry one of the guest was a bit of a talker, sometimes people get a little too excited and want to share it with everyone. Hope to see you again in the future.
Great
Sheryl_B, Aug 2022
David was great. Interesting, great food. Knowledge of history of town. Cute stories. Brought pictures
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Great food and history, Carlsbad has it all. Happy to hear you had a great time on your tour. Hope to see you again.
Fun had by all!
Gigi_S, Aug 2022
It was a warm and enjoyable day to discover and rediscover Downtown Carlsbad eateries and to also learn just the right amount of history. I loved that our group was six members which made it easy to get to know other participants. I believe fun was had by all!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Intimate small groups allow you to not only learn about Carlsbad but also about your fellow guest. Food and wine makes for good conversations at the table.
One of the best tours!
Gina_C, Aug 2022
Excellent!! Tons of food and a wonderful knowledgeable tour guy Ed. AKA Dirt. One of the best we’ve been on!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Love "One of the best tours", we strive to have happy customers while sharing Carlsbad's restaurants, art and history.
A must do in Carlsbad!!
Cathy_E, Jul 2022
David is an excellent, very knowledgeable tour guide. He is so enthusiastic and entertaining. All of the food and wine was fabulous and we learned so much about the history of Carlsbad. So worth it! A definite must do!!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Loved the "A must do in Carlsbad". We love our town and have a great time sharing it with others.
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