Southern California Food Tour

Southern California is a dream destination for many. With its many white sandy exotic beaches and its boundary marked by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Tehachapi Mountains, this part of the United States is for those who want to soak up big nature and a slower lifestyle…especially in comparison to the rest of the country! Because of these factors (and many more), an eclectic collection of people tends to gather here. And from this eclectic population you’ll find unlimited sources of delicious foods to try, just about everywhere you turn. A Southern California food tour will help you make the most of your visit!

Did you know that the whole concept of fast food was invented in Southern California? But there’s so much more than just that. In this region you’ll find foods from all backgrounds, including Mexican, Chinese, Soul, Thai, Japanese, Indian, and Filipino. Perhaps the most obvious place to embark on a Southern California food tour with a guide is in Los Angeles. You’ll get to experience sweet and savory foods in Koreatown, Little Armenia, and Thai Town. For example, in Thai Town you can sample signature dishes such as papaya salad, jade noodles, and a rich coconut banana fritter. You’ll be guided through the various food offerings, and offered drink tastings in the process.

Then there’s Hollywood, where it’s not uncommon to have run-ins with some of the movie industry’s elite actors and actresses. A local guide will ease you into hole-in-the-wall eateries, markets, snack shops, and more. Hungry yet?

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Southern California Food Tour

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San Francisco, California, United States

Food, Lifestyle, Sightseeing, Walking

 
 
 
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In San Diego, you can take a Southern California food tour of a more inebriated kind – complete with beer tastings and wine samplings in the Gaslamp Quarter! You’ll be impressed by the turnaround of this neighborhood, considering it used to host over 120 brothels. You can even opt for a Greek night, where you’ll be treated to some feta phyllo baskets, moussaka, and baklava. The beauty of Southern California is all its multicultural influences. Your taste buds will find it impossible to be bored!

As you might suspect, Southern California has a lot of farmland, and there’s certainly no shortage of farmers’ markets. Find the one nearest you, and wander over for a visit. You may be rubbing shoulders with celebrity chefs without even knowing it! Some sample dishes to try include gelato with chocolate and toasted hazelnut, handmade cheeses, and wine from small family-owned vineyards.

To work off all those calories, biking through Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley is a unique way to enjoy vineyards on rolling back roads as well as stunning ranch lands hidden in a maze of backroads. Gourmet lunches, fine dining, and handcrafted local wines are all part of the Southern California foodie experience, so get ready to indulge that appetite!

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