Try these Los Angeles food tours and more for a culinary guide to every neighbourhood!
Sprawled along California’s Southern Coast, America’s second largest city has a lot to offer. Los Angeles is synonymous with endless beaches, palm tree-lined boulevards, Hollywood, and oh, so much good food!
LA’s rich diversity of cultures and year-long warm climate make the city one of the best places to eat in North America. Tacos, traditional Korean fare, food trucks, craft beers and plant-based cuisine, in Los Angeles the possibilities are endless. Soon, all you’ll ever want to do in LA is eat. And these Los Angeles food tours will help you do just that!
With the city’s large size and notorious traffic, LA is best explored one neighbourhood at a time. Whether you’re surfing in Venice, touring museums downtown, or strolling along Santa Monica Pier, there’s a vibrant food scene waiting for you.
Los Angeles Food Tours
Endless possibilities are great, but also a little daunting: Let these local Los Angeles food tours guide you through the city’s vibrant culinary neighbourhoods.
1. Six Taste Food Tours
Since their start in 2009, family-run Six Taste Food Tours has established itself as one of the highest rated Los Angeles food tour companies. Their neighbourhood walking tours offer memorable experiences for tourists and locals alike. Owner and Los Angeles native Sally Tiongco takes you on a tour trough LA’s budding Arts District. Enjoy generous samplings of artisanal pizza and sweet potato tacos while you learn about the area’s history as an artist community. To complete the experience, visit the community’s art hub or simply take in the impressive street art all around you. Check out Six Taste Food Tours online for more information.
2. Avital Tours
The team behind Avital Tours believes that a great meal pairs best with a good story. On their neighbourhood food tours, Avital guides combine the tastes of signature LA cuisine with local story telling for an immersive food experience. The Venice Beach Food Tour gives you a behind-the-scenes look at this laid-back beach community. Listen to chefs and restaurant owners tell stories of their food and neighbourhood while you bite into a decadent lobster roll or taste a blueberry bourbon basil donut. For more information on all their Los Angeles food tours, click here.
3. Sidewalk Food Tours
Sidewalk Food Tours is a team of self-proclaimed foodies who want nothing more than to take you on a culinary LA adventure! On their Downtown LA Food Tour, guides introduce you to exciting new dishes and tell you the stories behind local favourites. Skip the lines at the historic Grand Central Market and taste everything from authentic French pastries, savoury Texas-style BBQ to fusion sushi burritos. Find out more about Sidewalk Food Tours on their website.
4. Melting Pot Food Tours
Melting Pot Food Tours is the brain child of two sisters, Lisa and Diane Scalia. The sisters translated their love for food and hosting into a successful food touring business in their hometown Los Angeles. Explore LA’s Original Farmers Market on the Farmers Market Food and History Tour and spend an entire morning sampling food from the artisan vendors and gourmet grocers. This tour is a great way to explore the history of this iconic LA landmark! Check online for more Los Angeles food tours offered by Melting Pot Food Tours.
5. Taste of Korea LA
You might not know this, but Los Angeles is home to the largest Korean community outside of Korea itself. The city’s Koreatown is located west of downtown LA and is home to famous Art Deco architecture, a historic plaza and some of the city’s best food. Taste of Korea LA describe themselves as passionate ambassadors for Korean culture and food in the city. Their Koreatown food tour is a must if you want to dive deep into the fascinating history of this diverse neighbourhood and broaden your perspective on Korean food. Find more information on Taste of Korea LA’s Los Angeles food tours online.
6. Wine and Dine Walking Tours
Wine and Dine Walking Tours is a young food tour company inspired by the love shared over a good meal with friends and, of course, a bottle of California’s finest wine. Owner Alexa and her team translate their vision into small neighbourhood food tours with a personal touch. Take their Studio City Dinner Tour for an off-the-beaten path local experience. Maybe you can even recognize some iconic movie sets while you wine and dine with your new LA friends. For more Wine and Dine Walking Tours, click here.
Los Angeles Beer Tours
If wine is not really your thing, give these Los Angeles beer tours a try!
7. SoCal Brewbus
Take a ride on the SoCal Brewbus and learn everything about the LA craft beer scene from experienced beer gurus. SoCal Brewbus offers public tours every weekend that provide safe and comfortable transport to LA’s best breweries and beer flights at every stop! The all-inclusive South Bay Brew Bus tour takes you to the neighbourhood with the largest concentration of breweries in Los Angeles. The tours include a gourmet lunch and behind-the-scenes looks at the beer making process. Find all the tours offered by SoCal Brewbus on their website.
8. LA Beer Hop
LA Beer Hop has affiliations with local breweries in and around Los Angeles, and offers private and public beer tours for all occasions. Get out of the busy city and take The Valley tour bus to find out where some of LA’s best beers are brewed. LA Beer Hop guides will take you to the Valley’s most famous brew pubs and introduce you to their local favourites. Try anything from sour barrel-aged brews to traditional cask ales and fresh Valley taps. Have a look at all LA Beer Hop tours on their website.
Cycling & Hiking Tours
You can explore the city and the surrounding mountains on these cycle and hiking tours!
9. LA Cycle Tours
Let’s face it, LA is huge and traveling by bike allows you to see a lot more, in less time. It is unsurprising then that the city is home to a thriving bike community, and you can join them too! LA Cycle Tours knows all the good routes and has options for all skill levels. If you want to combine exercise with all-you-can eat tacos, then definitely book the Taco Tour! Ride alongside your guides to well-loved local taco spots, and eat as many tacos as you want! This still counts as exercise, right? For more information on LA Cycle Tours, click here.
10. Bikes and Hikes LA
Bikes and Hikes LA‘s motto is “Experience LA – don’t just drive past it!”, and as a leading outdoor and ecotourism company, they take their mission to heart. One of their most popular hikes is the Griffith Park Experience: Hollywood Hills Hike. This easy to moderate route takes you to the top of some of the highest hills in Griffith Park, which will reward you with stunning views of the famed Hollywood Sign and the Los Angeles skyline. For more information on Bikes and Hikes LA Tours, visit their website.
11. Handlebar Bike Tours
Handlebar Bike Tours offers a variety of two-hour long guided bike rides in the Downtown Los Angeles core. All tours start at their home base, the Grand Central Market, and focus on the area’s history and architecture. Their signature Historic Core and More Tour, will give you a great overview of many famous LA landmarks. Highlights of this tour include the Disney Concert Hall, Chinatown and Union Station. Visit their website for more information.
12. LA Fly Rides eBike Tours
If you don’t want to pedal quite as hard, you can also opt for an electric bicycle! Why sweat when you can cruise over the hills on LA Fly Rides Hollywood Sign eBike Tour? Your guides will lead you to all the good spots and show you all the hidden mansions, while you just take in the beautiful views. Find out more on LA Fly Rides website.
Hollywood Celebrity Tours
Feel closer to the stars on a classic Hollywood Celebrity Tour!
13. Hollywood City Tours
Of course you want to know how the stars live, Hollywood City Tours gets it. Take their Original Hollywood Tour to see iconic sites like the Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive and the Sunset Strip. Their open air busses even take you past celebrity homes, and maybe you’ll get lucky and catch a glimpse of Leo, Tom, or Katy. Check out Hollywood City Tours online for more information.
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