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Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour

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Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour

From $75.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Tasting some of the best food in Los Angeles isn't just about experiencing the local cuisine, but learning about the dynamic food culture that's emerging in Downtown LA. On this foodie-friendly walking tour, you taste creations at a few standout downtown eateries. Start walking from Pershing Square, enjoy your guide's live narration about LA and Hollywood history, and hear about the local food scene while you explore.
  • Taste your way around Downtown Los Angeles on this foodie walking tour
  • Sample food at six different eateries, bakeries and ethnic food destinations
  • Get a personal experience with an intimate tour, capped at only 12 guests
  • Don't worry about extra spending, with food tastings and water included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Food tastings
  • Water
  • Hotel pick and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 545 S Olive St
    545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA

    Meeting at 545 South Olive Street (outside in front of Pitchoun Bakery) Parking available at PacMutual Parking (523 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014)

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

  • 700 S Grand Ave
    700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

    The tour ends at 700 S Grand Ave (outside in front of Bottega Louie)

What To Expect

Sidewalk Food Tours of Los Angeles

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Grand Central Market

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Bradbury Building (Pass By)

The Last Bookstore (Pass By)

Horse Thief BBQ

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

DTLA Cheese Superette

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum of 12 people to ensure the best tour experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Service animals allowed
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Please advise of any specific dietary restrictions at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Please note: The streets have a slight incline and you will have to walk up small stairs at some of the establishments
  • Please let us know in advance, if you have difficulty walking up a few flights of stairs, and we will make arrangements for you.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:Do you offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options for the Downtown Los Angeles Food tour?

A:We do offer a full vegetarian option, however, guests with vegan or gluten-free diets are able to enjoy appx. 50% of the food offerings. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Feb 2021

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Featured review
This tour was very fun! All the food was delicious, especially the tacos and donuts, but what really made it great was Chris the tour guide. He was so knowledgable about LA- even though I’ve lived here for years, I learned things. Really enjoyed it! Worth your time and money.


383 reviews
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Fantastic thing to do
Ruth_M, Oct 2023
Great guide, very clear and plenty of additional information. Superb food and more of it than we anticipated. Really good pace, not rushed. Time to chat to other people on the tour. Loved it
Great for visitors and locals alike
Matt_B, Sep 2023
My in laws were in town, and we thought this would be a great way to see downtown, taste some good food, and learn a bit of history. Check, check, check! Our tour guide, Scarlet, was amazing! Highly recommend.
Interesting trip. The...
Ray_F, Jul 2023
Interesting trip. The food is good! (except the taco is slightly too spicy) Perhaps we can try other kinds of food, like some Asian food?
Good variety of food
Tra_L, Jul 2023
I liked the variety in the Central market best. There was a good selection of dining venues on the tour. All of the food was good.
Awesome LA Food Tour!
Claude_M, Jul 2023
We had a great time with tour guide Robbie. Six great snacks and a nice walk around downtown LA. Robbie pointed out landmarks and talked about the history of the city as we walked and talked about the various food providers as we ate. Thanks, Robbie!
An Enjoyable 3 Hour Tour
Bryan_D, Jun 2023
Robbie was a great guide and definitely showed the group some amazing places to eat and gave some good insight on the history or downtown LA.
Lorrie_L, Jun 2023
Not great at all. We only went to markets, no individual restaurants which was a huge disappointment. We could have went to a food hall and sampled things on our own. Also, there was too much food sharing. Several stops we were told to “take one and pass it” to the next person. I’m not a germaphobe, but it was too unsanitary. Also we we seated outside for most tastings and the areas weren’t clean. So that, coupled with passing our food from person to person and also dipping out of the same bowls with strangers made this tour an underwhelming experience.
Great Experience
Rhonda_C, Apr 2023
The tour was very interesting. I was expecting a food tour but I got a food tour and history on DTLA. That was a huge bonus. The tour guide, Scarlett, was very knowledgeable and also accommodating to the vegan tourers in my party. We all enjoyed the tour very much and loved the food!!! I would absolutely recommend taking this tour and am looking forward to doing other cities as well.
Learnt a lot, eating + talking.
fiona_a, Mar 2023
Knowledge of our guide Michael was great. Lovely Food. Good conversation with Michael + other guests.
Fun tour
Michelle_S, Mar 2023
It was interesting to hear about the history of downtown LA and how it’s changed over the years, especially coming from our guide who was born and raised in the LA area. There was a nice variety of food, and everything was delicious. The 3 hour duration was a good time frame to see everything and have lunch while still giving us enough time to do other things during the day. Would highly recommend!
Lived in LA for 20 years, still learned new things from this tour!
Michelle_G, Mar 2023
This tour was very fun! All the food was delicious, especially the tacos and donuts, but what really made it great was Chris the tour guide. He was so knowledgable about LA- even though I’ve lived here for years, I learned things. Really enjoyed it! Worth your time and money.
Great day
Kenneth_S, Mar 2023
Great host, guide. He was fun and knowledgable. All the food locations were very good. All in all, it was well planned and fun.
A bit of LA History and food
Jonathan_P, Mar 2023
Our guide Chris was very knowledgeable of Los Angeles and the area. The tour kept a good pace and the food was good. There were a few places that Chris told us about that we went and visited after the tour.
We had a great time! Lots...
Mary_C, Mar 2023
We had a great time! Lots of good history about downtown LA and the food was great, just wish there was a little bit more of it. I was satisfied by the end but my husband was left a little bit hungry. Overall a great experience though and would recommend!
Great DTLA Food Tour
John_F, Feb 2023
Our guide, Scarlet, was very knowledgeable about the history of DTLA and the food selections were excellent.
Amazing Tacos
Carolina_A, Feb 2023
Trying variations of food I have never tried or even knew existed. The Guisados taco was a new take on how a taco can be enjoyed. The donut was very good and very filling. It was a great way to end the tour with some sweetness
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much for the glowing review. It brings a smile to our faces to read you thought the tacos from Guisados were "Amazing!" We feel the same way about them. Join us on on our West Hollywood food tour next time.
Guide made the Trip
Anonymous, Feb 2023
The tour was Great and our guide Scarlet was a Rock Star. The food was good but Basic and wished there would have been more Authentic choices.
Tasty & Enjoyable Food Tour
Shari_N, Dec 2022
The food tastings were varied from sweet to savory, but all quite delicious. The tour was a good combination of waking and resting. Our guide (Scarlet) was knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating. Would definitely recommend for locals or visitors.😊
Chris was an excellent...
Robert_N, Nov 2022
Chris was an excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable about Lis Angeles history and culture. I highly recommend!
So Much Good Stuff
Tabatha_G, Nov 2022
We had the best time exploring downtown LA with Robbie as our guide. Myself and another tour participant were celebrating our birthday so it was extra special. We enjoyed the variety of items offered and appreciated the vegetarian accommodations.

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