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Little India Tour

Melting Pot Food Tours has joined forces with renowned Indian food chef and award-winning cookbook author, Farhana Sahibzada, to produce a fascinating, colorful and delicious tour in Little India (aka Artesia, California).  Join us to explore the largest Indian enclave in southern California and discover specially selected shops and cafes showcasing exciting food, fashion and cultural traditions of both India and Pakistan.

Saturdays & Sundays

11 am - 2:30 pm


3.5 hour


¼ mile


5 stops

Chef Farhana is originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She is the former chef and owner of cinnamon STIX, a cafe in Woodland Hills, CA, and she has been teaching Indian/Pakistani cooking for over 20 years in southern California. After being asked repeatedly to host a tour in Little India, Chef Farhana now leads a guided navigation of the Best of India right here in L.A.!

• Vegetarian grocery store
• Traditional Indian sweets shop
• Fashion boutique
• Henna demonstration
• Indian buffet meal

Tour stops include an all-vegetarian grocery store with in-house bakery and aisles of imported Indian and Pakistani grocery items, a department store with Indian clothing, accessories and a beauty salon, a renowned jewelry store with an entire floor devoted to 22K gold jewelry, an authentic Indian restaurant for lunch and a traditional Indian sweets shop.  Be prepared to be fully immersed in the customs and culture of India from narrative provided by both Chef Farhana as well as the proprietors of the businesses visited.

Parking is free of charge in the parking lot of the grocery store where the tour begins. Parking in this lot is typically plentiful at the tour starting time.


Meeting location is at the intersection of Pioneer Blvd. and 183rd Street (Artesia, CA 90701). Exact meeting details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.

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