Old Pasadena Food Tasting
Walking Tour

You can book individual tours and group tours for any of our locations. For more than six person bookings please contact us directly at 323-664-4472‬. We look forward to hosting you in the very near future!


10:30 AM - 2 PM


$110 Adult
$45 Child


1.25 mi / 2 km
(Approx. 5400 steps)


3.5 Hours


10 Stops

Old Pasadena Tour

Colorful alleys and secret thru-ways spice up our walk as we seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet-stuff havens on Melting Pot Tours‘ historic Old Pasadena Tour. Enjoy all the fascinating stories behind the foods when you explore this historic district, once just a sunny haven of bountiful orange groves.

Whenever possible, we’ll be met and hosted by our special merchants who proudly share their incredible offerings with us. The tour concludes back at our original starting point. The food samples along the way are filling enough so that for most people lunch afterward is not necessary.

For the month of January 2025: We will add a special tasting to celebrate 101 years of the Cheeseburger! 🍔💯  The first recorded instance of a hamburger with cheese that was prepared and served to a customer was recorded right here in the city of Pasadena. (Read more on the Cheeseburger Origin Story.)

What to Expect:

  • Ethnic Eateries
  • Specialty Olive Oil  Shop
  • Artisan Chocolates
  • Specialty Bakery
  • Handmade Soap

Meeting Location:

Raymond Avenue & Holly Street (Pasadena, CA 91103) Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.

What's Not Included?

Parking at the starting point is not included. Rates for parking are 90 minutes free, $2 for each additional hour, $6 maximum per day. Gratuity to the tour leader is customary, especially if you had a great time & would like to recognize the tour guide for a job well done. A 15-20% tip is considered standard and is greatly appreciated!

We also highly recommend you bring a bottle of water with you, especially if it is a warm day.

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Available for the following languages:
🇯🇵 Japanese
🇮🇹 Italian
🇩🇪 German
🇫🇷 French
🇪🇸 🇲🇽 Spanish
🇨🇳 Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese)

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