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Private & Group Food Tasting Tours for All Occasions

Flavors of Farmers Market – A Taste of LA History 
This tour is produced by the Original Farmers Market in conjunction with Melting Pot Food Tours. This tour is a perfect introduction to one of L.A.’s most treasured landmarks and a destination for food lovers worldwide. This tour covers the complete history of Farmers Market and that of its longtime Market merchants and family legacies. Each tour includes a minimum of 4 generous tastes from the wealth of cafes and eateries, specialty shops and grocers in the Market, as well as the stories behind the food being tasted. Perfect for both small and large groups seeking an interactive, entertaining and delicious excursion! Price per person includes all tastings, taxes, and gratuities.

Time

1.25 hour

Group

10-60+

Stops

4 stops

Walking

Limited

Price

$33
*Inclusive of gratuity

Farmers Market Food & History Tour
Melting Pot Food Tours winds its way through the landmark Original Farmers Market and incorporates both generous tastings along with an insider’s perspective on the Market, its history and its diverse long-time merchants and tastemakers. Tastes range from L.A.’s highest rated doughnuts to pizza from L.A.’s first pizzeria, authentic Brazilian barbecue and Middle Eastern mezze, to handmade ice cream only available at Farmers Market and more. Perfect for groups who desire a guided culinary experience at L.A.’s first and foremost foodie destination! Price per person includes all tastings, taxes, and gratuities.

Time

2.5 hours

Group

10-60

Stops

9 stops

Walking

Limited

Price

$55
*Inclusive of gratuity

Flavors of Farmers Market - VIP Edition
This is basically the same tour as the abbreviated Flavors of Farmers Market (above it on Private and Group Tour page) but includes enhanced tastings and beer/wine service. This tour also covers the complete history of Farmers Market and that of its longtime Market merchants and family legacies. Enhanced tastings plus wine/beer service and sparkling water by request. Perfect for your fun-loving VIP guests who demand a more sophisticated menu.

Time

1.5 hours

Group

10-60

Stops

6 stops

Walking

Limited

Price

$55
*Inclusive of gratuity

Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour
This tour explores the charming history, folklore and architecture of Old Pasadena, a National Register Historic District, which was once just a land of orange groves. Colorful alleys, hidden courtyards, and secret thru-ways spice up our path, as we seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet havens for tastings. Enjoy fascinating stories behind the food which are sure to entertain and delight. Price per person includes all tastings, taxes, and gratuities.

Time

3.5 hours

Group

10-48

Stops

9 stops

Walking

1.25 mi/2 km

Price

$68
*Inclusive of gratuity

Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour - Abbreviated
This tour is essentially a shortened version of the tour above. Perfect for those short on time or seniors and others who are more comfortable with a shorter walk. Savory and sweet tastings along with a tea tutorial and tasting or another similar activity. Price per person includes all tastings, taxes, and gratuities.

Time

2.25 hours

Group

10-48

Stops

4 stops

Walking

.75 mi/1.2 km

Price

$50
*Inclusive of gratuity

East LA Latin Flavors Food & Culture Tour
On this tour, explore the LA Latin core in the heart of East LA and Boyle Heights. Discover where to find the most sought-after tortillas, birria, and tamales in the city. Be inspired by the stories of courage and perseverance of the owners and merchants encountered

Time

3.5 hours

Group

10-45

Stops

8 stops

Walking

1.0 mi/1.6 km

Price

$68
*Inclusive of gratuity

East LA Latin Flavors Food & Culture Tour - Abbreviated
This tour is essentially a shortened version of the tour above. Perfect for those short on time or seniors and others who are more comfortable with a shorter walk. Savory and sweet tastings along with a visit to the bustling 3-story Mercado. Price per person includes all tastings, taxes, and gratuities.

Time

2 hours

Group

10-30

Stops

4 stops

Walking

.5 mi/8 km

Price

$40
*Inclusive of gratuity

La Espanola Meats VIP Tour and Paella Lunch – An Authentic Experience of Spain
This special culinary experience begins with an exclusive tour of La Espanola’s manufacturing facilities located in Harbor City. Here premium sausages and cured meats are crafted with recipes procured from Spain’s finest master artisans. A specially-prepared patio lunch of tapas and paella is served with wine and dessert, followed by grocery shopping with a chef’s guidance and guest discount. This is perfect for groups seeking an interactive, entertaining and delicious experience of feeling transported to Spain!

Time

3 hours

Group

15-25

Stops

1 stop

Walking

Limited

Price

$52
*Inclusive of gratuity

Shopping & Bubbly by the Sea - An Afternoon at the Riviera
This casual tour, dining, and shopping experience takes place in the beautiful seaside neighborhood of Riviera Village in Redondo Beach. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the village and be welcomed into selected boutique-style clothing stores which are independently-owned and have graced the street for over 30 years. Fine sparkling wine, and lunch (optional) at one of the village’s most popular small restaurants compliment the afternoon, followed by dessert at a Parisian patisserie and gelato shop.

Time

2.5 hours

Group

10-30

Stops

4-5 stops

Walking

.5 mi/8 km

Price

Starting at $50
*Inclusive of gratuity

DEPOSITS/BILLING

$100 non-refundable deposit for group reservations due at time of booking; payable by check, or credit card.

Guaranteed guest count and balance of payment due 7 days prior to tour date; again payable by check or credit card 

CANCELLATIONS/RESCHEDULES

No refunds will be given for inclement weather or any other condition outside of Melting Pot Food Tours’ (MPFT) control, unless specifically indicated by MPFT.

The following cancellation policy will apply:

  • 7-10+ days prior to tour: forfeiture of deposit
  • 3-6 days prior to tour: 50% cancellation fee
  • 0-48 hours prior to tour: 100% cancellation fee

Requests to reschedule tours are at the discretion of MPFT and can be accepted up to 10 days prior to a tour.

  • May be subject to a 25% rescheduling fee
  • Reschedule date must be within 45 days of the original tour date
Availability

Most private and group tours are available on the day and at the time of your choice with some exceptions.

Please contact us for details.

Contact Lisa at Melting Pot Food Tours directly for wholesale and DMC pricing inquiries.

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