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Melting Pot Food Tours

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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90036
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+1 424-322-6084
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Melting Pot Food Tours is the original food tour company in southern...

Melting Pot Food Tours is the original food tour company in southern California. If you are looking for new and different things to do in Los Angeles, a food tasting walking tour is sure to please. Choose from amongst Melting Pot Food Tours' flagship Original Farmers Market Food & History Tour, its highly rated Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour, or its off-the-beaten-path East LA Latin Flavors Food & Culture Tour Private tours available with advance reservation.

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Remembering the Past

From start to finish we had a wonderful time. It was great revisiting the area of my youth and see what is going on and also to finally ride the Gold Line. Went again on a... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2012
Sandra P
Buena Park
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Buena Park
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2012

From start to finish we had a wonderful time. It was great revisiting the area of my youth and see what is going on and also to finally ride the Gold Line. Went again on a delicious trip to a spanish charcutterie and had wonderful Paella

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

In today's ever-changing society, things come in and go out before we even get to try them. You no sooner figure out how to get the paper off a CD and downloading appears. So it is with neighborhoods, things, places and tastes of Greater Los Angeles. The "new" replaces the "old" before our very eyes. Enter a company who can... More 

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Loved it -- great tour guide, lots of great info and history, a wide variety of delicious foods. All around it's a really fun way to spend a morning. Great value for the price.

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Summer is knowledgable, personable and fun. The perfect tour guide in every sense. The stops were informative -and at 3 places we sat around a table to sample substantial dishes. The variety and quality of the food were outstanding and it felt great to support the local business owners. We also got a good understanding of the history and culture... More 

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Newport, Oregon
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

You're probably read the other reviews so you know how the tour works. The LA Farmers' Market is really about prepared food vendors and not fresh food vendors. It was really fun to taste many different foods -- some of the places (for example Loteria Grill) it was really disappointing to see fabulous food and be given a tiny cup... More 

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MeltingPotTours, Social Media Strategist / Tour Guide at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed the tour! We are sorry to hear that you experienced some difficulties with parking, however. Our validations should be honored, as long as you are parked in the Farmers Market parking lot. They do not work at the Grove parking lot (separate management and parking system).... More 

Lancaster, California, United States
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

The food is fabulous, history of the neighborhoods is interesting and imformative, the tour leader enertaining and efficient.

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Moreno Valley, California
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We got to sample goodies in some of Old Town's best eateries. This walking tour took us around Old Town. Our very knowledgeable guide pointed out the amazing architecture and told us about the history of Old Town. The tour also included stops at a soap, olive oil, and tea shop. My review doesn't give this tour justice. You'll have... More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

I did the tour just this past January by myself and was thoroughly entertained by the historic narration, the great food and the interesting shops we tasted and toured. Lisa was magnificant and I plan on doing the other tours that are available. I am a well travelled person and have never done such a fun tour that we didn't... More 

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

I have to admit, I was a bit cynical doing this food tour because I thought I already knew Old Town Pasadena fairly well. I was delightedly surprised to know more about the area after almost four hours of walking through Old Town Pasadena's unbeaten path. I went with a group of about a dozen people starting at 10am led... More 

Thank Vin P
St. Petersburg
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

I took the Farmers Market/3rd Street Food Tour with Summer and total enjoyed the experience. The tour was right on time and the instructions on how to find the meeting point were very clear. We started with Bob's Doughnuts and Coffee and I've never exepcted doughnuts to taste so well))) The tour then continued with gourmet cheeses, toffee (another revelation!),... More 

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