Guided tour

Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Carlsbad Village: 3-Hour Local Food Tour

From US$ 70 per person

Eat like a local on this unique walking tour around some of Carlsbad Village's best eateries. Taste the flavors of the region, enjoy a wine tasting session, and learn about the village’s history, culture, and architecture as you explore.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about Carlsbad's local history, culture and architecture
  • Enjoy a taste of Carlsbad while you eat your way through the town
  • Eat like a local for a great foodie experience
Full description
The tour sets off from the heart of downtown Carlsbad Village, where your 3-hour culinary adventure begins. Navigate the picturesque streets of the village with your local guide and discover its diverse history, architecture and culture. Stroll down some of the most famous streets in Carlsbad, home to a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants, and iconic landmarks, uniquely mixed with shops, art galleries and vibrant street murals. Along the way, stop at 8 different eateries, popular with the locals, and taste the flavors of Carlsbad. The food samplings on this tour are sure to stimulate your salivary glands, and satisfy your appetite for a lunch that is chock-full of variety. Each tasting is served from a locally-owned specialty food store, and ethnic or locavore-style eateries. Some of the stops on the tour include one of Carlsbad’s most romantic restaurants and a dessert haven with recipes passed down through generations. There’s also time to delight your taste buds with a sampling of California’s award-winning wines at one of the village’s urban wineries.
  • 6 food tastings
  • Wine and beer tastings
  • Fully-guided walking tour
  • Transportation to and from your hotel is not included
  • Gratuities (tips). It is recommended to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Northwest corner of State & Grand in front of the fountain in downtown Carlsbad Village. Across the street from our first tasting location, Caldo Pomodoro 2907 State Street, Carlsbad CA 92008

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Credit card
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • ID card, copy accepted
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place in rain or shine so please wear appropriate clothes and bring an umbrella
  •  2 miles of easy walking between restaurant stops
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Parking is available at the Carlsbad Village Train Station
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

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This was a fantastic tour and a fun way to learn about the great history, shops and especially the restaurants of Carlsbad. Our tour guide and owner Cheri is delightful and provides interesting facts about the town as well as a wide range of tastings from olive oils, Italian food, wine, gelato to chocolates! Well worth your time!

January 20, 2020

Have been on better food tours elsewhere. Expected more food and alcohol based on description. Was fun but wouldn’t do it again here. Should let you choose your own gelato. We had a party of 12 and not many of us liked the choices they gave you.

August 1, 2021

This tour was so much fun and our guide, Ben, was great! We loved the samples, art displays and history. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting or living in the Carlsbad area.

June 11, 2021

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