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Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena provided by Melting Pot Food Tours

Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena

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Admire the hidden courtyards and secret thruways of charming Old Pasadena. This small-group walking tour of ethnic eateries includes food tastings in the Los Angeles enclave. Enjoy sweet and savory bites and hear local anecdotes with a foodie guide to lead the way. You’ll stroll an easy loop without hills.
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Everson Royce Wine & Spirits
155 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103, USAThe tour group meets inside Everson Royce Wine & Spirits shop located at 155 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103. There is a public parking structure immediately next door where we recommend you park ($6 for the full day). For help, call or text 310-200-3679.
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    Old Pasadena
    Stop: 4 hours -
    Explore the original commercial district in Pasadena, first settled in the late 1800's. Old Pasadena, best known for the Tournament of Roses Parade, elegant architecture and cultural landmarks, is also a place for exceptional and diverse dining. On this food walking tour, a local, knowledgeable guide will lead you on a delightful epicurean stroll through the hidden alleyways and charming courtyards of this US Historic District. You’ll enjoy 8 tasting stops, ranging from Middle Eastern falafel and Indian specialties to a California olive oil, an authentic Venzuelan cafe and handmade photo-worthy cupcakes.. Your guide will keep you entertained between tasting stops with engaging stories of how Old Pasadena transitioned from the center of town to the local skid row to the one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the country. You'll never think of Pasadena as simply the home of the Rose Parade again!
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You'll end at
Everson Royce Wine & Spirits
155 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103, USAThe tour group meets inside Everson Royce Wine & Spirits shop located at 155 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103. There is a public parking structure immediately next door where we recommend you park ($6 for the full day). For help, call or text 310-200-3679.
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Highlights
  • Culinary walking tour of Old Pasadena
  • Experience culture, architecture, and food
  • Local guide entertains with fascinating stories
  • Easy stroll with a small group makes it intimate
Important Information
Departure Point
Everson Royce Wine & Spirits, 155 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Food tastings & Beverages
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Parking
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise of dietary restrictions or food allergies for any member of your group at time of booking. We cannot arrange for substitute tastings if we do not learn of restrictions until the tour start time.
  • Children and infants under 5 years old are welcome on the tour, however should they become restless or uncomfortable please take the appropriate steps to minimize distraction to the other guests. Strollers are recommended.
  • Children and infants under 5 years are complimentary given that they are not participating in tastings.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Tour covers 1.25 miles of flat terrain; no inclines or stairs.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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552jeanettek wrote a review Dec 2019
Sun Prairie7 contributions2 helpful votes
Nick was a very personable and experienced guide. He told us about Pasadena's history and took us to a variety of shops. We had Indian, Mexican, and Middle eastern food and did an olive oil tasting and visited a bakery and chocolate shop. Definitely enough food to fill you up
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you for coming out to enjoy our Old Pasadena Tour and taking time to post this very kind review - we'll share your comments with our great guy Nick. We hope you will return to enjoy some of our favorite places again, and we hope to host you again soon!
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Sandi M wrote a review Dec 2019
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The food tour through Old Pasadena was informative, delicious and fun. I learned so much about Pasadena and was able to sample the best of the city. Our tour guide was personable, energetic and knowledgeable. A great value too!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
Responded 13 Dec 2019
Thank you for coming out to explore our Old Pasadena tour and for your time to post these very kind words! We hope you'll tour with us again soon, we're waiting to welcome you back.
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Tracey-Lee S wrote a review Jul 2019
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand312 contributions95 helpful votes
We did this tour today with Barbara and had a fabulous time. Barbara is super lovely, really informative and quite laid back so we had plenty of laughs. Pasadena itself is the most stunning little town to wander around and a huge contrast to Hollywood where we were staying (we
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Thank you for coming out to explore Old Pasadena with us, and for taking time to post so many kind comments. We love that you enjoyed the tour so much, we agree that Pasadena is not-to-be-missed and that Barbara is fantastic to be with, we will share your compliments with her. We hope you will tour with us when you are in town again!
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France wrote a review Apr 2019
17 contributions7 helpful votes
When visiting LA, Old Pasadena doesn’t jump to mind first. Thanks to this Food Tour it should be one of your top 5 spots. Enjoy a nice variety of world tastes and products offered by friendly and diverse local business owners (they all have an interesting story and our guide
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
Responded 30 Apr 2019
Thank you for your very kind words and for taking a chance on Old Pasadena! We agree that its sights, flavors, and merchants are all so very special and worth exploring and we love that you enjoyed the tour. We are waiting to welcome you back for each of our other tours, very soon!
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CAK wrote a review Jan 2019
Claremont, California45 contributions14 helpful votes
We took the walking tour of Old Pasadena. Small group of just 10. Visited several small ethnic restaurants, unique shops - olive oil, soap, etc. Met owners. Heart history of the city told by native born guide. Great food, good exercise, nice pace.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from tifosa23, Owner at Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
Responded 16 Jan 2019
Thank you for posting this very kind review and recommendation. We love that you had such a positive experience and we hope you will tour with us again soon!
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  • Languages Offered: English
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