Melting Pot Food Tours
Melting Pot Food Tours
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Cultural ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursPrivate ToursFood Tours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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.
Los Angeles, United States

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Terri J D
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
My friend Jody gifted me one of her @MeltingPotFoodTours featuring the Latin flavors of Boyle Heights in East LA and it was the best day ever. Our tour guide was her brother Kerry Flowers @genrehotels @flowershotelgroup9 one of the funniest people I know, only one of several tour guides. Kerry led us on a historical tour of the neighborhood starting at Mariachi Plaza before we stopped for handmade tastings at 8 of the local family eateries including @birrieriadonboni.

We were happy to get our steps in smelling the aroma of too much great food. We stopped at a marketplace to try spices, and delicacies and shop for souvenirs while listening to live performances. The day ended with a slice of Tres Leches cake and churros. Thank goodness the walk was 3 ½ hours having stopped at 8 tasting spots to indulge ourselves.

I love living in LA and made a promise to myself to enjoy as many neighborhoods and events as the city has to offer instead of waiting for visitors to come to town. Our tour group was ridiculously fun and we all became fast friends. There are tours of the Original Farmers Market, Old Pasadena, East Village Long Beach, Thai Town, and soon a Little Tokyo tour! You can curate a private group tour for friends from small to large groups, or purchase gift certificates. My goal is to accomplish all the tours in 2024!
Written 13 December 2023
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J C L
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was not what we expected. It felt like we were in a group counseling session, as the tour guide was just too intrusive. In fact, she crossed quite a few personal boundaries. Definitely, not a comfortable or enjoyable experience, in our opinion.

However, if you are looking for the "unusual" in terms of dining experiences, this may be the one for you.

Thankfully, my wife and I drank plenty of water throughout the tour... the variety of foods we sampled on the tour did not sit well with us.

Again, it is our opinion that the tour guide was just a bit too intrusive.

We won't be doing this again, nor will we recommend it to our friends or family.

Written 16 October 2023
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Andrea Y
3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Great food, the tour guide was not up to the standard of other food tour guys we have had who have been much more knowledgeable and interesting. Her interpersonal skills were lacking.
Written 24 December 2022
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TYsadventures
Brooklyn, NY351 contributions
An interesting and adventurous venue within The Grove. Very exciting for foodies, a huge variety and diversity of shops and eateries at all price ranges. Fresh, preserved and organic products from po m meat to fresh veggies. As a foodie and chef, I loved it brought a variety of choice steak cuts, venison & ostrich Jerkys, homemade empanadas and dried okra chips. Pricing varied dramatically depending upon items. I had a ball like a kid in a candy store. Was there early as soon as they opened so I was able to choose the freshest of everything. Very conviniently located at the entrance to The Grove, an upscale shopping mall that I didn't enjoy nearly as much as I loved the Farmers Market!
Written 4 July 2021
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LCFtravler
Los Angeles2 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a fantastic tour! I had been to the Los Angeles Farmers Market before--but I got so much more out of my experience by going with Melting Pot Food Tours. There is a lot of history at the Farmers Market and our guide Andrew was amazing and so knowledgeable. The food we sampled was varied and all delicious. Highly recommend this for either local Angeleno's or out of town guests.
Written 6 March 2020
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552jeanettek
Sun Prairie7 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
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 for your lunch. Very easy and enjoyable tour.
Written 30 December 2019
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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!
Written 31 December 2019
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Bjohnson1605
4 contributions
Dec 2019 • Business
Andrew with Melting Pot Food Tours was great! Super knowledgeable about the history of the Original Farmer's Market. Great fun and the food selection was amazing. Literally every type of food in a short tour.
Written 20 December 2019
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Thank you for enjoying our Tour and for sending this very kind review - we'll share your compliments with Andrew. We hope you'll visit the Market again, we hope to host you again soon, and wish you the Happiest of New Years!
Written 31 December 2019
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Sandi M
1 contribution
Nov 2019
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!
Written 10 December 2019
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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.
Written 14 December 2019
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timcrawley2017
Fort Worth, TX3 contributions
Sept 2019 • Couples
Fun place ... lots of unique local food booths and then right next to a very upscale shopping area (The Grove) ...
Written 13 September 2019
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Thank you for exploring the Market with us and posting your review!
Written 16 September 2019
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Gayle W
Toronto, Canada45 contributions
Aug 2019
So many fabulous samples, so may endearing stories -- this was a wonderful food tour with our enthusiastic guide Barbara. The Farmer's Market is a diverse, interesting, clean, charming place and Barbara took us to each stall to introduce us to the proprietors and tell us their unique stories. Every food sample was incredibly good. It would be hard to find a food tour better than this!
Written 24 August 2019
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We so appreciate your coming out to enjoy our Market Tour and all of its charm, and taking the time to post these very kind comments, thank you! Barbara does an outstanding job, we agree ;), and we will share your compliments with her. Please tour with us again soon, we'll be waiting to welcome you back!
Written 26 August 2019
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