Farmers Market Food & History Tour in Los Angeles, CA

6333 W 3rd StreetLos Angeles, CA 90036
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Tour artisanal butchers, bakers, cheese makers, and other famed culinary masterpieces at the Original Farmer’s Market in LA. Your taste buds will thank you as you embark on a 2.5-hour tour filled with tantalizing tastes, scents, and cuisines. You’ll sample everything from handmade candy to pizza while you learn about the market’s rich history. Prepare yourself for a culinary tour unlike any other!


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Farmers Market Food & History Tour with 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 to Spanish gazpacho, Cajun jambalaya and more. Perfect for individuals and groups who desire a guided culinary experience at L.A.’s first and foremost foodie destination!

Duration: 2.5 hours with 9 tastings
Walking distance: 1/8 mile walk

Here's what to expect:
Ethnic eateries (French, Brazilian, Cajun, or Middle Eastern)
Gourmet grocery store
Fresh produce stand
Donut shop rated one of the best in the county by USA Today
Handmade candy kitchen
L.A.’s first pizzeria
Mexican grill featured in Bon Appetit magazine

Not included: Parking costs not included. Coffee and/or water is served along the way, but it is recommended you bring your own bottle of water, especially if it is a warm day.

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los angeles
"Little India: a cultural and epicurean walking tour."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 24, 2017 NEW
I had been wanting to visit this area for several years. Now, with a native Pakistani as our guide, that was the icing on the cake. I highly recommend this tour to Indian culture and food lovers, and to folks that are curious about the culture, and have not had such an experience.
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Los Angeles, California
"Little India"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 18, 2017 NEW
I recently participated in the tour of Little India in the City of Artesia, CA and had a great time. This was actually a test tour since it isn't currently offered by Melting Pot so when I got the email, I tried to get a spot. As this was a test tour, we had the pleasure of having Diane and her sister, Lisa also join the tour and I had a great time. Farhana, our tour leader was knowledgeable, professional and fun to be around. Lunch was offered and I liked it a lot. This is my second tour with Melting Pot and I've had a great time every time. It's fun to feel like a tourist in your own many different cultures in LA that there's always something new to learn.
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Sao Paulo, SP
"Amazing talk, incredible tastings"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2017
Our guide Andrew was very knowledgeable and really nice. Farmers Market would not be the same for us without this tour!
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Eugene S
"Thai Town Food Tour with Chef Jet Tila"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2017
I'd say today was a very special day. From Ruen Pair to Sapp Coffee Shop (btw, it's not really a coffee shop-Jade Noodle is a must try) to BangLuck Market to Hollywood Restaurant and Bar to Bhan Kanom Thai-(The Original Thai Desserts). It was a perfect balance of trying some amazing dishes, to great and insightful conversation to learning some inside secrets of the renown Thai Town. As far as Jet Tila, he is truly an awesome person and an awesome human being. It was definitely a pleasure to get to know him a little and have an opportunity to do some small talk and get an inside track and tips and tricks on how to prepare some of my favorite Thai dishes. Oh yeah, and Jet drives a Tesla (Jet Black) which makes the whole things so much more awesome. The organization of the tour was spot on. Andy who was our tour MC has a true passion for culinary arts and did an amazing job making everyone feel welcome and providing some of his insight on things. Truly an incredible experience and highly recommended.
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Thousand Oaks, California
"La Espanola Meats"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 30, 2017
This is a great and informative tour done by Alex. Followed by wonderful meats, cheeses and of course their signature dish, paella. Served with wine to share among the new friends we meet on the tour. Great time!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farmers Market Food and History Tour

Are food samples included in the tour?
Of course! Guests enjoy 9 food tastings from various vendors and cuisines.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 2.5 hours long.

How much walking is involved?
Guests walk approximately 1/8th of a mile.

Is parking included in the tour cost?
No. Parking is not included in tour admission costs. Parking validation is only available for Farmer’s Market parking lots.

Is gratuity included in my tour price?
No. However, gratuity is greatly appreciated, especially if you had an excellent tour.

What should I bring on the tour?
We recommend that guests bring a bottle of water along for the tour and dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Plus, don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat on hot, summer days.

Where do I meet for the tour?
Exact meeting details are provided on your e-Ticket. The Original Farmer’s Market is located at W. 3rd Street & Fairfax Avenue.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child?
Infants or young children under the age of 5 do not need tickets if they will not be participating in the food tastings. Children ages 5-12 or those participating in the tastings require a child’s ticket offered at a reduced price.

Is the tour wheelchair or stroller accessible?

Will the tour still depart in the rain?
Tours depart rain or shine. In the case of extreme weather, guests will be contacted and given the chance to reschedule.

I have dietary allergies or restrictions. Can I still participate in the tour?
You are able to specify dietary restrictions and food allergies when you book your tickets. Please be as specific as possible, so we can accommodate your needs. If we do not find out about dietary restrictions until the day of the tour, however, it is not possible for us to accommodate them.

Is alcohol served during the tour?