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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Culver City, California
"A wonderful experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2018 NEW
We did the Farmer's Market tour as a team building activity and it was a great choice! We were coming from a long meeting and the tour was the perfect mix of information and fun. We ate some delicious food and thoroughly enjoying learning more about the city we call home.
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"The perfect food tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2018 NEW
I arranged to take a private tour for two of the Farmers Market since the Melting Pot Food and History tour was not offered the days we were in LA. Lisa responded promptly and began offering options and a price for a private tour. I was thrilled with her flexibility and booked immediately. All of the communication was seamless, and we met our tour guide, Barbara, as directed. The Farmers Market is fun to stroll on your own, but taking the tour with Barbara elevated this experience to one of my favorite tours ever. Barbara's enthusiasm for the area, food, and the history of the market was infectious. She shared so many stories as we strolled, and we enjoyed several tastings. Make sure you don't eat before this tour because you will eat so much along the way. Every tasting was delicious, and we were sad that the tour had to end. We look forward to experiencing more Melting Pot tours when we're in the LA area, and we hope to have Barbara as our guide again.
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Irvine, California
"Lovely, educational tour of the LA Farmers Market"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 05, 2018 NEW
We had a great experience with the tour guide. She was very informative and had a lovely personality. The food was great and the atmosphere was inviting. Thank you.
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Los Angeles, California
"Melting Pot Food Tours"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2018 NEW
Have treated friends and family to many food tours but always return to Melting Pot multiple times. They are wonderful! Laura was very knowledgable about history, culture and food. Could not have had a better host!!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"A peek into Latino culture"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2018 NEW
My husband and I brought three youngsters on the tour with us — one who is 9 plus two 11 year olds. We ALL enjoyed the tour and benefited from it very much. We liked the variety and quality of drinks and food. There were both sweet and savory and all were tasty and very fresh. Our guide provided just the right amount of information about the neighborhood, it’s residents and the foods. The walking and short train ride also worked well. Thank you for a great tour!
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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?