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Farmers Market Food & History Tour in Los Angeles, CA

Melting Pot Tours6333 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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Cheryl M
"Full of fun (literally and figuratively)"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 24, 2017 NEW
Andrew did a brilliant job of showcasing the Farmers Market, while providing us with tasty treats from a variety of stands. Learning about the history was a fascinating accompaniment to the food.
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Anne S
Lakewood, California
"Loved the La Espanola tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2017 NEW
What a great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday! The tour of the sausage factory was very interesting. You get to learn how the packing, drying and aging process really works. Their meats are of very high quality and delicious. The Paella lunch afterwards was a highlight. Everything was delicious. Then we were able to shop in the store. Diane was very knowledgeable and helped us choose what we wanted to take home. I would definitely recommend this tour and plan to take others very soon!
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
"Original Farmer's Market Food Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2017 NEW
The Original Farmers Market Food Tour added a nice blend of local history and savory eats. Our tour guide Andrew was knowledgeable and charismatic. We had a smaller group of 6 so made it intimate and more personable. The food stops hit a lot of the older and tastier food spots. We had a great morning and were quite full by the end, so come hungry.
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"Original Farmer's Market Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2017 NEW
We took the tour with a local couple we didn't know. We really enjoyed the experience! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. We learned a lot & all of the food we ate was great! Would love to bring something like this to Oklahoma!
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La Canada Flintridge, California
"Amazing Private Party Food Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 06, 2017 NEW
Just completed a private party walking food tour of Pasadena ~ at night for a 60th Birthday celebration. We absolutely LOVED this tour! Lisa was the best, the food on the tour was amazing, and we loved hearing about the art, history and architecture of Old Pasadena! (And we all live in the area and eat here all the time). Many new places to go back to now ! This was my 2nd tour with Melting Pot Food Tours....the LA Farmers Market tour is a MUST as well. This is a top quality company with premier customer service! LOVED everything....!!!
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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?