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Melting Pot Food Tours Pasadena

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Melting Pot Food Tours
Raymond Ave & Holly Street
Pasadena
CA
91103
Tel: 323 306-0131

Directions

Each tour has a different meeting place so check when you book

Where are we going today?

If you want a family day out where you get to be active, AND try a whole selection of tasty local foods, then you are in luck with Melting Pot Food Tours!

Melting Pot Food Tours offer 4 different food tours around Pasadena and Los Angeles, and cover a range of historical elements at the same time! 

The great thing about these tours, is that the food is inclusive, so once you pay your admission, you just get to enjoy the cuisines that the friendly tour leaders take you to! Let's focus on the Old Pasadena Walking Food Tour!

Kids can make their way through the colorful alleys and explore the secret ethnic eateries in Old Pasadena. You can hear all about the fascinating stories behind the foods, as well as the history within the area. Did you know that the area was just once a sunny haven for orange groves? See, you are learning something fun already!

During this tour with Melting Pot Food Tours, you get to visit cafes and restaurants that specialize in world cuisine, and even enjoy some treats in with artisan ice cream store. Still have a sweet tooth? Then get ready for the chocolatier that you will be visiting!

You can even try some fine cheeses, and a unique handmade soap kitchen. Each of the merchants will share their stories when they can, and it's the perfect time for kids to ask any questions that they may have.

Food, exercise, and treats - could this be the best day out ever in Pasadena, kids?

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$75
  • Children$50 (Ages 5 to 12)
  • Free Under: 5 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10:30am - 2pm. Other tour times vary

Weekends

I'm Hungry!

It's a food tour! There are about 6-8 stops on the tour where you sample food, and often you won't need dinner. You can see the types of foods on each tour before you book.

Healthy Eating!

It's a good idea to talk bottled water.

Any Top Tips?

Book ahead because they fill up quickly.

Need a little extra help?

The tours are wheelchair accessible. Just tell them ahead of time.

Can I get one of those?

There is limited time to stop at the shops on the tour, but they give you a printed guide of the route so you can back track if you need.

More information

Wear comfortable walking shoes!.

What people are saying?

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    The Farmers Market history tour was very informative and filling. We sampled numerous treats while learning about the merchants. Our guide Andrew was knowledgeable, friendly and led our group at a comfortable pace. I highly recommend this company and the Farmers Market tour!

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    What a great experience-a great tour, a fantastic and knowledgeable guide, lots of yummy samples, a great value-highly recommend, not just for food but for LA history and color! Personal and personalized-so unlike most tours that are totally canned!

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    It was wonderful meeting Diane Scalia, our tour guide. My daughter had set up the tour for me as a surprise birthday gift. A bigger surprise was to realise how different would had been to visit the Farmers Market without Diane. She made our tour so enjoyable and interesting with all sorts of stories about the stores and their owners. Diane is so comfortable in the Market and knows everybody that you feel like you are a guest in her own house! As the store owners go by, Diane takes the opportunity to introduce them to you, what a treat! I had a great...Read More

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    I was amazed by the Melting Pot Food Tour to the Farmers Market in Los Angeles! Even though I live in that area and go constantly to the farmers Market, I really didn't know a lot about the history of that place and all the amazing food they have there. Awesome experience and the tour host, Lisa Scalia was super helpful, easy going and fun! Thank you so much for making that experience extra special and making that day memorable for me and my friends.

    Cheers,

    Edenia Lima.

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    Don't eat too much early on, because there's a lot of food during the tour. My husband and I have taken the Melting Pot Tour several times. We enjoyed them all, and maybe the Farmer's Market best. It was great to visit so many eateries, get all the scoop on the area, and sample such a variety of foods. Diane is a natural foodie and guide. Tour + food = fun!

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by Berta Palm

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It was wonderful meeting Diane Scalia, our tour guide. My daughter had set up the tour for me as a surprise birthday gift. A bigger surprise was to realise how different would had been to visit the Farmers Market without Diane. She made our tour so enjoyable and interesting with all sorts of stories about the stores and their owners. Diane is so comfortable in the Market and knows everybody that you feel like you are a guest in her own house! As the store owners go by, Diane takes the opportunity to introduce them to you, what a treat! I had a great time and lots of fun getting to know the Farmers Market thanks to Diane. Also, she selected food for us to taste from some of the restaurants, including cheese, fresh fruit, and the best apple fritter I ever had in my life! We loved it so much that we decided to come back one more time right before we were on our way to the airport, couldn't leave without buying some of the wonderful toffee bars to take home! We loved the Farmers Market, we loved the tour, and we loved having Diane as our tour guide! If you go to Los Anges, I would highly recomend you take this tour because I know you'll love it too.

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