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Melting Pot Food Tours

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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Address: W. 3rd Street & Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: +1 424-247-9666
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Melting Pot Food Tours is the original food tour company in southern...

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.

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Farmers Market Walking Tour

This is a great tour even if you have been to the LA Farmers Market many times. Our tour guide Andrew was very informative of the history and unique areas found in the Farmers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great tour even if you have been to the LA Farmers Market many times. Our tour guide Andrew was very informative of the history and unique areas found in the Farmers Market. You start out with a great overview of the history of the Farmers Market and we were joined by a young man named Armando whose... More 

Thank Fechef
Morristown, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Melting Pot Tour around the LA Farmer's Market is a delight as much as an education. Fascinating destination that many more locals know and frequent than touristas. For my tour we ate our way across the years of long time family stall merchants and cooks. The tour nourishes you well, but leaves enough room to shop and carry out... More 

Thank Brian D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited Los Angeles on vacation and had the chance to take two fantastic food tours from Melting Pot Food Tours: Old Pasadena and the East LA Latin Food Tour. Both were excellent with fantastic guides Nick and Barbara! I own my own food tour business in Glasgow, Scotland (The Wee Food Tour) and it always pleases me to... More 

Thank weefoodtour
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Melting Pot Food Tour was amazingl! It was filled with interesting historical facts, delicious food, and lots of fun! The tour was well organized and it was evident that they love what they do and have a passion to share their knowledge! We had a diverse group, comprised of LA natives and Chinese tourist, with a large age span... More 

Thank BMHSarah
Friendswood, Texas
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When Her Majesty and I travel to different cities, we enjoy taking food tours and trying some of the local fresh cuisine. We had good success with this in Seattle, Denver and San Juan so we decided that we would try it while we were in Los Angeles as well. Unbeknownst to me, Los Angeles has the oldest Farmers Market... More 

Thank David B
Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Replace what you *think* you know about East LA by walking its commercial center, with eight tasting stops. Gain respect for a vibrant, authentic ethnic enclave of enterprising merchants, some under third-generation management. A richly rewarding 3.5 hours.

Thank Alan_Stamm_0
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We took the East LA food tour for my husbands birthday. Wanted to do something different but stay local. Great time getting out of our neighborhood and exploring a part if LA we never see. The food stops were wonderful and our guide Andrew was very knowledgeable about the area. Small group so it was fun to interact with all... More 

Thank Patty L
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Awesome! Exceeded our expectations big time! The tour guides were great, food was amazing, and the history lesson was a bonus!

Thank Gilbert N
Raleigh, NC
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132 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A great tour. You receive a good history lesson on the Market and a long the way you taste great food. Wait to taste the donuts!

Thank travelforfun2009
Van Nuys
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was my third tour with Melting Pot Food Tours. We had a great time with the Pasadena and Farmers Market tours and thought we would try East Los Angeles. We were not disappointed. All our guides with Food Tours were knowledgable and enthusiastic. Andrew was no exception. The guides really enjoy what they do, and it shows. The food... More 

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