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Melting Pot Food Tours

Address: W. 3rd Street & Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
Phone Number: 424-247-9666
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$59*
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Ranked #11 of 329 Activities in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Melting Pot Food Tours is the original food tour company in southern...
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Type: Tours, Food & Drink
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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
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Norco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I had planned this tour as a unique gift for my own parents who grew up in the shadows of Pasadena as a chance to revisit Old Town and see the gentrified areas, but as my in-laws were in from Canada were in town as well, I decided it would be a great gift for them as well to learn... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

While in Los Angeles took in this tour , guided by Diane . It was like old home week as she introduced us to shop owners, the owner of the market, and just about every other notable figure on site that day including tv writers. Diane is charming, knowledgeable and tour was a blast. Food selections on this "food tour"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What an absolute blast! Whether you're a local or from out of town The Farmers Market tour is a great experience. Our tour guide Lisa was super knowledgeable and friendly. After being told by their booking service that the tour for November was full I contacted Lisa directly and she was kind enough to squeeze us in. Once at the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I've lived in the area all my life, and have been to the Farmers Market many times, but this tour has completely changed my Farmers Market experience. It actually feels familiar and cozy now. I think my next visit here will be far richer and feel more like home after having learned about the food, merchants' stories, and history of... More 

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went as part of the Trafalgar tour. Had no idea but sounded interesting. Let me tell you that The Melting Pot tour of The Farmers Market was great! First of all, The Farmers Market here in L.A is like no farmers market you've ever been to. Secondly, Andrew, our Melting Pot guide couldn't have done a better job. Terrific personality... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When visiting Los Angeles don't stop and think about it - just book the Melting Pot tour of Farmers Market. It was 2 and a half hours of time well spent - learning the fascinating history of the Farmers Market while tasting a delicious variety of foods. You hear the stories about the real people behind the various businesses in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Look, I love Hollywood sight seeing, but let's be completely honest, if going on vacation is just hopping in a bus or walking down the street to simply look at something, I'd rather stay home. You have to get out there, touch things, sample things, talk to people who live their lives in these places. The Los Angeles Farmer's Market... More 

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Farmer's Market Food and History tour was outstanding. Lisa and the rest of her team did an amazing job from beginning to end, with planning and preparation to the day of event. Email coordination was wonderful, as Lisa included everything we needed: maps, parking, directions, and tour. Our tour guide Andrew was exceptional. He gave an in death history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife Nicole and I were part of a small group attending the Old Pasadena Food Tour on a Thursday evening. When we arrived at the location where the tour started we were met with a friendly smile and introduction by Lisa. She introduced us to the other couples attending the tour and we were on our way promptly. Lisa... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like different, if you like to walk, if you like to eat!, then this food tour is for you! My friend and I were really fortunate to get tickets for this past Sunday's, Thai Town Food Tour ( A BIG thank you to Lisa at Melting Pot Tours for this!). Thai food is a favorite for us but... More 

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