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Address: Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: +1 805-295-8687
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Ventura Food Tours are guided walking tours, lasting between three and four...

Ventura Food Tours are guided walking tours, lasting between three and four hours, in downtown Ventura, downtown Ojai, and downtown Santa Barbara. Each tour stops at 6 different locations, where guests will enjoy tastings of some of the areas best food finds. As we walk the tour route, you'll meet chefs, entrepreneurs, and learn about the history of the area. Our tasting tours are intimate and informal, giving you a behind the scenes look into some of our gourmet food producers and culinary purveyors. Clam chowder, Polynesian food, handmade truffles, California olive oil, wine, cheese, and gelato are amongst the tasting options on the Downtown Ventura Tasting Tour.

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Great day experiencing hidden gems of Ojai

I had a great day on Ventura Food Tours, "Eating Ojai Tasting Tour." I live a short drive from Ojai and have been there often but was very pleased that all the places we toured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great day on Ventura Food Tours, "Eating Ojai Tasting Tour." I live a short drive from Ojai and have been there often but was very pleased that all the places we toured I had never been to before. Our excellent guide, Maureen was very informative and personable. Our good sized group became fast friends as we walked... More 

Thank MaggieMckinney
Mission Viejo, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 couples went to Ventura to celebrate a milestone birthday. We spent the day with Maureen learning about downtown Ventura, walking to different establishments, sampling their specialties. We had so much fun will definitely take more tours!!

Thank Redgramma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with six people to Ventura for a weekend Birthday Celebration and decided to try out the food tour. We had an amazing time. You need to go, take a group of fun friends and enjoy a day of food drinks and gain a little knowledge of the restaurants and history of the area. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Fran N
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Getting to know Ojai thru it's culinary wonders is a really great way to discover a destination. Our tour guide Melissa is very knowledgeable. Doing a walking tour allows you to get a true perspective on the layout of the town. Highlights were the amazing tamales from La Fuente, the spectacular dishes, nectar of the Gods & their twist on... More 

Thank Sienne V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I just returned from Ojai for a girls weekend away. Instead of the usual wine tasting/spa excursion, we decided that a food tour would be a fun way to get to know Ojai. A lovely woman named Maureen guided our tour, who proved to be very knowledgeable about the history of Ojai and the food of Ojai! The tour covered... More 

Thank Jeannie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Maureen Durkins tour of Ojai was FANTASTIQUE Food was delectable Maureen was such delightful company an most informative!!!!

Thank Maripeg B
Chino, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our tour on July 11th. Maureen was an excellent host and guided us to many great places. She also pointed out many historic places throughout the tour. Thanks Maureen.

Thank LibraryBob
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

we had a great time visiting new places we have not been to in Ventura. The food was very good they even accommodated my vegetarian/gluten free preference. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Ventura with some fun facts including pictures and all. The owners and/or managers at the 6 places we visited were very enthusiastic and... More 

Thank Debbie F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time on our food tour! We were trying some things that we would never have purchased on our own. It was an awesome opportunity for us. Each of the locations offered us at least 3 things to try. We were surprised that we also got a Mai Tai, wine and liqueurs. The tour... More 

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Topanga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This makes the short trip up the coast well worth it. Stopping by small restaurants and shops in the heart of charming Ventura couldn't have been more enjoyable. The business owners were all very attentive and shared their enthusiasm for their foods, products, and the local scene. This is a visitor's must if you're looking to get a fantastic taste... More 

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