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Ventura Food Tours

P.O. Box 7682, Ventura, CA 93006-7682
+1 805-295-8687
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Ranked #2 of 28 Activities in Ventura
Type: Tours, Walking tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: Ventura Food Tours are guided walking tours, lasting between three and four hours, in downtown...
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Type: Tours, Walking tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting Ventur's quaint downtown area, great history and wonderful architecture. Jason is a great guide through this special place. All the tastings are wonderful ! Thanks !

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Six fabulous and unique food stops in Ventura. Each venue gave us insight into their food preparation, history or uniqueness. I felt like each restaurant stop could be a meal in itself. But there wasn't too much food all at once as truffle shop, olive oil shop and finally gelato shop was mixed in between heartier food stops. And let's... More 

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

This was our first food tour experience. We met our tour guide, Jason, at the historic downtown Bella Maggiore Inn along with three ladies, GiGi, Claudia and Linda. After the initial introduction, we started off to our first of six destinations. Jason was very personable, professional and pointed out some of the historical sites and history of our city. Some... More 

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Oak Park, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Fun way to learn about a city and sample food from great restaurants and food vendors. My girlfriend and I celebrated our birthdays together and had a blast. The tour led by Allison was well paced for the food sampling and the walking--never more than strolling a few blocks at a time. It was sprinkled with informational tidbits about the... More 

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Los Angeles
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was kind of a last minute idea; I was lucky enough to get my tickets a few days before the tour; our group of 7 had so much fun and this was our second time for a couple of us but since it was Mother's Day we were treated to a chocolate box and flowers! The places we visited... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

As first-time foodie tourists, and first time visitors to Ventura, it was a great opportunity to explore the area and do some tasting. Our guide was great. She kept our schedule on track without feeling rushed, took us to some great places for tastings, and made stops along the way to provide us with some interesting historical information. We thoroughly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The food tour was wonderful. I was glad that I got a chance to see restaurants/stores that weren't originally on my radar to stop by. I actually decided not to go into the Sunflower Bakery and after we stopped by and had delicious treats I purchased some to go. Then I went back the next day to try something new.... More 

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

What a fun way to spend part of the day. Food tastings at some of the most interesting places in downtown Ventura. A relaxed walking tour with stops for food. We walked in to each location and they were prepared for us as if we were honored guests. Very well organized event. All in downtown Ventura which is a great... More 

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

What a great way to spend a day in Ventura! There were nine of us, ages 55 to 67, who love good food and like to try different things. We were spending the weekend in Ventura and wanted to learn more about the town and good places to eat. Allison, who is the owner of Ventura Food Tours, was our... More 

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Humble, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was such a nice way to spend a relaxing, yet exciting long afternoon. Not only did we get lots of tasty treats, but a bit of history of the town and beautiful sites to see. One of our favorite places that we toured was We Olive. You taste straight olive oil that is fresh, and some different dips they... More 

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