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Address: P.O. Box 7682, Ventura, CA 93006-7682
Phone Number: +1 805-295-8687
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Description: Ventura Food Tours are guided walking tours, lasting between three and...
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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Get out of LA!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Topanga, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Ventura Food tour was great! I've lived in the Ventura area for almost 50 years and it was really fun to encounter new restaurants I've never tried before. Every restaurant made us feel really welcome. They explained all about the food and drinks they were serving us. I would return to each and every place we visited. I couldn't... More 

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San Bernardino, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My friends and I had a wonderful relaxing day with the Ventura Food Tour. We enjoyed the food and the the professional yet personable atmosphere with Jason as our tour guide. Each stop was unique and tasty. The portions were just right, enough to enjoy, but small enough to tempt you to return for more (which we will). Shopping was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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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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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