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“Great tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmel Food Tours

Carmel Food Tours
San Carlos St at 9th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 800-656-0713
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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
Ranked #1 of 15 Food & Drink in Carmel
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Owner description: Carmel Food Tours is a walking, tasting and cultural tour of beautiful downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. Experience the most famous artist colony in California with a leisurely stroll through the heart of Carmel, taste a specially-selected variety of foods and wines from local restaurants and boutique shops, and become acquainted with the unique history and culture of this magical city.
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“Great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had a fantastic morning on the tour, tasting cheeses, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, wine, pizza and chocolate. Carmel is a beautiful city, and this is a great way to see it.

Visited September 2013
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“5 stars all the way - really enjoyed this outing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I had a chance to take this walking tour. The food was amazing. Staci was also knowledgeable about Carmel - as well as interesting to listen too. We had a chance to nibble on food at several stops - all of which were top notch. We had a great time - and learned about the town to boot. We would recommend!

Visited July 2013
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“Great experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This tour will give you a great overview of the history, food and wine in Carmel. The restaurants, cheese shop, vinegar/olive oil shop and chocolate shop we visited were very accomodating and informational. And the food was outstanding! You will definitely not need lunch! Staci did an excellent job of describing each location, the history involved, how to get back to each shop, and other information. She even was very caring for my wife when she became ill. I would definitely recommend this tour if you are in the Carmel area!

Visited September 2013
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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“Best way to eat lunch in Carmel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Staci guided us from one amazing store/restaurant to the next adding in interesting local history along the way. We started with a cheese shop and ended at a chocolatier. In between we sampled gnocchi, tapas, oils & vinegars, pizza, and wine. We got special treatment at each establishment. I recommend doing this tour near the beginning of your visit to Carmel so you can re-visit your favorite stops!

Visited August 2013
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Staci G, Owner at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Yours is the kind of experience we work to provide every time. Thank you very much for your praise, and for taking the time to share your thoughts about us and one of the restaurants on the tour! ~CFT
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“Take the Food Tour in Carmel-by-the-Sea with Me!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Took the food tasting & cultural walking tour in Carmel. The guide was also the owner and she was most knowledgeable and enjoyable to spend time with. I would highly reccommend this 3 hour tour! The walking activity level was easy. The food "tasting" amount varied, depending on the restaurant or store you were visiting- although I would measure the amount of food as light, we did not end the tour hungry. Along with the introduction to various restaurants and food vendors, we were also introduced to a few short cuts/passageways. Made you feel like an insider in the community! I did the tour with a group of women and I must say that although we didn't know each other when we began, the food and wine helped foster fast friendships!
I would say the tour would be most interesting to adults and that singles would feel very comfortable.

Visited July 2013
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Staci G, Owner at Carmel Food Tours, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for sharing your detailed thoughts. We love to share our passion for Carmel and its terrific culinary jewels and appreciate your insights! ~CFT
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