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“East LA Latin Flavors Tour” 5 of 5 stars
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Melting Pot Food Tours
W. 3rd Street & Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
424-247-9666
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Ranked #10 of 214 activities in Los Angeles
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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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“East LA Latin Flavors Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This was a fabulous tour led by our excellent guide Summer. Whilst we booked online through a different agent everything went smoothly. We especially enjoyed visiting Homeboy Industries to see the wonderful work of Father Greg Boyle with LA gang members. After that we were treated to the most amazing Mexican food at a variety of places.We also enjoyed the market where we learnt even more about latin food. Whilst we are not "foodies" this was so much more than that. Summer's rapport with the locals was excellent and made for a great day out. This was also an area that we would not have known about on our own.

Visited September 2012
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“More than just fresh fruit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

First of all, we wanted to say how helpful and responsive Melting Pot Food Tours was. Communication and booking was very smooth and we appreciated the attentive nature of the tour guide on the day (Kendall).

We were pleasantly surprised that the LA Farmer's Market was more than just fresh fruits and produce, but had lots of other foods to try and taste. Local favourites like Bob's donuts, meeting a #1 ranked butcher, exploring a French deli, tasting handmade candy are a few examples. But it was also good to learn about the history of the market and its interaction with the local community.

Visited November 2012
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“A Highlight of Our Trip to Los Angeles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

With a consistent rating of five stars, you know Melting Pot Tours is doing something right.

Our group took the Farmers Market/Third Street tour .... and everyone was blown away! My only regret was having eaten breakfast before. With the diversity of samples and the abundance of information, the tour hits the mark on every count. Kendal, our tour guide was delightful -- organized, informative -- everything a tour guide should be!

If you're looking for something to do other than studio tours -- this fits the bill. And you never know -- you may just see a "celebrity." (Returning with my husband the next morning, we sat at a table across from a popular sitcom actor!)

Visited November 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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“A must for tourist and locals!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I booked a group for a tour and it was amazing! Kendal and Lisa were awesome. I loved the history of the market and the merchants (I was afraid the history part would be boring, but not at all)! Then all the places on 3rd street we visited were amazing. I would have never given some of the restaurants a second glance, now I can't wait to go and try some for a full meal! I can't say enough great things about this tour. If you only do one tour in LA, make it this one!

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Long Beach, California
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“Outstanding Food and Location Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Not sure what to expect when we arrived, but sampled outstanding food from local "mom and pop" restaurants, and received a great tour of the city. Will gladly recommend this tour to my friends!

Visited October 2012
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