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Meet your guide at 2pm in front of Gaylord Apartments (3355 Wilshire Blvd.; take the Metro Red Line to the Wilshire/Vermont stop and walk four blocks west.) You'll ride the Metro and walk through some of L.A.'s most "hidden gem" neighborhoods to enjoy Korean barbecue, Vietnamese street food, tacos, and more. Don't worry about not understanding all the signs and menus in foreign languages—your guide knows exactly where to go and what to order. Stop for tastings in markets, restaurants, bakeries, and hole-in-the-wall eateries, sampling a full array of sweet and savory treats. As you walk and ride the Metro through Koreatown, Little Armenia, and Thai Town, you'll also pass the site of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination site, see traditional homes, various styles of architecture, and cultural hot spots. This 4-hour tour ends at the Hollywood/Western Metro station (5450 Hollywood Blvd.). Note the end point is several miles from the departure point. Most guests simply ride the Metro Red Line four stops back to Wilshire/Vermont.
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Follow your taste buds ‘off the beaten path’ during this 4-hour food exploration of the incredible ethnic eats in Los Angeles. Learn why this southern California city’s astounding mix of Korean barbecue joints, late-night taco trucks, and strip-mall Vietnamese are what truly put the ‘City of Angels’ in a league of its own. Snack your way through a mix of casual restaurants, bakeries, ethnic markets, and more, learning about some of L.A.’s lesser-known culture as you eat. A guide, a variety of tastings, non-alcoholic drinks, and public transit fare are included.
  • Explore the tasty food and fascinating culture of the many ethnic enclaves of Los Angeles
  • See why L.A.'s incredibly diverse population has made it one of the most exciting food cities on earth
  • Sample tasty treats from an array of bakeries, markets, restaurants, and hole-in-the-wall eateries
  • Learn why some of L.A.'s best food is found in its low-key ethnic eateries
  • Visit lesser-known Los Angeles landmarks like the site of RFK's assassination and Thai spirit houses
  • Great way to explore Los Angeles 'off-the-beaten track'
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kelly Benes is Amazing!

I had a really great experience on this tour and I especially loved how informed and warm Kelly was. The history of the neighborhoods and buildings was an added bonus! I enjoyed walking and taking the bus while talking about food and our travels around...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Afternoon Lunch with Friends

This was an AWESOME tour. Kelley the tour-guide was patient, polite and knowledgable about the food and places we visited. She made us all feel comfortable together. She even gave us a great list of recommendations to visit on our own. Truly felt like this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fantastic afternoon. A+

I have nothing but positive things to say about the Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture tour. Kelley was an exceptional tour guide and I am 110% glad I signed up for this on a whim. All of the food was delicious, the tour guide was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Highly Recommend

Had a fantastic afternoon tour with Aerienne. What a wonderful host very informative about the local food and surrounding areas. Nice way to learn about the different cultures that make up the city of Los AngelesMore

Thank Tania S
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Tania! So happy to hear that you had a wonderful day, and that Aerienne helped to make that possible. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, and are delighted that you learned a bit more about...More

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Great guide, great food!

Took a tour yesterday with Kelley and can't recommend it enough! Especially if you love food from other cultures but are sometimes a bit nervous about entering the lesser known establishments, Kelley gave us great advice and future recommendations so we can dine out with...More

Thank Evie S
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you so much for this feedback, Evie! We're so glad your Urban Adventures experience helped you to push beyond the conventional and find some really great, unique eats, and that Kelley added a special tour to the tour! Thank you for booking with us!

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