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Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour provided by Sidewalk Food Tours of Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour

Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6242P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Food tastings
  • Water
  • Entry/Admission - Sidewalk Food Tours of Los Angeles
  • Entry/Admission - Los Angeles
  • Entry/Admission - Los Angeles
  • Entry/Admission - Los Angeles
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA Meeting at 545 South Olive Street (outside in front of Pitchoun Bakery) Parking available at PacMutual Parking (523 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum of 12 people to ensure the best tour experience
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Please advise of any specific dietary restrictions at time of booking
  • Please note: The streets have a slight incline and you will have to walk up small stairs at some of the establishments
  • Please let us know in advance, if you have difficulty walking up a few flights of stairs, and we will make arrangements for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Food tastings
  • Water
  • Entry/Admission - Sidewalk Food Tours of Los Angeles
  • Entry/Admission - Los Angeles
  • Entry/Admission - Los Angeles
  • Entry/Admission - Los Angeles
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick and drop-off
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA Meeting at 545 South Olive Street (outside in front of Pitchoun Bakery) Parking available at PacMutual Parking (523 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014)
Duration
3h
Return details
  • 700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA The tour ends at 700 S Grand Ave (outside in front of Bottega Louie)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Maximum of 12 people to ensure the best tour experience
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Please advise of any specific dietary restrictions at time of booking
  • Please note: The streets have a slight incline and you will have to walk up small stairs at some of the establishments
  • Please let us know in advance, if you have difficulty walking up a few flights of stairs, and we will make arrangements for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 29, 2020
A note from Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour
At Sidewalk Food Tours, the health of our guests and employees is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience for all. We are going above and beyond National and Local guidelines laid out for the Tourism and Restaurant Industries.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    545 S Olive St
    545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
    Meeting at 545 South Olive Street (outside in front of Pitchoun Bakery) Parking available at PacMutual Parking (523 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sidewalk Food Tours of Los Angeles
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Grand Central Market
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bradbury Building
    The Last Bookstore
  • 3
    Horse Thief BBQ
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Donut Friend
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    DTLA Cheese
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    700 S Grand Ave
    700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
    The tour ends at 700 S Grand Ave (outside in front of Bottega Louie)
    See address & details
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5.0
278 reviews
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Very good
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MaceyScherer
Toledo, OH21 contributions
What a great tour!!! Robbie is a remarkable guide. Very informative tour with lots of great food. We enjoyed samples from 6 different places and left very full! Not too much walking between stops. Robbie does an excellent job teaching about LA’s history, architecture, restaurant scene, and movie trivia. Robbie also provided us with a big list of places to visit in the area, which was an added bonus!

I recommend bringing a bottle of water and giving yourself plenty of extra time to commute to the area. (We gave ourselves 45 mins from Inglewood and we’re still late) Parking in the 6th St garage was 6 dollars and very close to the meeting spot.
Written July 30, 2022
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Leslie3608
Los Angeles, CA20 contributions
Chris was a fantastic and very knowledgeable guide. My sister was visiting Los Angeles from Florida and two friends who had recently done the tour raved about it so we booked it.

Not only did we enjoy the variety of foods offered, we were treated to a terrific history lesson about downtown. Although I have lived in West Los Angeles for over 40 years, I learned things about the development of downtown and the early architecture and movie palaces.

We dined on a fantastic almond croissant, barbequed beef brisket, a heavenly grilled chees sandwich, tacos, potstickers and finished with blue ice cream.

I highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting LA, or to Angelinos who rarely get downtown, too.
Written September 24, 2021
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Annette
Weston super Mare, UK11 contributions
Robbie B was a fantastic guide. He was friendly, helpful and told us the history of where we were visiting with just the right level of detail and gentle humour. He seemed to really care about the tour and his responsibilities to host us well. The food was amazing. Very hard to choose a favourite - was it the almond croissant, the taco, or the ice cream? Other worthy runners up too! A fantastic way of getting a bite sized Downtown LA introduction on day one of my first ever visit!
Written May 15, 2022
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Svetlana Z
3 contributions
Family
The DTLA sidewalk food tour was amazing! Chris was a wonderful tour guide- he had so much niche knowledge about the most unexpected things around the city and did a phenomenal job delivering history about all the spots we visited! Every stop we visited was absolutely delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed every bite we had. Chris also recommended other places to get drinks at each stop- my teenager was thoroughly pleased with the boba he recommended next to the stop where we got to try some fantastic gyoza. Altogether a lovely experience, we’d do it all over again if we could!
Written February 22, 2022
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Mike G
San Luis Obispo, CA1 contribution
The foodie tour was outstanding. Robbie B was spectacular in every way. His knowledge of downtown LA was excellent, the choice of restaurants was excellent a perfect culinary experience. It had to be challenging explaining the venues and other local facts with the noise of the big city and keeping his guests together. He was great.
Written March 5, 2022
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Jacquie P
1 contribution
A great way to see the city and have the history shared in a way where you can fully appreciate it as you encounter all the buildings and landmarks as you walk. The food was exemplary. Easy way to get wonderful eats (and a great variety) without having to do my own research! Thank you Robbie for your excellent
Written January 9, 2022
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Carl R
1 contribution
We did the downtown LA food tour and was in a food coma afterwards. Had a great time, good food, and our guide Derek Krantz was very resourceful in his recommendations for food and other activities around the city. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wanted to explore a bit of the downtown and get rewarded with food!
Written March 5, 2020
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JoshuaH2615
Hello! Your food coma comment was hilarious! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us in Downtown Los Angeles! Derek is super knowledgeable and kind. Thank you for sharing!
Written March 6, 2020
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USAMaineTravelers
South Portland, ME101 contributions
We try to do a walking food tour when we visit a city for the first time. Our trip to LA was no exception.

We took this tour with Chris. We visited six or seven spots and certainly had enough food to cover us for lunch. The pastry at Pitchoun to start was the best of the food. The other stops were average to good but not excellent.

We has quite potpourri of food. That’s probably representative of LA although Chris didn’t describe it as such. But there wasn’t any sort of “anchor” food. Memphis has barbecue, New Orleans has Creole. LA has no anchor, at least not on this tour.

This tour either covered too much or was too short. Chris walked very fast, even through iconic sites like the Grand Central Market. There was no chance to stop and take in the scene there or even take a photo. The tour should have been half an hour longer or cut out some of the food stops to avoid practically running to keep up. At least twice half the group was left behind at a cross light while the other half had already crossed. Chris did stop a few times to give some background on certain sites on the tour.

The tacos, pot stickers and ice cream were all average. The barbecue and grilled cheese sandwich were good.

I suggest looking at other food tour options. There must be better ones.
Written April 27, 2022
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Chere M
Eagle, ID8 contributions
We’ve done walking tours before but not food tours. Chris was an excellent guide; very knowledgeable on the history of downtown, knew a lot about the restaurants where we stopped, and all the food was delicious. The tour was fast paced but we are older and had no problem
keeping up. I would highly recommend if you like food, you like learning interesting things about where you are visiting, and you like to walk. We had a great time.
Written August 28, 2021
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Eileen D
San Francisco, CA126 contributions
Family
Our family of 4, including 2 young adult foodies, really enjoyed the information presented and the variety of foods we tasted. Chris was a very knowledgeable guide and the tour moved along at a great pace. Look forward to trying some of the other tours offered and would recommend as a fun activity for anyone visiting LA.
Written August 4, 2021
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KL873
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A fun and informative activity!
Robbie was an amazing guide--so knowledgeable and fun. All the food was quite tasty. Looking forward to trying th
barbararL9570YG
barbararL9570YG
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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!
The driver was great at explaining the tour, his descriptions of each home had a story behind it and he was comedic
Brad H
Brad H
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A Must-Do While in LA
Fantastic food tour and history of LA. Chris was an excellent host/tour guide, and the food was amazing. Our gro
David D
David D
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Walking food tour of downtown Los Angeles
Tour was great and really enjoyed it. All six food stops were really good. Time at food stops could have been a lit
CiaoCrissi
CiaoCrissi
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Excellent food tour with Robbie B in DTLA!
This tour was awesome. We were expecting a food tour but we received not only a food tour but a history of downtown
BunnyTO
BunnyTO
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Yum!
We had a fun and wonderful experience with Robbie learning about the history of the Farmers Market and the West LA
johnfoodien
johnfoodien
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LA amazing
Chris is an incredible guide into LA locations and great food. I don’t think I would have found any of these places
Adam G
Adam G
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Great way to see DTLA
Loved this tour, a great way to see the sights, sounds (and smells) of Downtown LA. Solid mix of treaty foods... wo
lawrencetudor2
lawrencetudor2
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A great tour of LA food!
We had a wonderful experience with Robbie showing us the spots in LA that have eclectic food. We were all over, so
W5264ITtinas
W5264ITtinas
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Awesome West Hollywood Tour!
We went on the West Hollywood tour today and were so glad we did. Abbey was an amazing tour guide who taught us al
JBees14
JBees14
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Fun downtown food tour
We had a fabulous time with Robbie doing the Downtown L.A. food tour. Robbie was a great guide - good balance of in
Jerrybl2022
Jerrybl2022
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LA downtown food tour
The walking food tour was a highlight of our stay in downtown. The selection of restaurants was perfect the differ
jamesmS6955BJ
jamesmS6955BJ
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West Hollywood food tour
A really enjoyable tour. The group we were with was great and our guide, Abbey, was excellent. Her genuine interest
Pcontour
Pcontour
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No communication
I got emailed a request to submit a review on the Sidewalk Food Tour (an automated emailed no doubt!) Unfortunately
joannthomascherian
joannthomascherian
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11/10 would definitely go again!
Robbie was the best tour guide we could’ve asked for. He was kind and delightful and really took us to the best spo
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