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Melting Pot Food Tours

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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Address: Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: +1 424-247-9666
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Melting Pot Food Tours is the original food tour company in southern...

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 Private tours available with advance reservation.

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Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
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Los Angeles Farmers Market Small-Group Food Walking Tour

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Great morning in East LA

Another couple invited my wife and me to join them in a Melting Pot Food Tour for which they had tickets. Since they lived near the Farmers Market and my wife had grown up in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
John A
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another couple invited my wife and me to join them in a Melting Pot Food Tour for which they had tickets. Since they lived near the Farmers Market and my wife had grown up in South Pasadena, we chose the least familiar tour, East LA Latin Flavors. We (or I, at least) did no research, and thus it is random... More 

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MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed an exploration of East Los Angeles, we think that this corner of our city is extremely special and share worthy. Andrew is a great host with his authentic passion for everything culinary and he always takes excellent care of our guests. We sincerely hope... More 

Cypress, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour - our guide was knowledgeable and fun and the food was great. They did a nice job of taking special dietary needs into account. We will definitely do another tour with this group.

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Thank kuchinaa
MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and for coming out to enjoy our tour of the Market, we agree that it's fun and delicious! We hope to host you again very soon. More 

Kenai, Alaska
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Andrew was a super guide for our small group. He started out by giving us a history of the Farmer's Market, and then we meandered thru the entire market, stopping to sample a little something from the best of shops. He did a super job of making the tour fun and informative. We had so much food - the best... More 

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MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review and for enjoying our tour of the Market! We think the food is extremely special and we're so happy you loved it too. Andrew does a great job of welcoming and entertaining our guests, I will share your lovely compliments with him. We hope you'll visit the Market again soon, our merchants will... More 

Placerville, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did Chef Tila's Thai Town Tour this last Sunday and what a great experience. Chef Tila and Andy are great tour guides, the locations and food was amazing and the history and discussions were very interesting. If you can, this is a must do!

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MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, and for coming out on a Sunday to experience Thai Town with the wonderful Chef Jet Tila! We are blessed beyond measure that Chef Jet and Andy avail themselves to host our guests, and we agree that everything about the tour is amazing. We hope that you'll make these very special tour stops regular... More 

Utah
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family did the food tour on our last day while in the LA area. We at first were a little skeptical of what the Pasadena old food tour would have to offer. Two of my family did a previous tour food tour with melting pot tours and did the market one and loved it but it was not offered... More 

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MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

We really appreciate your kind words and are so happy that you were joyfully surprised at what Old Pasadena had in store for all of you! We love sharing this very special district and thank you for recommending our tour. Please come visit again, we hope to host you in the future! More 

Glendora, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide Andrew was informative and friendly. I enjoyed hearing the history of the Market and especially the whole foodie experience. I wish I lived closer so that I could enjoy good food regularly and make quality food purchases. Bottom line, wonderful and fun experience......

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Thank Guz696
MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review! We agree that Andrew does a great job hosting our guests at The Original Farmers Market and we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Many of our merchants will ship to you, you know ;-) ... please return as soon as possible, we'd love for you to be our guest again! More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have done all three melting pot tours. Each one was different but they all had: 1) great guides who told us not only about the food but the city, 2) great small restaurants and 3) enough food to fill us up and more! We are locals but had never visited East LA before. What a gem! With Andrew as... More 

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Thank Christine M
MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

We're so happy that you've enjoyed all of our tours, and thank you for this lovely review. East Los Angeles is such a special part of our city and we really hope you'll return to shop and enjoy more tres leches cake, we agree that it's incredible! We will share your kind comments with Andrew, and kindly check our website... More 

Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the first meeting of our tour guide and wonderful people touring Los Angeles New Years for Rose bowl game, to the last bite of my Ice cream cone at the end of the tour, Had a great time! Recommend this to any one from near and far. Hey! you don't have to be a tourist to enjoy this place.... More 

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MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

We were delighted to host you and thank you for this very special review. It's always our privilege to host guests who have grown up with the Market, as we have, and we agree that it's such a special place in Los Angeles. We appreciate your coming to visit at such a crowded time, and your kind compliments will be... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Diane was a the best tour guide ever!!! I am a local (lived in the area for over 20 years) and this was the first time I had ever done a tour like this. First start to finish, it was enlightening, interesting, funny, and decidedly tasty! Diane did an amazing job at keeping every part interesting and Armando (local 10... More 

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Thank Amy B
MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

Dear Amy ~ We are so pleased that you enjoyed the tour and we really appreciate your posting such a lovely review, thank you. We promise to share your kindness with Armando, and we hope to see you on another tour again soon! More 

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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We went on the Farmer's Market tour with Diane and her sidekick Armando. The food was amazing and Diane does a great job of telling the history and side notes of what makes the farmer's market unique. Armando was a cute intern and was entertaining but I did wish he wouldn't interrupt her so much. Would highly recommend going on... More 

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Thank Sherry K
MeltingPotTours, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sherry ~ We very much enjoyed welcoming you and yours to LA and we loved that you made time for our tour during your visit. Our intern-in-training is now a fan of your home team! We hope to see you for next year's Rose Bowl ;-), so we can dine together again. Happy 2016! More 

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