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Melting Pot Food Tours
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Small-Group Food Walking Tour Through Old Pasadena
Ranked #4 of 48 Food & Drink in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 Private tours available with advance reservation.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I was given this food tour (Latin Foods) for Christmas. We rode the Gold Line from South Pasadena...so easy... met the tour group at the China Town Station. We enjoyed every minute. Loved the tour guide, she was awesome, and loved that she gave us so much history of the area. The different food stops were each special in their own way. I came home with a dozen tamales (haha). I would do this tour again...and I play to do some of the others.

Thank TinaTravel
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"latin food"
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"local history"
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"brazilian bbq"
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"great tour"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My family and I cannot say enough good things about our food tour with Melting Pot tours in Pasadena. And for the price, $55/person, it was WELL worth the expense! We had an amazing time and the company was more than accommodating for our group of five people. Lisa was extremely helpful over the phone when we realized at the last minute that we had accidentally booked a tour in LA and not in Pasadena. She was very kind in switching us over to the Pasadena tour at the last minute.

The food was delicious and varied (Mexican, Peruvian, Asian Fusion, bakeries, chocolates, olive oils, teas, locally made gelato!!!...) and the tour really did bring us to some awesome places that we probably never would have picked ourselves (and places that probably aren't highlighted in the local Tripadvisor or tour book.) Our guide, Kendall, was fanstastic and really gave us a good mix of information about the history of Pasadena and its architecture and about the restaurants themselves. One thing that was really nice was that she seemed to really have a good knowledge and familiarity with each restaurant, their owners, and their own personal histories and personalities. It made the tour feel like a bit more of an insider tour. I believe we went to about ten stops in all - way more than I was expecting - and we left completely full! Definitely come hungry for one of these tours!

Again, the tour was awesome. It's well worth it and very enjoyable! Go ahead and book your tour now!

Thank millaam
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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Did the market tour on a Sunday. The tour guide was great and provided an excellent history of the market and then each stop on 3rd st. The food was delicious. This tour is highly recommended.

Thank FantomDiner12
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Ate/drank at 9 places, great variety. Very knowledgeable guides. About 4/5 savoury foods, and 3 desserts/sweets.

It was a great way to see pasadena wondering through the little alleys and hearing the history of the town.

Thank cantrips
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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Five of us took the Old Pasadena tour and really enjoyed it. The food was good and the samples fill you up. Tha mon-food stops were good too. Lots of fun. I highly recommend it. Even the Pasadena residents that went with me enjoyed it.

Thank Arahe
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