Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour in Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad Food ToursState & GrandCarlsbad, CA 92008
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Take a local perspective and indulge in a food-focused excursion with locally-owned Italian restaurants and cafes. You can savor Old World dishes, including generations-old recipes from Cicciotti’s and or Caldo Pomodoro. In addition, between the food destinations, your guides will share fun commentary and quirky anecdotes about the lovely Victorian architecture and old-fashioned storefronts that fill downtown Carlsbad. Your ticket also gets you Carlsbad Food Tours’ Tasting Guide, which features local maps and exclusive discounts and coupons to give you special access to Carlsbad’s unique, artisan food scene. Expect a three-hour adventure with friends and family that overwhelms your sights, palette, and mind, only here at Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour!

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Good To Know

  • Operating hours from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, daily.
  • Tour duration is approximately 3 hours.
  • Location is at Carlsbad Village, Downtown Carlsbad.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Parking is available but may require fees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Tour proceeds whether rain or shine.
  • Bring sunglasses, sun hats, sunscreen, and an umbrella against the heat of the sun/rain.
  • Bringing a portable water bottle is recommended.
  • Accessibility features (guides, break times, wheelchair access) are available.
  • Option for tipping is available, but optional.
  • Advise noting dietary restrictions or allergies upon purchase of the ticket.
  • Additional alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the time of tour.


from Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour
This Carlsbad Village food and wine tasting tour is considered one of Carlsbad’s classic foodie experiences. This three-hour guided food and walking tour shows off the various distinctive dishes and wine flavors that Carlsbad has to offer. The tour takes place in scenic Carlsbad, “The Village by the Sea," a seaside gem where you get the opportunity to see the beautiful ocean while learning about Carlsbad's history, culture, and architecture.

Enjoy unique and specially-selected food tastings served from locally-owned and operated specialty food shops and ethnic or local eateries.

Stops include one of Carlsbad’s most romantic restaurants. Sample tasty desserts from local eateries that have been made from recipes passed on from generation to generation. Award-winning wines that are grown in California will be a delight for your taste buds. You will also have access to a popular Tasting Guide, which features valuable maps, exclusive guest coupons, and discounts.

Tasting locations may vary.
Italian Cuisine
  • Ciccotti’s also has great Italian cuisine. Our tasting here will be pasta or gnocchi and cannolis.
  • Gregorio’s specialty items include eggplant and meatball sliders.

  • The Goods - Our tasting will be either Mom’s homemade cinnamon rolls or Artisan Donuts.

Wine Tasting
  • Witch Creek Winery has honed the focus of their winery on producing a wide variety of outstanding, award-winning red wines. We will be tasting a sparkling wine, red & dessert wine.

  • Gelato Love prepares gelato in small batches every day, using only our authentic Italian recipes. Our tasting will be a flight of gelato with four unique tastings.
  • Carlsbad Chocolate Bar offers an extensive variety of chocolates, full coffee and espresso bar, and retail wines, ports, and champagne. Ours tasting will be sea salt chocolates.

  • Lola’s authentic Mexican food in the village. Our tasting will be Lola’s famous bean & cheese burritos.
  • Senor Grubby’s Mexican American style food. We will be tasting Grubby’s specialty Al Pastor tacos. Roasted pork infused with pineapple.

Savory or Sweet
  • Froglander’s makes delicious savory or sweet French crepes and yogurt.
  • Park 101 tasting options include smoke meats, watermelon mimosa or acai bowls.

WHATS INCLUDED: All Tastings food, wine or beer are included.
WHO: Perfect for both local San Diego residents and visitors interested in indulging their inner foodie! Family Friendly!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taste of Carlsbad Food Tour

Is parking provided?

Parking is available at the Carlsbad Village Train Station and three-hour street parking.

Are there any physical/health restrictions for this tour?

This tour is two miles of easy walking between restaurant stops.

What should I bring?

It is recommended to bring an umbrella.

What should I wear?

This tour takes place rain to shine, so wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing.

Where is it located?

Carlsbad Village - Downtown Carlsbad California. Caldo Pomodoro 2907 State Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Yes, the tour is appropriate for all ages.

Can I bring my camera?


How long is the tour?

The tour duration is approximately 3 hours.

What’s included in the tour?

Your tour includes exploration of Carlsbad Village’s history and culinary scene along with a professional guide, six tastings including French crepes and California wine, hand-selected bites from local eateries & Italian cafes, and a small group setting for an intimate experience.