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Los Angeles Farmers Market Small-Group Food Walking Tour

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Discover the food stalls and restaurants that make up the Original Los Angeles Farmers Market! This historic location dates back to 1934 and is a favorite of local residents. On this small-group food-tasting walking tour, you'll go behind the scenes of what locals know is the best restaurant and best grocery store in town.
  • Visit the historic Los Angeles Farmers Market to taste delicious dishes
  • Try generous samples of savory and sweet food specialties
  • Find culinary gems among the hundreds of options available
  • Understand California’s history from a culinary perspective
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Los Angeles Farmers Market in the morning to meet your guide at the designated location. As you begin your walking tour of the market’s food stalls and grocers, hear about the history of the landmark business, which has been family-owned and operated since 1934. Approximately 100 vendors serve up dishes rooted in culinary traditions from around the world, and the market is popular with locals and Hollywood celebrities alike. Bring an appetite to sample foods that may include Brazilian-style churrascaria (barbecue), authentic Middle-Eastern mezzes (small dish appetizers), high-quality ice cream in unusual flavors, or handmade donuts named by USA Today as some of the best in the nation. Expect enough food samples to make up a hearty meal of some of the top cuisines in Los Angeles. With advance notice, samples can be adjusted to accommodate most dietary requirements.
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Important Information
Departure Point
The Farmers Market
Departure Time
9:30 AM
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Food tasting & beverages
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Parking fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note specific dietary restrictions or food allergies for any member of your party at time of booking. We cannot arrange for tasting substitutions if we don't learn of dietary restrictions until the start of the tour.
  • Children and infants under 5 years old are welcome on the tour, however should they become restless or uncomfortable please take the appropriate steps to minimize distraction to the other guests. Strollers are recommended.
  • Children and infants under 5 years are complementary given that they are not participating in tastings.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Tour takes place entirely at The Original Farmers Market, requires minimal walking and allows frequent places to sit down
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun place ... lots of unique local food booths and then right next to a very upscale shopping area (The Grove) ...

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many fabulous samples, so may endearing stories -- this was a wonderful food tour with our enthusiastic guide Barbara. The Farmer's Market is a diverse, interesting, clean, charming place and Barbara took us to each stall to introduce us to the proprietors and tell...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gayle W
tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We so appreciate your coming out to enjoy our Market Tour and all of its charm, and taking the time to post these very kind comments, thank you! Barbara does an outstanding job, we agree ;), and we will share your compliments with her. Please...More

Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

My wife and I travelled to Los Angeles from Australia and booked Melting Pot’s Farmer’s Market Food Walking Tour. We had been to these markets before and really wanted to find out about their history and more about the current stallholders. This tour is one...More

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

G'Day Robert! We feel grateful beyond measure that you came to explore our Market Tour and enjoyed it so much, it's always wonderful to host guests who sincerely appreciate how important a city's food culture is. Guests like yourselves are such a pleasure to host,...More

Reviewed 20 May 2019 via mobile

It was a great decision to join this tour to check out the farmers market for the first time. Kevin’s knowledge about the history of each store and the specialty of each dish adds the wing to the farmers market. Two hours were quickly disappeared...More

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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Thank you so much for coming out to enjoy our Original Farmers Market Tour and taking the time to post these very kind words and your fotos are fantastic!! We agree that Kevin does a great job and we love that you had such a...More

Reviewed 26 February 2019

Our tour guide Barbara spent hours with us explaining the history of the Los Angeles Farmers Market and introduced us to many of the vendors of the family owned stalls. This is a flat walking area with no steps and is easy to navigate. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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tifosa23, Owner at Melting Pot Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2019

Thank you so much for bringing your family to enjoy our Tour, and for posting such lovely, kind words. We love that you had such a positive experience and returned to spend more time, I'm sure our merchants were excited to welcome you back. We...More

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