This food tour tradition will acquaint you with extraordinarily delicious treasures that one may not typically find or taste on their own. This tour is a true signature of this, and promises a myriad of flavors that are both unforgettable and habit-worthy. The fascinating stories behind the foods, and this historic district that was once only a sunny land of orange groves, are guaranteed to entertain and delight.
Colorful alleys and secret courtyards will spice up our path as we seek out independently owned and operated cafes, restaurants and specialty shops. These are often establishments where the owners are involved in the day to day operations and where the food is prepared using fresh ingredients for maximum flavor. Tasting stops include may include an iconic local Mexican café, a traditional Indian restaurant, an artisan chocolatier and a trendy poke shop. Discover the pleasure of a sensory experience at a handmade soap kitchen and enjoy a tasting of and tutorial about tea.
In addition to the food tastings, this tour tells the history of Pasadena from the time of its being both the city's commercial center as well as a popular winter destination for wealthy easterners and mid-westerners, to its long period of abandonment and deterioration, to its transition back to one of the most visited destinations in southern California and a district listed on today's National Register of Historic Places. The stories of Pasadena's history and of the people who were instrumental in its development and redevelopment over the past century are certain to keep you engaged throughout the duration of the tour.
Parking is not included in this tour. It's recommended you bring cash or change to cover any parking fees. We also recommend you bring a water bottle to stay hydrated, especially during hot days.