"We had so much fun! We had no idea we were going to eat so well and so much! The tour gave us a great 'taste' of what different restaurants in Ventura are like and totally made me want to go back and get more. I highly recommend these tours to both locals and tourists in Ventura!" - Laurel C.
Come with us on a tasting tour of some of the area's best food finds…
Ventura Food Tours aren’t your typical walking tours. Instead, our tours offer a unique blend of food tasting, local history, culinary education, and of course, walking. Our tours are fun and intimate, giving guests a behind the scenes look into some of the area’s best eateries.
From that tiny bakery tucked into a corner of Ojai to that favorite fish taco in Ventura and that hidden chocolate shop in Santa Barbara, it is our pleasure to share these wonderful food finds with our guests. Whether you're a visitor, new to the area, or if you've lived here forever, our tours are sure to delight.
Our guided walking tours run approximately 3 - 3 ½ hours. Throughout the course of the tour we stop at six different locations – some for larger sit down tastings and others for a few bites and a conversation with the chef.
Topics along the tour route may include:
- The chocolate making process
- How to pair fine wine with the perfect, complimentary cheese
- The nuances of California olive oil
- The difference between macaroons and macarons
- Local history and architectural points of interest
Guests will also sample food from a variety of cuisines - from Polynesian food to tacos, pastrami to pommes frites, chocolate to cupcakes. Maybe you like trying new things, maybe you like experiencing a new town through its food, or maybe you just like to eat. Either way, strap on your walking shoes, bring along your appetite, and join us on a tasting tour! Take a look around our website if you're ready to learn more about our Downtown Ventura Tasting Tour, our Eating Ojai Tour, and our newest tour option, A Taste of Santa Barbara. Join us for our upcoming Taste of Santa Barbara tours on September 13th, and September 27th...tickets are on sale now and are expected to sell out quickly!