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Catalina Food and Walking Tour

  • A tasty 3-hour, small-group walking tour of Catalina Island
  • Sample delicious foods from six locations
  • Learn about the island’s rich cultural and culinary history from your informative guide
Catalina Food and Walking Tour
From US$100.88
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Catalina Food and Walking Tour
From US$100.88
Try a taste of Catalina Island on this 3-hour culinary walking tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll travel along the iconic waterfront architecture, passing the famous Casino Building, and learn about the cultural and culinary history as you go. You’ll stop at six local hotspots to sample fresh seafood, sweets and other traditional Catalina foods. This small-group tour is limited to 16 people for a more intimate experience.
What to Expect
Your tour will begin in central Catalina Island, where your foodie guide will meet you. Be sure to arrive with an appetite, as the area is known for its great restaurants, delicious seafood and, of course, beautiful views of the Pacific.

Head first down Front Street to admire the original Catalina tiles from the early 20th century. As you walk, you’ll make stops in six different locations, sampling fresh seafood, sweets and traditional homemade recipes. Your guide will share stories about the culture, cuisine and history of the island as you travel from one location to the next.

Continue along Avalon’s charming streets, stopping to view the notable architecture along the water. You’ll see the historic Inn on Mt Ada — a one-of-a-kind guestroom mansion that was once home to the Wrigley Family — and the famous Casino Building.

Before your tour concludes, treat your taste buds to one last local favorite, a beer float. Your guide will part ways with you in a central spot, where you can continue exploring Catalina foods and attractions on your own.
Reviews (390)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to experience Avalon

My wife and I have never been to Avalon, and we are not big shoppers. This was perfect. Lili was very knowledgable about the history of Catalina Island, and the places that they took us to were delicious. The dark chocolate at Lloyds was incredible....More

Thank Michael B
CatalinaFoodie, Public Relations Manager at Catalina Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thanks for your recommendation& review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour. To clarify, the dark chocolate pistachio bark is from Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., in the Metropole Market Place. Hope to see you again next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Catalina Food & Walking Tour

Loved this tour and Lili was a fabulous tour guide! It was our first time to Catalina Island so we were not sure what to see first. We saw this tour description on Trip Advisor and thought it would be a fun way to see...More

1  Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best Food Tour Ever!

We love taking food tours when we visit new cities to get great samples of the local cuisine and to learn some of the history of the city. We've had tours in Chicago, San Diego, Milwaukee, etc. and Lili and her tour of Avalon were...More

Thank Bonnie A
CatalinaFoodie, Owner at Catalina Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, Bonnie! Thank you so much. We love hearing from a well-traveled foodie! We pride ourselves on our great island history with yummy tastes to boot! We hope to see you soon again in beautiful Avalon. Cheers!

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Lili and food and drink and social history, oh my!

We thoroughly enjoyed this food tour. The group was just the right size and Lili had the best knowledge and energy. Our stops and tastes were excellent too. We walked away happy and very familiar with the social history of Catalina. THANK YOU, LILI

Thank miriamdh2018
CatalinaFoodie, Owner at Catalina Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for your review. We love hearing that you enjoyed your time on tour with Lili! We really think she brings something special to each tour. We hope to welcome you back soon for another foodie adventure!

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Local history and delicious food

Our family of 5 had a great afternoon touring the island and trying different kind of delicious food. Love the steak at Steve's Steakhouse & Maggie's Blue Rose restaurants. Our tour guide, Lili was very knowledgeable and provided some very interesting facts about the island....More

Thank thut7
CatalinaFoodie, Owner at Catalina Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us! We think each spot is delicious, but Steve's and Maggies do tend to get rave reviews. We will pass on your kind words to Lili! Hope to see you again next time you're...More

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8 October 2018|
Response from miriamdh2018 | Reviewed this property |
They offered "tastes" meaning that there are no choices, but every time there was a shrimp, there was some beef. Anyway, you can eat her seafood. :-D The walk through town and history of Catalina, are all part of the... More
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