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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

From US$99.00
  • 3.5-hour walking food tour of Santa Barbara
  • Enjoy a leisurely pace as you go to six or seven local restaurants
  • Sample the city's distinctive food and drink
Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
From US$99.00
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
Walk right past the crowds on this food tour in Downtown Santa Barbara. Your guide leads the way as you pop into up to seven restaurants well known for their yummy menu items. Taste dishes and drinks locals have made a staple in their everyday lives, and even receive discounts at some eateries you can use if you choose to go back another time for a full meal. If you’re a gluten-free eater or a vegetarian, this tour can also easily cater to your needs.
What to Expect
Meet up with your guide a few minutes before noon for a leisurely stroll through downtown Santa Barbara. Have fun with local guides who will share the inside scoop on just about everything Santa Barbara. There are a variety of flavors, from French macaroons to delicious tacos and local wines. Your hunger will definitely be satiated by the end.

Most of the tasting locations offer additional discounts for participants and you are definitely encouraged to go back and try all of the restaurant menus. For those with dietary restrictions, this tour is gluten-free (not celiac) and vegetarian friendly, but we need to know about any and all food allergies (especially major ones) ahead of time. Please list your needs at the time of booking and you will be accommodated as much as possible.

The tour is suitable for adults, teens, and kids who enjoy food and can hang.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat and fun day! Evan and her assistant, Dylan, led a marvelous tour through the heart of Santa Barbara guiding us through much of the history of this wonderful city and ensuring our hearts, minds, and bellies were happily full. A great array...More

Thank swidzer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun for Locals Too!!

My husband and I took my sister-in-law that was visiting from the East Coast. We live in Santa Barbara. We had the BEST time! Evan was a warm welcome to the usual boring tour guides. She made everything super fun and welcoming for the whole...More

Thank Natalie P
Evan S, Owner at Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad y’all had a fun on the tour, we loved having you and Thank you so much for the great review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great way to eat and explore downtown SB

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Brittany, was very personable and gave us lots of interesting facts about Santa Barbara as we walked from place to place. The food was really good, and we enjoyed the wine tastings towards the end of the tour....More

Thank AmandaZona
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Best way to spend an afternoon!

My entire department took this tour and it lives up to the hype! We learned so much about the history of Santa Barbara, got to eat some really delicious food and visit some places we'd never been! Evan and her team are fun and they...More

Thank ashtenomalley
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Food and Fun!

My husband and I went on our tour with Evan a few months ago. We love everything about this tour. The food was great and can't wait to go back to many of the tasting locations. We also talked about other restaurants that weren't on...More

1  Thank SallyMmmmm
Evan S, Owner at Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to see you again soon and want to see pics of all the food you eat - don't forget to #tastesb

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22 April 2018|
Response from malav08 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...we had a group of 4. I'd call and ask. I assume if there are others signed up for the tour you are interested in, you could join in. It was a great tour so I hope it works out for you!