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Los Angeles: Original Farmers Market Food and History Tour

Product ID: 320138
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Discover LA’s iconic Original Farmers Market on a 2.5-hour walking tour full of delicious food, facts, and fun. Meet the local artisan butchers, bakers, and more with your professional guide. Sample food at 10 different merchants stalls.
About this activity
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Delight in a walking tasting tour of the historic Original Farmers Market, a landmark in mid-city Los Angeles
  • Sample delicious world foods and enjoy stories about local LA cultures
  • Drop in at restaurants, cafes, gourment grocery stores, and little-known haunts visited by celebrities
  • Taste from a wide variety of merchants in the market with 10 tasting stops
  • Stroll through a time machine, with merchants and shops that date back to 1934
Full description
Explore LA's Original Farmers Market, a landmark unlike any other in southern California, on an entertaining, informative, and delicious food tasting tour. Artisan butchers, bakers and candymakers, a gourmet grocery emporium with one of LA’s finest cheese counters, an international spice merchant endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, local celebrity chefs, and more — there's so much to discover and, more importantly, to taste at this famed Los Angeles location.

During your tour with a professional guide, get acquainted with family businesses owned as far back as the 1930s. Taste everything from donuts and LA's first pizza, to artisan ice cream, handmade candy, and much more. Whether you want to branch out and try foods from a different culture, or simply indulge in New York-style comfort food, there’s plenty of choice for everyone.
  • 2.5-hour food tasting tour with a professional guide
  • Coffee or tea
  • Food tastings at 10 different merchants
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuity
  • Parking

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The tour meets beneath the tall clock tower located on the north side of the Original Farmers Market (there is a bookstore at its base). If you are lost or cannot find the tour group, please call the number on your voucher for help.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• You'll be on your feet for much of the 2.5 hours so good walking shoes are recommended
• Please bring bottled water, especially if it is a warm day
• Parking is free for 2 hours (the local partner will provide validation), $3 for the first 15 minutes after the initial 2 hours, and then $1 per 15 minutes thereafter to a maximum of $24
• If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please notify the local partner at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no substitutions can be made

From US$ 65 per person

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Melting Pot Food Tours

Product ID: 320138