Downtown Los Angeles Culinary Tour

Savor the Best Bites in LA with a Four Course Progressive Dinner on this Three Hour Food Tour

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Explore Downtown Los Angeles during this delicious three hour Progressive LA Food Tour. You will discover the neighborhood’s best culinary gems as you visit four epicurean establishments.

This tasty LA Culinary Tour begins when you meet with your friendly and knowledgeable Guide Downtown. Once all of the guests have arrived, the group will set out on a one and a half mile route to the best eateries around. You will sample and savor two appetizers, an entrée and a dessert. Highlights of the Tour typically include meeting local Chef’s, Restaurant Owners and Industry Experts!

So whether you are looking to learn more about the best places to eat in LA, for a unique gift or to enjoy a fun afternoon Downtown, this Los Angeles Food Tour is the Ticket!

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Where It's Located hide

  • Los Angeles, California (Downtown LA Morning Tours)
  • Los Angeles, California (Downtown LA Afternoon Tours)

Who Is Included hide

The Downtown Los Angeles Culinary Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be up to 12 participants in total on the tour.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests or spectators.

When It Is Offered hide

The Los Angeles Food Tours are offered Thursday thru Sunday year-round, subject to availability. Tours begin at 10:00 AM on Fridays and Sundays; and at 2:00 PM on Thursdays and Saturdays.

How Long Is It hide

The LA Culinary Tours have a length of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3¼ hours.

Weather hide

The Los Angeles Food Tours take place in all weather conditions.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably. Flat walking shoes and layers are recommended for this culinary adventure.

Additional Information hide

Participants will walk approximately 1.5 miles on a flat route during the tour. Price includes all food tastings. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid Photo ID if the Alcohol Pairing Option is added at the time of reservation.

Please note that this tour may include nuts, dairy, seafood, and pork. Accommodations can be made with advance notice for the following dietary restrictions: Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten-free, Pregnant Guests, No Pork and No Seafood.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the experience no substitutions can be made and locations visited are subject to change.

Gratuities for your Guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event. Participants are encouraged to bring spending money as they will have the opportunity to purchase additional food and beverages.

Alcohol Pairing can be added to the tour for an additional charge at the time of reservation. If added, the following beverages will be offered during the tour: a cinnamon infused red wine sangria paired with Brazilian bites and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc paired with delicious pozole.Tastings typically include two appetizers, one entrée and one dessert. Possible Tastings from each category are as follows:


Savory Kibe and Pastel Portuguese croquettes at rustic Brazilian Restaurant

Chef Avner Lavi’s delicious seasonal pasta

Braised taco flight of chicken mole poblano, steak picado and calabacitas tacos with housemade horchata


Enjoy Momma’s home cooking with a delicious bowl of pozole soup at one of Jonathan Gold’s top 101 LA Restaurants

Savor one of Los Angeles’ most famous sandwiches, the French Dip, and hear the real story of its rivalry and Ramon’s family’s bread recipe


Go behind-the-scenes into the kitchen of an environmentally friendly creamery where the ice cream is churned by bicycle! Enjoy a cup of two rotating flavors: honey lavender and orange chocolate ice creams with waffle cone wedge.


Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Downtown Los Angeles Culinary Tour Experience require seven (20) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.



Here at Experience Days we got the lucky opportunity to interview; Avital Ungar- Owner of ‘Avital Food Tours’, who specialize in sharing the stories of the people ‘behind the food’ in these unique San Francisco walking food tours. The walking tour features four iconic neighborhoods, including: the Mission District, the Haight Ashbury, North Beach and Union Square.

1) Please tell us a little about the history of ‘Avital Tours’ and how it got started?

I started my company in 2011. At that time, I was hanging out in the San Francisco Mission District, my friends and family lived in the Mission District, and there was so much innovation and creativity exploding in the neighborhood with regards to the San Francisco Culinary Scene. Simultaneously, I was pursuing my sommelier certification, and wanted to tell the stories of the chefs and restaurant owners through a unique culinary experience for locals – and the vibrancy of the Mission food scene was a great starting point. I realized that if I could build an experience for someone who lived in the Mission District to come on my Mission District Food Tour and learn something new – whether it was the story of the murals or 5 different types of oysters or the origin of the Mission-style burrito – then I knew that travelers seeking a local’s perspective would also enjoy it.

2) What is the best part of your Job?

I love that I can go out to eat and drink and call it “research.” My work is my play and my play Is my work – I love it!

3) Do you have any news about ‘Avital Tours’ or exciting information or a story you’d like share with our readers?

So many funny things have happened on tours – but I know guests are always shocked to find out that I drive a three-wheeler Meter Maid vehicle for a car to get around the city! Sometimes, its parked on our tour route, and I always love seeing guests reactions when they find out I’m not joking around. I did actually buy one at auction…

4) What do you think makes ‘Avital Tours’ experiences unique and special for customers?

Our core value as a company are: Breathe Curiosity, Take Responsibility, Embrace Quirky, Create Community and Build AWESOME Experiences – so we’re really focused on the small details of the tour and culinary experience from a local perspective.  Specifically, we build our tours from appetizer to entrée to dessert and throughout the experience guests are surprised and delighted by not only the food and drink, but by the stories, quirky personalities and chefs along the way!

5) What’s your most frequently asked question from customers?

Haha – I don’t know! “How do you stay so thin?” My answer is usually “I eat high quality ingredients – and drink lots of wine!”

Thanks so much to Avital for taking the time to talk to us and giving us an insight into these delicious tours! If you want to find out more information on these tours, then please click on the following links (for which we have quite a variety of).


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