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Los Angeles Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture

Highlights
  • Explore the tasty food and fascinating culture of the many ethnic enclaves of Los Angeles
  • See why L.A.'s incredibly diverse population has made it one of the most exciting food cities on earth
  • Sample tasty treats from an array of bakeries, markets, restaurants, and hole-in-the-wall eateries
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Los Angeles Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture
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Los Angeles Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture
From US$88.00
Overview
Follow your taste buds ‘off the beaten path’ during this 4-hour food exploration of the incredible ethnic eats in Los Angeles. Learn why this southern California city’s astounding mix of Korean barbecue joints, late-night taco trucks, and strip-mall Vietnamese are what truly put the ‘City of Angels’ in a league of its own. Snack your way through a mix of casual restaurants, bakeries, ethnic markets, and more, learning about some of L.A.’s lesser-known culture as you eat. A guide, a variety of tastings, non-alcoholic drinks, and public transit fare are included.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at 2pm in front of Gaylord Apartments (3355 Wilshire Blvd.; take the Metro Red Line to the Wilshire/Vermont stop and walk four blocks west.) You'll ride the Metro and walk through some of L.A.'s most "hidden gem" neighborhoods to enjoy Korean barbecue, Vietnamese street food, tacos, and more. Don't worry about not understanding all the signs and menus in foreign languages—your guide knows exactly where to go and what to order. Stop for tastings in markets, restaurants, bakeries, and hole-in-the-wall eateries, sampling a full array of sweet and savory treats. As you walk and ride the Metro through Koreatown, Little Armenia, and Thai Town, you'll also pass the site of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination site, see traditional homes, various styles of architecture, and cultural hot spots. This 4-hour tour ends at the Hollywood/Western Metro station (5450 Hollywood Blvd.). Note the end point is several miles from the departure point. Most guests simply ride the Metro Red Line four stops back to Wilshire/Vermont.
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Reviews (21)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting, fun and yummy tour!

I've lived in the greater Los Angeles area my entire life, but have rarely (or never) been to the areas on this tour. K-Town, Little Armenia and Thai Town have so much to offer. Our guide Jacinto was amazing! He was so knowledgeable about each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Edie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome tour with Jacinto!

I highly recommended recommend this tour! I am an LA local, having lived in the City of Angels for over 30 years. I recently decided it was time for me to break out of the comfort zone of my own community and explore the diverse...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 123puff
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile
Fun and Delicious

Really enjoyed this tour. Tom, our guide was great. He was very knowledgeable and interesting and attentive to the group. We experienced some of the unexpected ethnic delights of LA and things off the beaten path. I would definitely recommend to anyone with a sense...More

1  Thank patrickhX6098XV
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us, Patrick! Tom is indeed a wonderful guide, and we're delighted to hear that he helped make your day so enjoyable. We hope you enjoy some of those hidden foodie gems for years go come when...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Truly an epic day!

I recently took the L.A. Ethnic Neighborhoods Food and Culture tour with a few friends for my birthday. This was my first experience on a food tour of any kind and it far exceeded any and all expectations. Kelley was such a consummate guide that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cee J
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

What wonderful feedback! This was so nice to read. Kelley is indeed a gem, and we're so glad to hear she helped to enhance your birthday experience! To hear that one of our tours exceeds expectations is one of the highest compliments we can receive,...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Kelly Benes is Amazing!

I had a really great experience on this tour and I especially loved how informed and warm Kelly was. The history of the neighborhoods and buildings was an added bonus! I enjoyed walking and taking the bus while talking about food and our travels around...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jamnh710
LAUrbanAdventures, Manager at Los Angeles Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you so much for sharing this feedback with us! "A group of friends adventuring together" is exactly the type of feeling we aim to create with our tours, so it's especially exciting to hear that you had this experience with Kelley. We appreciate you...More

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