Carlsbad Village Food Adventure: Culinary and Wine Tasting Journey
368 Ratings
Embark on a culinary and wine tasting journey in Carlsbad Village. Indulge in mouth-watering food samplings, learn about California wines, and explore the village's history and culture.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italiana & Seafood - Ciccotti’s also offers a selection of exquisite Italian dishes. Our sampling will include either pasta or gnocchi, accompanied by cannolis.
  • Froglanders Crepes & Yogurt - Froglander’s specializes in crafting both savory and sweet French crepes, along with yogurt.
  • Witch Creek Winery - Experience wine tasting.
  • Señor Grubby’s - Senor Grubby’s presents a fusion of Mexican and American flavors - featuring Al Pastor Tacos.
  • Strawberry Shack - Indulge in Strawberry Shortcake.
  • GelatoLove Carlsbad Village - Savor the genuine taste of Italian gelato with four different tastings.
What's Included
  • Walking tour
  • Professional guide
  • All-inclusive pricing
  • Food and wine tasting
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation
Additional Information

Join us on a gastronomic journey through Carlsbad village, where you’ll be treated to six delightful food tastings at distinct dining destinations, combined with informative historical, architectural, and cultural explanations! Indulge in Carlsbad’s unique culinary delights, including the Strawberry Shortcake courtesy of The Strawberry Shack. Get an insightful peek into California’s wine history while savoring some local favorites. Our mission is to thrill your palate and educate your mind with the tastes, images, and lifestyle of Carlsbad.

Discover the rich past of Carlsbad Village through storytelling while appreciating its architectural treasures. Our informed guides will unveil some intriguing details about the early days of the village. With a deep historical background, this adventure will grant you an exclusive glimpse into Carlsbad’s past and present. This tour encourages a leisurely exploration of Carlsbad’s less-traveled locales, rich culture, and culinary delights.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
State Street & Grand Avenue
We meet at the northwest corner of State and Grand near the fountain. You should see a giant multi-colored beach chair, make yourself comfortable. On the southwest corner you will see Via Vai Cucina Italiana 2907 State St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 3, 2024
Fun Way to Spend the Day - What a great way to spend a day in Carlsbad! David, our guide, was knowledgeable and fun, the food was delicious, and we learned a lot about the interesting history of Carlsbad. We were fortunate to be in a fun group of people, which just added to the enjoyment of our tour. I highly recommend taking this tour!
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Mar 22, 2024
Fun day! - The food was great but we especially liked talking to Ed (Dirt), about his life leading up to the time he started working as a tour guide. He was also knowledgeable about the history of the Village of Carlsbad. It was a really fun day all around.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 11, 2024
Foodie Family - Very entertaining and informative. Ed was a fantastic guide for our adult family group and we thoroughly enjoyed every food experience.
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Mar 2, 2024
Great tour - Ben was awesome. I like how he mixed the history of the city with the food. The places we went we great and not places I would necessarily find on my own. Great tour.
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Feb 29, 2024
Don't Miss this tour!!! - This tour was absolutely amazing. Our guide David was so interesting,informative and fun that we enjoyed him as much as the places we visited. We tasted pasta bolognese, special tomatoes from Naples and home-made limoncello at Cicciotti's, Tacos Pastor at Senor Grubby's, savory crepes at Froglander's, Srawberry shortcake and wine at Witch Creek Winery (I took a bottle of their Cool Cat Sparkling home) and ended with a gelato flight at Gelatolove. While enjoying this gastranomic wonder, David also share with us much of the history of Carlsbad, including how it got it's name and how Artisanal Alkaline water made it famous.
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Feb 23, 2024
First Thing to Do - Our guide Ed was very informative and entertaining. Would recommend doing this tour first thing if you’re on vacation or otherwise.
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Feb 17, 2024
Yummy walking food tour. - Very fun walking tour with Ben, our tour guide. We visited several delicious restaurants and tasted some yummy food. Especially loved the gourmet doughnuts at The Goods! Really enjoyed learning about the interesting history of Carlsbad.
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Feb 10, 2024
A few great hours in Carlsbad. - This tour is wonderful. Nice variety of food, great explanations about the public art/murals and some history is thrown in, too. Our guide, Ben, was knowledgeable, professional and fun.
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Feb 25, 2024
Eat our way around - Enjoyed the informative tour of the area. Some yummy stops. Ben was great. Included the murals and the history.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 1, 2024
Very nice guide but not... - Very nice guide but not worth the price. If you like carbs this is the tour for you. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so many carbs. We ate pita bread, Italian bread, pasta, crepes, avocado toast and donuts. Be warned there are no wine samples on the tour although we did have some very tasty limoncello and pressed juice.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
April 2024