East Village Food Tour: Discover San Diego's Culinary Evolution
69 Ratings
San Diego
Embark on a culinary adventure in San Diego's East Village, a vibrant neighborhood that has transformed from a warehouse district to a foodie haven. Explore award-winning restaurants, cocktail bars, and breweries while learning about the area's culinary evolution.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • East Village - Meet our experienced local guide in San Diego’s East Village. Your group will get a chance to know each other and your local guide will give you an overview of your adventure. While walking to the restaurants in the neighborhood, you will get an insider’s look into the history and transformation of the East Village and immerse yourself in the food scene of San Diego’s “new downtown”. At each stop, you will taste some of San Diego’s award winning cuisine at eclectic local restaurants, sip on some craft cocktails and enjoy some of San Diego’s prize-winning craft beer. After the tour is over feel free to ask your guide about any insider information on what to eat and drink in San Diego. Tastings throughout the tour are subject to change.
What's Included
  • Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Additional Information

Explore the dynamic and rapidly evolving gastronomic neighborhood of San Diego’s East Village. Once a district of warehouses, it has transformed into a vibrant hub of unique dining spots, renowned restaurants, breweries, and swanky cocktail bars. Sandwiched between the bay and the iconic Petco Park, the East Village is rapidly emerging as one of the go-to places for global local gastronomy. During this tour, gain insights into the transformation of San Diego’s food scene and how a region saturated with warehouses and factories, like Wonderbread, transformed into San Diego’s ‘new downtown’, while indulging in some of San Diego’s finest liquor, food, and craft beer.

-Visit 4-5 local restaurants, cocktail bars, and breweries.

-Savor diverse culinary delights from prestigious Michelin star restaurants, inventive cocktail bars and unique breweries.

-Enjoy a selection of refreshing mixed drinks.

-Benefit from a local tour guide.

-Gain insight into the transformation of a warehouse and factory-dominated area into a thriving hub for local food joints.

  • There will be vegetarian options however we cannot promise food options for vegan or gluten-free diets and life threatening allergies.
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Cancellation Policy

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

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Mar 2, 2024
Amazing & highly recommend!! - Stefan was the best host we could’ve asked for! It was my first time in SD and he went above and beyond explaining history and meaning behind everything. The food and drinks at each stop were top tier and was well worth the money! Cannot recommend enough!!
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Feb 23, 2024
Delicious and fun evening in San Diego - We had a really fun evening in San Diego with our guide, Stephan. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the restaurants we visited. The food and drinks were delicious. Highly recommend this tour!!
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Feb 22, 2024
CAN'T MISS TOUR... - I was scrambling to plan a weekend in SD with my boo and upon booking my stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt I saw that the hotel had a relationship with Foodelicious Tours. Let me tell you, Stefan was communicative, excited, and extremely knowledgeable. He confirmed the time and location via text, and greeted us with open arms upon arrival. Every stop on his tour was amazing. I had to send pics of the food to my best friends back home and encouraged them to sign up. Stefan gave a perfect rundown of the neighborhood we toured and would make time to answer ANY questions our group had. When I returned to work my boss asked how the trip was and this tour experience was easily the best thing I could share (don't tell my boo). Highly recommended...
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Feb 22, 2024
Fun in East Village - Stephan was a fantastic tour guide. Food and drinks were phenomenal and we learned a lot too. Hope to get back to San Diego to do his other tours.
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Jan 19, 2024
Great food tour - Stefan was great. He was very informative about the history of the eateries and places sorrounding it. The food was great and drinks too. We enjoyed getting to try more places.
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Jan 1, 2024
Fun for visitors and locals alike - We came into San Diego foe a mini getaway and invited some friends who are local to join us. We all had a ton of fun. The locals got to try places they had never been and really enjoyed seeing their city from a different perspective. We all enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and social aspect of getting to know other people that we may have not had the opportunity to talk to otherwise. Our guide Angela was a ton of fun, full of energy, and was great about accomidating my food allergy. My husband and I plan on looking into walking food tours any time we visit other big cities from now on. It was an excellent experience.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 17, 2023
Great Tour! Would recommend! - Great Tour! Stefan was a great host and shared his wealth of knowledge regarding not only the food and drinks at each location but also his love for the East Side.
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Oct 27, 2023
Great Tour, Great Food, Great Guide - We did this evening tour with Stefan as our guide. He was very informative and accommodating. Gave us history of the area and provided some information on places we visited. Night we went went to Thai place, Church for beer, Mexican, and finished up with Greek. Food was delicious and plentiful. Drinks at each stop were included. Highly recommend this tour.
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Oct 24, 2023
Food and drinks - We took a walking tour through downtown, visiting several restaurants. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the are and comfortable talking to all the people in the restaurants. He also is certified in pairing food with beverages. I now have a greater appreciation for lagers, which I almost never drank.
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Oct 19, 2023
Memorable Evening - Stefan was excellent - great choices to stop for food and drink. Very small group, it would work well either way.
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up to 15 guests
April 2024