Taste san diego food tours - experiencing San Diego's culture and cuisine
Enjoy award winning culinary focused events such as food tours, culinary events, pub/bar crawls, corporate team building activities, and destination management throughout great neighborhoods in and around San Diego
Celebrating our 10th anniversary!
Welcome to Taste San Diego Food Tours, and let us show you the history, culture, architecture, food and drink of California's second largest city.
Our award winning tours and events visit a combination of family run establishments, local long standing favorites, ethnic markets, bakeries, pubs and more to give you an authentic look at San Diego's culinary culture.
Our culinary and cultural events, team building activities, Food Tours and Culinary events we provide both pay homage to San Diego's indigenous cuisine, while simultaneously embracing progressive techniques and styles practiced by local chefs.
experience the culture and cuisine throughout San Diego
Immerse yourself in the rich history of neighborhoods such as Little Italy, the Gaslamp District and Old Town San Diego. Enjoy the excitement of downtown with a Dine Around or Progressive Dinner, and even mingle with the locals at North Park.
We bring you to both the historic and modern, and everything in between. We pay homage to the past and embrace the present while providing a sustainable type of tour.
Sustainable culinary tourism
We are committed to providing ASA certified sustainable culinary tours that help to whenever possible promote traditional and indigenous food and drink, including the San Diegan style known as 'Cali-Baja'.
We offer a look at some of the ethnic culture, food and drink that includes Italian, Mexican, amongst others.
Team building events
In Cooperation with 4Lobe Events San Diego Our team building activities work well for both corporate and non corporate groups and can be run nearly anywhere throughout San Diego.
By utilizing our mobile kitchen system we can bring culinary team building to you!
San Diego Culinary challenge
We offer over twenty varieties of Culinary Challenges for groups of all sizes, from our Iron Chef culinary challenge, to cupcake wars, and much more. Work with colleagues in order to create special dishes, drinks, or even multi course meals.
Our emcees and instructors will guide you along the way as you prepare and present your products to the panel of judges. Bite into cakes, pizza, breads, pasta, and all types of dishes and desserts in our culinary challenge team building events. a
We offer culinary challenges at restaurants, event spaces, kitchens, and other venues throughout San Diego.
San Diego Cooking Classes
Learn various cooking styles and techniques, from our great local chefs and experts in our San Diego Cooking Classes.
Small and large group classes are available in any neighborhood throughout the city, including districts such as Gaslamp, Old Town, Little Italy, North Park, and much more!
What is a food tour
A San Diego Food Tour combines culture, history, architecture tour in a walking or motorcoach based tour, with visits to several restaurants and/or establishments to enjoy a either specially created dish, enjoy a family style meal, or drink that is created in order to combine the specialties for each establishment while paying homage to the neighborhood and city. The Standard Food Tour visits up to 5 stops during a roughly 3 hour tour.
Food Tour, Dine Around, or Progressive Dinner?
A Dine Around visits fewer restaurants during the event (2-3 stops) with more food, often several courses at each place. A Dine Around is more customizable; we can set start time, theme, day, neighborhood, transportation, and alcohol pairings to your needs. In addition, we run Dine Arounds for up to 400 people.
A Progressive Dinner is a more traditional way to try several restaurants. Instead of dishes at each place, guests enjoy an appetizer at one stop, main course at another, and dessert at the final place.
We are hiring!
We are currently experiencing growth and are in need of Little Italy Tour Guides.
Taste of San Diego Food Tours is looking for outgoing and passionate tour guides to lead 3.5 hour guided walking food and history tours. The tour combines history and culture with stops at multiple restaurants, giving guests the flavor of a neighborhood.
If you are interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Private, Group, Corporate Events and Tours
- Culinary team building
- cooking class
- 'iron chef' inspired culinary challenge
- 'chopped' inspired culinary challenge
- Corporate culinary events
- Around the World challenge
- Private Dine around
- pub/bar crawl
- progressive dinner
- motorcoach tour
- experiential tour
- multi-day tour
- culinary scavenger hunt
- much more