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Old Pasadena Food Tasting Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
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Melting Pot Food Tours attraction information Adult (ages 13+) $75.00 $72.00
Child (ages 7-12) $50.00 $47.00

Valid until: Mar 31, 2016

This tour explores the charming history, folklore and architecture of Old Pasadena, a National Register Historic District, which was once just a land of orange groves. Colorful alleys, hidden courtyards, and secret thru-ways spice up our path, as we seek out spectacular ethnic eateries and sweet havens for tastings. Enjoy fascinating stories behind the food which are sure to entertain and delight.

3.5 hours 9 stops (8 with tastings) 1 mile walk parking costs not included
Amount of food is equivalent to a full meal in a grazing fashion.
Available year round Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:30am-2:00pm.
Evening tours April 1 through October 31 on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm-9:00pm.
Blackout Dates: December 28 | January 3
Closed November 27, December 23-27, and January 1

72 hours advance purchase required

Ticket valid until March 31, 2016.

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Farmers Market Food & History Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Your Price Qty  
Melting Pot Food Tours attraction information Adult (ages 13+) $59.00 $56.00
Child (ages 5-12) $45.00 $42.00

Valid until: Mar 31, 2016

Get the insider's perspective and understand why locals consider this the best restaurant and grocery store in town! This epicurean 2.5 hour stroll all takes place within the Original Farmers Market. Guests will be introduced to the Market's fascinating history, hear stories of the legacy families who have been part of this landmark location since its beginnings in 1934, and taste signature items from a variety of Farmers Market stalls which may include:

- Ethnic eateries (French, Brazilian, Cajun, Middle Eastern or Spanish)
- Gourmet grocery store
- Fresh produce stand
- Donut shop rated one of the best in the county by USA Today
- Handmade candy kitchen
- L.A.s first pizzeria
- Mexican grill featured in Bon Appetit magazine

Duration: 2.5 hours
Amount of food is equivalent to a full meal in a grazing fashion.
Available year round Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 9:30AM - 12:00pm
Blackout Dates: December 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 | January 7, 10

72 hours advance purchase required

Ticket valid until March 31, 2016.

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East LA Latin Flavors, Food & Culture Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Your Price Qty  
Melting Pot Food Tours attraction information Adult (ages 13+) $75.00 $72.00
Child (ages 5-12) $50.00 $47.00

Valid until: Mar 31, 2016

Most visitors who tour Los Angeles head straight for the main attractions. The downside is that so many miss out on the wonderfully rich culture and street life happening over in East LA. Join us as we veer slightly off the beaten track with our exciting East LA Latin Flavors Food & Culture Tour. Start the day with delicious coffee and fresh baked goods in one of LA's most interesting settings. Then hop on the Metro Gold Line for a short train ride to discover the most amazing freshly hand-made Tamales. Then head to the bustling open air market before exploring a real-deal Tortilla factory to try all kinds of salsa/guacamole dips and delicacies. A quick hop back on the Metro Gold Line train drops us off at Mariachi Plaza for a sumptuous lunch of mouth-watering Goat and Pupusa. Polish all this unbelievable food off with fabulous iced Mexican Chocolate and bakery fresh pan dulce.

All of these glorious foods are prepared from time-honored family recipes and served with the true warmth and hospitality we've come to associate with Latin Culture. For visitors and natives alike, there's a whole other side of LA just waiting to be discovered, so join us on our new East LA Latin Flavors food tour.

On this tour, you will:
Visit LA's first tortilla factory
Taste time-honored family recipes
Visit a nationally-renowned tamale restaurant
Visit LA's first birrieria
Hear stories of courageous spirit, community, and family loyalty from local merchants
Visit a health-conscious pupuseria
Visit a contemporary Latina caf?

Amount of food is equivalent to a full meal in a grazing fashion.
Available year round Saturdays at 9:00am
Blackout Dates: January 3, 17
Closed November 27, December 23-27, and January 1
Meeting Location: Indiana Metrorail Station (East Los Angeles): 210 S. Indiana Street, Los Angeles, CA 90063.

72 hours advance purchase required

Ticket valid until March 31, 2016.

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