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Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture

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Los Angeles, USA

From USD 79

Office phone number: +1 323 300 5370

Minimum age
5 years
Language
English
Starting time
2.00 PM
Duration
3.5 to 4 hours
Culture shock
Medium
Physicality
Low
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    • We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The only comment we
      would offer is that it was a bit too long. We would
      have deleted the last two stops. We were all pretty tired by then and certainly stuffed! But very generous to give us so much for such a small fee. We live here so we now have all these great new places to go! We will definitely do more!

      Michael O., USA - 21 Aug 2013

    • This was a birthday surprise. We have never done this before and we enjoyed it. Summer was our guide and she was awesome. I liked all of the history that Summer gave us along our tour. She gave us info on the city, the cultures that we were experiencing, and a little background on the owners of the restaurants we visited. We even got to meet a few of the owners. We booked the Ethnic Neighborhoods. I couldn't wait to tell my friends and family about this surprise. I even told a salesperson at Sports Chalet about it. I gave her the website to look at. Thank you Summer!!!!

      Ms. Cynthia R., - 11 Aug 2013

    • I had another great tour with Summer!! She was very entertaining, knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We laughed and had a great time! The best part of the tour was eating spicy Thai soup, so incredible! I would love to go on another tour with Summer!

      Ms. Lenore D., USA - 05 Jun 2013

  • Tour snapshot

    Uncover the astounding mix of nationalities that make up the City of Angels on this Los Angeles food tour that reveals hole-in-the-wall eateries, markets, snack shops, and the fine art of riding the metro. Who said you need a car in LA? 

  • Highlights

    • Taste sweet and savory foods from Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town
    • Experience the culture and learn the history of these diverse neighborhoods
    • Admire ornate historic architecture and get a glimpse of the Hollywood Sign
    • Take part in real East Hollywood life with a ride on a local bus
  • Schedule details

    • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours
    • Meeting point:

      3355 Wilshire Blvd. (in front of the Gaylord Apartments). Metro Red Line stop Wilshire/Vermont. Local bus lines 720, 20, 206, 204. Please seewww.metro.net for more information on how to arrive by public transportation. Parking available on Catalina between Wilshire and 7th St. or on residential streets near drop off location (Hollywood and Western Metro Station).

    • Starting time: 2.00 PM
    • Ending point:

       5450 Hollywood Blvd. at the Hollywood/Western metro station. Please note this tour finishes several miles from the start point, upon which most guests ride the Metro Red Line four stops back to Wilshire/Vermont. (Fare is $1.50 one way plus $1 reusable Metro TAP Card.) Other options are taxi or bus.

  • On this LA tour, you’ll venture off the beaten path into some of Los Angeles most ethnic enclaves, where locals live as though they’ve never left home. Signs in foreign languages, traditional snack shops, and ethnic markets line these neighborhood streets, making each visit an epic adventure you won't be forgetting in a hurry!

    To kick off this LA food tour, you'll learn how these enclaves came about, what makes them unique, and where to find some of the city’s best and most hidden ethnic cuisine. We’ll enjoy unique and delicious tastings in markets, restaurants, bakeries, and hole-in-the-wall eateries, making sure to include a variety of both sweet and savory ethnic LA food. As we walk and ride the metro through the neighborhoods, you’ll get to observe life in some of LA’s most vibrant areas, highlighting traditional homes, architecture, and cultural hotspots.

    From Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination site to Korean karaoke bars, and Thai spirit houses, this cultural Los Angeles tour introduces you to the city’s lesser-known and off-beat sectors, where you’re sure to discover many treasures and discover a different side to this legedary city. 

    During the course of this LA food tour we’ll enjoy enough food for a whole meal, so please come with an appetite!

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Select sweet and savory tastings (vegetarian options available with advance notice upon booking); Some drinks (non-alcoholic) and water; Public transportation fare from Koreatown to Little Armenia; English speaking local guide   Notes: Please indicate vegetarian preferences or any dietary restrictions upon booking. We will do our best to accommodate them although we cannot guarantee an alternative option at each stop.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drink items, return transportation to start point, tips / gratuities for your guide

    Dress standard: As we will walk about 3 miles total, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, sunhat, and sunglasses are recommended. A warm layer may be necessary as evenings can be cool October through June.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

  • Local contact

    Office phone number: +1 323 300 5370
    Email address: info@losangelesurbanadventures.com

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  • Ms. Mary H. from USA travelled on 02 Dec 2014

    Everyone was so friendly! Sabrina our guide-excellent!
    Our Tour group was great too! Would recommend.

  • Ms. Kari M. from USA travelled on 26 Nov 2014

    Summer was very knowledgable and fun!

  • Ms. Emily C. from USA travelled on 23 Sep 2014

    Summer was so knowledgable and super sweet. We will definitely do a tour with her again!

  • Ms. Trisha D. from USA travelled on 17 Sep 2014

    Add additional information regarding the two parking lots next to gaylord apartments. Had trouble locating it and was late for tour.

  • Ms. Deborah F. from Australia travelled on 30 Jul 2014

    Summer was terrific as a guide. i had a great afternoon with lots of fun and new experiences

  • Michael O. from USA travelled on 21 Aug 2013

    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. The only comment we
    would offer is that it was a bit too long. We would
    have deleted the last two stops. We were all pretty tired by then and certainly stuffed! But very generous to give us so much for such a small fee. We live here so we now have all these great new places to go! We will definitely do more!

  • Ms. Cynthia R. from travelled on 11 Aug 2013

    This was a birthday surprise. We have never done this before and we enjoyed it. Summer was our guide and she was awesome. I liked all of the history that Summer gave us along our tour. She gave us info on the city, the cultures that we were experiencing, and a little background on the owners of the restaurants we visited. We even got to meet a few of the owners. We booked the Ethnic Neighborhoods. I couldn't wait to tell my friends and family about this surprise. I even told a salesperson at Sports Chalet about it. I gave her the website to look at. Thank you Summer!!!!

  • Ms. Kathie K. from travelled on 26 Jul 2013

    Summer was an excellent tour guide. She effortlessly led us around the city and knew a great deal about the areas we were visiting. Although we never felt rushed, she finished exactly when she was supposed to. We were very impressed with the whole tour.
    I saw this tour on Groupon and it looked like fun, so I invited three of my friends to go. We'd do it again in a heartbeat!

  • Ms. Laurie L. from USA travelled on 24 Jul 2013

    A really interesting and informative tour, not to mention all the wonderful food-sampling. It was more food than expected and the restaurants were all very clean and nice.

  • Ms. Lenore D. from USA travelled on 05 Jun 2013

    I had another great tour with Summer!! She was very entertaining, knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We laughed and had a great time! The best part of the tour was eating spicy Thai soup, so incredible! I would love to go on another tour with Summer!

  • Mrs. Tonya V. from travelled on 29 May 2013

    Had a great time and found some hidden treasures that I never knew existed in Los Angeles after having lived here 15 years! Going back to one of the Thai restaurants tomorrow for lunch and can't wait! The tour guide was super knowledgeable and a joy to experience Los Angeles with.

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