Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

From: $99   


Santa Barbara, CA


Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00 PM

Discover the delicious food of Downtown Santa Barbara on a guided, walking food tour!

  • Sample the town's award-winning cuisines on a 3.5 hour tour
  • The progressive lunch offers a look into the history of the region, culture, and of course the food
  • Visit up to 7 tasting locations that may include the Santa Barbara Public Market, Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro, Isabella's Gourmet Foods, and Cebada Winery
  • Indulge in fresh French pasties, regionally sourced and sustainably made food and wine, a gourmet noodle bar, wood fired pizza and more!

More detailed description >


Sample Santa Barbara on a guided, 3.5-hour walking tour of Downtown!

With the help of an experienced guide, you'll visit up to 7 tasting locations where you'll sample delicious foods while learning about the history and culture of the region. Stops along the way may include (subject to change):

  • Renaud's Patisserie & Bistro
  • Santa Barbara Public Market
  • Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
  • Isabella's Gourmet Foods
  • Cebada Winery
  • Cielito Restaurant
  • Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria
  • C'est Cheese
  • McConnel's Fine Ice Creams

Samples throughout the tour may include French style cakes, noodles, award-winning wines, Mexican cuisine, wood fired pizza, artisan cheeses and ice cream.

Explore the beautiful California town and enjoy delicious food and drinks on the Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour!

Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Food and beverage tastings (including 2 alcoholic tastings) are included in the price of this tour
  • Participants can expect to walk approximately 1.85 miles during the tour
  • Gratuity for your guide is not included but is appreciated if you enjoy the experience
  • You will visit up to 7 tasting locations with enough food served to happily fill most stomachs

This tour will last approximately 3.5 hours.

Maximum Participants:
Up to 12 people per tour.

This experience is only for those on the tour.

Weather Dependent:
This experience will run in rain or shine.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather and walking.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 7 days in advance. Bookings within 72 hours may not be accepted.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no cancellations/refunds will be given but you may reschedule your tour with at least 72 hours advance notice.

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View FAQ's >

  1. How long is the tour?
    The Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour will last approximately 3.5 hours.
  2. What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?
    With enough notice, most food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated on this tour.
  3. How far will we walk?
    This tour covers approximately 1.85 miles. 
  4. Are children welcome on the tour?
    Children are welcome on the tour, however please note that approximately 2 miles of walking during the 3.5 hour tour will take place. 
  5. Is gratuity included in the price?
    Gratuity for your tour guide is not included, but is recommended if you enjoy this experience.
  6. Are wheelchairs or strollers allowed on the tour?
    yes, the tour is mostly downhill and can accommodate wheelchairs or strollers.
  7. Does the tour start and end at the same location?
    No, this tour will end about a 15 minute walk away from the starting point. The State Street Trolley is accessible and $.50 to ride. Your tour guide can provide directions back to the starting location, if needed.

Customer Reviews:

  • Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

  • April 14, 2017

  • 5

  • Santa Barbara

"My husband and I did this tour last Sunday (4/9/2017) and had a great time. Our guide was very upbeat, friendly and knowledgeable. Her excitement was infectious, and I didn't have to worry about anything, the guide took care of it all. All of the locations had excellent food. There were items I would have never tried on my own, but now will be adding to my regular menu options. I am a wine fan and had a lot of fun learning about local process and sampling local wines. Additionally I learn a lot about cheese. Neither my husband nor I are foodies, but I would recommend this tour for several reasons: great local history; good food and wine; met new people."

  • Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

  • December 28, 2016

  • 5

  • Santa Barbara

"We loved our Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour tasting. Kendall (the guide) was so nice and talked with us. We tried things we typically wouldn't and discovered places we didn't know existed. We're already planning our next tour with friends."