Lingering too long at a single restaurant results in legs falling asleep, food going cold, and the maitre d’ building a nest from patrons’ belongings. Dodge stagnant dining with today’s Groupon: for $32, you get a walking food tour from Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours in Orange (a $59 value). This deal is valid for one of the following tours:
Piloted by two food-loving native guides, Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours lead culinary Baedekers of bistros, bakeries, and farmers’ markets as gustatory perambulators sample local ethnic, artisan, and dessert fare. The Orange sampler tours introduce palates to the panoply of cuisines in the county, including French macarons, empanadas, gourmet blue burgers, and caramel-coated blades of grass from Villa Park. Embark from the historic 1930s Orange Depot on a farmers’ market tour of artisanal shops and ethnic eateries, swilling specialty sodas and noshing on farm-fresh fare before taking in cooking demonstrations by lauded chefs.
Christmas tours steer sightseers on a three-hour journey through historic Glassell and Chapman Streets, breaking to mouth-juggle fare from contemporary fine-dining eateries. Along the way, guests peruse antique stores and boutiques to pick up holiday gifts, or relax as guides regale them with tales of the history of Christmas and relate juicy gossip about how Santa Claus unapologetically tips servers in chocolate-chip cookies.
Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours
Deanna and Renee's memories of childhood are bathed in the warm, nostalgic glow of bustling family celebrations nourished by Northern Italian dishes and homemade wine. So influential were these culinary family traditions that the sisters banded together in adulthood to share their love of fine dining and their hometown with visitors from across the globe. Thus Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours was born, a venture that enables the pair to shepherd curious foodies and history buffs of all ages through Old Towne Orange during their meticulously planned culinary walking tours.
The leisurely paced tours introduce guests to the town’s diverse selection of bistros, bakeries, and farmers' markets via numerous stops to sample house specialties. The Orange Sampler Tour introduces palates to the panoply of cuisines in the county, from heirloom tomato salad to french baked-potato soup.
This tour is great for anyone who enjoys good food and would like to get to know the Old Towne Orange Food scene from a local’s perspective.Tom Holmberg, Tom's Foodie Blog, 10/12/11
This tour is great for tourists and locals alike. It was the most fun my hubby and I have had out in a long time!Hmetcalf, TripAdvisor, 7/26/11
“Come hungry and wear comfy walking shoes”
“Awesome tour guide Linda”
“This is so fun for couples, best friends, out of town guests. A must-do in OC. ”