Food tours allow eaters to experience the world’s culinary wonders, such as the Great Wall of Cheddar and the Ramen Coliseum. Venture onto new taste terrain with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a two-person culinary tour from Foody Field Trips (a $130 value).
Foody Field Trips' 3.5-hour tours meander past Pasadena and Culver City landmarks, stopping at local restaurants to nibble tidbits of international and signature cuisine. On the Old Pasadena Tour, culinary aficionados guide guests through the city's historical district and past roving mobs of history teachers while sampling more than 20 dishes from six eclectic eateries. Friendly restaurant staff members engage diners with know-how and culinary demonstrations—such as tea making at Chado Tea Room—and offer up complimentary, mouthwatering morsels. Taste-test fresh spring rolls at Green Earth Vegan Cuisine, or fashion elaborate tooth-fairy traps with rich cupcakes from SugarFix.
Alternatively, the Culver City Tour delves into a savory quintet of downtown cuisine. Piquant Lebanese fare enchants eaters at Mezza Grill, and starters such as The Culver Hotel's truffle mac ‘n’ cheese seamlessly blend elegance and convenience, similar to a remote control mounted on a moon rock. Guests on both tours can tote souvenirs and favorite street signs home in a provided eco-friendly tote.