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March 17, 2015
January 6, 2015
January 6, 2015
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $82 for The Original Farmers Market Food & History Tour with tastings for two ($118 value)
- $160 for The Original Farmers Market Food & History Tour with tastings for four ($236 value)
The tour lasts about 2.5 hours and runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. See online schedule for tour days and times. Children under age five who do not partake in tastings are free. Reservations required; subject to availability and weather. Tax and gratuity are not included. Merchants's standard cancelation policy applies (fees not to exceed Groupon price). Tours run with minimum 4 guests; Tours with fewer than 4 guests may be asked to reschedule. Maximum of 15 people per tour. Tasting items are subject to change. Must use promotional value in one visit. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Melting Pot Food Tours
Lisa and Diane Scalia have dedicated their lives to food. After spending years in fields like catering, cooking, and food writing, the sisters and Los Angeles-area natives decided to use their passion for food as a way to help others learn more about the city. That inspiration was the brainchild for their Melting Pot Food Tours, which offer educational outings to independent eateries that demonstrate the city's cultural range. Or as Lisa told the Los Angeles Times, "[Diane and I] strongly believe that small, family-owned businesses give character, charm, and depth to a neighborhood."
The walking tours explore many stops across the city, including the area's Original Farmers Market, Old Pasadena, East LA/Boyle Heights and Thai Town. Groups have the opportunity to try small samples at most stops, which can include farm-fresh produce, handmade tamales, Italian gelato, and other multiethnic eats depending on the neighborhood. While walking between destinations, the guides regale groups with stories and bits of folklore that provide insight into neighborhood history and gossip about what's the most scandalous vegetable in the culinary world right now.