A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon a foundation of rock ‘n’ roll. Plumb the secret depths of Los Angeles with today's Groupon for a food tour from Six Taste. Choose from seven options:
• For $33, you get a Delicious Dumpling tour (a $55 value).
• For $33, you get a tour of New Chinatown (a $55 value).
• For $33, you get a tour of Thai Town (a $55 value).
• For $33, you get a tour of Little Tokyo (a $55 value).
• For $35, you get a tour of downtown Los Angeles (a $60 value).
• For $39, you get a tour of Santa Monica (a $65 value).
• For $39, you get a tour of Hollywood (a $65 value).
Led by professional eating guides, each 3.5- or 4-hour walking tour explores a specific region of Los Angeles and winds through streets dotted with renowned restaurants and hole-in-the-wall eateries. The Santa Monica tour is one of the longest, meandering through town and stopping at local spots, such as the Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery, while the Little Tokyo sates wayfarers with tea tastings and dainty snacks of herculean tuna bellies. On the Thai Town tour, explorers are treated to fresh mango, sticky rice, and goodies from Thai bakeries, while those participating in the Downtown LA tours will enjoy the familiar flavors of classic macaroni and cheese and the unfamiliar flavors of a glazed parking meter. All tours depart on Saturday or Sunday mornings or afternoons—the New Chinatown tour is Sunday mornings only and Delicious Dumpling and Hollywood tours are Saturday mornings only—and cover 2–12 blocks. Each tour is subject to availability.
Six Taste co-owner Jeff Okita succinctly described his TripAdvisor Top 10 Pick tours to the Daily Trojan in 2011, calling them "a way for people to connect to different communities through an accessible medium, which is food." During four-hour excursions, in-the-know guides walk with fellow explorers through iconic Los Angeles–area neighborhoods—including Little Tokyo and the heart of downtown—stopping into gems to sample the eatery's cuisine and learn about the area. This cultural education is paramount for Jeff, who told the Christian Science Monitor in 2010 that "we choose the restaurants based on their story and what they add to the understanding of a neighborhood, its people and its history."
Guides currently lead more than 15 tours a week through eight different neighborhoods, with most tours meeting between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the regularly scheduled excursions, the staff also leads specialty outings that focus on more adventurous cuisines, including intensely spicy dishes in Thai Town and lost seafood recipes in Atlantis.
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