San Diego's Best Food Tours To Book This Summer
When you don't have time for a getaway, consider one of these fun food tours around town. From a guided walk through a farm in the South Bay to a brewery tour by bus, there’s something for everyone.
One of the city’s premier farms offers public and private tours of the 140-acre farm located adjacent to the Tijuana River Valley. With tours held year-round, it’s an ever-evolving look into the process of how this self-sustaining farm works and adjusts to the climate. Included in the tour is a walk through the fields and harvesting produce.
Cost: $10 per person and additional $10 to fill bag.
Insider Tip: Wear long pants, closed shoes and bring a hat.
Bite San Diego
Those looking to spend a few hours exploring different neighborhood hotspots should look no further than this service. Walking tours include Hillcrest, Little Italy/downtown, Coronado, North Park, La Jolla, Julian and Encinitas. Despite the warning to wear comfortable shoes, the walking tour isn’t at a break-neck speed. Tours last about 3 hours with time to meander and peruse at each stop.
Cost: $45-$65 per person
Insider Tip: Tour groups are kept small and max out at 15 guests.
Brewery Tours of San Diego
For the last seven years, Brewery Tours of San Diego has been shuttling thirsty tourists and locals around to the city’s best breweries. On any given day, you can visit three of the city’s most popular breweries including Ballast Point, Mission Brewery, Green Flash and/or Stone Brewing with a comprehensive history packed into each four- to five-hour tour. Guests have the choice to be picked up via bus at locations downtown, Old Town or Mission Bay; a pickup spot in Escondido is added on Sundays.
Cost: $65-$95 per person
Insider Tip: Schedule a tour on Tuesday for the best deal.
Club Tengo Hambre
For adventures across the border, Club Tengo Hambre, a self-proclaimed roving supper club, introduces adventure-seeking guests to a taste of Mexico. The minds behind this group have covered the border food scene on the blogs Street Gourmet LA, Tijuanalandia and Life and Food for several years. Past outings have included visits to Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada and Tijuana with tours lasting several hours.
Cost: $75-$165 per person
Insider Tip: Sign up on their website for advance notice on any upcoming trips.