Duration: 3 1/2-4 hours
Location: Downtown Santa Barbara. On and off State Street.
NO Alcohol (same tour)
NO Alcohol (same tour)
-Children 3+ years require a ticket
-Please note weekend ticket prices have increased slightly
Rain, shine or wind
Suitable for most fitness levels, less than two miles of walking
Please try to arrive 15 minutes before your tour start time (most tours start at noon)
Tours run about 3.5-4ish hours
Tour capacity varies (minimum of 2 guests & up to 16 max)
Tours available almost every day- don't see a date you want? Shoot as an email or give us a call!
First and foremost, expect to have a good time!
Our tours are designed for guests to have fun, learn about Santa Barbara, get a little walk in and taste local Santa Barbara food and libations. We want guests to be full, but not overly full. There is so much great food in Santa Barbara, we want you to be hungry for dinner.
Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro
French Patisserie & Bistro
Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
Authentic regional noodle bowls, specialty small plates & handmade dumplings inspired by the cuisines of Thailand and Taiwan
Santa Barbara company selling California produced olive oil, vinegar, olives, sauce, tapenade, bruschetta, pasta, gourmet salt, truffle oil, dukkah, & NSF certified fusti.
Homemade Mexican Food made with quality ingredients & prepared multiple times a day to ensure freshness. Family owned & operated since 1999
Rotating local wineries
We have a lot of great wine in SB and work with handpicked local wine partners. One wine tasting room per tour.
Grassini Family Vineyards
Family-owned & operated boutique winery which specializes in the handcrafted production of wines made exclusively from Bordeaux varietals, using renewable & sustainable resources.
Cebada Vineyard is part of Forbidden Fruit Orchards, an award-winning boutique farm & winery
Happy Canyon Vineyards
HCV is located in El Paseo/Presido Neighborhod of downtown SB and offers a unique polo themed wine tasting. Specializing in estate-grown handcrafted red wine & white wine blends.
Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria
Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, Persona specializes in Personalized Wood Fired Pizza
Jessica Foster Confections
Handmade gourmet chocolate truffles & other sweet treats offered occasionally.
Finch & Fork
Serving up American classics created from fresh, local ingredients and delicious drinks!
Vendors are subject to change
Please note that tastings and tasting locations are subject to change
Tours meet at DOWNTOWN Renauds Patisserie in the Arlington Plaza - 1324 State Street Suite N
If you see Gelson's Grocery store you are at the wrong location!
Parking lots closest to the start are 4,5,6,7 Parking lots closest to the end are 2,3,8,9
Parking lot map: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=41765
Worry not, all of the meeting info will be emailed to you with your ticket info
There are several paid lots within a 5 block radius of the meeting location. We do NOT recommend street parking because of time restrictions. Specific parking details will be included in the meeting location information after purchasing tickets.
There is a lot in front of the meeting location however we are not able to park there. The parking attendants 99.9% of the time will make you move your vehicle.
While children are welcome on the tour, please keep in mind that tours are 3 hours long and we walk approximately 1.83 miles. All children 3 years and older are required to have a ticket. Children under 2 can attend free of charge if they will not be participating in the food tastings. Please let us know if you plan to bring children when purchasing your tickets. We are dog people, but sadly restaurants do not allow dogs it’s a health regulation thing.
We try to accommodate the best that we can, but if we don’t know about the allergies/aversions ahead of time, we cannot accommodate.
We are able to accommodate a good amount of allergies but please note that none of our kitchens are completely allergen free kitchens.
If you have a very big allergy (or a mild food allergy), please feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email and we are happy to discuss the tour and make sure it is right for you.
Of course you can and we welcome it, we love touring with a group of like minded fun foodies. Click on the Private Tour Request here or link above and fill out the form! Let’s get our fun on.
Yes, if you don’t have fun, there is probably something wrong with you.
Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page to submit your own
Roger M, TripAdvisor
"We have done many food tours over the past few years and always found them to be good fun. Our guide Nancy gave us a varied selection of food and drinks along with an interesting history of Santa Barbara. We had plenty to eat!"