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Even if it is not your first time at Catalina Island, there is always something new to learn in terms of history and culture. I love taking tours because I love learning details about the places I visit. When I heard about the Catalina Food Tours, I knew it was something I wanted to experience.
Imagine visiting several restaurants while a tour guide well-versed in local history and culture teach you a lot of new things about the Island, at the same time that you get samples of both culinary creations and cocktails?
That is pretty much what happens during the Catalina Food Tours. You meet your tour guide on Crescent street, the main street in the Island. From there your guide take you on a walking tour. You get to hear a lot if interesting details about the Island and you also visit 6 locations to try savory and sweet foods as well as mocktails or cocktails. Yes that is 3 hours with 6 stops for food, beverages and cocktails. It is every foodie's dream.
All the stops are sensitive to food allergies and they had non-alcoholic drinks, if needed. Janet our tour guide knew absolutely everything about this island. The tour is a great way to learn about how life on the island has developed over time and take amazing pictures as you walk through the streets of Avalon.
This are the 6 places we visited, although the tour locations and food tastings vary per season, so you might get different pairings or locations.
Steve's Steakhouse served us a clam chowder soup, a Polynesian steak, and their famous coconut shrimp
Lloyd's of Avalon Confectionary: were given a sample of the caramel apple a la mode and taffy.
Bluewater Grill we got to try their famous and delicious clam chowder, wine, and also some their shrimp cocktail
At Coyote Joe's we got to try the John Daly drink and the potato taco. Both really good.
At the Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co we tried the dark chocolate pistachio bark and the Strawberry hibiscus tea
To end our tour we went to Maggie's Blue Rose, which is right downstairs from Steve's Steakhouse We had chips & homemade salsa, a 3 cheese quesadilla, the Grilled Anchiote Marinated Skirt Steak, and a sample of their coconut margarita.
I had so much fun and learned so much during the tour. I cannot wait to go back and take my foodie son. The portions of the food at small, but it is 6 locations in 3 hours, so they are perfect for the time. The best part, you fall in love with food and you now know where you can go for your next meal.
They work with more locations, and the flyer has all the partners listed, so the food recommendations are not limited to the 6 locations you visit.
One good thing to know is that they offer foods for those with allergies or vegetarians, just make sure to let them know when you book about your restrictions.
For more information and to buy your tickets visit Catalina Food Tours
If you use promo code Journey when booking you can get 10% off any tour Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour, Catalina Happy Hour Tour or Santa's Catalina Happy Hour Tour (seasonal).
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10/12/2019 05:35:00 pm
The food looks really good, I would love to take that tour
10/13/2019 08:26:31 am
The shrimp cocktail and potato taco look delicious. I would love to take these food tours on Catalina Island!
10/13/2019 06:23:23 pm
that looks like a wonderful way to get to know a place and all the places to eat
10/14/2019 05:02:19 am
As a foodie, I would love to do a food tour like this. My husband and I are always on the lookout for amazing ones and all the food and drinks you've highlighted here seem phenomenal!
10/14/2019 10:44:29 am
I always try to go on food tours when I travel. It's a great way to find hidden gems!
10/14/2019 04:30:01 pm
I really enjoy taking food tours. This looks like such a great way to spend a day!
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10/14/2019 05:12:43 pm
I haven't ever been on a food tour but it is looks like a fantastic way to sample new foods or a new restaurant. I'm always leary of trying something new because I don't want to waste money on something that I don't like.
10/14/2019 05:56:07 pm
I love to eat so I'd be all about this food tour. It's always fun when you can try a bunch of foods.
10/14/2019 05:58:33 pm
I've never done a food tour, but it looks like it would be a lot of fun. The food looks awesome.
10/14/2019 07:12:49 pm
I sure will definitely enjoy this food tour! trying out new taste and food really the best experience ever.
10/14/2019 08:27:36 pm
I adore food tours and cooking classes when I visit a new area. I know this food tour would be high on my list when I visit Avalon.
10/14/2019 09:09:15 pm
My husband was just talking about going back to Catalina! I'm sharing this with him as I'd love to do a food tour there.
10/15/2019 09:08:01 am
This sounds like it would be so much fun. I've never done a food tour before. It would be nice to be able to try all those foods though.
10/15/2019 01:47:26 pm
Man these are all making me hungry. I love the food in California, I need to get back there asap.
10/15/2019 02:28:10 pm
That sounds like a fun food tour! I am a food lover, would love to be one of these tours!
10/15/2019 11:25:37 pm
One of the things that I enjoy when we're traveling would be the local food in the area and a food tour is always worth checking out! The pictures made me hungry!
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