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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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