Duration: 3-3.5 hours
Location: Our food tour meets at 225 State Street, next to the train station & 2 blocks up from Stearns Wharf.
Once purchased directly from our website, tickets can be refunded or rescheduled as long as it is done and confirmed BEFORE the start of your tour. See our Return Policy below for full details.
Food tastings are enough for lunch.
Smartphone photography highly encouraged
Tours begin at 11:30am
Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
Great for group outings & private parties
We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians (and usually for gluten-free eaters, too)
Tours operate rain or shine. (Please wear comfy clothes and shoes for walking.)
Our Santa Barbara food tour starts on lower State Street (near downtown Santa Barbara) and will walk you through the Funk Zone neighborhood where you will taste the cuisine that our city is known for! Treat yourself to bites of fresh seafood, gastropub creations, and Mexican and Spanish foods to local craft beer, wine from our Santa Ynez Valley & hand-crafted spirits. Along the way, you’ll get immersed in the local culture, explore the neighborhood, discover local restaurants and hear interesting stories about each place you’ll visit.
You’ll also learn easy-to-shoot photo tips from your pro tour guide and take your foodie photo skills to the next level using your smartphone’s camera app. By the end of your 3 hour tour, you’ll be eating like a local and shooting like a pro!
Enterprise Fish Co.
One of Santa Barbara’s long established seafood restaurants with a unique history.
Helena Avenue Bakery
The Funk Zone’s only bakery featuring fresh baked breads, goodies, and housemade salted butter & seasonal fruit jams.
Unique corner cafe serving creative wood-fired flatbread and housemade bbq chips.
Mony's Mexican Food Taqueria
Family-owned and operated, hole-in-the-wall taqueria known for street tacos, housemade chips, and the best salsa bar in town. (Weekday and Saturday tours only.)
Cutler's Artisan Spirits
The city’s first legal distillery since Prohibition, featuring top-shelf bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, and apple pie liqueur.
Santa Barbara Wine Collective
A top-shelf winery featuring reserve wine labels from five different local winemakers.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
A family run brewing company, featured in the heart of the Funk Zone, focusing on top tier beers.
Shalhoob Meat Company
A Santa Barbara staple in the meat biz that is known for their 100 year old family jerky recipe.
McConnell's Ice Cream
THE best ice cream in Santa Barbara with recipes and methods that date back to 1949. (Only on Monday & Tuesday tours.)
Santa Barbara Popcorn Co.
Locally sourced, gmo-free popcorn company with incredible flavors and a unique story.
Elevated Southeast Asian inspired street food with bold flavors and exotic spices. (Sunday tours only.)
Asian inspired frozen organic fruit pops and organic savory and sweet soft serve ice cream. (Sunday tours only.)
The tour meeting location is Enterprise Fish Company located at 225 State Street; located on lower State Street near the train station. Meet the tour guide in front of Enterprise Fish Company and look for their green Eat This, Shoot That! shirt. The tour will end at Cutler's Artisan Spirits distillery located 2 blocks from the starting location.Get Directions
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can usually accommodate most needs.
There are city parking lots within one block of the meeting locations and street parking is available but limited in both space and time. Space, because we’re a busy city. Time, because most spots are only 75 minutes.
Please read all signs when looking for street parking to avoid getting ticketed. (We don’t want you crying at the end of the tour.) Specific parking details are listed on our tour pages.
PLEASE NOTE: We do not stop tours to re-park/move cars.
Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique half-day experience. Imagine walking through Santa Barbara eating our local artisans most delicious foods while learning about the neighborhoods from real locals.
All are welcome on the Funk Zone food tour and kids 12 yearrs and older are welcome on the Solvang food tour. However, the wine tour requires all guests be at least 21 years of age. The establishments that we visit will only allow those 21 and above because of State and Federal laws.
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This was the perfect way to get a "taste" of what SB has to offer! Honestly my husband and I rolled our eyes a little when we read that it was also a class on how to take pictures of food, but I actually learned a few handy skills and had a lot of fun! I hope this takes off in all cities!