Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour

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.




Non-Drinking Adult



Children, Ages 6-20



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.

Taste what Santa Barbara is known for on this foodie adventure through the city's most eclectic, art-driven neighborhood.

  • 8 tastings locations, bites and sips – with a professional tour guide
  • Discover hidden street art and soak in the culture of Santa Barbara's most eclectic neighborhood
  • Learn foodie photo tips and tricks using your smartphone's camera
  • Funk Zone Tour Guide Sheet – with map and exclusive tour guest discounts!

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.)

What to Expect

This food & photo tour starts on lower State Street and will walk you through the Funk Zone neighborhood where you will taste the cuisine that Santa Barbara is most known for from bites of fresh seafood, gastropub creations, and Mexican and Spanish foods to artisan beer, locally grown wines, & hand-crafted spirits. Along the way,  you’ll get immersed in the local culture 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!

Veer off State Street and let your local guide serve you the best from each menu at all the local hidden hot spots.

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.

Lucky Penny

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. (Only on Sunday tours.)

Where to Meet

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.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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.

You bet your pretty little head you can! If a date is sold out, there is a chance that we will add an additional tour if you bat those gorgeous eyelashes of yours and say please.

Contact us at 805-364-0564 or to let us know what date you are interested in.

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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What a great way to explore Santa Barbara -- Culture,art, history, sips and bites all wrapped up in a super fun (easy) walking tour. Even if you're a local, you absolutely will love this; I was shocked how much I learned and how much deliciousness I've been missing out on!

Allison, Trip Advisor

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