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Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Location: The Funk Zone Neighborhood (exact address will be provided via email 2 days before scheduled tour).




Non-Drinking Adult



Children, Ages 6-20



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We will be requesting all tour guests wear a mask on our tours. Bring your own or use a mask provided by us!

Taste Santa Barbara's best food and drink on this foodie adventure through the city's most eclectic, art-driven neighborhood.

  • 6-8 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

Food tastings are enough for a light lunch.

Smartphone photography highly encouraged

Tours begin at 12pm

Suitable for all ages and fitness levels

Great for small group outings & private parties

We will do our best to provide substitutions for vegetarians (and gluten-free eaters, too!)

Tours operate rain or shine. (Please wear comfy clothes and shoes for walking.)

What to Expect

Our Santa Barbara food tour starts on the edge of the Funk Zone on State Street and will walk you through the heart Funk Zone and lower State Street neighborhoods where you will taste the cuisine that our city is known for! Treat yourself to bites of gastropub creations, fresh baked goodies and Mexican and Spanish foods to craft brews & artisan wines. 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!

Explore beyond Downtown Santa Barbara and let your local guide serve you the best from each menu at some of these local hidden hot spots.


One of Santa Barbara’s long established seafood restaurants with a local 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.
(Wednesday-Sunday tours only)

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.

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.)

Tyger Tyger

Elevated Southeast Asian inspired street food with bold flavors and exotic spices.


Asian inspired frozen organic fruit pops and organic savory and sweet soft serve ice cream.

Corazon Cocina

Mexican street food inspired by local markets.

Test Pilot

Tropically inspired craft cocktails.

Santa Barbara Popcorn Co.

Locally harvested, hand-popped, organic/GMO-free artisan popcorn.

Chocolate Maya

Handcrafted chocolates made with fresh, local ingredients.

Where to Meet

The tour starts at The Project at 214 State Street Santa Barbara.

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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 for our Funk Zone Food Tour, we can usually accommodate most needs.


Our Solvang Food Tour is more of a “get what you get” tours. We’re encouraging all adventurous foodies to join us on this tour as we can’t make substitutions, but can guarantee some super tasty eats!

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 Santa Barbara is a busy city. Time, because most spots are only 75 minutes. However, Solvang usually has plenty of parking everywhere.

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 will be sent to you with ticket purchase.
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 artisan’s 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 805-699-6719 or to let us know what date you are interested in.

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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!

Jennifer, Yelp
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