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Old Monterey Walking Food Tour
August 15, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Follow a delicious trail of local treats through historic Monterey on a small-group food tour that includes plenty of tastings for a full lunch. Committing to lunch at a single restaurant means missing out on the diverse cuisines that make Monterey food so interesting; try a little bit of everything as you go from neighborhood restaurants to frozen treats and California wine, learning about Monterey history along the way.
What to expect:
Meet your guide at the Historic Custom House and embark upon your epicurean exploration of Monterey. Stops may include a step back in time as small bites are enjoyed in a historic setting. Venture to Alvarado Street and the hidden gems of downtown Monterey’s back streets where locals dine. Enjoy dishes from traditional Indian or Greek cuisine to local cider and pasta in a gastropub to deep dish pizza. Next, visit an artisan ice cream shop, sample handcrafted Ice cream while visiting the kitchen. Continue past many historic buildings in Monterey including a couple of California’s firsts. Finally, sip local wine and savor delicious local cheese in Old Monterey’s first winemaker tasting room or while you browse the art of 30 local artists. Bid your guide and group farewell but feel free to remain in the gallery or tasting room after the tour concludes.
What is a walking food tour?
A walking food tour is a great way to visit multiple unique, local eateries to sample restaurant specialties at a leisurely pace, with the convenience of pre-planning and coordination by a local tour guide.
How far will we walk and how long are the tours?
Tours range from 1-2 miles and last approximately 3 hours.
Is the tour recommended for children?
Monterey Bay Food Tours leaves the decision to bring children up to the parents, but no special accommodations are made to include special menus or pricing. The tour is designed for people who have an appreciation for food. While we realize that many children may have a more limited palate, there are children who would enjoy the tour.
How many restaurants will we visit?
We generally visit 5-6 restaurants and eateries.
Does the tour include history?
The tour guide will highlight some historical and interesting facts, but the main focus of the tour is the culinary experience.
Should we tip?
Your ticket price cover sserver tips at all restaurants, but if you enjoy your experience tips are welcome for tour guides.
Are alcoholic beverages included?
Yes. Wine, beer and/or cocktails will be provided at some locations for those 21 and older with a valid ID. Water will be available at most stops. Bottled water is not provided in between stops, so you may choose to bring your own in case you get thirsty.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There is no minimum age to participate in the tour. However, anyone wishing to enjoy alcoholic beverages must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
PARKING: Street parking is time limited so we recommend that you park in one of the public lots or parking garages. There is a parking garage approximately two blocks from our meeting location, Downtown East Garage, on Washington and Tyler Streets between E Franklin St. and del Monte Ave. (all day parking $7) and also a parking lot adjacent to Fisherman’s Wharf (rates range from $1.50 per hour/$10 maximum to $2 per hour/$15 maximum). These are both perfect places to park close to our meeting location.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Monterey Bay Food Tours
email: [email protected]
What’s the refund policy?
No refunds will be issued. Re-scheduling may be accommodated on a case by case basis. Full-priced tickets must be purchased in advanced for all those 4 and older attending even if they will not be tasting. Participants under 4 may attend, but will not receive food tastings unless a ticket is purchased.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, please go green and show your ticket on your mobile device or give the guide your name when you arrive.
Can I update my registration information?
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Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes, your ticket is transferrable. If you need to change the date of your ticket, please contact Monterey Bay Food Tours at [email protected] or 831-204-2211.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?