Old Monterey Food Tour

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Join us for Old Monterey’s original culinary walking adventure! We’re proud to be Monterey’s first and only walking food tour, and we’d love for you to experience it with us!

On this tour, we’ll take you through 5-6 different restaurants and food shops along the side streets of downtown Monterey. You’ll taste all the culture embedded here, from little bites, to coffee on draft, to Italian, Indian, and Greek food (just to name a few).

We’ll also familiarize you with some local history, go over some of California’s firsts in Monterey, and fill you in on some things the locals hardly even know!

You better come hungry when you join in on this tour, because you’ll quickly find there’s a lot more going on downtown than expected, so come on board and have the time of your life!

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  • WHEN: Our tours currently run Thursdays - Sundays. Click the "Book Now" button at the top of the page to view our tour calendar. (For additional days and options see our Custom & Private Tours.)

  • TIME: Tours begin at 11:00 a.m. - Tours last approximately 3 hours (please note tours may range from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours depending on the group).

  • WHERE: We begin across from the entrance to Fisherman’s Wharf. Exact starting location is provided at the time of purchase.

  • COST: $95 per person (a 15% gratuity will be automatically added for parties of 6 or more).

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED: All food, beverages and gratuities at each stop – more than enough for lunch - and a fun-filled informative walk through Old Monterey.

  • WHO: All ages and fitness levels are welcome. (*Please note - Full-priced tickets must be purchased in advance for all those 8 and older attending, even if they will not be tasting. We walk at a moderate pace and cover 1-2 miles.)

  • FOOD: This tour is designed to showcase the foods of Monterey County. We have carefully selected food tastings in partnership with our vendors that reflect the uniqueness of our area and its food scene, and these selections sometimes include meat, wheat, and dairy products. Substitutions can be made for those adhering to vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian diets.

  • WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable shoes and clothes, and dress in layers as weather on the Monterey Peninsula is always changing due to our unique microclimates.

  • CAPACITY: We keep our tour sizes to an intimate 12 people.

  • WEATHER: Rain or shine we walk and dine!