Old Monterey Walking Food Tour

Monterey, United States

Experience hosted by Casey

3.5 hours, Hosted in English
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What you'll do

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!

We can’t give away all of the secrets, but here’s a couple of things you can expect:

Eating food with a Big Little Lies connection.

Tasting food as you check out California’s first safe.

Enjoying beer and wine from local breweries and wineries.

And more!
Other things to note
We walk at a moderate pace and cover 1-2 miles.
Tours last approximately 3-3.5 hours.
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).…

What's included

  • Food
    Yes
  • Drinks
    Wine, beer, cider, tea

Meet your Host, Casey

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Casey & co hosts: Marty, Kerri, Rachael & Nicole

Welcome to Monterey Bay Food Tours! My name is Casey. I am a lover of great food, wine, and culture and am the proud owner and founder of Monterey Bay Food Tours. I was born and raised in Georgia, but dreamed of moving to California since high school. When my husband was given the opportunity to move to Monterey for work in the summer of 2016, we jumped at the opportunity. I’d first visited the area 7 years prior to moving and immediately fell in love with the food and cultural diversity the California Central Coast has to offer. I finally feel that I am fulfilling my dream of working for myself and doing what I love. We have always enjoyed cooking for and trying new foods with friends and family, but now I am excited to share this passion with you.
Casey & co hosts: Marty, Kerri, Rachael & Nicole

Welcome to Monterey Bay Food Tours! My name is Casey. I am a lover of great food, wine, and culture and am the proud owner and founder of Monterey Bay Food Tours. I was born and raised in Georgia, but dreamed of moving to California since high school. When my husband was given the opportunity to move to Monterey for work in the summer of 2016, we jumped at the opportunity. I’d first visited the area 7 years prior to moving and immediate…
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Where you'll be

We will visit 6 restaurants and eateries. Our tour partners include, but are not limited to:

• Alta Bakery
• Comanche Cellars
• Epsilon Greek Restaurant
• Fieldwork Brewery
• Heirloom Pizza
• Sushi Fly
• Melville Tavern
• Paluca Trattoria
• Paris Bakery
• Puma Road Winery
• Revival Ice Cream
• Nitro Cycle
Additional tastings from the following- Schoch Family Farmstead, Heritage Chocolates Corralitos & Big Sur Salts.

Rated 4.78 out of 5 from 69 reviews.

Willis
October 2021
We enjoyed a fun and informative walking food and history tour of Old Monterey. We were exposed to an area of Monterey we didn't know existed and learned much about the area. The pace was just right and we never felt rushed. Our guide was awesome---smart, fun and charming.
Gabriella
October 2021
My boyfriend bought me one of these tours for our anniversary, and I think it is the best (and most delicious) way to get to know Monterey's businesses and history. Our tour guide, Marty, was very knowledgeable about the area and took us on a lovely tour with tastings (11-2:30 pm) from 6 different Monterey businesses. While there were some unexpected hiccups with certain sites of our tour, Marty handled the situation so well, and we couldn't be happier with our experience. It's my second food tour, and I'm afraid no future tour guide will be able to top Marty! I highly recommend doing this tour regardless if it's your first or 100th time to Monterey--it's a great deal ($150/p) to taste and drink so much! The businesses we visit are all owned by people who truly love what they do, much like the Monterey Bay Food Tours. This community is so special, and it's heartwarming to see these businesses support and partner up with one another.
Jason
September 2021
Wonderful selection of locations to tell stories about the historic Monterey. Friendly host and crowds, and awesome good. Overall, a great and relaxing experience to taste and see part of Monterey that are new to us.
Monty
August 2021
This experience will open your eyes about what Monterey has to offer to the palate as well as the place which otherwise we wouldn’t know. A great experience and a very informative and friendly host. We even detoured a bit to the Porsche car show for a few minutes since it was Monterey car week but the host managed everything very well and was accommodating.
Jessica
July 2021
Overall a positive experience. Meet new people and take the pressure of navigation off of yourself. Would have liked to experience more options at each spot and perhaps a bit more portion.
Paul
May 2021
Fantastic tour with Nicole! It was a great combination of Monterey history, culture, and awesome food. We were taken to some historic buildings and loved all of the different food stops. The sushi in particular was unreal, and the drinks at each location were awesome as well! Great recommendations from Nicole for other restaurants and activities in the area, and really enjoyed interacting with the local restaurant owners during the tours as well. Highly recommended!

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  • Sun, Oct 17
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Thu, Oct 21
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Fri, Oct 22
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Sat, Oct 23
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Sun, Oct 24
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Thu, Oct 28
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Fri, Oct 29
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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  • Sat, Oct 30
    11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable clothing and shoes (maybe even stretchy pants :))

A jacket (layers are important in our unique Central Coast climate)