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Ethnic Neighborhoods Food & Culture

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Uncover the astounding mix of nationalities that make up the City of Angels on this Los Angeles food tour that reveals hole-in-the-wall eateries, markets, snack shops, and the fine art of riding the metro. Who said you need a car in LA?

Taste sweet and savory foods from Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town.

Experience the culture and learn the history of these diverse neighborhoods.

Admire ornate historic architecture and get a glimpse of the Hollywood Sign.

Take part in real East Hollywood life with a ride on a local bus.


English speaking local guide; Select sweet and savory tastings (vegetarian options available with advance notice upon booking); Some drinks (non-alcoholic) and water; Public transportation fare from Koreatown to Little Armenia.


Additional food and drink; Return transportation to start point; Items of a personal nature; Tips & Gratuities for guide.

Hours of operation

Departure date: Thursday and Saturday; Start time at 2:00pm.

No Tour departures: 1 Jan 2015; 4 Jul 2015; 26 Nov 2015; 25 Dec 2015.


Approximately 3.5 - 4 hours.


Meeting point: 3355 Wilshire Boulevard, in front of the Gaylord Apartments (Metro Red Line stop Wilshire/Vermont). Parking available on Catalina between Wilshire and 7th Streets or on residential streets near finish point - Hollywood and Western Metro Station.

Finish point: 5450 Hollywood Boulevard, at the Hollywood/Western Metro Station. Please note this tour finishes several miles from the start point, upon which most guests ride the Metro Red Line four stops back to Wilshire/Vermont. (Fare is $1.50 one way plus $1 reusable Metro TAP Card.) Other options are taxi or bus.


Signs in foreign languages, traditional snack shops, and ethnic markets line these neighborhood streets, making each visit an epic adventure you won't be forgetting in a hurry!

To kick off this LA food tour, you'll learn how these enclaves came about, what makes them unique, and where to find some of the city’s best and most hidden ethnic cuisine. We’ll enjoy unique and delicious tastings in markets, restaurants, bakeries, and hole-in-the-wall eateries, making sure to include a variety of both sweet and savory ethnic LA food. As we walk and ride the metro through the neighborhoods, you’ll get to observe life in some of LA’s most vibrant areas, highlighting traditional homes, architecture, and cultural hotspots.

From Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination site to Korean karaoke bars, and Thai spirit houses, this cultural Los Angeles tour introduces you to the city’s lesser-known and off-beat sectors, where you’re sure to discover many treasures and discover a different side to this legedary city.

During the course of this LA food tour we’ll enjoy enough food for a whole meal, so please come with an appetite!

Participant restrictions

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour.

Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Additional Information

As we will walk about 3 miles total, please wear comfortable walking shoes. Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, sunhat, and sunglasses are recommended. A warm layer may be necessary as evenings can be cool October through June.

We believe in sustainable travel. Please bring a refillable bottle for water and remember to keep hydrated, especially during hot days. A reusable bag is also recommended to carry any purchases and reduce plastic bag waste.


Please indicate vegetarian preferences or any dietary restrictions upon booking. We will do our best to accommodate them although we cannot guarantee an alternative option at each stop.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Please contact Los Angeles Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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