Los Angeles

Venice Beach Food Tour

Explore the trendy restaurants of Abbott Kinney Boulevard and Rose Avenue on this Venice Beach Food Tour.

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Bohemian Beach-y Vibes with Casual yet Classy Cuisine

Los Angeles’ famous Venice neighborhood is most well-known for its artistic and bohemian counterculture vibe and in the past few years has seen an explosion of innovative and creative restaurants. Begin your Venice Beach food tour on the beach and head to up-and-coming Rose Avenue restaurants all while hearing the stories of chefs and restaurant owners and their ties to the community. Our progressive meal concludes with mouthwatering desserts on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. This is the locals Venice!

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20 – 100+ Guests
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From $250 Per Person
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3 Hours
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3 Restaurants
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4 Courses & 3 Beverage Pairings (Optional)
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Private Experience Only

How it Works

Example Dishes & Drinks

Our Venice Beach Food Tour includes 4-courses – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert – with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. We focus on quality over quantity, but we promise you won’t leave hungry! Here are some possible tastings to satiate your curiosity!

eating a lobster roll is one of the top 10 things to do this weekend

Decadent Lobster Roll with black truffles at seaside seafood house considered one of LA’s best under-the-radar restaurants

Healthy and tasty “I am elated” mole enchilada at classic vegan restaurant

Tuna Tartare at The Rose Venice Restaruant on a venice beach food tour

Taste Chef Jason Neroni’s bluefin tuna tartare with tomato water gelée, yuzu marmalade, basil oil, pine nuts, and pickled shishitos at iconic surfer and skateboard hangout and now trendy Venice hotspot featuring skateboarder Craig Stecyk’s artwork

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Go behind-the-scenes in a donut-making kitchen to see a demo and learn about Los Angeles’ donut obsession, while tasting their LA exclusive flavor, the blueberry bourbon basil donut hot and freshly made from the fryer – the best donut you’ll have!

Example Restaurants

We’ll visit 3-4 of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, featuring hot spots (Avital guests skip the line and go straight to reserved seats) and hidden gems. All of our restaurants not only serve outstanding food and drinks, but they also have a rich story to discover.

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Waterfront Venice

Trendy Casual Beach Vibes with Seafood spin on Venice Beach Boardwalk

The Anchor Venice Beach

The Anchor

Fresh seafood restaurant known for decadent lobster rolls

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Gracias Madre

Popular Plant Based Modern Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant

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The Rose Venice

Historic home of the Dogtown Boys now a trendy cafe under Chef Jason Neroni

Blue Star Donuts in Venice Beach

Blue Star Donuts

Inventive Donut flavor combinations with delicious brioche donuts in a casual cafe

“I had an amazing time on my Venice Food Tour with Hana (our tour guide).  Hana shared interesting stories about the history of Venice as we tasted amazing food around the neighborhood.  We stopped at four different restaurants.  My favorite was Rose Cafe where we tasted their Smoked Salmon Toasts. All around, a great way to spend a morning on the Westside of Los Angeles.”

Natalie J, Yelp
Venice Beach Food Tour

What’s Included

  • 3-Hour Walking Tour (approximately 1 mile) 
  • Expertly Trained Avital Guide 
  • 4-Course Meal with Appetizers, Entree, and Dessert 
  • 3 Alcoholic Beverage Pairings (optional upgrade) 
  • Delightful Sprinkling of Culinary Stories and History

Where is it?

Our start location varies but is always within a few block walk of the Venice Beach Boardwalk or Abbott Kinney Boulevard. You’ll receive your exact meeting location after booking. 

Run of Show

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1: Meet Expert Avital Guide & Introduction

Guests meet Avital Guide at pre-determined location. Kick off the tour with fun introductions!

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2: 1st Restaurant for Appetizer & Optional Beverage Pairing

Arrive at the first neighborhood restaurant and sink your teeth into a delicious appetizer with a carefully curated alcoholic (or non-alcoholic if you prefer) beverage pairing.

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3: Visit Iconic Landmark

Head towards your next restaurant destination, but on the way discover unique murals, historic statues, or hidden curiosities with rich commentary from your Avital Guide.

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4: 2nd Restaurant for Appetizer & Optional Beverage Pairing

Enjoy your second small plate appetizer with another delicious beverage pairing as you hear stories about the restaurant, culinary scene, and the people who make it all possible.

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5: Discover Neighborhood Story

As you walk to your 3rd restaurant destination you’ll continue your journey through the neighborhood with more awesome storytelling and fun facts.

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6: 3rd (or 4th) Restaurant for Entree, Dessert & Optional Beverage Pairing

Indulge in your main entree course with another incredible beverage pairing as you chat, enjoy, and connect with your fellow diners.

Then enjoy a scrumptious sweet treat for your final tasting. Your Avital Guide will wrap up the tour, answer any final questions, and can recommend other awesome places to visit next time!

The Essentials

Availability

Private tours are available any day of the week, at any time! 

Distance

The Venice Beach Food Tour is a flat route, approximately 1 1/2 miles. 

Group Size

Private tours don’t have a minimum or maximum number of people, but we do have a $5,000 minimum.

Alcohol

Guests over 21 years can add the alcohol pairing upgrade which includes 3 carefully curated drinks.

Gratuity

For private events, gratuity is included in your package price!

Lead Time

For private tours, we also require a 2 week lead time. Private bookings made with less than two weeks notice will come with a nominal rush charge of $150.

Your Private Experience

You can experience the Venice Beach Food Tour as a private experience just for your group.

Private Tour

A private experience, just for your group. Great for team building, client entertainment, birthday parties, and large groups.

  • Request Your Preferred Day & Time
  • Any Group Size
  • Private Avital Guide For Your Group
  • Customize Your Package

“The food + wine we got to try was so delicious and by the time we were done I was stuffed! It was also very interesting to learn the history of Venice and hear the different stories of all the restaurants we’ve visited.”

Christine K via Yelp
Venice Beach Food Tour

Upgrades & Add-ons

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Add 3 Alcoholic Beverages
$35 Per Person

Curated cocktails, beer, or wine pairings to enhance your dining experience.

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Add More Food
$30 Per Person

Perfect for dinner-time tours. Available on private tours only.

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Add Bubbly Toast
$25 Per Person

Perfect for celebratory occasions. Available on private tours only.

Dietary Restrictions

You will be asked for your dietary restrictions during your booking process. If you are unsure if we can accommodate your restriction, please email us at [email protected]. Please note that this tour may include nuts, dairy, seafood, spicy food, and pork. For private tours, we can accommodate all dietary restrictions with advance notice. On public tours, we can only accommodate the following:

Why Choose Avital for Your Venice Beach Food Tour?

Expertly Guided

Our Venice Beach Food Tour is led by a trained, expert Avital Guide. You can sit back and enjoy as your host takes care of all the logistics with rich storytelling and group engagement along the way.

VIP Experience

No waiting in lines and each course is served seated at a reserved table. Tours can be an intimate, small-group experience yet still have that same VIP feeling for large groups.

Experienced Team

A full support team to ensure a turnkey booking and seamless experience from start to finish.

Dietary Restriction Friendly

We understand dietary restrictions and want everyone to leave feeling cared for and full! We’ll ask for your restrictions after booking.

Taste The Best

Instead of visiting a whole bunch of average places with tiny toothpick bites, we visit 3-4 incredible restaurants that not only serve steller food and drinks, but are passionate about storytelling and the guest experience.

FAQs

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