The Mini Original Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

About the Mini OG Tour

The Mini Downtown Food Tour is designed to provide a quick & delicious intro to downtown Santa Barbara. The tour gives you a taste of history, culture and of course cuisine. Tours run approximately 2 hours, include 3-4 food tastings and provide enough food for a satisfying lunch. As an added bonus, one alcoholic beverage is included.

Whether you are a local or just stopping by, all of our walking food tour options offer a delightful opportunity to discover the city on foot while indulging in delicious & fun culinary experiences.

We look forward to having you join us for a food-filled adventure packed with fun and informative tidbits about Santa Barbara!

Tour & Booking Details

What You Need To Know

Booking The Tour:

  • Choose and book your tickets on our website.
  • Upon completing your booking, you’ll recieve an email with all the meeting info. If you don’t see the confirmation email, please check your spam folder.
  • If you are looking for a more intimate experience or are nterested in a private, corporate, or semi custom experience, please click here.

How To Prepare:

  • Check your confirmation email, make sure you know where to meet
  • Show up on time or even a few minutes before
  • Tours are eating and on foot, dress comfortably
  • Do not show up hangry or full
  • Always feel free to bring a water bottle
  • Guides work hard and always appreciate cash gratuities
  • If you are anyone in your group has any food allergies or aversion, mobility issues, etc, please let us know asap

Tour Deets:

  • Tour duration: Approximately 2ish hours. Length depends on group size and walking pace
  • Tour stops: Each tour visits 3-4 local tasting locations. There is 1 alcoholic beverage included. We will briefly pass and talk about a variety of different historical buildings giving you some cool history and info about the architecture & culture in Santa Barbara
  • Walking: This tour is all on foot. Tours are suitable for most fitness levels, but there is a good amount of walking. If you have trouble walking, standing, and/or have health issues please consider requesting information about our Private Tour options so that we can accommodate you as best as possible
  • Included Food & Drink Tastings: Tastings and locations vary depending on the day, tours visit 3-4 food tasting locations, 1 includes a glass of wine or beer
  • Food Allergies and Aversions: We try and accommodate food allerges/aversions, however there is always a chance of cross contamination in restaurant kitchens. If someone in your group has a food restriction, please let us know as soon as possible
  • Where to meet & where we end: Tours start and end in different locations. Once you have booked your tour, the exact meeting location will be sent via email.

Additional Information

Tour Dates and Times

Mini tours are mostly offered on weekdays. If you do not see a tour offered on a day you want, tour is full or you’d like to request a private tour please email us at Or fill out this form to request a private tour.

Food Allergies/Aversions

There is no guarantee that there will not be cross-contamination with any given allergy in kitchens. We do our best to accommodate food allergies and aversions, but it’s not always possible. We must know about allergies and aversions ahead of time.

When purchasing tickets, please include information about any food allergies or aversions we should be aware of.

What to bring

Bring yourself, your comfy walking shoes and always feel free to bring a water bottle.

Cash to tip your guide.

Do I have to walk the entire time?

No you are not walking the entire time, but yes, this is a walking tour, so walking is involved. The mini tour has less food stops, so the walking will feel like more. You can bring strollers, motorized scooters, etc please alert us ahead of time.

If you have health issues that prevent you from walking or if you tend to walk at a slower place, we recommend contacting us about a private tour.


There is one alcoholic beverage included in the ticket price and can be swapped for a non alcoholic beverage.

Due to California almost always being in a drought, water is served on request.

What tasting locations will the tour stop at?

We visit 3-4 tasting locations per mini tour. A heartier tasting to start and end the tour and 1-2 smaller tastings in between. Tasting locations vary based on availability.

All of our tasting partners can be found here.

Can I bring my pet to the tour?

 Please don’t bringing your pets on tours.

We LOVE animals, but we cannot guarantee outdoor seating. Indoor restaurants do not allow animals. If you know you will be traveling with a furry friend, please consider a private tour option.

I have more questions. How do I contact you?

Feel free to email us at with any other questions.

Tasting Partners

Mini tours visit up to max 4 tastings locations. Tasting partners and tastings vary depending on the tour day and availability.

We do not visit all tasting partners on any one tour.

Below is our working list of tasting partners. Always adding to our local partner list.

Secret Bao
Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar at The SB Public Market
Rudy’s Fresh Mexican

Corazon Cocina

Taqueria SB
Sama Sama
Yona Redz
Mangione’s Italian Ice

Mister Softee

McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream
Viva Oliva
Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro
Los Arroyos


Taste Santa Barbara

Get ready to feast on Santa Barbara deliciousness like true locals!

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