About this Event
Why do the LA: Food + History + Design Tour?
Food: we have an amazing food scene here. From French newcomers in the nineteenth century, to Italian immigrants of the early twentieth century, to successive waves of migration from China, Vietnam and Thailand in the last fifty years, each culture has left its mark on the Los Angeles culinary landscape. And we haven’t even mentioned Latin America or Japan yet! On this tour you’ll eat some of the best food that L.A. has to offer.
History: Los Angeles has a fascinating story too. Many of its oldest buildings, from when the tiny pueblo was infamous for being the most lawless and violent town in the Wild West, are still standing and you’ll even go inside them on this tour. Thought L.A. was just movie stars, beaches and Beverly Hills? Think again, we have a rich history going back to 1781.
Design: DTLA has some of the most iconic buildings in the world – City Hall, the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Eastern Columbia Building to name just three. On this tour you’ll also experience many beautiful interior spaces, from the Bradbury Building, to Union Station to the Art Nouveau lobby of a 1913 hotel. For over a hundred years Los Angeles has been a design capital and you’ll see exactly why.
Logistics & Details
*Walking Distance: 2 miles.
*Tour starts 12 midday Sunday, side entrance to Union Station at Alameda Street entrance (photo of meeting point).
*Tour finishes 3pm, Pershing Square.
*Children under 12 y.o. gain free entry (not inclusive of food).
*There are 3-4 food tastings included, each for about 30 minutes, for the equivalent of a normal 3 course meal.
*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (vegan, gluten-free etc). Please email us if you have any dietary restrictions.
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.
This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.
Drinks are not included.
This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.
We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions.
Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Union Station, 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, United States