Visit six different restaurants and specialty food shops as you stroll through Avalon. Enjoy critically acclaimed entrees, desserts, and beverages as our guides provide insight into the food and local history.
Catalina Food Tour
Dine Like a Local!
- Adults Ages 21+
- Tickets must be purchased at least one hour prior to tour time. Tickets are fully exchangeable & refundable up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. For assistance within 24 hours please contact us.
Taste the Flavors of Catalina on a Walking Food Tour!
Your foodie guide will provide you a sneak peek into 5+ tasting locations and specialty food shops as you stroll through Avalon for less than 1 mile of walking. All of these locations feature various critically acclaimed entrées, desserts, or beverages for you to indulge in.
As you are enjoying these unique tastes, our informed, spirited guides will provide insights into the food being served, the history behind the people who prepared it, and the location you are visiting. You will encounter the sights, sounds, and stories behind our well-known historical landmarks, in addition to discovering hidden gems of our enchanted isle’s continuing saga.
This pleasurable foodie experience will be the highlight of your time spent on Catalina Island!
- Enjoy an all-inclusive experience as you sip, sample & savor Avalon’s best.
- Encounter the sights, sounds, and stories behind our well-known historic landmarks.
- Relax by the ocean on Catalina Island’s only food & beverage excursion.
- Experience five unique tasting locations – meet the people responsible for Avalon’s food scene.
- Guidebook includes a tour map, cultural insights & exclusive guest coupons!
Who should take the tour and why?
Catalina Food Tours is the only tour company that offers you a delectable walking tour on Catalina Island. Why not explore Avalon like never before? If you enjoy food, history, and culture, taking our culinary adventure will be time well spent with your family and friends! Whether traveling by yourself, as a couple, or in a group, your appetites will be satisfied, your minds filled with tales about our charming island and your curiosities piqued to further explore Catalina while on your getaway. If you are a new guest to Avalon, a long-time visitor, or even a local, this pleasurable foodie experience will top off your time on Catalina Island like no other!
Six locations per tour (locations and tastings subject to change)
Maggie’s Blue Rose
Delectable SoCal/South of the Border fusion with decor just as pleasing to the eye as their food is to the palate (established 2014)
Steve’s Steakhouse & Seafood
Owner-operated surf and turf with an amazing view of Avalon Bay (established 2001)
Eat • Drink • Sing (established 1967)
Lloyd’s of Avalon
Confectionery creating fudge, salt water taffy, and other locally made sweets (established 1941)
Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
Gourmet coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, hot breakfast, pastries, brownies and frozen yogurt (established 2003)
Sustainably sourcing the best fresh ingredients, serving high-end cocktails, appetizers and entrees (established 2019)
Good Times. Great Food. (established 2008)
Organic – Fresh – Delicious (established 2016)
Traditional, authentic Mexican food offered in a festive, casual atmosphere (established 1982)
Meet your foodie guide at the benches across from El Galleon Restaurant, located on the waterfront on Crescent Avenue, between Catalina Avenue & Sumner Avenue. Your foodie guide will be at the tour start location up to 15 minutes before your tour start time. If you need to park, please park on Descanso or Catalina Avenue in the 200 or 300 blocks and walk to Crescent Avenue. Pay special attention to time limits for parking to avoid tickets while on tour
Do I REALLY have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay in cash?
Yes! Tours often sell out, and due to time-sensitive food and drink orders, we need a head count. Remember, if you have a set date you desire, book even further in advance! You’ll be glad you did! You can purchase tickets online with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
If a tour is sold out on a date you are interested in, look to see if there is another time offered, and if there isn’t, please email us. Our friendly support staff will respond as soon as possible. If you want to join the tour (eating, drinking, or not), you need a ticket. Get ready to taste Catalina! Simply click the BOOK NOW button, or call (310) 961-3730 to book tickets now.
If a tour is sold out, can I be added to a wait list?
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.
Do I need to purchase a ticket if I’m not eating?
Yes. All guests must purchase a ticket whether they plan to partake in the food tastings or not. Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour for any reason(s). The ticket fees help cover the costs of all the food samplings and also pay for your tour guide’s wages. This isn’t just a food tour. Our guides are also offering valuable commentary on historical, cultural, and restaurant information during this experience.
We want the tour guide to ourselves! A.K.A. Do you offer private tours for us fanatical foodies?
Why, yes! To set one up or learn more, please visit our Private Tours page and submit a Private Group Tour Request Form. We will respond within 24-72 hours. We love getting a group of like-minded, ready-to-roll, and up-for-anything people together for their own tour! This is also a great option for guests who would like to practice social distancing and only be on tour with their family group.
I want to take the Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour, but I have allergies.
We do our best to work with our vendors to accommodate everyone on this tour. We can provide alternatives for guests with the following allergies and aversions:
- No alcohol
- No beef
- No dairy
- No fish
- Gluten free
- No nuts
- No pork
- No poultry
- No seafood
- Shellfish allergy
- Wheat free
*If you and/or anyone in your party has an allergy or aversion, please let us know ahead of time by selecting the appropriate check boxes when you make your purchase.
For those of you with food aversions (not medical food requirements), we will, of course, work with you. However, all of our locations are serving their specialty dishes, so if you are able to check your diet at the door for a few hours, that would be great!