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TASTE OF SLO - WALKING FOOD TOUR
Welcome to Taste of SLO, the Walking Food Tour! Do you like tasting REALLY delicious food? Do you like FUN? Our two unique tours are a brilliant marriage of social interactions, food, wine, and beer. These are not your typical tours - you will laugh, eat, drink, all while enjoying beautiful San Luis Obispo. Join Taste of SLO for a walking tour of downtown SLO or uptown “Mojo”, created to give you a personal Taste of SLO.
All Taste of SLO tour destinations were chosen with a “SLO attitude” in mind. San Luis Obispo is a city that nourishes small business. Our tour destinations capture the heart and soul of local entrepreneurs. Taste farm to table freshness, and drink the sunshine of this beautiful city.
Young people to well-seasoned people, little humans in strollers, vegetarians, vegans and gluten free are all welcome here! Non-alcoholic tours are available with specialty mocktails to tease your taste buds.
Two Food Tours to Choose From
Downtown Food Tour
The original SLO food tour. (Monday and Saturday) Visit five unique destinations:
- Savory Santa Maria style BBQ
- Locally made artisan gelato
- Craft beers (hoppy, malty & more)
- California Wines
- Hot, fresh baked breads & rolls
- Unique Latin style food
- Expertly designed Cocktail
Mojo Food Tour
Visit the Uptown SLO (Friday) while visiting four exciting destinations:
- Italian Delicatessen Specialties
- French Style Rotisserie Chicken
- International or Local Wines
- Locally crafted beer
- Fair Trade Chocolates
- Local Seafood
- Speciality Cocktail
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Taste of SLO – Walking Food Tour Details
Downtown Tours are approximately 3 hours long and are offered on Mondays and Saturdays starting at 1:00 pm. Uptown Mojo Tours are approximately 2 hours long and are offered on Fridays starting at 1:30 pm. We are happy to book tours other days, please contact us to inquire about your specific date. Tour sizes are generally limited to 12 people, but can be larger. Do you have a special tour group; corporate, birthday party, family etc? Please send us an email, we can accommodate groups of almost any size. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tours stop at 4-5 unique destinations, and you'll enjoy food and/or drinks at each destination. You'll feel satisfied and filled with local knowledge after you nibble and sip your way through San Luis Obispo.
Tour tickets must be purchased in advance.
If you are needing last minute tickets please call 320-420-9853 for availability.
Please visit the FAQ's page for more tour details.
5 Star Reviews
★ ★ ★ ★ ★It is said that simply tasting enlightens ones senses .... this tour does just that - it captures the true essence of the foods sampled and the venues visited. Bravo to Angee for offering a fun filled afternoon.
Michelle G. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★This was awesome- PERFECT afternoon activity for both SLOCals and out-of-towners. Angee is the perfect host- bubbly, funny, and has an awesome grasp on SLO's culture and history despite not having grown up here. As a 20+ year resident, it was so much fun to get out and walk and discover spots I hadn't heard of, hadn't tried, or hadn't thought of in a long time. Thank you Angee for a delightful afternoon of amazing food and libations- and the good walk. I'll be back for sure!
Holly H. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★WOW! We weren't expecting this much fun. We weren't expecting to discover so many great places. The tour offers plenty of freshly made tastes of sweets and breads as well as a meal of the best BBQ in . Great food is mingled with great local beers and wines. The tour is a great value. The walking is refreshing and gets you ready for your next tastes. Angee nailed it. She brings such a great vibe to the experience and is a perfect tour guide and hostess. We want to bring her on all our outings. Loved it.
Sweeky O. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★What a wonderful experience this was. Angee is very knowledgeable about each stop and the food is amazing. It's a wonderful way to get fresh air, see all the town has to offer and meet new people. I highly recommend checking out her tour, it does not disappoint.
Amanda B. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★I've lived in San Luis Obispo for over 3 years and this food tour introduced me to so many restaurants that I had no idea existed! Angee, our tour guide, was awesome and super knowledgeable. The tour lasted about 4 hours and during that time we went to 6 different restaurants. Total value too, as both my husband and I were stuffed from all of the delicious food we ate! Whether you're a local or a tourist, put this on your list of "must do" in SLO!
Sabrina G. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Angee is a culinary trailblazer! Her smile, laughter, excitement, and energy is contagious. I had a blast eating and drinking our way through downtown San Luis Obispo and meeting fellow, friendly foodies. This unique tour is the perfect social outing for friends, families, out-of-towners, tourists, and SLO locals. Thanks Angee!
Kendra A. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Angee is simply phenomenal! We enjoyed every stop along the way - from baked goods, to some delicious bbq, beer and wine tasting and so much more. Angee is very knowledgeable about what is happening in town and she made the food tour so much fun! Highly recommended for out-of-towners but for locals as well. FUN!
Andrea C. Woodland Hills, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★For the full San Luis Obispo experience Taste of SLO Walking Food Tour is a must. Walk along down town San Luis Obispo with a group of food lovers to multiple locations where you will taste SLO local favorites. Enjoy food and drink from some of the most talked about restaurants, down-town breweries, and wine bars. Angee the owner and tour guide, is incredibly knowledgeable about the business that she takes you to and her fun-loving personality make for great entertainment. Bring along your best friends and make new ones as you bond over good food and drink. Hands-down one of the best experiences. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something fun to do on the Central Coast.
Kasey S. Corvallis, OR
★ ★ ★ ★ ★If you are looking for something fun to do in SLO, this is it! Not only do you get to visit some great local establishments and eat some delicious food, you also get to walk through the awesome city of SLO! Angee (the founder and tour guide for TOS) makes this such a fun experience! Super friendly and knowledgeable! I highly recommend it!
Kolleen H. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Taste of SLO is a great thing to do in SLO. I am a local and I had the best time. Angee is super fun and knowledgeable. Angee knows the town and the food. All of the places we visited were fantastic. I would highly recommend taking her tour if you are a local or just visiting.
Mse M. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★Angee has such a great personality! Best tour guide ever! She really has her thumb on the pulse of SLO's local downtown scene so I learned a lot about the town and it's businesses all while having a great time. The food is delicious too!
Rick G. San Luis Obispo, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★If you're looking for something fun to do in SLO while getting your grub on, the Taste of SLO Walking Food Tour is where it's at! Angee (owner and tour guide) is just the sweetest! She's super knowledgeable about the local food scene and really has a passion for what she's doing. She keeps the group moving and informed, all the while keeping things relaxed and fun. Each place we visited had wonderful staff, great tasting options, and a relaxed, fun atmosphere. I can't recommend this tour enough! Do it! You won't be disappointed!
Jenna W. San Luis Obispo, CA