Go behind the scenes of Santa Barbara’s food, wine, and beer culture. Book a food tour, take a cooking class, or simply meet the makers to find out what makes the foodie scene in The American Riviera® one of a kind.
Food Tour Options
Who doesn’t enjoy a little VIP service every now and again? Food tours in Santa Barbara treat you to front-of-the-line service and a taste of local flavor. Along the way, learn about the history of each venue and walk away with a full belly.
For a truly hands-on culinary experience, spend a day learning a thing or two in and out of the kitchen with a chef-led cooking class that includes a trip to various Santa Barbara farmers markets. You’ll pick up the fresh and delicious ingredients you’ll need before you get to the chopping block and connect with local farmers, fisherman and artisans who help bring the region’s bounty to your table. You’ll be cooking – and eating – like a Santa Barbara foodie in no time!
If you prefer sipping to noshing, take a wine tour through the Santa Ynez Valley or downtown Santa Barbara, where you’ll become a true oenophile. Or, combine the best of both worlds on a food tour that combines eating and drinking through delicious food and wine pairings.
With hands-on classes and tours, you’ll soon discover why the likes of Iron Chef and cookbook author Cat Cora — along with the late Julia Child — chose to call Santa Barbara home.
Cheers and Bon Appetit!