Explore ethnically diverse cafes, restaurants and gourmet shops located on the colorful side streets and in charming courtyards of Old Pasadena, a National Register Historic District. Tastings range from authentic Mexican tortas to traditional Peruvian dishes, Italian gelato and exquisite chocolates. You’ll also visit a handmade soap kitchen, a tea shop and bar, and a rare California olive oil store.
This is the ideal way to learn about Pasadena’s extensive culinary offerings, colorful history, architectural gems and compelling charm. You’ll explore the ethnically diverse cafés, restaurants and gourmet shops on colorful side streets and charming hidden courtyards on a walking tour of Old Pasadena by Melting Pot Food Tour and discover the area’s significant architecture including those designed by noted architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene & Greene aboard the Pasadena Tour Company’s private coach.
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