We Love Oceanside - We Love Food - Eat Like a Local

Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours was started late 2015. We live in Oceanside and we love this town. Over the last few years Oceanside has had some awesome restaurants open and since we love food, we did visit each and every one. When friends or family came to visit we would take them around to the restaurants and soon they started requesting tours. We thought that we would share the excitement with you. Please join us on an adventure in taste in our wonderful town here in the North County of San Diego.

Our tours will take about 3 hours of your time. We will walk to our favorite restaurants and provide you with tastings of specially chosen items. During our tour we will give you some history of the restaurant, the chef and the surrounding area. Our tours do not exceed a mile in total travelling distance. We will provide delicious food and water. Libations and soda are available for purchase at the restaurants.

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About Us

Whether you were born here in Oceanside, transplanted from another area or just visiting, we can show you the known and not so known places to eat. Our walking food tour will take you to places that you will want to revisit time and time again. We will visit places that have had roots in Oceanside for years and some new places that will make you hungry just anticipating going there again. We are Carla and Linda's Walking Food Tours.


  • Can I buy tickets in advance?
    Yes. Our tours are quite popular so to insure a spot for you and your family / friends we request you to book ahead of time. We have a calendar for you to book your tour and we accept all major credit cards.
  • What if the tour I want is booked?
    We do not have a waiting list. You can call Linda (760) 401-5968 up to 48 hours in advance to see if there was a cancellation you can fill.
  • Can I bring my children?
    We recommend that all of our participants be at least 16 years old. Most of our restaurants serve alcohol so if you plan on indulging please bring identification to show you are at least 21 years old. You will not be served alcohol if you do not have id.
  • What about parking?
    When you book your tour we will have suggested parking areas. Our tours are fairly short in area so you will not be too far away from your vehicle.
  • What about if it rains?
    We are in beautiful North San Diego County where it is consistently great weather. We tour rain or shine.
  • How should I dress?
    Comfy clothing and especially comfy shoes. We will do a fair amount of walking.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    Most restaurants have indoor / outdoor seating, but some do not. Please service animals only.
  • What if I use a wheelchair?
    All of our tours and restaurants are ADA compliant. Please let us know in advance so we can have an accomodating table ready.
  • What if I need to use the bathroom?
    All of our restaurants have restrooms.
  • Are beverages included?
    We will provide a bottle of water to start. Libations and soda are available for purchase at the restaurants so don't forget extra $.
  • Dietary restrictions...
    Vegan, vegetarian, gluten intollerant, diabetic, allergies, etc. we can make minor adjustments but most of the food is preselected.
  • How much food will we have?
    You will taste food from 4 to 5 different restaurants. Food will be served family style. Most people will find this satisfying but if you have a larger appetite we encourage you to revisit your favorite tasting and order from their menu when the tour is completed.
  • What if I'm late?
    We encourage you to be 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time. In fairness to others we will start the tour on time. If you are late please call Linda (760) 401-5968 and she will try to find out where the tour is. Sometimes the tour guide will be narrating and unable to answer their phone. There will be no reschedules or refunds for any one that is late and can not find the group.
  • Can I reschedule?
    You may reschedule up to 72 hours before your tour. Scheduling and food is ordered at that time and is difficult to adjust. Call Linda (760) 401-5968 to reschedule or you will forfeit your tour with no refund.
  • Gratuities?
    Tips for your tour guide are not included but encouraged. If you enjoyed your tour please tip your guide, they will be eternally grateful.

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If you have any questions regarding the tours, please drop us an email.

(760) 401-5968