Tara started leading food tours (Santa Barbara’s first ever food tour!) in the summer of 2012 with a just a few pennies in her pocket, an insatiable appetite, and a smile on her face. With a degree from Brooks Institute of Photography and years as a photo instructor at the local college behind her, she designed her tours to look a little different than the average food tour by adding her knowledge and love of photography to the mix. After 15 years of living in Santa Barbara she fell deeper in love with Central Coast wines and launched the company’s second tour in 2015: the El Paseo Wine & Photo Tour. When she’s not leading tours or running the office, she also writes her own libations column for Noozhawk.com and recently authored Santa Barbara’s #1 travel guide book, 100 Things To Do In Santa Barbara Before You Die.
This casual 3 hour walking Santa Barbara food tour takes guests through the historic waterfront and Funk Zone neighborhoods for bites of fresh, local seafood, artisan flatbread, handmade tacos, and de ... + MORE