Old Towne Orange has long been a beloved destination for everyone from sightseers and college students to Hollywood directors and location scouts, and its gorgeous architecture, friendly culture, and excellent food make it a wonderful place to tour, whether one is a first-time visitor to California or a Los Angeles resident who has only driven through Orange on the way to Disneyland. Luckily for those unfamiliar with the area, groups like Old Towne Orange Walking Food Tours make it easy to get an inside look at this wonderful town. Founded by Italian sisters with a passion for food, especially the Northern Italian cuisine of their family, Orange Food Tours offers a number of options for those looking to explore California’s largest National Register District.
Some tours focus on the historic, such as the Vintage Orange Food Tour, which begins at Ruby’s Streamline Lounge at the restored Orange Depot and stops at the historic Chapman University Film School, as well as a chance to see the Orange Home Grown Farmer’s and Artisan Market and enjoy a seasonal cooking lesson. Other tours focus on new gourmet dining options in Old Towne, like the Orange TasteLAB Tour, which provides historic information and cooking demonstrations alongside food from some of the hottest new restaurants in town. All of the tours last roughly three hours, and the guides suggest bringing comfortable walking shoes along with a healthy appetite.