Cheri and her team of guides take people on tours to visit various restaurants around the city. During their tours, they detail the history of the city, create bonding experiences among the group, highlight the art in the city, and introduce people to fantastic food.
In this episode, Bret Schanzenbach is joined by Cherimarie Poulos, the owner of Carlsbad Food Tours. Cheri has lived in Carlsbad for over 30 years. Originally a nurse specializing in open-heart surgery, she decided to combine her love for health with her passion for food when she retired from the healthcare industry.
Now, Cheri and her team of guides take people on tours to visit various restaurants around the city. During their tours, they detail the history of the city, create bonding experiences among the group, highlight the art in the city, and introduce people to fantastic food. As Cheri says, the tours are a great way to become a local in just three hours. Whether you’re a foodie, a history buff, or a social butterfly, you’ll definitely enjoy this episode! Book a Carlsbad Food Tour today.
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Owner & Founder
OWNER & FOUNDER
Cheri was born & raised in California. She has lived in San Diego over 30 years, her children were born in the area. She has a strong connection to Carlsbad, in fact one of her daughters was Miss Carlsbad 2005. So she voted herself to be Mrs. Carlsbad. Now the Chief Foodie and Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours! She loves Carlsbad and is happy to share her knowledge about the local history and great eateries in the Carlsbad Village. Cheri was also a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and loves to teach others about how to live a healthy lifestyle; which includes walking, eating healthy foods, small frequent meals and socialization. All of which are in her tour.
Cherimarie Poulos owner of Carlsbad Food Tours won “Women-Owned Small Business Award 2017”. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce created their annual small business awards as a way to recognize the accomplishments of small-business owners.
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favortie Drink: Coffee
Favorite Food Quote: “First we eat, then we do everything else” - M.F.K. Fisher
We believe the best way to experience Carlsbad Village is through food because food tells the story of a neighborhood’s people, history and culture. Whenever we travel, food tours top our list of favorite things to do! Carlsbad Food Tours was born out of our love of fine wines and delicious food and traveling. After traveling and experiencing food tours in other cities, we decided to make our way back home to Southern California and bring the world of Food Tours to our community. Carlsbad Food Tours is a historic walking tour in Carlsbad that was started in North San Diego County in 2014. We became the first guided culinary and wine walking tour in Carlsbad Village. We are focused on helping visitors and Carlsbad residents alike enjoy the best “off-the-beaten-path” food and cultural experience possible. Eat like a local and enjoy a taste of Carlsbad! Our main tour is A Taste of Carlsbad & our newest tour is our Vegan & Vegetarian Food Tour, which was just launched in Dec 2021.
Carlsbad Food Tours "A Party On the Move!"
Progressive eating tour with a side of history. We organize and you enjoy! Carlsbad Food Tours offers a local’s perspective on our unique “Village by the Sea.” Carlsbad’s old-world charm and culinary jewels make our guided walking tours a great foodie experience.
A Taste of Carlsbad
Private Group Experience Food Tours
Customizable to large groups up to 20 guest
Newest Tour: Vegan and Vegetarian Tour