“In 2016, she launched a local food adventure: Beach City Food Tours. The progressive dining experience proved popular, earning five-star ratings on both Yelp and Trip Advisor. So at the end of October, she added a craft cocktail tour to Beach…”
“This three-hour guided tour isn’t going to end up with you marooned on a desert island, but you might end up with a nice buzz and some impressive knowledge of a vibrant Long Beach neighborhood…”
“A great way to be introduced to the foods of a new area is to partake of the highest rated food walking tour of that neighborhood. Beach City Food Tours has been doing that very successfully in Long Beach for the last couple of years…”
“The only food tour through downtown Long Beach starts big — with a fiery flash, a drizzle of lemon juice and a hearty “Opa!”
Five days a week, Beach City Food Tours initiates its lunchtime Downtown Long Beach Walking Tour at George’s Greek Cafe…”
Long Beach culture and cuisine are the focus of Beach City Food Tours, a new way to eat and enjoy the city.
For three hours, guests meander through a series of downtown destinations, sampling dishes and learning tidbits about the area. Founder Layla
Podcast – Show 204, December 31, 2016: Layla Ali-Ahmad, Proprietress, Beach City Food Tours, Long Beach
“Food tours are a great way of discovering the cuisine of a city. It’s even better when you can explore on foot. One of the area’s newest food walking tours is Beach City Food Tours offering a well-planned, highly informative and incredibly tasty Downtown Long Beach food and beverage tasting experience.
Beach City Food Tours has launched the first of its kind in Long Beach, a guided walking tour that offers residents and tourists alike the opportunity to taste and sip offerings from some of the city’s most popular eateries and food shops. Attendees experience Long Beach, a growing food lover’s city, through a unique sensory journey while learning about the city’s history, art and culture along the way. The tour is currently available for Downtown Long Beach, but will eventually expand to other parts of the city.”
Today we’d like to introduce you to Layla Ali-Ahmad.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Layla. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in LA and grew up in Orange County. My parents both immigrated to Southern California from Lebanon in the late 70s due to an ongoing war in the country. My twin sister and I were raised in a full household with my parents, grandmother and several aunts who lived with us while growing up.
“Beach City Food Tours is expanding and has launched the first of its kind in Long Beach, a walking cocktail tour that offers residents and tourists alike the opportunity to sip boozy offerings from…”
“Prepare to taste the rainbow of flavors in the city across county lines. Tours can be scheduled for weekdays or weekends, and may last upwards of three hours. Visit some LBC staples such as Michael’s Pizzeria and George’s Greek Cafe. Learn some local trivia as you bounce between places for local eats.”
“…Participants experience Long Beach’s eclectic East Village neighborhood through a unique sensory journey while learning about the neighborhood’s history, Hollywood connections and cocktail trivia along the way. The tour is currently available…”
“Beach City Food Tours has launched a guided walking tour that offers attendees some tastes and sips from some of the city’s most popular eateries. Organizers said it’s a unique sensory journey that highlights the city’s history, art and culture along the way.”
“I recently joined founder and owner Layla Ali-Ahmad on one of her delicious tours in downtown. We stopped at some Long Beach staples such as George’s Greek Cafe and Pier 76 Fish Grill for a few of the best dishes. Quick stops for art and architecture were sprinkled among the other four tastings.”
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“If you’re willing to make the drive to Long Beach, Beach City Food Tours has launched a guided walking tour of the city’s eateries. The tour was founded by Long Beach resident Layla Ali-Ahmad. Stops at the food tour include George’s Greek Cafe, Pier 76 Fish Grill, Michael’s Pizzeria, Recreational Coffee, Rainbow Juices and The Pie Bar.”
“The goal of beach City Food tours is to help tourists and locals fall in love with Long Beach, and all it has to offer. We hope to educate people in a fun and unique way about what makes Long Beach one of California’s top tourist destinations.”
Can’t Stop the HOPA
Historic Pine Ave. Business Association dances in Downtown Long Beach, hey Justin Timberlake these small business owners unite to represent our community but we can’t stop dancing! Dog Haus, The Pie Bar, The B Room, Rainbow Juice, Pier 76, The Brass Lamp, Kahlo Design + Marketing, Deluxe Parlor and Shave, Anderson’s Paint and Hardware, Bo Beaus, 5th Ave. Bagelry, Georges Greek Cafe, Groundwork Fitness, Millworks Long Beach, LB Vintage Etc, Olive Yoga, Hamburger Mary’s, We Labs, Downtown Long Beach Associates.