Taste of Carlsbad Village

400 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

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Taste of Carlsbad Village


The Carlsbad Village Association (CVA) is bringing you a night of food, fun, drink, and friendship at the Taste of Carlsbad Village presented by First Team Real Estate on October 14, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Carlsbad Village.


The event will feature 30+ local restaurants with either savory or sweet signature dishes, and 12 sip stops serving local craft beer, wines, and hard Kombucha. Non-alcoholic options such as Kombucha, sparkling mineral water and cold-brewed coffee will also be available.

How Does Taste of Carlsbad Village Work?

Taste of Carlsbad Village is a self-guided tour of the Carlsbad Village food scene. Tasters are issued a Passport with a map of all participating businesses so that you can savor the food and company at your own pace in this “only in Carlsbad Village” experience.

Starting at 5:00 p.m. diners will stroll through downtown Carlsbad Village with their passport ticket in hand and sample signature dishes from each of the participating eateries.

The Food

Taste bite-sized, delectable eats from the best of the culinary scene in Carlsbad. From the "low and slow" bbq to fresh poke bites to decadent ravioli coated with a warm brown butter sage sauce, you’ll enjoy an endless variety of noteworthy tastes.

Some of the participating businesses, to date, include Bluewater Grill, Caldo Pomodoro, Campfire, Compass, Coyote's, Frescos 264, Gelato Love, Gregorio's, Handel's Ice Cream, Jeune et Jolie, Knockout Pizza, Park 101, Senor Grubby's, The Goods, Vigilucci's, and more.

The Sip Stops

Enjoy our favorite makers in the beverage space. Sip on a selection of local wine, craft beers, and hard Kombucha that will be served at 12 different business locations for those with a Sip Stop ticket. Enjoy Arcana Brewery, Burgeon Beer, Pizza Port Brewing, Pure Project, Rouleur Breweing, Carruth Cellars, Orfila Winery, Witch Creek Winery, Oak & Elixir, PRP Wine International, and Flying Embers.

Tickets are $45 for "Food Only" or $55 for a "Food + Sip Stop" combo ticket that allows patrons to also sample craft beer, wine, and hard Kombucha.

Must be 21 or older to purchase a Food + Sip Stop ticket. 

The VIP Experience

For the first time ever, Taste of Carlsbad Village will introduce its VIP Experience limited to just 75 people who will be able to visit three different VIP-only locations with a private taste adventure at Cafe Topes, followed by dessert stops at Barrio Glassworks (complete with live glassblowing demonstrations) and Beach Vibes, both just steps away. Dessert stops offer French champagne, Reserve wines, French Macarons, cakes, and homemade fudge. The VIP Experience will also include reserved parking, a private shuttle to the VIP area via the City of Carlsbad antique fire engine, live music, and an awesome swag bag from First Team Real Estate. The VIP Experience ticket is $100 and also includes access to the entire event for those 21 and older.

VIP ticket holders will aso leave with a gift of the best "to-go" cocktail glass you'll ever have, compliments of Goverre, a Southern California Shark Tank success story!