The delicious story behind Taste of Catalina

Taste of Catalina Food Tours was born in the fall of 2012 and is a family-run company. Erin, our owner, was inspired by the Chamber-sponsored event where visitors and locals alike mingle around town and taste sample menus from various restaurants. Having taken other food tours around the country, Erin wanted to bring this unique experience to Avalon for others to enjoy on a daily basis.

Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. (owned by Erin and her husband Gene) has won the Best Taste of Dessert and Best Non-Alcoholic Drink several times during the Annual Taste Around of Avalon – most recently with a double win in 2014 and a win in the non-alcoholic beverage category in 2015.  The Taste Around is a Chamber-run event that only occurs one time a year where everyone tastes the best food and drink from different establishments around Avalon.

Erin decided it would be great to have this experience more than just once a year! Thus, Taste of Catalina embarks upon this adventure with visitors and locals alike to taste around Avalon many times a week throughout the year!

With our fabulous local tour guides who have lived here, grown up here and/or retired here, you are bound to have the inside scoop on local hot spots, island history and much, much more!


Taste of Catalina Food Tours Crew 2017 – Erin, Lili, Paul, Paula, Cathy, Lisa, & Jordan.  Not picutred: Caitlin.


Erin and Lisa with a group at The Marlin

Erin & Lisa with a rowdy bunch  on the Catalina Happy Hour Tour – August 2015


Cathy enjoying a sunny afternoon on tour – April 2015


Caitlin & Erin with new friends on Catalina Happy Hour Tour - June 2015

Caitlin & Erin with new friends on Catalina Happy Hour Tour – June 2015


Lili and a tour group enjoying the view on tour – May 2015


Jordan entertaining guests at Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co. – October 2013


Paula and her new pals at Coyote Joe’s – December 2015