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    Original Tour

    Hungry for the real San Francisco? Get to know this eclectic city alongside a local guide and enjoy a bit of its famous cuisine while you're at it! You'll cover several of the city's most vital neighborhoods over the course of 2.5 hours, including the Financial District, North Beach, Chinatown, and Union Square. Laugh and learn with your guide as you hear historical facts, anecdotes, and a unique peek at the city's famously flavorful culture. Stop in at popular local eateries for tasty bites that might include artisanal cheeses and breads, pastries, cured meats, olives, dim sum, and fortune cookies! Some tours just taste better than others.
    Original Tour

    600 Montgomery St, San Francisco

    • Get to know San Francisco during a 2.5-hour guided exploration
    • Visit popular neighborhoods such as North Beach, Chinatown, and Union Square
    • Fuel up with food samples at local artisanal shops and restaurants
    • Learn what makes San Francisco unique with insights into its history and culture
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    Uptown Oakland Food and Drinks Tour

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    Attention all foodies: Heaven is a place on earth. It's called Uptown Oakland. Come tour "America's best neighborhood" and sample some of the most delicious food and drinks in the Bay Area. It is sure to pique your interest, and appetite! While learning about the historical significance of the area, you'll have Calavera's tacos on handmade heirloom corn tortillas, followed by empandas and house-made beer at Woods Bar & Brewery, chocolate-covered bars at Sweet Bar Bakery (owned by Michael Jackson's former personal chef), and much more! Silence your rumbling stomach in Oakland!
    Uptown Oakland Food and Drinks Tour

    2337 Broadway, Oakland

    • Explore what has been called "America's best neighborhood"and indulge in delicious food and drinks
    • Munch on a pastrami reuben and sip on craft cocktails as your tour the culinary renaissance that is Uptown Oakland
    • Visit famous eateries, including Calavera, Woods Bar & Brewery, Sweet Bar Bakery, Plum Bar, and Two Mile Wines!
    • Walk off all of the delicious eats as you stroll through Oakland, perusing all it has to offer
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    10 positive reviews
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    Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

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    Experience San Francisco's diversity firsthand as you explore two very different but equally exciting neighborhoods. You'll experience a true fusion of East and West, where one of the largest and oldest Chinese communities outside of Asia butts right up against the birthplace of the beret-loving Beat Generation. Starting in Chinatown, you will learn about the Chinese community's role in the Gold Rush and train building boom, and stop for a bite of traditional mooncake pastries. From there, it's off to the oldest Chinese temple in America, where you can have your fortune read, and then on to a sampling of fresh fortune cookies and an in-depth tea tasting. Just a few steps north, you'll enter North Beach, home of Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg's favorite hangouts. You will check out the City Lights Bookstore, which still publishes San Francisco's great local poets. You'll wander through picturesque side streets as you explore Little Italy, past adorable shops and cafes. Embrace a deliciously fascinating transcontinental experience, without ever leaving the city.
    Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

    Grant Ave & Bush St, San Francisco

    • Explore the adjacent but wildly different neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach
    • Learn the history of SF's Chinese community as you visit the country's oldest temple, and see the areas Kerouac and Ginsberg once roamed
    • Savor traditional Chinese pastries and teas
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    3 positive reviews
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    Flavors and Murals of the Mission

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    The Mission District might be San Francisco's oldest neighborhood, but like a fine Sonoma wine, it has aged to perfection over time. You'll start your tour off right with coffee and artisan donuts, in flavors like apple maple bacon and lemon thyme. From there, get a taste of the Mission District's Latino culture at a local Mexican bakery. Once you're fueled up, you'll take a stroll down Balmy Avenue, home of over 30 years' worth of murals and art history. Then it will be time for some sweet or savory pies and a trip to a local taqueria, even more murals, with a final stop at a bakery surrounded by the best hipster thrift shops in the area. This tour is a feast for both your stomach and your eyes. There's no better way to experience the jam-packed diversity of the Mission District. You can probably get a treat packed with jam, too.
    Flavors and Murals of the Mission

    2760 24th St, San Francisco

    • Take a jam-packed combination art/culinary tour of the eclectic Mission District
    • Explore Latino bakeries, artisan donut shops, and famous taquerias
    • Visit beautiful murals that encapsulate the neighborhood's history
    • Discover hidden cultural and culinary gems
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    Oyster Lover's Tour

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    Dive deep into the ultimate seafood experience on this guided food tour of West Marin's oyster scene! Enjoy visits to two famous West Marin oyster farms and follow your expert local guide to get a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to cultivate and nurture the perfect bivalve. Savor samples at three different oyster restaurants and try baked, barbecued and smoked oysters! An incredible oyster extravaganza!
    Oyster Lover's Tour

    Nick's Cove, Marshall

    • Dive deep into the ultimate oyster experience on this guided food tour
    • Visit two famous West Marin oyster farms and three oyster restaurants with your expert local guide
    • Get a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to cultivate and nurture the perfect bivalve
    • Savor oysters every-which-way: raw, baked, barbecued and smoked!
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    1 positive reviews
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    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

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    The Mission District is San Francisco's first neighborhood, truly the heart of this vibrant city. On this guided walking tour, you'll experience innovative vegetarian and vegan eateries that will leave even the most serious of omnivore feeling inspired! Explore the district's lively restaurant and foodie scene as you sample up to 5 of the most delicious veggie dishes the area has to offer. Hear about some of the unusual history of the area as you follow your expert local guide to see some of the quirkiest sites in this most eclectic of neighborhoods, traditionally home to artists, bohemians, political activists, and other alternative types. Foodies take note, you'll be on cloud 9 during this tour of a neighborhood that truly offers it all!
    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

    Mission District, San Francisco

    • Eat your way through San Francisco's historic Mission District on a vegetarian'focused food tour
    • See the hip Valencia Street, frenetic 16th Street, latin flavored Mission Street, and trendy 18th Street
    • Indulge in mouthwatering vegetarian and vegan dishes from five different eateries
    • Enjoy colorful commentary from your local guide about the history of the neighborhood
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    Food Tour of the Mission

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    San Francisco's Mission District is known for great Mexican Food, but there's more to this historic neighborhood than the amazing burritos! Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out Valencia Street's best restaurants and markets while you learn about the area's fascinating history from your expert local guide. Visit notable hotspots like Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake, Mission Chinese Food, a legend in SF's street food scene, and Mission Market, a hidden gem you may have otherwise passed over. As you explore these amazing pop-up restaurants, markets, and delis, you'll see for yourself why this area has emerged as San Francisco's most intriguing culinary scene!
    Food Tour of the Mission

    24th St Mission BART Plaza, San Francisco

    • Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out Valencia Street's best restaurants and markets
    • Learn about the Mission District's fascinating and colorful history from your expert local guide
    • Visit notable hotspots like Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake, and Mission Chinese Food
    • Have the opportunity to purchase delicious sandwiches, burritos, and snacks along the way
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    3 positive reviews
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    Mission 18th Street Food Tour

    If tacos and tequila make your mouth water, you might want to do yourself a favor and book this walking tour right now. The Mission's Valencia corridor is home to a newfound wave of culinary genius. The rapidly changing 18th Street neighborhood is becoming known as the busiest and most buzz-worthy eatery location in the entire country! Throughout your journey, you'll explore the famous murals of The Mission. An art docent may accompany the group to explain further details of the surrounding art. Get treated like a VIP as you jump the long lines and hop right into the restaurants and stores right away. Nosh on delicious Mexican fare from Mission Community Market, tacos and tequila from Tacolicious, sinfully yummy treats from Craftsman and Wolves, and a scoop of homemade ice cream from Bi-Rite Creamery. If that doesn't make your stomach growl in anticipation, you might want to check your growler apparatus.
    Mission 18th Street Food Tour

    3565 20th St, San Francisco

    • Discover The Mission's Valencia corridor, a foodie's paradise whose cuisine is gaining rapid popularity throughout the Bay Area
    • Jump the lines and delve into local fare, including tacos, homemade ice cream, and sweet pastries.
    • Get the VIP treatment as you enjoy a day of indulgence while the others wait their turn
    • Meet the chefs and storeowners themselves and hear their stories of culinary success
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    Chinatown Food Tour

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    Explore San Francisco's iconic Chinatown on this guided walking food tour! Enjoy the best and most authentic food the neighborhood has to offer, where any gourmand would be ecstatic to spend a few hours. As you learn about the area's history and unique cultures from your expert local guide, sample the delicious treats that Chinatown is famous for. You'll be delighted by the bustling Dim Sum houses, small cafes, and tea shops, along with the fortune cookie factory and off-the-beaten-path eateries, some that don't even have a sign denoting their existence, you just have to know that they are there. Go behind-the-scenes to explore the many local shops, temples, and museums and explore local culture in a way others often miss out on!
    Chinatown Food Tour

    Chinatown, San Francisco

    • Explore the history of one of San Francisco's most famous neighborhoods on a guided walking food tour
    • Follow your expert guide to special 'in-the-know' locations only locals know about
    • Enjoy delicious samples of the best and most authentic foods Chinatown has to offer
    • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the many local shops, temples, and museums you may otherwise miss
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    Ferry Building and Farmers' Market Culinary Tour

    MSG, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup -- yuck! It's time to put the food back in your food. Produce, locally made cheese, artisan breads -- that's more like it! You may have been to markets before, but you've never been to one like this! This is the original Ferry Building tour operating since 2004. San Francisco's iconic Ferry Building hosts dozens of nationally acclaimed vendors twice a week. Here you can munch on Mt. Tam cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, chow down on "meat-cones" stuffed with house cured fennel salami and freshly made mortadella from Boccalone, sample locally made spring rolls from Out the Door, and taste much much more! There's something for everyone, and you're sure to leave with a happy and full tummy! Farmers' market food is better for the community, the environment, and your body, so do the right thing and join this farmer's market culinary tour!
    Ferry Building and Farmers' Market Culinary Tour

    San Francisco Ferry Bldg, San Francisco

    • Take the original tour of the Ferry Building operating since 2004
    • Visit the transportation hub and farmer's market paradise that is San Francisco's iconic ferry building
    • Munch on items such as French macarons, spring rolls, and house cured fennel salumi from dozens of nationally acclaimed vendors
    • Step out of your comfort zone and try food you might never find of its kind elsewhere
    • Spend a relaxing day perusing and sampling from the Bay Area's best market
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