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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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    Mission District Food Tour with Alcohol Pairings

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    Amazing things come in small packages. On this tour of the historically Latin neighborhood, the emphasis is on the quality of the food you taste, not the size of the portion. Good thing there are so many treats to be had! Get inside looks and tastes at some of the best shops and restaurants in the San Francisco culinary world. You'll love a top-rated, seasonal Michael Lazar-created cocktail, a cheese flight featuring only American artisan cheeses paired with a unique Belgian style dark beer, artisan cured ham and oyster from the first and only ham and oyster bar, seasonal fruit tastings from an iconic local groceries, and salted caramel ice cream, voted one of the top five desserts in the country. You might even get beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and cod taco duo from a bar featuring over 350 kinds of tequila, or a sweet potato quesadilla. As you go, you'll get behind the scenes meetings with chefs, learn the culinary history of this vibrant neighborhood, enjoy the colorful murals, and discover firsthand what makes the Mission District such a foodie force to be reckoned with.
    Mission District Food Tour with Alcohol Pairings

    3543 18th St, San Francisco

    • Explore the amazing array of gourmet offerings in the Mission District
    • Taste artisan cheese, ham, oysters, fruit, and one of the top desserts in the country
    • Try craft cocktails, unique beer, and discover the neighborhood's vibrant culinary history
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    Mission District Food Tour

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    Amazing things come in small packages. On this tour of the historically Latin neighborhood, the emphasis is on the quality of the food you taste, not the size of the portion. Good thing there are so many treats to be had! Get inside looks and tastes at some of the best shops and restaurants in the San Francisco culinary world. You'll love a cheese flight featuring only American artisan cheeses, artisan cured ham and oyster from the first and only ham and oyster bar, seasonal fruit tastings from an iconic local groceries, and salted caramel ice cream, voted one of the top five desserts in the country. You might even get beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and cod taco duo from a bar featuring over 350 kinds of tequila, or a sweet potato quesadilla. As you go, you'll get behind the scenes meetings with chefs, learn the culinary history of this vibrant neighborhood, enjoy the colorful murals, and discover firsthand what makes the Mission District such a foodie force to be reckoned with.
    Mission District Food Tour

    3543 18th St, San Francisco

    • Explore the amazing array of gourmet offerings in the Mission District
    • Taste artisan cheese, ham, oysters, fruit, and one of the top desserts in the country
    • Enjoy behind the scenes meetings with chefs and industry professionals
    • Discover the neighborhood's vibrant culinary history
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    North Beach Evening Food and Wine Tour

    Go behind the scenes of North Beach's food scene on this insider food and wine walking tour. Your expert guide will lead you on an easy evening walk to popular and hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings paired with wine. Sample cheese, Bolivian beef, wood-fired pizza, delicate handmade cannoli and gourmet sweets. You'll meet the owners, learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood's interesting history, from the Gold Rush to the Prohibition era to today. Meet in the Jackson Square neighborhood "a 10-minute walk from Downtown San Francisco" in the late afternoon to start your walking tour. Come hungry, as you'll be getting lots of food and wine tastings on this 3-hour tour, which follows a flat, easy route.
    Following your expert local guide, delve behind the scenes of Little Italy's food and restaurant scene, hearing fascinating historical facts and stories along the way, like how this neighborhood was once part of the Barbary Coast, San Francisco's red-light district in the 1800's during the California Gold Rush. You'll also visit hidden Prohibition-era tunnels where booze was smuggled into the city.
    Though you'll learn a lot of interesting history, this tour is about the food. Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at a trendy wine bar, your glass will be poured directly from the barrel. Then, indulge in an Italian wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast; built in 1935, this treasured tool was copied by Wolfgang Puck at Spago and Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Pair your slice with a glass of private-label Syrah.
    Snack on contemporary kale chips and dive into Bolivian beef at Pea Pachamama. This space once housed a restaurant and speakeasy called Amelio's, known by locals as a historic San Francisco institution that hosted Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe's wedding dinner.
    Pop into a gourmet boutique shop for a sweet-and-savory treat such as artisan agave caramel drizzled over popcorn -- yum! Top your culinary journey off with a visit to a historic Italian bookshop-turned-cafe, where you'll fill your own delicate cannoli with an Italian cannoli maker.
    You'll find that all these tastings add up to a satisfying meal. Your tour ends in the evening a few blocks from your original departure point, where you're free to continue exploring this fabulous San Francisco neighborhood bustling with vibrant nightlife.
    North Beach Evening Food and Wine Tour

    Jackson Square, San Francisco

    • Go behind the scenes of North Beach's food scene on this insider food and wine walking tour
    • Discover popular, hidden spots that only locals know about to enjoy hearty food tastings paired with wine
    • Sample cheese, Bolivian beef, wood-fired pizza, delicate handmade cannoli and gourmet sweets
    • Meet the owners, learn local tips, and hear stories about this neighborhood's interesting history
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    Best of Berkeley Gourmet Food Tour

    Just a few miles east of San Francisco lies what many call the birthplace of California cuisine: Berkeley. On this 3-hour gourmet food tour, your expert guide will take you behind the scenes of the North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto. At several acclaimed local food spots - including the very first Peet's Coffee & Tea - enjoy tastings of gourmet cheeses, chocolates, gelato, pizza, sandwiches, wine and more. You'll chat with owners and chefs about the city's culinary history and culture, and discover their commitment to sustainability and local, organic food and farming. Conveniently located near the BART train station, Berkeley - considered by many as the birthplace of California cuisine - is easily accessible from San Francisco. On your 3-hour food tour, you'll explore Berkeley's North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto. This neighborhood is home to long-established culinary icons including Chez Panisse and The Cheeseboard Collective, as well as emerging edible enterprises such as The Local Butcher Shop. Your expert guide has tons of background knowledge and experience in the Bay Area culinary world, so you'll enjoy informative and entertaining commentary about this East Bay city's renowned food history and culture as you visit local hotspots. Indulge in homemade cupcakes at Love at First Bite Cupcakery & Bakery, beautiful gourmet chocolates at Alegio Chocolates, crispy potato puffs at Gregoire's and pizza at The Cheeseboard Pizzeria. Sip tea at Imperial Tea Court, munch on meaty sandwiches at The Local Butcher Shop, and slurp homemade soups at SOOP in Epicurious Garden. Wash your food tastings down with a wine tasting at Vintage and some coffee at the original Peet's Coffee & Tea, a West Coast coffee institution. You'll meet and chat with owners, chefs and purveyors about this food-focused neighborhood and the city's commitment to seasonal, organic, locally grown food and sustainable business practices. Your delicious gastronomic experience ends back at your original departure point.
    Best of Berkeley Gourmet Food Tour

    2160 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

    • Experience the many tastes of Berkeley, the place that many call the birthplace of California cuisine
    • Follow your guide behind the scenes of the North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto
    • Enjoy tastings of cheeses, chocolates, and wines at several acclaimed local food spots
    • Chat with owners and chefs about the city's culinary history, culture, and sustainability
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    Taste the Mission Food Tour (Daytime)

    Explore San Francisco's culinary landscape and taste dishes from the Mission District, a cultural neighborhood with a rich, diverse dining scene. On this San Francisco food tour, your epicurean concierge will guide your palate through a myriad of ethnic cuisines, from traditional Latin cuisine to the latest in urban trailblazing bites, such as cinnamon horchata cupcakes or house-cured pastrami. Discover the diversity of the Mission District through Mission 24th Street. Join your personal epicurean concierge on a tour of flavorful tastes from around the globe. Enjoy complimentary samples of a variety of South American, Asian and Latino-influenced foods from local restaurants in a neighborhood filled with taquerias, pupuserias, cafes, thrift shops and more. Savor both Latin and South American-inspired tastes as well as the progressive farm-to-table eateries of the Mission District. Try authentic tacos and Mexican delicacies from El Farolito, La Palma Foods; enjoy house-cured pastrami sandwiches from Wise Sons Delicatessen; sample mini horchata and spicy chocolate-flavored cupcakes from Mission Minis; and save room for the the award-winning, one-of-a-kind ice cream from Humphry Slocombe. Hear the stories from the restauranteurs pioneering this flourishing culinary destination. Enjoy critically-acclaimed and award-winning eats and the weekly market featuring farm-fresh delights--a variety of tastings await! Samples of this ever-changing food landscape may include, tacos, tequila, seasonal produce, pastries, wine, cheeses, ice cream and more. Frequent stops include Craftsman and Wolves, Bi-Rite Creamery, Tacolicious, Dosa, Tartine Bakery, and many more!

    You will also have the opportunity to see the colorful murals in the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center while you stroll the streets of this diverse neighborhood and explore San Francisco as a native would. An enthralling culinary journey through the Mission District awaits you!
    Taste the Mission Food Tour (Daytime)

    Mission District, San Francisco

    • Taste and tour your way through San Francisco's historic Latin neighborhood
    • Allow your epicurean concierge guide your palate through a myriad of local eats
    • Sample various treats while exploring this ever-changing food landscape
    • Have the opportunity to see the colorful murals in the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center
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    A Taste of Japantown

    Visit San Francisco's culturally rich Japantown and discover its unique culinary offerings on this San Francisco food tour. You'll take an afternoon walk through the neighborhood with an epicurean concierge, who will be on hand to help guide your palate and share must-try treats. Your guide will also share the historical relevance of San Francisco's Japantown, one of only three remaining Japanese neighborhoods in the United States, while you take in the sights, smells and sounds of this bustling area. On this San Francisco walking tour of Japantown with a local food guide - your epicurean concierge - discover neighborhood 'secrets' often missed by rushed visitors. Hear stories from shop owners; taste delicious specialties made with authentic Japanese ingredients; visit several food shops and Japanese markets; and learn about the history and culture of this unique American neighborhood.

    Your 6-7 tastings may include onigiri (traditional rice balls), Osaka-style okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza), red-bean-filled taiyaki (a type of cake) from a local coffee shop, savory salads from a specialty food market, mochi (a rice cake) from one of the last remaining manufacturers in the US, a creamy sweet-potato latte, or a Japanese tea tasting inside an omiyage shop. The tour will end with a masala dosa and chutney tasting.

    You'll leave Japantown with a full belly and a newfound appreciation of a lesser-known San Francisco neighborhood.
    A Taste of Japantown

    1610 Geary Blvd, San Francisco

    • Visit San Francisco's culturally rich Japantown on a food tour and discover its unique culinary offerings
    • Take an afternoon walk through the neighborhood with an epicurean concierge and enjoy six to seven unique cultural food tastings
    • Learn about the historical relevance of San Francisco's Japantown and take in the sights and smells of the area
    • Hear stories, visit food shops and markets, and uncover some delicious neighborhood secrets
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    Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

    Spend an evening exploring two of San Francisco's vibrant areas for food and nightlife on a walking tour through Chinatown and North Beach. On their own, they will stir your senses. Together, they awaken you to new flavors, ancient cultures, and a diverse lifestyle.

    You'll start your walking tour in Chinatown. Explore the area by twilight, including tasting dim sum from one of the oldest bakeries in the area. Delve into Chinese mysticism and culture, as you explore local sculpture and architecture.

    Search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and pottery and uncover their hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. You'll be astonished by the new finds in secret alcoves and the wonderful aromas and taste of some of the best coffee, dim sum, and other food on this two-hour tour.

    Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

    North Beach, San Francisco

    • Explore two of San Francisco's food and nightlife hubs on a walking tour through Chinatown and North Beach
    • Sample dim sum from one of the oldest bakeries in the area
    • Search out authentic Chinese and Italian crafts and uncover hidden secrets only locals know
    • Awaken your senses to new flavors, ancient cultures, and diverse lifestyles
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    Ferry Building and Plaza Food Tour

    Awaken your senses and tickle your taste buds on this culinary journey through San Francisco's famous Ferry Building! Sample San Francisco's bounty of local, seasonally grown food products including meats, cheeses, breads and chocolates, on this two-hour tour that will delight foodies of all ages. You will meet your personal epicurean concierge in front of the Ferry Building Marketplace, which houses some of the most well-known food purveyors in San Francisco. The Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market are staples for the city's most talked-about chefs, and you will be guided through the market place to experience San Francisco as a local! You'll taste organic cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, sample sourdough bread from ACME Bread Company, nibble on freshly made mortadella and enjoy the delicious house cured fennel salami produced by celebrity chef Chris Cosentino. Try fresh-baked fruit and vegetable tartlets from Frog Hollow Farm in nearby Brentwood, enjoy pickled vegetables from Happy Girl Kitchen; try the French macaroons from Miette Patisserie; and compare chocolates from Recchiuti Confections and Scharffen Berger. All tastings are included on this great-value tour, so be sure to work up an appetite! It's a mouthwatering excursion to culinary Utopia!
    Ferry Building and Plaza Food Tour

    1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Bldg, San Francisco

    • Experience San Francisco's historic Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Marketplace on a guided tour
    • Sample treats, meats, cheeses, breads and chocolates from local food purveyors and artisans
    • Get insider tips from knowledgeable locals and fellow foodies like yourself
    • Discover the quality and cultural diversity of San Francisco's artisanal food community
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    Chinatown Food Tour

    Come explore San Francisco's Chinatown, the largest one in the US! It doesn't matter if you're new to the city or a seasoned local -- this tour will show you some of the best places to grab a bite to eat! You'll enjoy five different mouthwatering delights, three of them inside seated restaurants and two from smaller establishments. Leave room in your belly for delicious dim sum, scrumptious Cantonese barbecue pork buns, savory Beijing peking duck, and the iconic Chinese sweet treat: egg tarts. Not to mention you'll get to try Chef Han's world-renowned authentic Szechuan cuisine! Make sure you've got water on hand for that kind of spice. Between food tastings your friendly guide will tell stories of the development of SF's Chinatown, focusing on stories of Chinese immigrants. You'll also learn about the hidden alleys, the Tong Wars, and the pagoda-style Buddhist temples in the area. Learn about San Francisco's Chinatown through its food, culture, and people!
    Chinatown Food Tour

    1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco

    • Take a walking tour of Chinatown and discover amazing places to eat
    • Learn about the area's history and culture from a knowledgeable and friendly guide
    • Enjoy 5 different food tastings, from Cantonese pork buns to Beijing peking duck
    • Discover the delicious and diverse flavors of authentic Chinese cuisine
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