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    Original Native Tour

    Things to do in San Francisco
    Trying to get to know San Francisco like a local? Leave the guidebooks behind and hit the streets with a native guide during this 3.5-hour walking tour! You'll cover the major neighborhoods of the city, discussing its history and culture along the way. Visit both popular landmarks and hidden secrets, interacting with the community as you go. Tour sizes are kept small, allowing for more personal attention, and a more informal and authentic experience. In addition to covering a half-dozen neighborhoods, you'll also enjoy tastings to help introduce you to the city's diverse food culture. After this tour, you're sure to leave your heart in San Francisco!
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    Original Tour

    San Francisco Native Tours
    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.
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    Ferry Building and Farmers' Market Culinary Tour

    Edible Excursions
    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!
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    Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

    San Francisco Urban Adventures
    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.
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    Flavors and Murals of the Mission

    San Francisco Urban Adventures
    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.
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    Culinary Gems of North Beach

    San Francisco Food Safari
    San Francisco's North Beach is well known for its legendary Italian cuisine, but there's more to this historic neighborhood than the amazing restaurants! Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out North Beach's best delis, coffee houses, bakeries and meat markets while you learn about North Beach's fascinating history from your expert local guide. Visit notable North Beach hot spots like Mara's Italian Pastries, Little City Market purveyors, and Café Trieste, San Francisco's most famous coffee house. You'll have the opportunity to purchase sandwiches and snacks along the way, so come hungry for Italian specialties and adventure!
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    Food Tour of the Mission

    San Francisco Food Safari
    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!
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    Oyster Lover's Tour

    West Marin Food & Farm Tours
    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!
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    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

    Explore San Francisco
    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!
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    Chinatown Food Tour

    Explore San Francisco
    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!
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