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    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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    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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    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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    Mission 18th Street Food Tour

    Edible Excursions
    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.
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    Oakland's Temescal Tastes

    Edible Excursions
    Do you ever have one of those days where you just want to eat EVERYTHING? Well, good. On this tour, that's what you're supposed to do. Take your tastebuds on a journey as you snack your way through Temescal, Oakland's hippest neighborhood. During this tour you'll chomp on baja-style tacos from Cholita Linda, Kouign-Amann pastry from Starter Bakery, pav sliders and Indian street food at Juhu Beach Club, authentic injera and wot from Abesha Ethiopian, Korean rice bowls from Bowl'd BBQ, and Sacred Wheel's grilled mac 'n' cheese and (extremely hipster) PBR tomato soup. Temescal's artsy, young inhabitants are the taste-makers of America -- and now you can be their taste-tester!
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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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    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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