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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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    Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco

    Napa Valley and Sonoma County can be confusing: With so many wineries and so many great spots to eat, how does one know where to go? This guided 9-hour tour from San Francisco solves that problem for you, making stops at three boutique wineries to sample a variety of great wines. After getting picked up at your San Francisco hotel, you will be driven to the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and to stop for an incredible photo opportunity of the magnificent views of San Francisco Bay and the Marin Headlands. You will then make your way through the rolling hills of Napa and Sonoma. Stop at three wineries throughout the day to taste several different types of wine, and learn about the area and its wine production history. At each winery, sample some of the best wine of the region and learn about how it's made and what gives each wine its particular characteristics. Take a break for lunch at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa, where the food choices include everything from artisanal sandwiches and pizza to oysters and ice cream. If you like, indulge in more wine tasting at the market as well. At the end of the tour, with your appetites for food and wine sated, enjoy the trip back to San Francisco, with drop-off at your hotel. You must be at least 21 years to consume alcohol. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free lunch options are available at Oxbow Public Market. Lunch not included in the price of the ticket.
    Napa and Sonoma Wine Tour from San Francisco

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Discover the winemaking traditions of two great American wine regions on a full-day scenic tour from San Francisco
    • Learn all about these two regions and their wine-production history
    • Sample several delicious types of wine from three boutique wineries
    • Capture picturesque photos of the wineries and the scenic route through the area as you travel
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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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    Chocolate Tempering with Michael Dunn

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    Are you loco for cocoa? Think candy is dandy? Then you might want to check out this artisanal class featuring yummy chocolate and the art of tempering. Tempering chocolate is the secret to producing professional looking candies, giving it that smooth, silky look, and oh-so-satisfying "snap." You'll be working hands-on during this class under the guidance of a professional chocolatier, so that by the end of the session, you'll be able to create beautiful chocolate pieces all on your own. There are no losers in this class. Except for maybe the Easter Bunny, who might be out of a job.
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    Chocolate Tempering with Michael Dunn

    1021 Detroit Ave, Concord

    • Learn to form and mold chocolate to produce gourmet candies just like a professional
    • Master tempering techniques under the instruction of acclaimed chocolatier Michael Dunn
    • Walk away from class with some delicious tempered confections, and the skills to produce more
    • Enjoy mastering an artisanal skill that will satisfy sweet tooths for years to come
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    The Original Gourmet Chocolate Tour

    Need a little more sugar in your life? This 3-hour tasting tour will hit the spot as you visit some of the best chocolate makers in San Francisco! You'll learn all about the artisanal aspects behind gourmet chocolate and sample a wide variety of locally-made treats. This tour begins near the waterfront and proceeds to Union Square, with seven different stops along the way. You'll also receive a Chocolate Lover's Discount Card, offering VIP specials! Tours are led by a professional guides and kept small for a personal feel. Get ready for a sugar rush like no other!
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    The Original Gourmet Chocolate Tour

    Embarcadero 4 (Downtown SF), San Francisco

    • Embark on a 3-hour tasting tour of seven gourmet chocolate boutiques
    • Indulge your sweet tooth with a range of different chocolate samples
    • Learn about the chocolate-making process
    • Enjoy a small tour-group size led by a professional guide
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    Healdsburg Farm Fresh Tour

    Is the word "organic" music to your ears? Then this sustainable farm tour through Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley will surely be an orchestra of fun! Alongside a local guide, you'll bike scenic country roads edged by rolling hills and farmland. Visit some of the valley's famed growers, where you'll learn firstand about organic farming methods employed at each. Notable stops include Quivira Vineyards (one of the most innovative and environmentally conscious wineries in the valley that also features vegetable gardens and exotic chickens), Preston Winery (known for their artisanal bread and produce), and Dry Creek Olive Company (where you'll learn about olive oil production). Of course, you'll also have the chance to partake in wine tastings along the way. It is Wine Country, after all.
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    Healdsburg Farm Fresh Tour

    401 Grove St, Healdsburg

    • Explore some of Sonoma's County's sustainable farms during a cycling tour
    • Learn about organic growing and production processes and taste the delicious outcome for yourself
    • Partake in wine tastings at multiple winery stops
    • Enjoy a unique look into the farming culture of Northern California
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    Hayes Valley Gourmet Food Tour

    San Francisco's Hayes Valley is so charming, you'll just want to eat it up. And during this tour, you'll come pretty close! Over the course of three hours, you'll explore its noted food culture with a local guide, visiting artisanal shops, classy restaurants, and a speakeasy! Seven different tastings will add up to a satisfying lunch and an enlightening experience that any foodie will enjoy! While destinations may vary, popular spots often included stops for seasonal ice cream made on the spot with liquid nitrogen, Greek and Vietnamese sandwiches, artisanal salumi and bread, gingerbread cupcakes, a cheese and wine pairing, and craft beer at a speakeasy lounge. Your tummy will thank you!
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    Hayes Valley Gourmet Food Tour

    Octavia St, San Francisco

    • Get to know the Hayes Valley food scene during a 3-hour walking tour
    • Enjoy a range of different tastings as you visit seven eateries
    • Try craft beer, wine, gourmet cheeses and sweets, and ethnic foods
    • Enjoy entertaining commentary on the neighborhood's history and culture
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    North Beach Walking Tour

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    You haven't been fully introduced to San Francisco until you've been wooed in Italian. Or maybe they were just trying to sell some street-side cannoli. It all sounds romantic. Anyways, the Italian charm of North Beach will take your breath away. This guided tour will introduce you to its breezy, distinctly European vibe, bolstered by Old World architecture, and a plethora of Italian restaurants, cafes, and boutiques featuring handmade clothes and other artisanal goods. Along the way, you'll also learn about how the area served as a hub of the Beat Movement, and even check out City Lights, the still-popular bookstore that originally published Allen Ginsberg's "Howl." Other sites of interest include Washington Square, St. Peter's Church, Tosca, Vesuvio, the Beat Museum, and Telegraph Hill. Your guide will introduce to many of the area's more popular landmarks, while adding insights that you'd only get from a local. Magnifico!
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    North Beach Walking Tour

    North Beach, San Francisco

    • Explore San Francisco's cultural heart during a guided walking tour of North Beach
    • Experience the area's Italian culture firsthand, and soak in its European charm
    • Learn about the Beat Movement, and how North Beach influenced a generation of art
    • Stretch your legs while checking out such landmarks as Telegraph Hill and Washington Square
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    Exciting Tastes of North Beach Food Tour

    If you're looking to get a taste of what San Francisco is all about, starting in North Beach is a great appetizer! During this 3-hour guided tour, you'll do just that, visiting five or six of this delectable destination's top eateries. You'll enjoy enough samples to account for a hearty lunch, trying everything from mouthwatering Italian fare to gourmet sweets. While destinations vary from tour to tour, examples of past stops include XOX Truffles, Tony's Pizza Napoletana, The Italian Homemade Company, Caffe Greco, A Cavalli Cafe, and Mona Lisa. As you walk, you'll enjoy insights into North Beach's legendary food trends, in addition to commentary on the neighborhood's Italian culture and history. That's quite a bit to chew on, huh?
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    Exciting Tastes of North Beach Food Tour

    716 Columbus Ave., San Francisco

    • Get to know the North Beach culinary scene during a guided walking tour
    • Visit 5-6 restaurants for enough samples to account for a filling lunch
    • Learn from a local guide about the food culture that dominates North Beach
    • Entice your senses with the delicious aromas and artisanal bites
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    Russian Hill Gourmet Food Tour

    Looking for a San Francisco tour that offers a little food for thought? Then you'll eat up this 3-hour exploration of Russian Hill! Seven different food stops await you, during which you'll meet butchers, cheesemongers, bakers, and gelato makers! While the itinerary can vary, you're sure to enjoy enough food to amount to a filling lunch. Typical fare includes baja fish tacos, NY pizza, meats and bone broth, gourmet cheeses, homemade gelato, warm cookies, and a Gung Fu tea tasting! Your local guide will offer insights into the food culture as you walk, as well as point out architectural marvels and noteworthy views. But who cares about all of that. There's food!
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    Russian Hill Gourmet Food Tour

    Macondray Lane, San Francisco

    • Get to know Russian Hill during a 3-hour food-tasting tour
    • Visit seven different food establishments including artisanal boutiques and restaurants
    • Learn about the neighborhood's culture and history from a local guide
    • Enjoy a small group tour perfect for exploring the city and promoting fun discussions
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