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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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    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.
    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!
    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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    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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    Chinatown Food Tour

    Got a taste for asian cuisine? There aren't many better places to indulge in Far East fare than San Francisco's Chinatown! Well, at least not without a really long flight! SF's Chinatown is the largest in the nation and offers numerous eateries to go along with its colorful culture. You'll explore seven different locations during this food tour, getting to know its food scene and history from a local guide as you walk. Dumplings, pork buns, noodles, and tea await! You don't need a fortune cookie to tell you that this tour is going to hit the spot!
    Chinatown Food Tour

    Grant Ave & Bush St, San Francisco

    • Get to know SF's sprawling Chinatown during a 3-hour food-tasting tour
    • Visit seven different food establishments including artisanal shops 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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    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.
    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!
    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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    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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    Mission District Food Tour

    Taste your way through San Francisco's historic Latin neighborhood, the Mission District, a colorful, cultural, trendy area brimming with great local eats. Following your knowledgeable guide on this tour rated 5-stars on Yelp, enjoy artisanal food tastings at five restaurants while meeting chefs and restaurant owners. Get a behind-the-scenes experience in a commercial kitchen and witness fresh empanadas being made, voted one of the Top 100 Foods to Eat Before You Die by an esteemed local magazine. Be sure to bring your appetite! Following your knowledgeable local guide, you'll pass trendy shops, admire mural-covered Mission Dolores, and learn about the neighborhood's rich Latin history and culture. You'll indulge in artisanal treats at five different local eateries including a ham and oyster bar, a chic cheese café, an iconic grocery store and San Francisco's most acclaimed ice cream shop. Kick it up a notch with a behind-the-scenes look at a commercial kitchen, where you'll sample freshly prepared Argentine-style empanadas, featured on 7×7 Magazine's list of Top 100 Foods to Eat Before You Die. Your progressive meal ends near Dolores Park with a mouthwatering dessert from San Francisco's most acclaimed ice cream shop.
    Mission District Food Tour

    3543 18th St, San Francisco

    • Taste your way through San Francisco's historic Latin neighborhood, the Mission District, with a food tour
    • Follow your knowledgeable guide for informative commentary on surrounding restaurants and great local treats
    • Indulge in artisanal treats at five different eateries, along with a behind-the-scenes experience in a commercial kitchen
    • End your tour with a mouthwatering dessert from San Francisco's most acclaimed ice cream shop
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    Three Cheeses in Three Hours

    Question: What's better than one cheese in one hour? Three cheeses in three hours, of course! Learn to make three distinct and delicious types of cheese -- mozzarella, chevre, burrata -- in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop while enjoying a fun sampling of economical red and white wine! This three-hour class walks you through the history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk quality, and differences, as well as the complex biology and chemistry behind turning milk into tasty curds and protein-rich whey. The experience will begin with a demonstration in time-delay fashion of how to craft a fresh, tangy goat cheese, along with tips to make your goat cheese appear like several different types of artisanal cheeses through various preparation techniques. Then, you'll finesse a gallon of milk over the course of the class into rich, stretchy mozzarella. Enjoy some of your finished mozzarella and turn the rest into creamy, dreamy burrata, the molten lava cake of the cheese world. Acquire the confidence and knowledge to reproduce the same results at home and leave with a new appreciation for the magic that is cheese.
    Three Cheeses in Three Hours

    2323 Broadway, Oakland

    • Discover the magic of making cheese at home in this hands-on workshop
    • Sample wine while you learn and socialize with fellow cheese lovers
    • Learn to make fresh chevre, mozzarella and burrata while indulging in samples of each
    • Leave with a new appreciation for cheese and the knowledge to reproduce the same results at home
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