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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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    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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    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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    North Beach and Little Italy Walking Food Tour

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    On this North Beach and Little Italy guided walking tour, you'll discover quaint restaurants and shops with incredible food and crafts that will fill you with a sense of awe. From the cafés and restaurants to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air, bask in the romance of these neighborhoods as you explore the life of North Beach, joining family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. When you think that you can't be in any more of food heaven, visit real coffee shops that roast fresh coffee beans daily. Then, uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug. As you taste everything from cappuccinos, chocolates, breads, pastries, olive oils, and authentic Italian pizza, feel your senses and your taste buds come alive!
    North Beach and Little Italy Walking Food Tour

    585 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

    • Discover North Beach and Little Italy's restaurants and shops
    • Taste everything from cappuccinos, chocolates, breads, pastries, olive oils, and authentic Italian pizza
    • Hear stories and insider tips from your local guide
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    Culinary Gems of North Beach

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    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!
    Culinary Gems of North Beach

    Filbert St & Stockton Street, San Francisco

    • Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out North Beach's best delis, coffee houses, and markets
    • Learn about North Beach's fascinating and colorful history from your expert local guide
    • Visit notable North Beach hot spots like Café Trieste, San Francisco's most famous coffee house
    • Have the opportunity to purchase delicious sandwiches and snacks along the way
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    Flavors and Murals of the Mission

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    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.
    Flavors and Murals of the Mission

    2760 24th St, San Francisco

    • Take a jam-packed combination art/culinary tour of the eclectic Mission District
    • Explore Latino bakeries, artisan donut shops, and famous taquerias
    • Visit beautiful murals that encapsulate the neighborhood's history
    • Discover hidden cultural and culinary gems
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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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    Food Tour of the Mission

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    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!
    Food Tour of the Mission

    24th St Mission BART Plaza, San Francisco

    • Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out Valencia Street's best restaurants and markets
    • Learn about the Mission District's fascinating and colorful history from your expert local guide
    • Visit notable hotspots like Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake, and Mission Chinese Food
    • Have the opportunity to purchase delicious sandwiches, burritos, and snacks along the way
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