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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!
    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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    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?
    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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    Original Native Tour

    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!
    Original Native Tour

    600 Montgomery St, San Francisco

    • Get to know the heart of San Francisco during a 3.5-hour walking tour
    • Visit six different neighborhoods and stop by popular landmarks
    • Enjoy samples of various SF treats as you walk
    • Enjoy a small tour-group size led by a professional guide
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    Sausalito Food Tour

    Sausalito. Named for its delicious sauces? We'll wager a resounding "yes." Get to know this Bay Area city during a leisurely culinary tour that will introduce you to some of its best restaurants. Enjoy delicious morsels as you stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. As you satisfy your stomach, your host, a fellow foodie, will put it all into context with anecdotes designed to appease the mind. Participating vendors include The Trident, Copita, Sushi Ran, Poggio, Madrigal Family Winery, The Barrel House, and Chocolate. All told you can expect 3.5 hours of leisurely meandering. There's even an option for wine, just in case you'd like to give things a touch of "sophistication." But don't let that stop you from licking your fingers!
    Sausalito Food Tour

    200 Johnson St, Sausalito

    • Explore the Sausalito's Fisherman's Wharf on this enticing culinary tour
    • Visit seven different restaurants for delicious samples of renowned local fare
    • Learn about the city's culinary culture from a local foodie
    • Stretch your legs, inspire your imagination, and fill your stomach
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    Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

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    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.
    Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

    Grant Ave & Bush St, San Francisco

    • Explore the adjacent but wildly different neighborhoods of Chinatown and North Beach
    • Learn the history of SF's Chinese community as you visit the country's oldest temple, and see the areas Kerouac and Ginsberg once roamed
    • Savor traditional Chinese pastries and teas
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    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

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    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!
    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

    Mission District, San Francisco

    • Eat your way through San Francisco's historic Mission District on a vegetarian'focused food tour
    • See the hip Valencia Street, frenetic 16th Street, latin flavored Mission Street, and trendy 18th Street
    • Indulge in mouthwatering vegetarian and vegan dishes from five different eateries
    • Enjoy colorful commentary from your local guide about the history of the neighborhood
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    Wine Country and Redwoods Escape with Gourmet Food & Wine Pairing Upgrade

    Some things just pair naturally with wine -- cheese, certain foods, good movies, and...giant Redwood Trees?! Believe it or not, they go together perfectly on this awesome tour! You'll enjoy starting with an early-morning drive through some of San Francisco's unique neighborhoods and over the Golden Gate Bridge as you make your way to Muir Woods. When you arrive at the Woods, you'll spend an hour walking in the shadows of towering, ancient Redwoods and a variety of other naturally beautiful plants and animals. After, you'll make your way north to California's gorgeous Wine Country, where you'll spend the rest of your day visiting 3 unique and stunning local wineries -- and of course tasting a variety of wines at each one! On your way back to San Francisco, you'll stop at a photogenic bluff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge for a chance to take some incredible pictures. You'll sleep like a baby after such a jam packed day...and so many wine tastings! With the Gourmet Food & Wine Pairing upgrade - lunch, tasting fees, taxes and gratuity is all included. During your tour, you will also be able to enjoy free wifi available on your bus or van!
    Wine Country and Redwoods Escape with Gourmet Food & Wine Pairing Upgrade

    928 Harrison St, San Francisco

    • Spend the day exploring the natural scenery and winemaking culture of California with round-trip bus transportation, friendly guides, and individual exploration time
    • Walk in the shadows of some of the oldest trees in the world during a relaxing, hour-long visit to the Muir Woods
    • Try out delicious wines while touring the grounds of some of California's most beautiful, boutique wineries
    • Take amazing photographs of the Redwoods, the wineries, and other major sights that will wow your friends and family
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    Japantown Culinary Tour

    Pumpkin spice latte? Ugh, been there, done that. Instead, why not try a sweet potato latte? During this Japantown culinary tour, you'll soon discover that Japanese food goes way further than mere sushi. Come discover one of the United States' three remaining Japantowns and revel in area's history as you munch on delicious food. Enjoy some onigiri (rice balls), okonomiyaki (Japanese frittata), and mochi from one of Japantown's oldest eateries. Wash your food down with a smooth and delicious sweet potato latte from YakiniQ Cafe, and then finish off the tour with an authentic Masala dosa and chutney from DOSA on Fillmore. By the time you're done with the tour you'll be an expert on where to find the goods in this neighborhood! There are so many tasty Japanese treats to discover, that you won't be able to settle for a simple California roll ever again!
    Japantown Culinary Tour

    Post St & Buchanan St, San Francisco

    • Nibble your way through one of only three remaining Japantowns left in the United States
    • Sample delicious dishes such as rice balls, Japanese frittatas, sweet potato lattes, Masala dosa, and mochi
    • Uncover hidden restaurants, ethnic markets, and mom-and-pop food businesses as you walk through this unique district
    • Discover new favorite foods as you become an expert on the neighborhood's cuisine
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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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