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    North Beach & Chinatown Food Tour

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    A culinary tale of two neighborhoods...Close neighbors yet seemingly worlds apart. Explore San Francisco's iconic North Beach and Chinatown neighborhoods on this guided walking food tour! Enjoy the best and most authentic food each district 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 each is famous for. In Chinatown, 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! In North Beach, proceed to the cafes, pizzerias, espresso houses, bakeries, and saloons while taking in the intoxicating aroma of bread being baked, candy being made, and fresh coffee roasting. 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!
    North Beach & Chinatown Food Tour

    North Beach, San Francisco

    • Explore the history of two of San Francisco's most famous neighborhoods on a guided walking food tour
    • Enjoy delicious samples of the best and most authentic foods each district has to offer
    • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the many local shops, temples, and museums in each district
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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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    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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    Mission Food and Drink Tour

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    The Mission District is San Francisco's first neighborhood, truly the heart of this vibrant city. It is also quite often the last neighborhood to quiet down at night -- if it quiets down at all! Here you'll experience the neighborhood's lively and eclectic restaurant and foodie scene as you sample up to 5 delicious dishes from around the globe. Of course, no food tour would be complete without drinks! The Mission District is jam packed full of old Irish Bars and Pubs, beloved by locals and visitors alike, offering cheap drinks, friendly bar staff, and loads of ambiance. Stop at a handful of these bars to sample 2-3 cocktails, beers, or wines and mingle with fellow foodies and mixologists for a perfect end to your delicious night!
    Mission Food and Drink Tour

    Mission District, San Francisco

    • Eat and drink your way through San Francisco's historic Mission District on a guided walking tour
    • See the hip Valencia Street, frenetic 16th Street, Latin-flavored Mission Street, and trendy 18th Street
    • Indulge in mouthwatering dishes from five different eateries and meet the chefs behind their creation
    • Stop at a handful of lively bars to enjoy 2-3 drinks and mingling with fellow foodies and mixologists
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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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    Best of Berkeley Gourmet Food Tour

    Just a few miles east of San Francisco lies what many call the birthplace of California cuisine: Berkeley. On this 3-hour gourmet food tour, your expert guide will take you behind the scenes of the North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto. At several acclaimed local food spots - including the very first Peet's Coffee & Tea - enjoy tastings of gourmet cheeses, chocolates, gelato, pizza, sandwiches, wine and more. You'll chat with owners and chefs about the city's culinary history and culture, and discover their commitment to sustainability and local, organic food and farming. Conveniently located near the BART train station, Berkeley - considered by many as the birthplace of California cuisine - is easily accessible from San Francisco. On your 3-hour food tour, you'll explore Berkeley's North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto. This neighborhood is home to long-established culinary icons including Chez Panisse and The Cheeseboard Collective, as well as emerging edible enterprises such as The Local Butcher Shop. Your expert guide has tons of background knowledge and experience in the Bay Area culinary world, so you'll enjoy informative and entertaining commentary about this East Bay city's renowned food history and culture as you visit local hotspots. Indulge in homemade cupcakes at Love at First Bite Cupcakery & Bakery, beautiful gourmet chocolates at Alegio Chocolates, crispy potato puffs at Gregoire's and pizza at The Cheeseboard Pizzeria. Sip tea at Imperial Tea Court, munch on meaty sandwiches at The Local Butcher Shop, and slurp homemade soups at SOOP in Epicurious Garden. Wash your food tastings down with a wine tasting at Vintage and some coffee at the original Peet's Coffee & Tea, a West Coast coffee institution. You'll meet and chat with owners, chefs and purveyors about this food-focused neighborhood and the city's commitment to seasonal, organic, locally grown food and sustainable business practices. Your delicious gastronomic experience ends back at your original departure point.
    Best of Berkeley Gourmet Food Tour

    2160 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

    • Experience the many tastes of Berkeley, the place that many call the birthplace of California cuisine
    • Follow your guide behind the scenes of the North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto
    • Enjoy tastings of cheeses, chocolates, and wines at several acclaimed local food spots
    • Chat with owners and chefs about the city's culinary history, culture, and sustainability
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