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Local Tastes of the City Tours

2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (North Beach)
415-665-0480
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Ranked #48 of 306 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Bus & Walking Tours. Explore the history and... more » Owner description: Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Bus & Walking Tours. Explore the history and culture of local neighborhoods, including Chinatown and North Beach/Little Italy, as "We Eat Our Way Through San Francisco." Voted Best City Tour by San Francisco Bay Guardian 2011. Named "Best City Tour of 2006 and 2007" by CitySearch. « less
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Chatsworth, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We'd like to send a rave review for our tour AND amazing tour guide, Blandina Farley! This walking experience was fun, relaxing and filled with wonderful info about the area. In addition, the "tastings" were delicious! Blandina was so knowledgeable and super flexible with our group's pace/needs. She lives In this neighborhood and as we walked, it was evident she's... More

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

My friend from France was visiting and since she had lived in the Bay Area for a summer had already done touristy attractions in SF before. I decided that a food tour might be something unique for us to do. My friend, husband, and I absolutely loved the tour! The first thing I liked was how close the meeting place... More

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La Crescenta, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We’ve done a few walking tours in our day, most recently in London, and I have to say that Jim, our tour guide, was absolutely outstanding. Very engaging, interacting with everyone in attendance and making an effort to include everyone in the experience. He was very good about sharing some neighborhood history of the city as well as making the... More

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New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We took the afternoon City tour with Randy. It was a great tour with lots of stops and places to see. It was a pretty foggy day so we didn't get to see all of the Golden Gate Bridge but Randy took us to a number of different vantage points for photo ops. The last part of the tour, going... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took the tour Sept 11, 2014 at 1:30PM. From the time we were picked up at the Wyndham til the very end, our guide was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the city.

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Modesto, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our tour guide was Blandina, She was so wonderful, knowledgeable, and sweet. The tour ended up feeling like more than a tour, it felt like meeting up with an old friend who was showing you some of the best places in the neighborhood.She was really engaging and greeted people by first name. She showed us some of the oldest buildings... More

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Newark, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed the tour very much. Blondina was a very entertaining host and did a great job of leading us around and explaining the history of the area. The weather was perfect and the food great. I was delighted to find that I could register for the tour the same day - it was a spontaneously unplanned event. Thanks for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The North Beach/ Taste of the City Italian Tour proved to be more than just a tasty treat! Our tour guide,Blondina, introduced us to local art/ architecture, food and culture as they have evolved since her arrival as a young artist in the 70's. She brought us to the present time greeting local residents on a first name basis as... More

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North Merrick, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife & I recently took the food tour of San Francisco's Italian neighborhood. The tour guide, Blondina, was wonderful. She knows the neighborhood and city as well as anyone from an historical, cultural, ethnic and current events standpoint. How prophetic it was when she described her experiences with the 1989 earthquake when less than 48 hours or so after... More

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Hatboro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We took the afternoon city tour. Our tour guide/driver was Randy. Out of all the tours while we were here, we enjoyed this the most. Randy drove a 24 passenger bus. He joked with the passengers and made us all feel like one big family going on a trip. He pointed out many places of interest and was able to... More

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