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Address: 2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116
Phone Number: 415-665-0480
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Description: Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April...
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.
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We really enjoyed our tour of Little Italy! The tour guide was interesting - if a little quirky - and really eager to make sure we all enjoyed everything. It was a good mix of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our tour of Little Italy! The tour guide was interesting - if a little quirky - and really eager to make sure we all enjoyed everything. It was a good mix of food and history and area sites. There was an interesting mix of food to enjoy from coffee to bread to deli sandwiches, pizza and sweets.... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

we had a blast the tour was great so many things and places we went to ,the kids loved it and the pizza restaurant we stopped for lunch was delicious, would do it again as he was very knowledgeable about San Francisco as he told us he was born and raised there,

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

On a recent girls' weekend in San Francisco, I took a foodie tour through North Beach with Local Tastes of the City. I have never taken a food tour before, found the company on Google, and arranged the whole thing on-line (in what is an insanely easy process) so I had no idea what to expect. I was blown away... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this culinary tour as a family. The destinations were representative of North Beach/Little Italy, and the whole tour was conducted by a very informative guide, Blondina. She has lived in the City for years and knows a great deal of pertinent history, which enhanced the experience. We not only sampled many culinary sites, but toured several cultural sites... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our tour of North Beach was delightful, insightful and delicious! Blandina has lived here most of her life so we got an inside look into this unique and historical part of the city. Hot bread from the antique ovens at North Beach Bakery, delicious fresh roasted coffee at Caffe Roma, pizza at Cine citta.... yum. North Beach is a gem.... More 

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Hercules, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had a group of 30+ people from work, divided amongst 3 guides. Everyone really, REALLY enjoyed it. We spent time at the end comparing notes as each guide brough her own personality to each tour. Would highly recommend and plan on visiting the wonderful eateries we visited. SO MUCH FUN. Tom and his guides were amazing!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Tom did an amazing job by showing us around Chinatown. I hosted this as an event for our Interns at Linkedin and they all loved it!

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My wife and I did a bus tour with Local Taste of City Tours and it was amazing. We have done similar tours in many different cities, this was by far the best tour we have ever done. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and super funny as well. Never once did we get bored - In fact we were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have done many food tours in cities around the world and unfortunately this was the worse one so far. My partner and I felt very uncomfortable through the tour and disappointed that we did not get to experience much of Chinatown. Bring your walking shoes! We were the only ones on the tour with the guide. We met at... More 

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tmRoy, Owner at Local Tastes of the City Tours, responded to this review

I sincerely apologize for your experience. After speaking to the guide for your tour, it was clear that a number of things did not occur, as they should have. We have instituted a rigorous inspection program for all of stops to ensure that all of stops are exceeding our cleanliness and service standards. Any stops that do not exceed our... More 

Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were on the North Beach Tour with Blandina. To say this was the highlight of our vacation would be an understatement. Blandina had a wonderful personality and has an unbelievable knowledge of this area. She made our tour very enjoyable. We have told everyone we know to take the tour and ask for Blandia.

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