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Address: 2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116
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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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Strolling through North Beach- delights for the palette and the eye

I took the North Beach food tour during my trip to San Francisco in early August. It was an exceptional introduction to the area(this trip was my first time in San... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I took the North Beach food tour during my trip to San Francisco in early August. It was an exceptional introduction to the area(this trip was my first time in San Francisco). She took the group to a wide range of local businesses. The food was delightful, but so was meeting the shop owners and workers and learning about such... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We really got the flavor of this historic and vibrant neighborhood. Our tour guide was a local resident who obviously knew everyone - many people said hello to her as we walked around. We went to several types of places, sampled a variety of wonderful food, enjoyed our guide's depth of knowledge of the area and its history. At the... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. We didn't realize the area was so large with so many different restaurants, bakeries and interesting people. Our tour guide Jim was fabulous. He took special attention to every tour member and made sure they had a good tour, and enjoyed themselves. He interacted with every member and made us feel very... More 

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband, 4 month old baby and I had a wonderful time! Our guide, Blondalina, is a sweetheart and so accommodating when we needed to briefly change a diaper and feed my baby. She lives in North Beach and was full of information about the area. We got to taste so many delicious things from fudge, an Italian sandwich, bruschetta,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our friend wanted to celebrate her 70th Birthday by going on the Local Tastes of the City Tours/Little Italy/North Beach area! So a group of 6 of us headed off for our day of adventure and had a wonderful day!! Blondina, our guide, is a local to the North Beach Area and was amazing!! She gave us historical information and... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had an excellent tour of Chinatown with Esther. She showed us around Chinatown and explained the history and culture of the area. Not only did we get to experience new cuisine but we explored Chinese markets, a temple and saw how Fortune Cookies were made. A very interesting tour that even teenagers would enjoy. Would recommend!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a Great time. Could not have asked for a better tour or host. Loved Little Italy and the guide, had all the local shops picked out. We even went back to a couple after she left us. Make sure you don't eat before. You have so many place you will be full.. Would do again with another group... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

When visiting the Bay Area, we had heard that this tour in Chinatown was excellent so we decided to check it out. Even though we were running behind schedule, our tour guide, Esther, wated for us to arrive. When we arrived, we found out that we were the only ones on our tour. Esther explained the differences in the Chinese... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My mom was visiting from Ohio for an extended visit, so I was looking for things for her to do while I was at work. I was a little worried, as the reviews on yelp were mixed, and my mom is new at being on her own. But this tour was great. She had a wonderful time, couldn't stop talking... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you are looking for a real culinary adventure, this is not it. But if you want to have fun, snack, and learn a little about San Francisco, this is a wonderful tour choice. My kids enjoyed eating their way around town. I was not thrilled with the food but pizza and a sub as main courses were frankly perfect... More 

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