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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 313 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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West Point
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We were in the city for a day and decided to do a city tour at the last minute. Our tour bus driver was Randy Brooks and he was fantastic. He took us to different parts of the city and and the information we received and the way we received it was priceless. I would request Randy if you go... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My last day in San Francisco was absolutely perfect, thanks to the North Beach/Little Italy tour with Blondina. What a remarkable woman! I mused with the others on the tour that if the city of San Francisco was to take human form, that form would be Blondina. She was pleasant, knowledgeable, and charmingly eccentric. I enjoyed all of the stops... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What an amazing experience! Randy, our tour guide, advised us before the tour began that he was a little under the weather. He HAD to be kidding. His knowledge of the city's history was awesome and he was very entertaining...Saying "Oh, yeah! after every interesting tidbit about a site, celebrity, restaurant, etc. He was a lot of fun! He stopped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

Randy calls his tour "Radical" but I believe it is more of a lesson about Diversity - right down to the music he plays on the radio. He takes you through all of San Fran and you get to see it from different perspectives - from the very rich to the Homeless. Randy Brooks is truly a passionate guy when... More

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Fremont, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you want to spend a fun afternoon in San Francisco, take the Sidewalk Food Tour in North Beach. You not only get an amazing history lesson walking around the neighborhood, but you stop along the way at delightful and delicious eateries along the way. Our guide, Dean, was fabulous. He did a great job "herding cats" - there were... More

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Creve Coeur, Missouri, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was probably the best tour of a city that we have ever taken. Our tour guide/bus driver was Randy and his knowledge of and passion for San Francisco made the tour wonderfully entertaining, interesting and informative. We didn't just drive by the sites, we stopped, got off the bus and experienced many of them first-hand. The tour lasted close... More

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Chatsworth, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

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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28 helpful votes 28 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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