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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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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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Arlington, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

My aunt and I joined 3 walking food tour. The Italy/North Beach food tour stand out. We loved this tour more than the Chinatown walking food tour given by the Local Taste of the City tour. We went to coffee tasting, fudge, pasta, pizza, bakery. I was amazed with the brick oven. Definitely the tour about the history of the... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went on this tour today, and it was wonderful! Our tour guide, Blandina, was very warm and entertaining. The places we visited were all excellent! Lots of delicious food, and I would go to all of the places on this tour again. We really got our money's worth, and I would highly recommend this tour!!

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

North Beach/Little Italy walking tour is a must do in San Francisco..Tour guide/North Beach resident Blandina is a gem. She takes you to wonderful restaurants cafes, and local shops. Blandina shares great stories and history of North Beach and is also a great listener, she is very personable and extremely knowledgable. The walk is amazing, the food delicious. A truly... More

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was a wonderful experience! me and my fellow food connoisseur best friend arranged to go on the north shore/china town tour and it was phenomenal! We got to taste extremely high-end Chinese teas, visit a fortune cookie factory (cookies included), tasted delicious dim-sum along with moon cakes which were one of the best things i have ever tasted! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Blandina, our tour guide, was top notch, and her passion and love for the city was infectious!! She greeted us with a warm smile and immediately put us at ease, all while sharing her vast knowledge of the local eateries, cafés, churches, etc. We would definitely recommend this tour company AND Blandina!!

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We loved our tour! This is the second time we did this same tour and we wanted to bring our daughter and son-in-law for his birthday. We all had a wonderful time! It was even better this time as we had a different tour guide and she was just wonderful! We thought the last one we had was great and... More

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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I brought a group of 40 down to San Francisco from Seattle last weekend and booked a Local Taste Tour with Tom. I had expected that we'd be sampling a few items from the North Beach neighborhood, but was happily surprised by the portions and quality of each stop. Our guests and I enjoyed real thin crust pizza (the best... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Absolutely loved this tour! The tour guide was fantastic-very knowledgeable and very personable. We visited several cool places that gave some good insight into the area and all of the food was delicious. We went back on our own for more of the fantastic cappacino and homemade pasta a couple of days later. The people who worked at the estabilishments... More

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brooklyn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Had a wonderful time with Jim especially since the weather was great. Went back to my hotel stuffed with Italian soda, pizza, pasta, fudge, tiramasu... Would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I booked the Chinatown tour...our guide was awesome, her name was Blondinia. Tour started right on time and luckily there was only one other couple so the tour felt very personal....Blondinia took us to some great authentic places and our favorite ended up being the tea tasting bar. I would highly recommend this tour to a friend.

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