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“A great way to Spend a day in SF” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Local Tastes of the City Tours

Local Tastes of the City Tours
2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (North Beach)
415-665-0480
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Ranked #55 of 394 Activities in San Francisco
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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 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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Sacramento, California
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“A great way to Spend a day in SF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Took the tour on Valentines Day and had a blast. A great way to spend a few hours in SF. We did the Little Italy/ North Beach tour. We plan to do more food tours in the future.

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Bristol, UK
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“Well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We chose the bus tour via Groupon and were very impressed with the knowledge and friendliness of Diane and Zoran. They really went out of their way to show us what we wanted and also things they thought we'd like!
There were 8 of us on the tour which included a stop at a North Beach Italian Restaurant and tea tasting in Chinatown (we found this very informative). The bus tour must have taken about 5 hours so we certainly felt like we got our moneys worth and saw most of what we wanted to see.
Can highly recommend this tour and save your feet from hurting for a few hours!

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Santa Ana, California
1 review
“Chinatown Walking Food Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Having been on a previous food tour in Seattle, I googled food tours in San Francisco and found this one. My girlfirend and I really enjoyed our tour. Tom was our guide. He was a bit eccentric but was very sweet. The tour was pretty casual. Be prepared for a good walk. The food was great and there was plenty of it. The tea tasting at the end was killer. I recommend this tour. Lots of fun.

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Castro Valley, California
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“Time well spent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

What an enjoyable afternoon, leisurely walking historic North Beach with a skilled and knowledgeable guide, savoring samples of some of the best coffees, chocolates, baked goods, pastries and pizzas in town. The guide was fantastic and the samples were great and generous. Just the pizza alone would have made the day worth if. Great bang for the buck. George and Anne

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Danville, California
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“Little Italy/North Beach Food Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We are new to the area and heard about the tour on the news. We completely enjoyed our tour. Our tour leader Jim was terrific and we learned so much about the local area and cuisine. The tour was casual and filling! Make sure you bring your appetite because you won't leave hungry. We can't wait to bring back friends to enjoy this experience of history and cuisine.

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