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Best of Berkeley Gourmet Food Tour

From $108.00
Highlights
  • 3-hour food tour of Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto district
  • Visit several acclaimed eateries and chat with the chefs and owners
  • Enjoy samples of gourmet cheeses, chocolates, cupcakes, gelato, sandwiches, pizza, wine and more
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Best of Berkeley Gourmet Food Tour
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Saturday TourMost Popular
Saturday tour departing at 10am
$108.00
Thursday Tour
Thursday tour departing at 11am
$108.00
Overview
On this 3-hour gourmet food walking tour of Berkeley’s ‘Gourmet Ghetto,’ venture behind the scenes of the North Shattuck district. Food tastings include gourmet cheeses, chocolates, gelato, pizza, sandwiches and wine at notable venues committed to sustainable and organic cuisine. An in-the-know guide introduces you to local owners and chefs who enlighten you about the culinary culture of this San Francisco Bay Area enclave.
What to Expect
Meet your informative guide at a convenient location on Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley — easily accessible from San Francisco or East Bay cities by BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) — and embark on your 3-hour walking tour of North Berkeley, colloquially known as the Gourmet Ghetto.

You’ll explore this culinary landscape, home to long-established icons including Chez Panisse and The Cheeseboard Collective, while you discover local hotspots, chat with food purveyors and enjoy a variety of tastings. Learn about Berkeley’s commitment to sustainable practices as you enjoy seasonal, organic and locally grown food.

At Love at First Bite Cupcakery & Bakery, sink your teeth into homemade cupcakes; savor velvety chocolates at Alegio Chocolates; sample crispy potato puffs at Gregoire’s and pizza at The Cheeseboard Pizzeria. Sip tea at Imperial Tea Court, munch on meaty sandwiches at The Local Butcher Shop and slurp homemade soups at SOOP in Epicurious Garden.

Top off your gastronomic tour at Vintage with a wine tasting and set foot inside the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea for a taste of this West Coast institution, before returning to the starting point.

Please note: Places visited and tastings are subject to change depending upon availability.
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile
Saturday tour

Had great tour with Rebecca. She is very knowledgeable about the area and the restaurants. Tastings were yummy. Overall was a great afternoon. Was a little pricey when compared to other tours I have done in New York City that provide more food for slightly...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed April 24, 2018
Great Edible Excursion in Berkeley

My friend Mary and I had a blast on the walking food tour in Berkeley on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Rebecca was our guide. She is so energetic and a true Foodie. Her knowledge of the area and the eateries were excellent. Each restaurant was...More

1  Thank Markettea B
Reviewed April 16, 2018
Fantastic tour around Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley

We had a fantastic time on our edible excursion with Emunah. She gave us great incite and background on the area, the evolution of the food movement in berkeley as well as the specific restaurants and stops that we made. The food that was served...More

Thank John F
Reviewed February 6, 2018
Loved it the first time... Loved it even more this time!!

Wow!! What a great way to experience the different foods of the aptly named "gourmet ghetto" - even if the locals don't call it that - that name still fits!! This is our second time on this tour - we brought our out of town...More

Thank Nancy017
Reviewed January 28, 2018
Fantastic food tour...highly recommended!!

Our guide Emunah taught us so much about all the gems which are in the Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto. We were completely stuffed but everything was so good that I had to keep sampling. In the course of just a few blocks, we tried everything from...More

1  Thank Janie02118
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