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Food Crawl! Chinatown and Little Italy

  • Explore Chinatown and North Beach on a food walking tour
  • Food and drink tastings such as boba milk tea, pizza, and dim sum are included
  • Hear stories and fun facts from a guide
Food Crawl! Chinatown and Little Italy
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Food Crawl! Chinatown and Little Italy
Discover the foods of two of San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods—Chinatown and North Beach (aka Little Italy)—on a walking tour with a guide who can provide more information about the city's culinary scene than you'd get on your own. Food tastings may include items such as dim sum, handmade fortune cookies, boba milk tea, a Chinese dessert, pizza, and cannoli. Plus, visit a rooftop for a view of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay.
What to Expect

Find your way to Portsmouth Square, center of Gold Rush-era San Francisco, now the hub of the Chinese community in America’s oldest Chinatown. Meet your story-filled local guide and understand how food and restaurant culture shaped early San Francisco, then begin a journey to our favorite spots for food and drink, both renowned and off-the-beaten-path.

Skip the queue at Dragon Papa to taste their dragon beard candy that’s become a sensation across Asia, then wash it down with freshly brewed boba milk tea from an innovative boba bar that was inspired by the modern craft cocktail movement.

Head down one of the city’s smallest alleys to the first dim sum restaurant in America, and taste their traditional Chinese dumplings. Follow your guide past stunning Chinatown architecture and painted balconies to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, where dedicated workers still produce crispy cookies by hand every day.

In Little Italy, head up Columbus Avenue and past famed Beat Generation hangout Caffe Trieste, home to traditional Italian restaurants with outdoor sidewalk seating, and sample the best pizza in town at Tony’s, winner of the World Pizza Cup.

Stroll through our locals’ park, Washington Square, and pop in to the Italian bookstore turned cafe that makes the city’s most delicious, fresh cannoli desserts. The tour ends on a little-known rooftop with a sweeping view over Alcatraz, Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, North Beach and the Financial District.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Had a fantastic time

We had a great time on the Food Crawl of Chinatown and Little Italy. What a fabulous idea to combine history of the area with the the food the area. Mina made it especially particularly due to her passion for the area and the people....More

Thank Lonnard W
Info W, Guest Relations Manager at Wild SF Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you had a good time with Mina! We agree- she is awesome, as well as SF food and history. Thanks so much for joining and the sweet review :)

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Awesome addition to San Francisco visit

We did most of the big tourist attractions and were looking for something to help us get off the beaten path in the city and share good food. This tour did that and more! The food was great - especially dim sum - and Mina...More

Thank slagerjj
WildSFTours, Guest Relations Manager at Wild SF Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for joining us!

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile
Just what we wanted history with a little extra tasty flare

We loved the tour! We come to SF probably once every few months and spend the day, so Fishermans Warf gets kinda old after your 6th visit. This was a nice departure from the other attractions here in the city. Fischer was an excellent tour...More

Thank anniegto
WildSFTours, Guest Relations Manager at Wild SF Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
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Glad you had fun!

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile
Awesome food tour

Perfect mix of food stops and history tales. We would never have enjoyed china town and little Italy as much as we did now if we would have explored it by ourselves. Fisher was great as a guide!

1  Thank Helen B
WildSFTours, Guest Relations Manager at Wild SF Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Glad we could share the neighborhoods with you, Helen!

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Great afternoon in San Francisco

We had a wonderful time on our food crawl tour with Fischer as our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the local history as well as the food. It was truly an enjoyable afternoon of eating!

Thank malopez2018
WildSFTours, Guest Relations Manager at Wild SF Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Glad you enjoyed the tour!

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July 5, 2018|
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Response from DoryFer | Reviewed this property |
Ours lasted 2 1/2 hours too.
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Auke G | Reviewed this property |
Well, actually just like a 100 yards. But its a little walking and a stop and a walk and a stop, so plenty of time to catch a breath. The little bit uphill is just like a very little walk.