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Local Tastes of the City Tours

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Address: 2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
Phone Number: +1 415-665-0480
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Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April...

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. 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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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour
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Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

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Great Tour, OK Food

We enjoyed a wonderful tour with our guide, Blondina. She is charming, knowledgeable, and a very gracious guide. She shared lots of interesting info about the North Beach culture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful tour with our guide, Blondina. She is charming, knowledgeable, and a very gracious guide. She shared lots of interesting info about the North Beach culture (food and otherwise) as well as history, and we felt like we gained good insight to the locals and the neighborhood. The generous food samplings ranged from average to very good,... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour was ok. We were not happy to be taken to two churches on a Food Walking Tour. The food places we visited were very good though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First a little background, I am the son of a career diplomat I spent my childhood on the streets of Europe, and my teenage years in the ally ways of Casablanca yeah that one. While in the military I crossed the Bering straits into the Arctic Circle, and worked on the Mississippi River. But it was San Francisco that stole... More 

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Lethbridge, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This tour was excellent. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious! We would recommend it to anyone who is interested in history and good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my second food/walking tour with Local Tastes of the City Tours, and just like last year's tour of North Beach's Little Italy, the tour of Chinatown I took in early August was a pleasure. It was led by a warm, lively, and bright woman who grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown. Esther led us through major thoroughfares and... More 

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Haiku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We fell in love with North Beach as it was introduced to us through our fabulous tour guide, Blandina!! Not only were we introduced to the best coffee we have ever had, great pizza, pasta, chocolates and pastry, we were also given very personalized tidbits of the history of the area. Blandina's knowledge and familiarity with North Beach, it's history... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our tour - the whole time we were in San Francisco we wished we had someone from there with us to tell us the history and the good spots to eat, etc. That is exactly what we got with this tour. Feel like we know little italy & the great neighborhood there!

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Oakdale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide Blondie was uniquely fun. She knew everything about the neighborhood and the foods of Little Italy. The food was amazing! We walked away stuffed and having enjoyed every bite of the delicious foods

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Touring North Beach with Blondina was a blast. She was so informative about North Beach. This is a must see experience.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this tour because our guide, Blandini, lives in the area and knows the people and their stories. Shopkeepers were friendly, our tastes of food delicious, and history came alive through our guide's descriptions and pictures (in her notebook). She is a unique treasure of your company.

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