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Address: 2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
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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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Chinatown tour

We had an excellent tour with Esther eating our way through Chinatown and learning a lot of interesting facts about Chinatown. It was an enjoyable afternoon and would definitely... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had an excellent tour with Esther eating our way through Chinatown and learning a lot of interesting facts about Chinatown. It was an enjoyable afternoon and would definitely take one of their tours again when in San Francisco.

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Louisville, Colorado
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our walking food tour of North Beach was so much more than just a food tour. Our guide, Blandina who has lived in the neighborhood for years, gave us so much insight into the community past and present. The food tasting was excellent and we were warmly welcomed by each establishment. The other sights we visited were a welcome addition.... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When people ask how my visit to SF went this tour is the first thing I mention. You HAVE to do it! Blondina is amazing and being a local knows things no one else does. And she has special relationships with the owners of each place we stopped which made our tour personal. Don't book with any other tour company... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We also had our food tour with Blandina and I can't recommend her enough. She was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I've been on several city tours and this was by far the best - the passion she has for her city is palpable and she really made the tour of the area memorable. One of my favourite days spent... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome!!!!! Blandina was a fabulous host. She had initimate knowledge of the North Beach Area. The locals greeted her warmly throughout out tour. She talked about the people as well as the restaurants and businesses. We visited a metal works studio and the owner helped my daughter make a necklace which she has worn everyday. We visited a beautiful import... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First let me say that if you have a chance to tour North Beach with Blandina... Do It! She is so much fun and her energy and love for the neighborhood are infectious. We thoroughly enjoyed her stories, the arc of the tour, and the extra stops and visits with other local merchants. With that said, the foods we tried... More 

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tmRoy, Owner at Local Tastes of the City Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Our goal is to weave the true fabric of North Beach\Little Italy into our food tour, so our guests experience the real flavor of the neighborhood. We want our guests to enjoy a wide variety of local foods and to feel like they have experienced the neighborhood with a true local. From Caffe Roma,... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This food tour was a lot of fun! Blondina, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We stopped at several places along the way, sampling sandwiches, coffee, pizza, fudge and cannolis. This tour lasted about 3 hours. We highly recommend it!

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Pine Hill, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our tour guide, Lois, was great. Having grown up in Chinatown, Lois was able to give a personal perspective. Our tour was not only a food tour but a history lesson.

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a 5 star experience. I have never participated in a food tour before and this experience was very enjoyable. I am interested in experiencing more food tours after this Tom was a great guide and we ate some great food. Would definitely recommend this to others.

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Stockton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was educational and fun! Everything I wanted and more. Blondina was amazing! Full of energy and knowledge! I highly recommend her and the tour!!

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