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Local Tastes of the City Tours

1,465 reviews
San Francisco, CA, USA
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About Local Tastes of the City Tours
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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Get more out of your trip to San Francisco’s North Beach Little Italy neighborhood with a guide who knows the best places to stop for food and drinks. Along this tour route taste specialties of the area, including a traditional Italian cannoli, chocolate, focaccia sandwiches, coffee, and Italian soda. Plus, this tour meets close to public transport and affordable parking for your convenience.
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$69.00 per adult
101 reviews
Stroll through North Beach and Chinatown, two of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods by night on this 3-hour walking tour. Discover the spots only locals know for dim sum, coffee and other treats while you learn about the history and culture of these diverse districts from your knowledgeable guide.
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Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour
3 reviews
There are two Chinatowns, one that you see from a van or bus, and the one that can only be experienced on foot in the back alleys, food markets, and local restaurants.
One Chinatown, the one from the bus, is interesting. Our Chinatown will surprise you with new adventures around every corner. In our Chinatown, artisans form Fortune Cookies by hand. In our Chinatown, artisans practice their craft in small alleys using techniques handed down for thousands of years. And in our Chinatown, the authentic cuisine will enliven your senses with new flavors, smells, and aromas.
Whether you join us on our 10 am or 2 pm tour, we'll search out authentic crafts and pottery, and explore exotic and unique Asian produce, herbs, and teas from the very people who know them best. We'll uncover their hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. And you'll be astonished by the new finds in secret alcoves.
We'll spend about three hours eating everything from Dim Sum, fortune cookies, teas, and more.
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$59.00 per adult
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All reviews food tour tea tasting cannoli great tour focaccia food stops chinatown tour little italy beach walking chinatown and north beach dim sum fortune cookie factory local history behind the scenes would highly recommend this tour fun afternoon three hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really great. Only change I would make is ending the tour with the fudge, instead of having savory after the sweets. Food was excellent. Tour guide, Patsy, was excellent.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lori J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Robert was a wonderful tour guide—knowledgeable with great historical perspectives and sensitive to everyone’s needs. Highly recommended

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Cynthia as our tour guide and really enjoyed our time. The food stops were all great and we were so full at the end! There was a family with two school age girls on our tour and Cynthia did great job of including...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kris G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first walking food tour was amazing, thanks to our guide Robert. He was thoughtful about his choices, took us to great restaurants, and had all the best local details of Chinatown. He even made a special deal out of my daughter's 16th birthday. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 921adriennen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could have never found these landmarks or restaurants alone, so I am pleased to recommend Isabella, our tour guide. She was an amazing wealth of information about the area and the cuisine. We stopped four times for sustenance: 3 times for meals/snacks, 1 time...More

Thank 5slm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice time on this tour. Good food and good guide (Brian) with interesting stories. Really liked the tea tasting and lesson. It does take some time to coordinate the arrival of a large group at each food stop so be prepared to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kelly Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiance and I recently went to the city and we love doing food tours. We had the pleasure of going on the tour with Brian who was very engaging and kept the conversation running throughout the whole tour. We started off with some delicious...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jaclyn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and sweet. We did not need to eat dinner after our tour–teas, a large sampling of a variety of Chinese foods, samples from the fortune cookie factory, fudge samplings, a pizza for each...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kathy P
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Having done the Chinatown tour the day before , my wife and I stayed with the same tour provider for the North Beach and Little Italy Food Tour . Our guide Cynthia was great - she kept us well informed and entertained the whole time...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank tafkag
Reviewed May 21, 2019

Whenever my wife and I visit a new city , we look for a walking food tour , which we have found is a really good way to get to know somewhere . The SF Chinatown tour we took was no exception - our guide...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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azywzy
June 15, 2018|
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Response from ATChalmers | Reviewed this property |
We did tour at night and there were no children on the tour plus alcohol was served at a couple of stops. Best check with the tour as maybe tour in afternoon will be more suitable. Alan
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Amy K
September 26, 2015|
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This was a tour that started at Chinatown gate. I am sorry I don't know how far it is from the hall.
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