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Local Tastes of the City Tours

2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
+1 415-665-0480
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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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2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
+1 415-665-0480
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour with Tom. We stopped at a tea shop, a Chinese restaurant, a chocolate shop, a party shop for cannoli and an Italian restaurant called Mona Lisa for pizza. The food was excellent and more than we could eat. My daughter and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour of the North Point/Little Italy area of San Francisco could not have been better. I recommend this for anyone visiting San Fran, but for first timers it is a great place to start as it can acclimate you to a wonderful area of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two girlfriends and I signed up for the North Beach tour during our weekend getaway. It was an interesting way to get to know North Beach and try out the cuisine.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blandina was excellent excellent guide! She's a treasure, took us to off the beaten path, interesting locations in addition to fun foodie places. We especially enjoyed deli sandwiches. Great stories from guide, who was here in the flower child days of north beach. Had to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a perfect morning in Chinatown with our tour guide Esther Kwan. She covered everything from history and culture, to food and etiquette, providing us with the perfect balance of learning and fun. We spent nearly three hours together, sampling dim sum, moon cakes,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a wonderful time on the Chinatown walking tour with Esther! She is so sweet and knowledgeable, taking us all over the neighborhood and sharing her stories of growing up in Chinatown. We tried several dishes I had not previously experienced, and all were...More

1  Thank Courtney R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent trip to San Francisco, my friends and I decided to take the Chinatown Food Tour. We were lucky enough to have Esther as our guide. She was so incredibly knowledgeable and told us all about the history of Chinatown. She even had...More

1  Thank marynellehall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of four was completely blown away by Blandina's tour of North Beach. We learned so much about this part of SF, by someone who has lived there for years. We got to go behind the scenes of many different types of places, many...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the guide - ESTER - native of San Francisco, Chinese descent, great historical information about the city, served us tea and taught us how to say thank you...loved the various food stops, especially soup and dumplings and real tea...and the walking tour through the...More

Thank Donna A L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide, Ester, was incredibly knowledgeable and she made the tour fun and enlightening. She was funny, had a wealth of information about Chinatiown- its foods and customs and history. She was friendly and personal.

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Amy K
September 26, 2015|
Response from Nicole K | Reviewed this property |
This was a tour that started at Chinatown gate. I am sorry I don't know how far it is from the hall.