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Cultural Cuisine Food Tour of Oakland's Grand Lake Area provided by Local Food Adventures

Cultural Cuisine Food Tour of Oakland's Grand Lake Area

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Oakland Public Library: Lakeview Branch
    550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
    Meet outside the west entrance of the library facing Lake Merritt.
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  • 1
    Oakland Public Library
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Lake Merritt
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Grand Lake Theater
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Oakland Grand Lake Farmer's Market
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Aisle 5
    3320 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Oakland Public Library: Lakeview Branch, 550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Aisle 5, 3320 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, USA
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Private tour (available upon request)
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; tours may be cancelled 24 hours in advance for heavy rain/weather
  • Please provide local phone number and email address in order to confirm tour
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
5Reviews
1Q&A
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Brenda T wrote a review Oct 2019
Fremont, California12 contributions4 helpful votes
No review event canceled attempted re-book 10/19 guide not available - so no event Owner called in advance she had a conflict and the next weekend wouldn’t work so I canceled Disappointed
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from LocalFoodAdventures, Owner at Cultural Cuisine Food Tour of Oakland's Grand Lake Area
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Hi Brenda - I apologize that we had to cancel the tour, but we did so ONE MONTH before your tour date. However, I do understand why you are disappointed. As I mentioned in my personal phone call to you, we are a small company. We don't offer every tour every day and every weekend. Unfortunately it was my son's birthday and none of my guides were available. I definitely invite you to come back on a tour. Please contact me directly so we can prove to you that we are definitely not just a three-star experience.
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Ivan S wrote a review Mar 2019
San Francisco, California71 contributions42 helpful votes
I did the Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour with Local Food Adventures and it was truly phenomenal. Our Tour Guide, Lauren, was super knowledgeable and taught us so much about Oakland history. We ate a lot of delicious foods as well. Here were my highlights: 1) The tour
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from LocalFoodFunLauren, Owner at Cultural Cuisine Food Tour of Oakland's Grand Lake Area
Responded 11 Nov 2019
How am I just seeing this! I'm so sorry for the delay in responding to your review, but I am so appreciative that you took the time to share your experience with others. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the tour and our amazing tour stops. Isn't the Grand Lake area awesome?? Hope to see you again on another San Francisco Bay Area food tour!
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Charis M wrote a review Dec 2018
Redwood City, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
I was looking for tours of Oakland when this one popped up and LOVED IT! Lauren is an amazing guide who gave us wonderful stories, history and food! I was surprised by how much food was on the tour. I can’t wait to try the next one!
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Response from LaurenHerpich, Owner at Cultural Cuisine Food Tour of Oakland's Grand Lake Area
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for writing a review and sharing your experience. I really appreciate you taking the time and letting others know about our Oakland food tour. Hope we can help you discover more Oakland and East Bay neighborhoods in the future!
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ShannonRS7 wrote a review Apr 2018
Berkeley, California10 contributions3 helpful votes
I took my parents on this tour to check it out, and we all really enjoyed our time. Lauren is terrific! She know a lot of the local history, and has terrific contacts in the area. In addition the food was terrific, as was the visit to Oaktown Spice Shop. I strongly recommend
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from LaurenHerpich, Owner at Cultural Cuisine Food Tour of Oakland's Grand Lake Area
Responded 9 May 2018
Hi Shannon! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience by writing a review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your time on the Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine tour. Please let me know what you've been able to cook with the spices from Oaktown. Isn't that place amazing! Hope I get to see you on another tour soon!
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Kristina G wrote a review Jan 2018
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Had an awesome time doing the Oakland Cultural Cuisine food tour at Lake Merritt! Lauren was super professional, knowledgable on the history of Lake Merritt & Oakland, and had each tasting squared away with the staff at each restaurant we went to. We were super impressed with
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from LaurenHerpich, Owner at Cultural Cuisine Food Tour of Oakland's Grand Lake Area
Responded 7 Feb 2018
Oh how I'm so happy that you had a great time on the tour, Kristina!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and share your experience on my food tour. I really appreciate it and hope to hang out with you on another tour soon! Thanks! Lauren
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Local Food Adventures
JanetR856
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Best food and views ever!!
This is the best way to see and eat your way from the Ferry Bldg to Oakland! The tour comprised a tasting at Brown
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Sightseer598254
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Yummy
We did this tour for my son's 13 birthday to entertain us and both sets of grandparents who were in town for the we
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Storyteller299231
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Tasty and Enlightening
The ice cream and gelato tour was great. We got a sizable sample at each stop. The walking was about 3-4 blocks w
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sbrickma
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We did the chapel of the chimes tour. We had no idea this was here and how interesting the chapel was. Totally w
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Jennifer L
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Spooky Fun for October
Just went on the brand new Sweets, Spirits, and Spooks tour in Oakland. This tour is far more focused on the histo
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momoftwoSanFrancisco
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Super Fun Food Tour in Rockridge!!!
Our two-generation group of 8 ranged in age from 19 to 74. Every single one of us had a great time and we are alre
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Janet R
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Fun, tasty, and entertaining food tour in Lafayette
My daughter and I took the Eat Stay Love Lafayette tour and had a delightful morning. Not only was Lauren, the own
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JF_SE1
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Great intro to Rockridge, CA
Very pleased to have met Debra our tour guide and the lovely people on our walking tour, all about the history & fo
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Yorkiemom520
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Huge Selection To Choose From!
This market has so many food items to choose from! If you are interested in prepared foods this is the place to sho
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WhereToGuide
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Rekindling a love for Rockridge or getting to know the neighborhood for the first time.
We spent a glorious Sunday on this three-hour walking tour of Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood. Two of us knew the
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kiki_bee6
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VERY IMPRESSED!
Spent a Saturday touring Rockridge with my family and there was something (and more) for all of us! It was a bit ra
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FredUno
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Too Little Food, Not Well Organized
I've been on a lot of food tours in a lot of different cities, and this particular food tour was the least satisfyi
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Jennifer M
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So good, We did it twice!
My husband and I have been on countless food tours in a few countries now. Having lived in the Bay area for about 2
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Brian E
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What a blast!
We love doing food tours as a way of learning slowly--by walking--about a city, a community, a culture...and eat ou
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geologie2015
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Great Food and Interesting History
I live nearby but do not spend a lot of time in this neighborhood. So, I decided to go on a tour and check it out.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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