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North Beach Culinary Experience with Alcohol Pairing

From US$105.00
  • 3-hour food tour of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood
  • Visit five popular and off-the-grid restaurants for food and wine tastings
  • Meet the chefs, chat with the owners, and learn local restaurant tips
North Beach Culinary Experience with Alcohol Pairing
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Experience this Italian-influenced North Beach neighborhood a four-course progressive dining experience. With an intimate group of 12 people or less, follow your food-loving guide to many of the neighborhood's iconic restaurants starting with appetizers followed by an entree and finishing with dessert - all while exploring the neighborhood through your belly and your eyes. Enjoy experience-enhancing alcohol pairings while tasting fare at some of the most popular spots as well as some hidden gems. Sample wood-oven pizza, cioppino, and handmade traditional cannoli or California gelato. Hear gourmet gossip from some of the establishments' owners and learn about North Beach's history, from the Gold Rush to modern day.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group of food-loving new friends in Washington Square Park, a landmark in the heart of North Beach. Start out along the route of your walking tour, which follows an easy, flat route, and includes lots of food stories. Beginning in the morning or afternoon, this outing will last about 3 hours. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide as you walk, and learn about how this neighborhood was part of San Francisco's red-light district during the Gold Rush Days and the Italian Fisherman who made North Beach their home. Stop by some hidden tunnels that were used to smuggle liquor into the city during Prohibition. Your 4-course culinary experience may begin with San Francisco's famous seafood stew, cioppino, while your guide tells you interesting tidbits about the local food and drink scene.

After a second appetizer at a local hangout, you'll enjoy your entree of either some wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast, dating from 1935 or delicious Eggplant Parmesan at a local historical favorite restaurant. Your progressive meal will conclude with California's version of Italy - a fresh filled cannoli or gelato. You'll finish your tour just a couple of blocks from where you started. You're free to explore the fascinating neighborhood on your own from here.

Please note: Samples and locations are subject to change without notice. This experience focuses on quality not quantity. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but you should taste and experience food in a new way – and this is about the quality and flavor! Great things come in small packages…
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Reviews (113)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I was over on business from the UK, so I learned so much about San Francisco, plus the food was so good.

Our guide Philip was fantastic! He was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the area, the food, local history and backgrounds of all of the restaurant's and owners. I was worried that we would cover a lot of ground (I'm not the fittest!), but it...More

Thank Adele S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Company Team Build

Philip was a great host and showed us a great time around 4 restaurants. There was a ton of food and a great variety. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it to other companies, out of town visitors, or just a group of...More

Thank Excursion14323072016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great day!

This day trip with Philip was wonderful. The day in San Francisco was sunny and beautiful which made the walking tour memorable. Philip did a great job providing history of some of the streets, buildings and the restaurants he selected for us to visit and...More

Thank Connector814683
Reviewed 29 October 2018
foods of North Beach

Great evening with friends checking out some of the foods that North Beach has to offer. Our tour guide Anais Zuniga was beyond great, loved having her take us around and explain the foods that were chosen for us to sample. Anais also had knowledge...More

Thank jpllwalls
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We received the North Beach Food and Wine Tour as a wedding gift and went on a Friday, late morning. Margherita and Indigo were WONDERFUL! They made us feel really comfortable right from the get-go. The pace, the stories, the history, the local gems, the...More

Thank Sara P
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