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Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

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Address: 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA
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08:00 - 18:00
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Put Personal Fortune in a Fortune Cookie!

This is a small shop in an ally that makes thousands of cookies each day. Watch the 2 ladies make these cookies and have a warm one - fresh. But the best part is to write a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a small shop in an ally that makes thousands of cookies each day. Watch the 2 ladies make these cookies and have a warm one - fresh. But the best part is to write a personal fortune that they will place into the cookie, seal it in the usual plastic wrap and place in a mini chinese take-out... More 

Thank shenier
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The factory is teeny tiny but the cookies were fresh and we were able to taste them righ off the belt. I ended up buying way too many fortune cookies and have many still almost a year later. They charge to take a picture.

Thank Morgan R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's kewl you can see they cookies made in the ancient Oriental style though they honestly don't taste real good.

Thank Alzor S
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime we visit SF, we make a pilgrimage to this place - a little hole in the wall on a small alleyway in Chinatown. You can see the workers making fortune cookies, and they offer from samples (of fortune cookie rejects). We always pick up at a few bags of cookies or fortune cookie flats to munch on during our... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Go and see this just because. It's not a long factory tour, in fact you'll do more walking down the alley then you'll do inside the "factory". Just stand in the doorway and watch the little fortune cookie griddles moving around. If you want to take photos (and you'll want to) please honor their request for 50c-$1.00 and then buy... More 

Thank ec0adventurer
Addison, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This very small fortune cookie factory is right off a Main Street in the alley. Ladies are actively making the cookies in front of you. You can buy bags for $5 each or chocolate/reg combo bags for $6.50, they also offer 'write your own fortune' in a cookie for $1.50 which both of my daughters did for their friends at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The cookies are great! There was a friendly elderly gentleman who greeted everyone when they entered and kept some semblance of organization. Be aware there is no "tour". You literally just walk inside the door and that's it. You can see the girls making the cookies, which is extremely underwhelming, but was interesting to see nonetheless. Photos are 50 cents... More 

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Osakis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Cute little shop when they are cranking out fortune cookies. Write your own fortune and they will fold it and put ina little to go container for $1. Great souvenir for the kids friends at home. It's a pretty quick visit if you are wandering Chinatown

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The picture you get from the name and the fact it is called a factory where you can have a tour is hilarilously misleading. But I loved what I found, something real, tasty and not a glittering paper in sight. I won't spoil it for you by telling all.

Thank Elianne R
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Last went there 15+ years ago, and the only thing that's changed is that visits from tourists are more common, thanks to Tripadvisor. I love making a visit here early in my SF stay, to buy a couple of bags of "unfortunate" cookies to snack on during the rest of my trip. Tip: I also bring a binder clip to... More 

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