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Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

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56 Ross Aly, San Francisco, CA 94108-1204
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small little shop, it only holds a handful of people at a time. Fun watching the cookies being made.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank S4936IIjohnt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on my must see list. Unfortunately we went on a rainy day duringParadise fires. You really have to look for this shop, it is tiny and has a small overhead sign. Well worth it. The line was short but because it is so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CatherineB882
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here after seeing it on a food program. It's in the oldest Chinatown in the world and you can actually see how fortune cookies are made. We bought some to take away and they were delicious.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MissL219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never knew how fortune cookies were made... I don't know if this is typical of all places that make fortune cookies, but i know how they are made now!!! This place really is a hole in the wall. It is probably 15' wide by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SWMKerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in line to get into the store this afternoon we witnessed a male boss screaming at a female employee in a very derogatory manner. This happened in front of at least 20 customers and was totally uncalled for. The female employee appeared distressed and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank historyguywife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We expected to see cookies being made. When we arrived at a narrow you could not see much. Once we got close enough to see anything we saw the owner screaming at a younger female staff member for screwing up an order. He would not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HistoricGuy
Reviewed 13 December 2018

We decided to learn about the making of Chinese fortune cookies and this place told us everything we needed to know. The workers carefully explained and showed the entire process and gave us a bag of samples. While it's located in a side alley (San...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank admybf
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Be sure and go to the Fortune cookie factory. It is a quick visit. It won't take much time at all, but worth it. You can watch them make the cookies and put the fortunes inside. You can also write a fortune and they will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sally J
Reviewed 6 December 2018

If you're someone like me who hasn't seen a big city much or even one with a lot of culture, this place is worth the navigation to find! It's tricky to find, so pay attention to your Google maps; it's down an ally way. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eebi20
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Hidden away in a small alley this place gives the chance to actually see fortune cookies being made as well as just buying them. Don't expect a huge factory or store its quite small and can get very cramped when tours arrive. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank John E
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gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
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7 June 2018|
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Response from loriicenhour | Reviewed this property |
They are actually very "G" rated
24 March 2018|
Response from beyardoe | Reviewed this property |
You will have to ask before you purchase a bag.
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24 February 2017|
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Response from DarrenL639 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure, but would guess normal business hours. Google Maps says 8am-6pm, 7 days a week. No tour, but you can see them pressing the cookies when you step inside. Very small place.