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Local Tastes of the City Tours

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Address: 2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
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Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April...

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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US$69.00*
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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour
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Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

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Relaxed-paced delicious food tour of North Beach

We had a great time. Blondina gave us a great tour. She obviously loves the neighborhood and the people in the neighborhood love her. That was very good to see. All the food stops... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time. Blondina gave us a great tour. She obviously loves the neighborhood and the people in the neighborhood love her. That was very good to see. All the food stops were very enjoyable. We were signed up to go on Monday, but the weather forecast looked dire. We emailed to see if we could move our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just spent over 3 hours on a Fun Food Tour, walking & eating / drinking (cappuccino) our way all around North Beach. What's not to like? Mangiare. Bere. Our Group Leader Blandina was most knowledgeable, & we enjoyed her stories. A Great Time was had by all. Wear comfortable shoes & come hungry.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tour was fantastic! First time to San Francisco, and the tour was one of my favorite parts. Our guide Blandina was fabulous and really made the tour unique by sharing personal experiences and introducing our group to the sights and sounds of North Beach. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone visiting the city.

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Aldie, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My 12 yr old niece and I took this tour with Esther Kwan...she was overly accommodating regarding gluten issues and was one of the most informative,without being boring, tour guides I have ever had. She was a treasure.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge amount of wonderful food. Funny and informative guide. Would recommend tour for everyone. Small group.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Blandina was so informative and entertaining. Each of the restaurants had amazing food offerings. The churches and jewelry making locations were beautiful. We had alot more food than was needed but enjoyed every bit of it! We did buy alot of items on the way to bring home.

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our first tour of any food tour. Our guide was originally from Brooklyn but lives here. Couple of complaints though. We ended the night with pizza and after all the sweets it was too much. I think it should be done in the reverse or not so many sweets in between! Also, the guide needed to wear a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw a few bad reviews here but don't understand why! We had a wonderful 3.5+ hour tour from Blandina. The tour alone was work the price we paid. We had tasted a cafe latte, meatball sandwich on freshly baked focaccia bread, homemade fudge, popcorn, salami deli sandwich, pizza and a cannoli from Stella's Pastry. Don't eat before. We took the... More 

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Westlake village, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blondina was our tour guide and she was amazing. She has lived in the area for over 40 years and is very knowledgeable. She knows many of the locals and you really get the neighborhood feeling. She has a heart of gold and really rolls out the red carpet on her tour.

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Lakehead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an interesting, informative, and fun tour of North Beach. We tasted coffee, sandwiches, candy, popcorn, pizza, and more. We learned about many places we will return to on later visits. Our tour guide, Blandina, knew the area and the people. We'll recommend this tour to our friends.

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