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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...more
2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
West of Twin Peaks
+1 415-665-0480
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All reviews food tour tea tasting cannoli chinatown tour focaccia food stops great tour little italy beach walking caffe roma dim sum chinatown and north beach fortune cookie factory shop owners local history behind the scenes would highly recommend this tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An entertaining 4 hour evening, even though a rainy night, didn’t phase our guide Brian who was so knowledgable and passionate about food & culture of SF with such a variety and so much food to be sampled. 5 star.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely experience to be guided around Chinatown by Isabelle, who happened to be my private tour guide on this occasion. The food and drink were very tasty! And... that's not all, there's more to the tour: we visited a tiny temple and some typical stores,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a native of the Bay Area, lived in the City for 7 years, and have spent a lot of time here. Yet I learned new facts and saw new things on this tour. Blandina Farley, our guide, has lived in the North Beach neighborhood...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blandina Farley made this tour. She was just fantastic. Her stops were long enough and we ate our fill. Our son is on a gluten free diet, and she even managed to get a pizza for him at the last stop. We started with espresso...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Wow! This was a great tour! The tour guide, Cynthia made the walk both informative and fun. She graciously hosted us to each eatery where she served us scrumptious Italian delicacies! She shared interesting facts and history about North Beach and San Francisco as we...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2018

I've been to walking tours in several countries and this was among the best. No kidding. There was a mix up about whether this was two hours or three, it was three. But the rest - just great. Usually, food tours have little snacks -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018

Our tour group consisted half of locals and half of visiting friends from the east coast. We were really looking forward to the best taste possible of the North Beach neighborhood. The description of the Local Taste of the City Tours dazzled our eyes and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Our guide, Isabella, was great! She was very patient, knowledgeable, and welcoming. It was a wonderful experience overall and if I find myself in San Francisco again, I would not hesitate to take another tour with your company. The multiple food stops and tea tasting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely evening, (it was over 4hours long) of learning about the history of the Chinatown and North Beach areas, sampling some of the best food these places are know for. Brian our guide was knowledgeable and extremely entertaining talking about the cultures...More

Thank lucy610
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We had a great tour with Blandina. She knew everyone around and choose really delightful places. She is a fixture there and it felt like you were touring with the City itself. We got to see even more than was on the tour. She was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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15 June 2018|
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Response from ATChalmers | Reviewed this property |
We did tour at night and there were no children on the tour plus alcohol was served at a couple of stops. Best check with the tour as maybe tour in afternoon will be more suitable. Alan
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26 September 2015|
Response from 349nicolek | Reviewed this property |
This was a tour that started at Chinatown gate. I am sorry I don't know how far it is from the hall.