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Local Tastes of the City Tours

2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
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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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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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  • Poor1%
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“food tour” (190 reviews)
“cannoli” (53 reviews)
“tea tasting” (55 reviews)
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2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
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"north beach little italy tour"
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

One of the least inspiring food tours we've been on. Guide was obviously there to supplement his income and knew very little about food. At the start he asked if we'd like to cancel as the fortune cookie bakery was closed, we all said no...More

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tmRoy, Manager at Local Tastes of the City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2015

I apologize for your experience. A number of the stops that we include on our night tour had to close, due to an unexpected emergency. Unfortunately, we learned about the unexpected emergency too soon to the start of the tour to reach our guests that...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

North Beach in San Francisco is one of the most amazing places in the city. My husband and I go there about once every three months. We drive from home which takes us only about an hour and we spend the night in a hotel....More

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

My wife & I enjoyed a wonderful North Beach/Little Italy walking tour with Blandina, whose knowledge of her neighborhood and friendship with local business owners truly drew us into this community and made us feel welcome at each stop. We savored many special gourmet treats!...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

I've taken many tours and found the best are given by natives of the city.Tom Medin and Blandina have life experiences growing up in Little Italy that make this tour even more special.We started off with delicious fresh roasted coffee.They had an awesome antique roaster...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Absolutely fantastic way to experience a local neighbourhood- with a true local identity! A quiet day ensured we had Blandina's company just for us. Blandina was knowledgeable and passionate about the North Beach and we were able to meet so many locals- and their beautiful...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Blandina personalized the tour and brought her stories/history to life. She is awesome in her hospitality as well as an expert on Little Italy North Beach. She took us to great food places to sample Italian fare. I am familiar with North Beach, but she...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Thank you Local Tastes for the unique tour of Chinatown with a true local that grew up in Chinatown. We learned a lot of history and ate good food. Judi

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Reviewed 21 October 2015

We loved this tour! We had the good fortune of not only having Blandina introduce us to her neighborhood but as it was a slow day, we were the only 2 on the tour. Her love for her neighborhood was evident immediately and the warmth...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I brought a group from Fresno, CA to Taste of Chinatown (we had 20 in the group). Lois met us and took us on the greatest tour. I personally loved the tea house. It was informative and also opened my eyes to some great tea....More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Fantastic tour - would highly recommend it. There were only three of us and the tour guide on the night (a Monday), so it was a personal experience which wasn't at all rushed. Great fun to explore Chinatown and North Beach and try lots of...More

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Amy K
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This was a tour that started at Chinatown gate. I am sorry I don't know how far it is from the hall.
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