Mission District Food Tours
Mission District Food Tour- North:
Valencia Street Corridor, Mission Street, Dolores Street,
from about 16th to 18th Streets. This is ground zero for the
Mission foodie scene, and where San Franciscans go to dine out .
Mission District Food Tour- North
Mission Vegetarian, A Mid-Mission Food Tour:
In the city's biggest foodie district, join us for San Francisco's only vegetarian
food tour, and enjoy the best veggie and vegan fare that SF has to offer!
Mission Vegetarian Food Tour
Mission Sweets, A Dessert Tour:
Celebrating the sweet side of life in San Francisco's most delicious
neighborhood. Visit and sample sweet desserts at 5-7 sweet spots!
North Beach Food Tours
North Beach Food Tour:
A unique fact about our Little Italy in North Beach: The first wave of
Italian immigrants were almost exclusively from Liguria in Northern Italy.
There was some Sicilian immigration several years later but to this day,
North Beach in San Francisco remains the only predominately
Northern Italian enclave in the US.
Chinatown Food Tours
The Real Chinatown Food Tour:
Chop Suy, Egg Foo Yung, Fortune Cookies, Moo Goo Gai Pan, and Shrimp
With Lobster Sauce were all invented in SF. Come and find out what other
surprises this exotic district has in store for the culinary world.
Explore Chinatown with Optional Luncheon:
We explore this district and take you to places that tourists rarely see.
We explore the city within a city, and travel the back alleys where the locals
conduct their daily business away from the tourist drag. The air is faintly scented
with incense and tea, and English is not widely spoken, this is the real Chinatown.
An optional luncheon at one of our favorite Chinatown restaurants follows the tour
North Beach and Chinatown Food Tours
North Beach and Chinatown Culinary:
Can't make up your mind? These areas are just across the street from each other
and together they compliment the palate and inspire the imagination.
North Beach & Chinatown Culinary Tour
Private Progressive Food Tours
Private Progressive Food Tours:
Progressive Food Tours are the latest thing for event planners in the know. So new that
most people have not heard of them yet. These tours are a little different than a everyday
food tour, much more fun than just going to one restaurant, more intimate than a catered
event. Like going out to eat but each course is served at a different restaurant. Why settle
for a meal at one restaurant, when you can eat the whole neighborhood?
Reservations and Information
Ferry Building Food Tours
Explore the Ferry Building and Market Place:
We attend the markets on market days, and on days with no market we
spend more time in the Ferry Building Marketplace and depending
on the day may sample some wines. FYI- Some food tours take their
guests around the market to try the free samples that are put out by
the vendors for the public at large. We are not one of those tour companies.
Ferry Building & Market Food & WIne
Ferry Building with Wine Tasting:
On days with no markets we may sample wines, certain tours and events will focus
on wines and will be listed as such in the calendar.
Ferry Building & Market Food & Wine
Neighborhood Food Tours
Little Saigon and the Tendernob:
Little Saigon is home to San Francisco's Vietnamese population and some
of the city's best places to find delicious& exotic Southeast Asian food.
Tendernob next door is a neighborhood of contrasts, of art students,
and immigrants, and restaurants serving food from all over the globe.
Little Saigon & The TenderNob Food Tour
Polk Street Food Tour:
Join Explore San Francisco, on a stroll through one of our favorite
San Francisco neighborhoods. Russian Hill, with Polk Street as it's main
thoroughfare, has been very remaking it's gritty street-food
vibe into something more gentrified. If you aren't from the neighborhood,
you may not have noticed. Luckily, your guide is from the neighborhood.
Castro Upper Market Neighborhood Food Tour:
Long known for it's progressive lifestyles, nightlife and a diverse population,
The Castro and the surrounding "Micro-Hoods" of Duboce Triangle, Twin Peaks
The Mastro, KFC Heights, Eureka Valley, and Upper Market, have become
destinations for diners seeking a globally inspired food scene that focuses on fresh
and local, sustainable and organic, but always innovative and inspirational.
Neighborhood Tours with Some Food or
with Food Option at Tour's Conclusion
Explore Japantown with Spa, Shopping and Luncheon:
Join us tour in San Francisco's most unique neighborhood, ignored
by most tour companies, we love Japantown and know it better
than most. Join us on this tour as we take in an historic walk, then
we have a delicious lunch, you'll have some time for shopping,
then either an afternoon at the spa or a forty five minute massage.
Japantown with Lunch, Spa or Massage
Explore Chinatown with Luncheon Afterwards:
Join our spectacular Chinatown guides as they take you on a real insider's
only tour of this city within a city. Travel through the back alleys, participate
in ceremonies at Buddhist Temples, and more as you see the real Chinatown
as only locals usually see it. Then afterwards, if you like, you will have
a luncheon at one of the best restaurants in Chinatown.
Explore The Mission with Lunch Afterwards:
You want the Mission? We've got the Mission! hipsters, artists,
restaurants & cafes, Mariachis, Yuppies, Nightclubs, sidewalk food
vendors, but not many tourists. Word is getting out now, Vanity
Fair has declared this the hippest neighborhood in the US.
Mark Zuckerberg has even purchased a house here, and we
are not saying where, but there goes the neighborhood.
Explore the Mission District Tour (Optional Lunch)
SOMA Food and Wine:
This tour is on temporary hiatus
Explore The Real Wharf ( followed by optional lunch):
Scratch beneath the surface of souvenir shops and corporate eateries
and you'll find evidence of a very busy fisherman's wharf, a busy
cannery, and an assortment of other industries that required easy
access to the sea. There is still much to see, interesting historical
sites and hidden in plain sight are establishments serving great food.
Gold Rush to Silver Boom and the Gilded Age (Optional Lunch):
An era of great wealth, of opulence and greed, corruption and entitlement. But also
an era of preventable human suffering and tragedy. The few at the very top, controlled
those below with indifference and disdain. We aren't talking about today. We aren't
talking about the Gold Rush either, but the last half of the 19th century up until about
the beginning of the Edwardian age, and the great quake and fire of 1906.
Explore San Francisco
Food and Drink Tours
Wine Country in the City:
This tour runs in different neighborhoods and features the best
wine pouring establishments, wineries, wine bars, wine merchants,
and wine clubs in each neighborhood.
Wine Country in the City Tour
North Beach Pub Crawl:
This tour is just as it sounds, a crawl through North Beach's worst saloons, bars and pubs.
Downtown Masters Craft Craft Cocktail Tour:
See the master mixologists in action. Try the latest trendy drinks
and for good measure, we throw in a dive bar or two.
Explore San Francisco Food Tours with
Included or Optional Drink Pairings
Mission Food and Drink
The Mission District Food Tour-North with libation:
Castro, Upper Market Neighborhood Food and Wine Tour
Internationally famous for it's diversity and nightlife,
the Castro is now known for it's food scene as well.