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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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North Beach/Little Italy food tour

This food tour was one of the best we have taken in San Francisco. Our guide Blondina lived in area and new everything about everything and made our tour so enjoyable. I would... read more

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This food tour was one of the best we have taken in San Francisco. Our guide Blondina lived in area and new everything about everything and made our tour so enjoyable. I would recommend this tour 100%. It was so good that we will take it again when we are back in San Fran.

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Huntington Beach, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took the North Beach/Little Italy Food Tour and it was a great experience with wonderful tastings throughout. Jim was a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. I had lived in SF previously and learned a number of new things about this area and the city from Jim. The places we stopped on the tour for tastes were all very good with... More 

Thank Erika B
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Esther was absolutely fantastic. She took us to 2 separate restaurants for AMAZING dim sum, took us visit a fortune cookie factory, and had a tea tasting to finish it off. I feel that the most valuable part was the knowledge of the area and culture she shared with us along the way. She truly immersed us within the Chinese... More 

Thank Alexis F
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all, I felt like I was visiting an uncle who has lived in the city for a long time. Tom is so nice and chatted with you like a new friend. He introducing the newcomers to great local food! His selection of food was absolutely delicious! I really felt like I was on a food adventure that only... More 

Thank Rebecca J
Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lois is a wonderful guide and actually grew up in Chinatown so knew the area and shared a bit about growing up there and how it has changed. She did a great job and my niece and nephew really enjoyed. Always tough with kids, but they had only positive things to say to their parents when they got home. Also... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love to travel internationally and still loved and learned from the SF Chinatown tour. We enjoyed the variety of foods, stories of history in Chinatown and a trip through the local market. Thistour takes you past all the tourist spots on Grnat street and into 'real Chinatown.'

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Lois was amazing - it is clear that she loves SF and the Chinatown area. She was very knowledgeable and entertaining - we learned a lot about Chinese culture, about Chinatown and San Francisco history. As for food, we had some really good dumplings, we stopped at a fortune cookie factory and at a Chinese bakery for some... More 

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Ennis, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour. Plenty of great food and a knowledgeable tour guide. I recommend this tour if you want a little taste of authentic food and some San Francisco history. Don't eat before you go. Well worth your time and money.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We met Blondina, our guide, on Columbus and Union to begin a fascinating tour of the restaurants, coffee shops, bread and candy making shops of this historically Italian section of the greatest city in the world. Having lived in the heart of North Beach for many years as an artist and author, Bolndina was just chock full of insider information... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother was visiting and so for fun we did this food walking tour of Chinatown. I live here in San Francisco and somehow am never able to find terrific places to eat in Chinatown. Lois did a great job - our tour opened with a good overview of Chinatown and its history. Then we had some fantastic Dim Sum,... More 

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