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North Beach Culinary Experience with Alcohol Pairing

From US$ 105.00
  • 3-hour food tour of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood
  • Visit five popular and off-the-grid restaurants for food and wine tastings
  • Meet the chefs, chat with the owners, and learn local restaurant tips
North Beach Culinary Experience with Alcohol Pairing
From US$ 105.00
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11am TourMost Popular
Tour departs at 11am
US$ 105.00
3pm Tour
Tour departs at 3pm
US$ 105.00
Experience this Italian-influenced North Beach neighborhood a four-course progressive dining experience. With an intimate group of 12 people or less, follow your food-loving guide to many of the neighborhood's iconic restaurants starting with appetizers followed by an entree and finishing with dessert - all while exploring the neighborhood through your belly and your eyes. Enjoy experience-enhancing alcohol pairings while tasting fare at some of the most popular spots as well as some hidden gems. Sample wood-oven pizza, cioppino, and handmade traditional cannoli or California gelato. Hear gourmet gossip from some of the establishments' owners and learn about North Beach's history, from the Gold Rush to modern day.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group of food-loving new friends in Washington Square Park, a landmark in the heart of North Beach. Start out along the route of your walking tour, which follows an easy, flat route, and includes lots of food stories. Beginning in the morning or afternoon, this outing will last about 3 hours. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide as you walk, and learn about how this neighborhood was part of San Francisco's red-light district during the Gold Rush Days and the Italian Fisherman who made North Beach their home. Stop by some hidden tunnels that were used to smuggle liquor into the city during Prohibition. Your 4-course culinary experience may begin with San Francisco's famous seafood stew, cioppino, while your guide tells you interesting tidbits about the local food and drink scene.

After a second appetizer at a local hangout, you'll enjoy your entree of either some wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast, dating from 1935 or delicious Eggplant Parmesan at a local historical favorite restaurant. Your progressive meal will conclude with California's version of Italy - a fresh filled cannoli or gelato. You'll finish your tour just a couple of blocks from where you started. You're free to explore the fascinating neighborhood on your own from here.

Please note: Samples and locations are subject to change without notice. This experience focuses on quality not quantity. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but you should taste and experience food in a new way – and this is about the quality and flavor! Great things come in small packages…
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Reviewed yesterday
great food, engaging history, great guide

Just took this tour today with Philip, a warm, funny and very knowledgeable food guide and San Francisco history buff. Between excellent North Beach Italian food experiences, we were treated to an unexpected, behind the scenes tour of Chinalive's "8 tables" venue, along with a...More

Thank sfsgreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Had a great time with Philip and the NB Tour

Phillip had a lot of expertise about the history of the North Beach area and the restaraunts in the area.

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Jayne & Michael

We booked the North beach culinary experience as part of the Alcatraz tour package as we were struggling to get tickets for Alcatraz!! What a delightful surprise:) Via email we were sent the meeting point which we walked to (about 20 min walk) after the...More

Thank Jayne E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing tour of North Beach.

I'm a local so I went in expecting to know most of the places, but I ended up discovering some new, favorite restaurants. We went to four delicious restaurants and had amazing food, drinks and wonderful cannolis. Our tour guide Jacob was excellent and very...More

Thank MichelleB9252
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
History, culture, yum

We had such a fun afternoon with Philip in North Beach. From historical streets and sights to our progressive feast, each stop was full of history and humor from a local’s perspective. Philip was as passionate about storytelling as he was food culture, and our...More

Thank CrunchyJiff
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