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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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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour
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Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

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So Much Delicious Food

Huge amount of wonderful food. Funny and informative guide. Would recommend tour for everyone. Small group.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge amount of wonderful food. Funny and informative guide. Would recommend tour for everyone. Small group.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our guide Blandina was so informative and entertaining. Each of the restaurants had amazing food offerings. The churches and jewelry making locations were beautiful. We had alot more food than was needed but enjoyed every bit of it! We did buy alot of items on the way to bring home.

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is our first tour of any food tour. Our guide was originally from Brooklyn but lives here. Couple of complaints though. We ended the night with pizza and after all the sweets it was too much. I think it should be done in the reverse or not so many sweets in between! Also, the guide needed to wear a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw a few bad reviews here but don't understand why! We had a wonderful 3.5+ hour tour from Blandina. The tour alone was work the price we paid. We had tasted a cafe latte, meatball sandwich on freshly baked focaccia bread, homemade fudge, popcorn, salami deli sandwich, pizza and a cannoli from Stella's Pastry. Don't eat before. We took the... More 

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Westlake village, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Blondina was our tour guide and she was amazing. She has lived in the area for over 40 years and is very knowledgeable. She knows many of the locals and you really get the neighborhood feeling. She has a heart of gold and really rolls out the red carpet on her tour.

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Lakehead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an interesting, informative, and fun tour of North Beach. We tasted coffee, sandwiches, candy, popcorn, pizza, and more. We learned about many places we will return to on later visits. Our tour guide, Blandina, knew the area and the people. We'll recommend this tour to our friends.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A more accurate description of this tour would be, "A walking tour of North Beach including informative dialogue about the neighborhood, stops in various shops, and an occasional food tasting or snacking." When signing up for this food walking tour, my brother, sister-in-law, and I were under the impression that the emphasis would be on walking and eating often. We... More 

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tmRoy, Owner at Local Tastes of the City Tours, responded to this review

I apologize for your experience. Our goal is to weave the true fabric of North Beach\Little Italy into our food tour, so our guests experience the real flavor of the neighborhood. We want our guests to enjoy a wide variety of local foods and to feel like they have experienced the neighborhood with a true local. From Caffe Roma, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time on the tour! We are locals and from time to time like to do touristy things to learn more about the city we live in. The tour guide was super knowledgeable and knew all the history of every corner of that place. The food we got to try was amazingly tasty and fresh! I would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something that would give us a taste of the area and this was it. Our guide was very knowledgeable as he was born and raised in the area. The selection of food stops was great: coffee, sandwiches, pizza, cannoli, etc. All excellent! Highlights along the way included Washington Park, St Peter and Paul Church, a jewelry... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this tour. Tom was a very entertaining guide. The food was excellent especially the deli and Toms stories were even better.

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