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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...more
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2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
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All reviews food tour tea tasting cannoli focaccia chinatown tour great tour food stops little italy beach walking caffe roma dim sum chinatown and north beach shop owners fortune cookie factory behind the scenes local history would highly recommend this tour
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a treat! Brian was our tour guide and made this a wonderful experience. Brian was super knowledgable about the city giving us the history of North Beach and Chinatown. He knew all the local food establishments and picked a perfect combination of flavors for...More

Thank Sherly M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really great tour given by our VERY informative local guide Brian (with an I). Excellent food and learnt loads about San Francisco’s history and about its Chinese and Italian immigrants. I’d highly recommend!

Thank Ali_bali82
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not only was this my first time in San Francisco, but it was also my first food tour and let's just say, it was amazing! I had a great time. Brian was the best tour guide I've had. He's a local and very knowledgeable about...More

Thank Rosayda G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Six of us did the tour including two children. Blondina was amazing!! She was interesting and fun and just might know every resident in North Beach. Each stop was delightful and the food was delicious. We would recommend this to anyone looking for a great...More

Thank Aubree C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having traveled quite a bit and gone on multiple tours, we can confidently say that this food tour was one that had really gone beyond our expectations. Brian was our tour guide, and by far, he's probably the best part of the whole experience. He...More

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide Blandina, took us everywhere in North Beach and was able to provide us with morsels not even mentioned in the overview. She even walked us past her home with the yellow door. Loved her to death. The samples were ULTRA generous, including...More

Thank Joni B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have done many foodie tours, this one was one of the best. History, education, great food hard to resist! I highly recommend, won’t disappoint- do not eat before you go, more food then most tours.

Thank livlifetrvl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They cancelled on us the day before claiming that was a power outage for all the restaurants. Amazingly I was able to book another tour last minute in the same area with no problem. I’m assuming that they canceled because there were not enough people.More

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tmRoy, Owner at Local Tastes of the City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I apologize for your experience. Being from San Francisco, when anyone joins us on one of our tours, we feel honored that someone has joined us. As a result, we do whatever we can to avoid cancelling a tour, even when that tour has a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Blandina is a hoot! She knows North Beach and it’s history very well. We were well received at all of our stops and the food was delicious

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was hands down amazing! Brian was the best tour guide. We did Chinatown and North Beach, and the tour was well-paced and short of boring. Brian is a local and knows his history.

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azywzy
15 June 2018|
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Response from ATChalmers | Reviewed this property |
We did tour at night and there were no children on the tour plus alcohol was served at a couple of stops. Best check with the tour as maybe tour in afternoon will be more suitable. Alan
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Amy K
27 September 2015|
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Response from 349nicolek | Reviewed this property |
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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