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  • Little Saigon

    Little Saigon and Tendernob

    Little Saigon and the Tendernob are two Tenderloin neighborhoods that are home to large immigrant populations and some of the best food in the city. Join us as we take you on the only food tour of this district and explore the flavors of Asia, the Middle East, and beyond!
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's 1st neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart & soul of this vibrant city. This area is so rich in culture, that we have 4 Mission food tours & 2 neighborhood walks.
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the beatniks.
  • Scenic Running

    Scenic Running

    Just a short run from the urban landscape of San Francisco's busy city streets you will find numerous trails and parks offering phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the City Skyline and other gems.
  • Chinatown


    Established in the 1840s, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Our food and walking tours are 2nd to none.
  • Parrots!


    Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two flocks of wild Parrots here. These Parrots have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco.

castro food tour

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The Castro Upper Market Neighborhood Food Tour

The Castro (Castro, Duboce Triangle, Upper Market)

The Castro District, Duboce Triangle, and The Upper Market neighborhoods have quietly been undergoing a food renaissance. The area, long known for its diversity and nightlife is now also known as one of the most important culinary destinations in the city. This is ground zero for a home grown and well fed neighborhood food revolution. Join us on this great food tour, as we explore San Francisco!

Head west on Market Street and once you cross Dolores, tree lined streets shade Victorian and Edwardian buildings where sidewalk cafes and hidden bistros serve global cuisines for sophisticated pallettes. Cafe society is alive and well here, and the mix of eateries reflects the diversity of the local residents. This food and drink tour in the Castro is led Wednesdays and Fridays.

New development in this part of the city has almost doubled the available restaurant space, and some of the best chefs in San Francisco have just recently opened new locations to receptive and enthusastic diners.


  • Leisurely stroll tree lined streets as the colorful street cars roll along Market Street
  • Experience the neighborhood and hear about its exciting past
  • Visit an ultra-modern food hall where some of San Francisco's most talented and up-and-coming chefs showcase their innovative cuisine
  • We may sip wine at a quaint sidewalk cafe, or margaritas at a trend setting modern day version of a taqueria
  • We may have French cuisine, or Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Burmese, German, Southern America, Thai, Middle Eastern, Italian, and/ or Seafood
  • We will stop at iconic neighborhood establishments that have been in business for decades
  • At the end of the 19th century this was Little Scandinavia, we will see some of the buildings that visually reflect that influence
  • See the Castro Theatre and hear about the Irish neighborhood of Eureka Valley
  • Once upon a time, this was considered by many to be Gay Mecca. Those days may be past, but the Castro's gay population is alive and well
  • We will eat our way through this exciting district and you will meet the chefs and restaurant owners who will share their stories with you
  • You will explore the neighborhood as an insider, a local, and by the time we have dessert you will feel like you live here



    When: Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:00pm
    Cost: $129
    Duration: 2-3 hours,
    Difficulty: Some hills
    Reservations Line: 415.504.3636
    Reservations Online: reservations.php
    Map & Directions
    More Information: 415.688.2121
    E-mail: reservations@ExploreSF.biz




    Whoa! This is one amazing urban hike and delicious food tour! You'll learn about the colorful history of this historic area as westroll this lively and lovely neighborhood. As we go, we'll be pointing out places that aren't in the guide books and that you'd probably miss on your own. You'll be seeing the neighborhood as a local....



    We also offer these related tours:

    Japantown with Spa
      | Downtown Cocktails  |  North Beach Walk  |  North Beach Food |  North Beach & Chinatown

    Polk Street Food  |    Alcatraz Package Tours   |  Chinatown Food   |   Chinatown Walk   |  Mission Food    |    Mission Walk   |


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