• 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.


Mission Sweets: A Dessert TourPaula of Chile Lindo


Celebrating all that is sweet in the world, this
dessert tour takes you to the sweet spots in the Mission
and the desserts are as varied as they are interesting,
like the neighborhood itself.


The Mission Sweets Dessert and Chocolate Tour-leads you inside this colorful neighborhood known for it's great culinary tradition. We are on a quest to satisfy your sweet tooth and as you'll see we couldn't have come to a sweeter or richer destination. Besides the quality of the food, which is the result of fierce competition, the diversity of the food is probably the biggest draw to this area's food scene. Our Mission Sweets Food Tour takes you into this diverse and delicious world.

Like our other ExploreSF Mission Food Tours, our dessert tour will not be the same tour two days in a row. There are so many choices for wonderful stops for dessert, we couldn't just pick a few, so we will try to go to them all. Making a rotation every few days, from cupcakes to hand-crafted ice cream, from pie to small batch chocolates, from Maple-Bacon donuts to Whoopie Pies, if it's sweet, and it's good, it's here for us to discover as we Explore The Mission District for the best desserts in the city.

Our guides, your hosts, all live in this neighborhood and know these streets intimately. Join us as we find the sweetest spots that this gourmand neighborhood has to offer.

Learn about this Mission's past as well as it's interesting culinary history while trying some of the best sweets that the SF has to offer. From hand-crafted chocolates, traditional American pies, the best ice cream you've ever had, authentic latin postres, and the best desserts made with molecular gastronomy,  you will leave with a sugar rush and newfound knowledge of the Mission.
Ticket includes all tastings. This tour is a walking tour, walking just over 1 mile at a relaxed place with plenty of opportunities to sit down.


What's Included

A cultural and culinary history of The Mission District
3-5 delicious dessert tastings
A knowledgeable and friendly tour guide


After lunch on  Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:00PM
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3:00PM

What to Bring

A bottle of water
Umbrella, hoodie, or poncho (tours run rain or shine)
A camera to document your experience
Comfortable shoes for walking

Other Considerations

Gratuity for your tour guide is customary, though not required.
The industry standard is 20%, or $11 per ticket and can be given to your guide in
cash at the conclusion of your tour.

We recommend making your reservation at least 7 days in advance to ensure availability.
Ticket sales end 24 hours before each tour.

Tours require a minimum of 4 guests to run. If your scheduled tour does not reach this
minimum number of guests then we will attempt to find another date that suits your schedule.

The Mission is also one of the largest districts in the city of San Francisco and the weather is always five degrees warmer than in the rest of the city. With such a strong tradition rooted in food and such a large area to cover, we have four food tours that we offer here and each are decidedly different.

Mission Sweets

Mission Sweets: a Mid-Mission Dessert Tour

What: Mission Sweets: A Dessert Tour
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays@ 1:00.
Explore Alcatraz with Mission Sweets: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays @ 3:00
Groups of 6 or more may be scheduled anytime
Price $55.00
Duration Approximately 2-2.5 Hours
Reservations: 415.504.3636 x 102

Mission Sweets

Explore Alcatraz with a Mission Sweets: A Dessert Tour $116
Dessert Tour: 3:00PM on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays paired with a mid-morning Alcatraz Tour

Alcatraz and Mission Sweets: A Dessert Tour


The Mission Sweets Tour is featured in this Travelocity Roaming Gnome/ Fong Bros Video.
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Explore The Mission Walking Tour


Golden Fire Hydrant- (Earthquake and Fire of 1906)

Dolores Park

Murals and Gardens

The Mission Dolores

Mission Food Tours

Scroll over to see some of the sweetest spots in the Mission:


Mission Tours Ticket Prices:
North Mission and South Mission Food Tours $110, Mission Food & Drink $130, Mission Veggie $99, Mission Sweets $55
Explore The Mission, $40, With Lunch $65, Pope to Porn $85, Subversive Mission $40 with Lunch $65
Alcatraz and Mission Sweets $116 Alcatraz and Mission North $149 Alcatraz and Mission Food and Drink $169
Reservations: 415.504.3636 Ext. 102
E-mail: reservations@ExploreSanFrancisco.biz

¡Los Mejores Excursiones La Misión!:

Mission Walk | Mission FOOD | Mission FOOD & DRINKThe Mission South Tour |
Explore Alcatraz and The Mission | Pope to Porn | Mission Vegie | Mission Sweets |

We also offer these related tours:

Polk Street Food
Downtown Cocktails  |    North Beach Walk  |  North Beach Food   |  North Beach & Chinatown
Alcatraz Package Tours    |   Chinatown Food |  Chinatown Walk  |  Mission Food    |    Mission Walk   |     Mission Food & Drink



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