• Wine Tour

    Wine Country in the City

    You’re invited to an urban tasting trip of San Francisco’s wine bars, hosted by a knowledgeable resident and wine enthusiast. Sample wines by the glass, or in flights designed to showcase California's best wines.
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's first neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart and soul of vibrant San Francisco. This culinary journey is so wonderfully vast that we've split the Mission into two tours
  • 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.
  • 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.


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North Beach and Chinatown Culinary Tour

      A food tour of two neighborhoods...
Close neighbors yet seemingly worlds apart

Explore San Francisco presents The North Beach and Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour and North Beach and Chinatown at Night Walking Food Tour, the best and most authentic food tours of North Beach and Chinatown. Both culinary tours take you on a delicious foodie walk through these two neighboring districts where any gourmand would be ecstatic to spend a few hours. Join us on the best and most authentic food tours of San Francisco, to two of the most iconic and best fed neighborhoods imaginable: Chinatown and North Beach. As you learn about the area's history and unique cultures you will sample the best foods that either neighborhood has to offer.

In Chinatown you will be deilighted by the bustling Dim Sum houses, the small cafes, and tea shops. In addition to these usual stops, we take you to the fortune cookie factory, and to off-the-beaten-path eateries, some where no English is spoken and some that don't even have a sign denoting their existence, you have to know that they are there. Luckily for you, we are in the know, as your guides are quite familiar with these areas, where they either were born and raised, or where they have spent so much time, the locals think of them as locals.

You can enter an alley in Chinatown and the signs are in Chinese, and you exit in North Beach next to a bar where Jack Kerouac frequented. Skirting the Barbary Coast, we proceed to the cafes, pizzerias, espresso houses, bakeries, and saloons of North Beach.
This portion of the food tour is mostly all about Italian cuisine as this is San Francisco's Little Italy. The locals are serious about their food, there is even a world-renowned pizza school that is possible stop for this culinary tour. Along the way you will experience Italian spoken as much as English, live small operas in cafes, the aroma of bread being baked, candy being made, coffee roasting, fans cheering at soccer games, milk steaming for espresso, and the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill flying over head.


To make things interestng there are now also two different  versions of this tour: One begins at 11:00AM and one begins at 6:30 making now two walking  tours of these two neighboring neighborhoods that are slightly different depending on the time you depart.

During the day, when the shops, temples, and museums are open so we  explore a bit more. This is the tour that shows you the behind the scenes Chinatown,  take this tour if you are curious about local customs and businesses  and how they operate. We might go into the temples, the herbalist's shop, perhaps we will see a live  poulty seller, the flower stalls, the produce vendor, we will go into a gift shop or two that tourists never get to see.

At night the work-day ends, and as the business world winds down the restaurant and cafe scenes are just waking up and the nightclub & bars, and strip clubs, are getting ready for the night, but the streets are less hectic and the atmosphere is more relaxed.


North Beach & Chinatown Culinary Tour

North Beach and Chinatown Food Tour
  • What: Explore SF: North Beach and Chinatown
    When: Saturday at 11:00AM Cost: $139.00
    Where: Easy meet up location emailed after reservation is made
    Who: Explore San Francisco
    How:Book Online Now    Voucher? Send Your Request Now!    
  • Or call:    415.504.3636 X102.      For info: 415.793.1104


North Beach & Chinatown Culinary Tour
North Beach and Chinatown Nighttime Food Tour

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We also offer these related tours:

North Beach Walk | North Beach FOOD |North Beach Food and Drink| North Beach & Chinatown Food Tours | North Beach & Chinatown at Night
North Beach Pub Crawl | North Beach & Chinatown with Alcatraz| North Beach & Chinatown at Night with Alcatraz| North Beach with Alcatraz


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