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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

    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!

    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.

A Cannoli and Coffee Moment

A Cannoli and Coffee Moment

North Beach cannoli and coffee go so well together that I am glad I live in the Mission District.

But if you are sharing a cannoli with a good friend, do you know the proper way to cut a cannoli in half so that you don’t crush the delicate pastry? One of our customers will demonstrate in this video, and below that is a tried and true recipe for delicious iced coffee, New Orleans Style. Buon Gusto!


New Orleans-Style Iced Coffee
Adapted from the NYTimes; use Blue Bottle Coffee‘s special chicory blend for true New Orleans flavor. Not crazy about chicory, I use Graffeo Coffee (located in North Beach). Graffeo has been in business for decades and IMHO is the best coffee in San Francisco.
Coffee concentrate will last two weeks in the fridge.

Ingredients:
1/3 of a cup coarse ground coffee
1 1/2 cups cold filtered water
milk
ice
good dark-grade maple syrup or agave syrup
almond extract

Directions:
In a glass jar gently mix coffee grounds and water trying not to agitate the beans too much. Cover and let rest at room temperature overnight, or twelve hours. Strain through cheesecloth or coffee filter to yield a dark, powerful coffee concentrate. Pour two inches or so of concentrate over ice, fill rest of glass with milk. For a Yankee twist sweeten with a glug of dark maple syrup, or use agave syrup. Add a drop of almond extract to really put it over the top. Stir and enjoy.

 

Graffeo Art & Science 2

Graffeo Art & Science 2

Graffeo Art & Science

Graffeo Art & Science

Graffeo Beans

Graffeo Beans

On our Explore San Francisco, North Beach Food Tour, we often stop at Victoria Pastry and Graffeo Coffee. If you are interested in attending, please contact us and let us know that you want to visit these two establishments on your tour!

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