• 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.

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Our most popular food tour is still the most authentic Mission District Food Tour you'll find.

The Mission District Food Tour-North takes you inside this vibrant neighborhood which is home to dozens of restaurants, with seating for thousands along the Valencia Street Corridor from about 16th to 19th Streets. Besides the quality of the food, which is the result of such fierce competition, the diversity of the food is probably the biggest draw to this area's eateries. Our Mission District Food Tour takes you into this delicious and exciting world. Our guides, your hosts, don't have scripts to read, as they all live in this neighborhood and know these streets intimately.

The best neighborhood for new and exciting restaurants, this area is where to find world famous murals, Victorian homes, nightclubs, and a thriving arts scene. And although we do point out the highlights of the neighborhood as well as some unique and fun historical information, the fact is: We are really here for the food, this is a Mission District Food Tour after all, and this is the tour which celebrates the new innovative eateries as well as those who have been in the neighborhood for decades serving the more traditional Latin American food the neighborhood was known for. We work with dozens of restaurants here and pride ourselves on not doing the same tour, two days in a row. Instead we change the itinerary depending on the group size and tastes and by keeping abreast of the happenings and changes in our roster of dining choices.

Our Mission District Food Tour does travel along the Valencia Street Corridor but we aren't married to one street, we traverse the side streets tasting the best dishes that represent the establishment who made them. Trying new dishes to showcase on our food tours is always so hard but someone has to do it, so we soldier on...Depending on the day, we may have tapas, Yucatecan, empanadas, organic and locavore choices, local fruits and vegies, Salvadorean, Southern BBQ (American), Chilean, Mexican, Japanese, Napoli pizza, Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Indian, cheese tasting, home- made pies, hand-crafted bitters, small batch chocolate, hand-crafted ice cream, third-wave coffee. The menu is never the same twice but this neighborhood has it all. We will stop by at least five different eateries, (usually 7) on our walk, as we eat our way along Valencia and Mission from 15th through 19th Streets.

Many of the restaurants in the area of course serve alcohol, and we do offer this food tour with an alcohol option which is purchased in advance. In fact, the only way to guarantee that your guide will be taking you into establishments that serve drinks is to pay for the drinks in advance, otherwise the guide may take you to places without a bar and you will be wishing you had taken the chance and purchased the upgrade. If you are bold enough and have enough forethought to make that choice:

Click Here for Mission Food & Drink
**Alcoholic beverages will be limited to 2 or 3 due to our liability insurance provider, and out of concern for your safety.

Food tour Highlights

See the neighborhood that was voted hippest in the Nation by Vanity Fair
Eat food from the most inspired chefs in the country
We will visit at least 5 different eateries (usually 7) and sample their creations
The owners and chefs of these fine establishments will meet us to share their story, their inspiration and their vision for the future
See hip Valencia Street, frenetic 16th Street, latin-flavored Mission Street , trendy 18th Street
Fun and interesting hIstorical information and neighborhood trivia, provided by knowledgable, friendly and entertaining guides
We're based in the Mission and all our Mission District guides live here, we know this area better than anyone else

How to Get Here:

If you are taking Bart into the area, your stop for this tour would be the 16th Street Station, buses are numerous, the J-Church Muni Light Rail Service or the F-Line Historic Street Car Service on Market are both ten minute walks, biking couldn't be easier, and parking is not too bad during the daytime hours. There is a parking garage at 16th and Hoff.



Mission District Food Tour- North

Mission District Food Tour- North

What: Explore SF: Mission District Food Tour
When: FRI-SAT- 3:00 Groups of 6 or more may be scheduled anytime
Price $105.00
Duration Approximately 2.5 - 3.5 Hours
Reservations Line: 415.504.3636 Ext 102
E-mail: info@ExploreSanFrancisco.biz

Or if you are feeling thirsty:

Mission Food and Drink Tour

Mission Food and Drink

What: Explore SF: Mission District Food Tour
When: FRI-SAT- 3:00 Groups of 6 or more may be scheduled anytime
Price $130.00
Duration Approximately 2.5 - 3.5 Hours
Reservations Line: 415.504.3636 Ext 102
E-mail: info@ExploreSanFrancisco.biz


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We also offer these related tours:
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