• 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 3 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.

North Beach/ Little Italy Food Tour
& North Beach Food & Wine Tour    north beach food

North Beach is a food lover's feast and we are delighted to be your guides on this wonderful North Beach Food Tour. As you enter this neighborhood you will begin to notice the scent of baking bread and the aroma of strong coffee. On our food tour, our stops and dining choices change but chances are we'll be having antipasti, appetizers, pizza, pasta, breads, and we'll likely end with canolli from one of the oldest and best Italian bakeries anywhere! But just to make sure we've covered all the bases, we will probably have tiramisu from an even older Italian eatery that first opened it's doors in 1880. We all love home made fudge as much as we love hand-made truffles, so we usually have both and let you decide which is your favorite! Some of the best coffee in the world is roasted right here in North Beach and we have been invited to observe their tried and true process.



We will start with pasta which is how they begin their meals in Italy and
along the way we will make at least 5 stops to eat at otherplaces. The focus will be Italian but we might throw in some other foods to mix things up. But one thing is for sure, it will be delicioso!


All of our tours are rich in history and this neighborhood has a wonderful past to share. During the Gold Rush of 1849, North Beach was home to people from all over the globe. Italians arrived in North Beach, mainly from the northern region of Liguria. Many of the first Italians to arrive were men, once these men had earned enough money for the passage, they would send for their families back home. By the 1880's, California had become a leading fishery and its coastal waters were dominated by Italian fishermen and their graceful sailing "felucca's"

In the 1900's Sicilian family blocks began to arrive in San Francisco in great numbers, attracted by relatively similar climate and  good fishing conditions.Competition heated up between the Northern Italians and the Sicilians, as they were referred to then. The restaurant scene flourshed as a result. That is the kind of competition where no one really loses! We support that.

The Latin Quarter is what this area was once called, as it not only was the center for the Italians but the Spanish speakers as well. To this day, there are still several Basque restaurants in the district, a mixture of French and Spanish influences, frequently we stop in at one of these eateries to try their unique dishes.


There is a lot to see in this historic and monumental district but come hungry because on this tour we will be focusing on the food of North Beach. And what great food it is!

 

 

 

Tour Highlights

At least 5 Differing and Delicious Eateries Visited
Depending on the day and the size of our group we may visit:
Coffee Roaster
Italian Bakery
Candy Maker
Master Truffle Chef
Fondue
Gelatoria
Pizza School
Espresso House
Sidewalk Cafe
Neighborhood Italian Deli
Basque Restaurant
Prohibition Era Speakeasy
Gold Rush Era Saloon
Beatnik Era Coffee House
Pasta Restaurant
Artisan Food Store
Visit to St Francis National Shrine- If open
See the Barbary Coast
North Beach walk
Historic and entertaining highlights narrated by knowledgable bi-lingual guide

Tour Highlights with Alcohol Pairings

Enjoy famed North Beach wine and cocktails during the food tour
and afterwards, visit legendary haunts featuring world famous cocktails.

North Beach Food

North Beach Food

North Beach Food and Wine

North Beach Food
  • What: North Beach Food
    When: Thursdays at 6:30PM
    Fridays and Sundays at 11:00AM
    Cost: $99.00
    Duration 2.5-3.5 Hours
    Where: Meeting location sent after purchase
    Who: Explore San Francisco
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  • What: North Beach Food & Wine
    When: Thursdays at 6:30PM
    Fridays and Sundays at 11:00AM
    Duration 2.5-3.5 Hours
    Cost: $120.00
    Where: Meeting location sent after purchase
    Who: Explore San Francisco

    Or call:   415.504.3636 x102.     

 

Must be 21 with ID
Enjoy, but we won't over- serve you.
If there is doubt about whether you should drive,
we will pay for your LYFT home.

 

 

Other Considerations



GRATUITY
Gratuity for your tour guide is customary, though not required.
The industry A is 20%, and can be given to your guide in cash at the conclusion of your tour.
PURCHASE TICKETS
We recommend making your reservation at least 7 days in advance to ensure availability. Ticket sales end 24 hours before each tour.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS REQUIRED
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.
CANCELATIONS DUE TO LOW TICKET SALES
24 hours before the tour, sales will end. At that point a final decision will be made by the tour guide whether or not to conduct the tour
Because of agreements with many of our tour partners, we must cancel tours with less than 4 guests in attendance. Please check your email.                                                                                         

REGARDING PUBLIC INTOXICATION WHILE ON OUR TOUR

Please note: While there will be drinking, we will be serving you no more than 2 or 3 drinks for the entire tour. If we see that you are purchasing additional alcohol, we will slow our service accordingly.
We are not obligated to discuss this with you, we are letting you know now. Our prime directive on tour is to make sure that everyone has a great time. Therefore we do not cater to drunks.
All drunks will be left behind, or we will put you in a LYFT home. But you will not be allowed to continue the tour. And there are no refunds whatsoever.

North Beach Walking Tour

Click here for a Photo Tour of North Beach Food Tours

Click here for a Photo Tour of North Beach

 

 

 


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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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