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Our San Francisco Food Tours take you into the heart of a San Francisco neighborhood. Since 2006, we've been showing the true tastes & tales of Chinatown and Little Italy on food walking tours. Our walking tours are available 7 days a week.

Small-Group Tours

Plan a Group or Corporate Outing

In addition to our public tours, you can also design a custom tour for a corporate event or large reunion, among other gatherings, with 15 or more people.

  • Planning a company outing? We've got you covered. Expect a response within minutes.
  • All tours offer generous samples of food and drink — come hungry!
  • Tours run seven days a week
  • Enjoy a local's take on two iconic San Francisco neighborhoods
  • Perfect for large-group gatherings!
  • These tours can customized to fit your dietary requirements (GF, V)
  • Choose from in-person group tours or a virtual tour with cooking lessons
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Arrange a Private Tour

In addition to our public tours, you can also join us on a private tour with just your friends and family for a fun outing that is suitable for all ages.

  • Try some of the best San Francisco food with family and friends
  • Expect all tastings included — come hungry!
  • Tours run seven days a week
  • Enjoy a local's take on two iconic San Francisco neighborhoods
  • Perfect for bachelorette parties, reunions, and family gatherings!
  • We can customize to your dietary requirements (GF, V)
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The Real Taste of San Francisco

A TRUE local’s perspective

Many of our guides grew up in the very neighborhoods they share with you. ALL of our guides are true locals who love to share this great city with all who visit.

Every tour is ‘Food plus’

Some have called them neighborhood tours disguised as food tours. But can the two ever be separate? History, food, people-it’s all intertwined, and we’ll do it all.

Committed to local

We make a point of supporting local artisans and ensuring we are positively impacting the places we visit on tour. As a result, they treat us and our guests like family.

Come hungry, leave happy

We have all been on those ‘food tours’ that leave you wanting more. And we never want to go on one again, right? So we make sure you will always get your fill.

Frequently Asked Questions

The North Beach\Little Italy Tour and the Chinatown Tour is about three hours and the Chinatown and North Beach\Little Italy is about four hours.

The walking tours are about 7-8 blocks, mostly flat, with 8-9 stops at a nice, easy, leisurely pace.

Absolutely, all food is included. Non-Alcoholic drinks are included on our Chinatown Tour and our North Beach\Little Italy Tours. We include a glass of wine on our Combo Tour of Chinatown and North Beach\Little Italy.

We have walking tours everyday at 10:30am and 2:30pm

We have tours every day. We enjoy taking reservations by telephone, so we can customize your tour to your interests. You can also click here to reach us by email.

Whether you join our tours by yourself or with friends or family, we ensure your enjoyment by keeping our tour sizes small.

In addition to our public tours, you can also join us on a private tour with just your friends and family on our Chinatown, North Beach/Little Italy or our Chinatown and North Beach/Little Italy Food Walking Tour.

Our tour costs include everything, from the tastings to the crafts, everything!

On the North Beach tour, you'll have everything from coffee drinks (lattes, cappuccinos, etc), chocolates, breads, pizza, specialty meats, pastries, and more. On the Chinatown or Chinatown and North Beach Food Walking Tour, you'll have everything from dim sum (at least five or six types), fortune cookies, teas, and more. Many of our guests are, to put it mildly, not hungry, and you're not going to know that until after the tour is over.

We really suggest that you don't eat much before the tour. On each of our tours, you'll be tasting a wide variety of phenomenal food.

If you reserve your tour online, we'll e-mail or call you to confirm your reservation.

Even though we can accommodate same-day reservations for our San Francisco tours, when we have spaces, since we keep our groups small, we would suggest reserving your San Francisco tour in advance.

If your desired San Francisco tour has reached it's capacity, we can suggest another San Francisco tour time and date.

One of the founders, Tom Medin, has been guiding our San Francisco tours for close to a decade.

Local Tastes of the City San Francisco Tours is a group of passionate, professional, and certified guides with years of experience leading adventures in our San Francisco tours.

We live here; we can't imagine living anywhere else. We love the City and want you to also experience its magic.