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Local Tastes of the City Tours in San Francisco



Come with us inside the real San Francisco and taste one of the culinary and cultural capitals of the world, as you savor the real City through your touch, your senses, and your excitement.

Whether you're enjoying coffee, chocolate, bakeries, delis, and the beat generation in North Beach, or Dim sum, Chinese antiques, musical instruments, fortune cookies, Asian cookware and produce in Chinatown, or Seafood and schooners in Fisherman's Wharf, you'll experience the real San Francisco.

Come join our small group, behind-the-scenes tours of North Beach, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Haight, and Golden Gate Park. You'll feel like a local as you meet local artisans, taste the food, see how it's made, and feel like a San Franciscian.

Unique tours, where you’ll be amazed by everything that’s included at such an affordable price; where there are never additional costs. For example, on our North Beach tour, you’ll have everything from fresh roasted coffee, focaccia sandwiches, fresh truffles, and a wonderful variety of baked goods fresh from 125-year-old brick ovens, pastries, olive oil tastings and more. And just when you think nothing more could be included, you’ll be surprised by another new craft or treat that is part of the tour.

Personal tours, whether you join us by yourself or with friends or family, where we ensure your enjoyment by limiting our tour sizes to 8-10 people or less and keeping our tours affordable. If your group is over 10 people, either call or send us an e-mail and we'll customize a tour for your group. Whether your group is 15, 50, or more, we'll make sure that you have a phenomenal time.

You'll meet the very artisans up close and personal. You’ll join them baking bread, taste incredible world-class food from local chefs, and experience the City only locals know. That is, the City that grabs onto your heart and never lets go.

Experience a city of wonder and magic. A place with amazing hidden views, fascinating architecture, remarkable cultures, and food unparalleled anywhere in the world.

Local Tastes of the City Tours is a group of passionate, professional, and certified guides who have been leading adventures in San Francisco for some time. We live here; we can’t imagine living anywhere else. We love the City and want you to experience its magic.

"Explore the culinary side of San Francisco's Italian enclave"
USA Today

"Great way to get a true local's flavor of the city"
Where Magazine

Local Tastes of the City literally is a way to eat your way through San Francisco. And the city is delicious!
Tango Diva

Come join our adventures; you will never forget them!

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We have tours every day. In addition to daytime hours, we can also be reached in the evening. We enjoy taking reservations by telephone, so we can customize your tour to your interests. You can also reach us by e-mail.

Whether you join by yourself or with friends or family, we ensure your enjoyment by limiting our tour sizes to 8-10 people or less. If your group is over 10 people, call us or send us an e-mail and we'll customize a tour for your group. Whether your group is 15, 50, or more, we'll make sure that you have an phenomenal time.

We can accommodate same day reservations.

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, when we have spaces, since we limit our tours to eight to ten people or less, we would suggest reserving your tour in advance. If your desired tour has reached it's size limit, we can suggest another time and date.

If you prefer to pay for your tour when join us, instead of pre-payment, please call or e-mail us to make reservations.

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

As our way of saying thank you, we'll apply a ten dollar discount to all tours reserved online. If you reserve by telephone or e-mail, please mention this website and we'll apply the same discount.

If you reserve online, our rates for the North Beach, Chinatown and Chinatown and North Beach by Night Tours are:
Adults - $59
Youths (15-18) - $39
Children with parent or guardian (8-14) - $15
Children under 8 with parent or guardian - No Charge

Please note, the above rates include the $10 discount.

As you'll be eating during the tour, we recommend that you decide whether to add the optional meal after the tour is over. You can skip the meal, have it after the tour, or have it anytime in the future. As an example, on the North Beach tour, you'll have everything from coffee drinks (lattes, cappuccinos, etc), chocolates, breads, olive oil tasting, specialty meats, pastries, and more. On the Chinatown or Night tours, 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.

Changing or Canceling Reservations
If you need to cancel or change your reservation, we would appreciate 24 hours notice. In that case, we will fully refund any and all charges. If an emergency or something unexpected occurs in less than 24 hours from your tour reservation, please let us know. We try to be very flexible, even when there is less than 24 hours notice.

Our daytime tours start at approximately 10:00am and 2:00pm. The night tour starts at 6:00pm.

The tours are easy three hour strolls, followed by the option of a complete meal. We recommend that you allow yourself at least an hour for the meal. The meals are really incredible and we recommend that you give yourself time to relax and enjoy them.

If you decide to enjoy the optional meal after the tour, you’ll have a meal at a top-rated San Francisco restaurant and indulge in the chef’s favorite dishes. You’ll have the advantage of our connections and have an amazing meal for an amount that only friends of the chef would usually have, for far less than you’d be able to get on your own. The optional complete meal after the tour (with wine, desert, and several courses) is an additional $20-25, depending on the restaurant. You are welcome to enjoy the meal privately or as part of a group.








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