San Francisco: Secret Food Tour of North Beach and Chinatown

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Experience the unique tastes of San Francisco with a food tour of North Beach and Chinatown. Enjoy a journey through the Gold Rush days of the Barbary Coast and enjoy food tastings along the way.


  • Awaken your taste buds with coffees, pizza, ice cream, and other delights
  • Visit San Francisco’s Little Italy – the buzzing neighborhood of North Beach
  • Continue your food adventure in the heart of Chinatown with a dim sum tasting
  • See one of the first and oldest still-operating Chinese temples in the USA
  • Learn how immigrants shaped San Francisco by sharing their fantastic food


Our experienced guides will take you on a delicious journey through the Gold Rush days of the Barbary Coast. While most tour companies only focus on one neighborhood over the other, we dive deep into both to offer you a taste of the best of both worlds. On your journey, you’ll bite into pizza with a surprise topping straight from the Pacific bay! You will explore West Coast coffee culture, savor dim sum like you’ve never tasted, and find yourself wanting more of our secret bite! You’ll also discover the inner workings of our world famous cable cars, investigate the naughty red light district, uncover where the “The Godfather” was written and conceived, and wander through the alleys where the original miner 49’ers cashed in their sacks of new found gold. All in one afternoon! We'll begin in front of the San Francisco Cable Car Museum and learn about the world's only working manual cable car system! Then, we will start our Italian journey by fueling up with a flight of coffees highlighting three local coffee roasters. On our walk, we see the “big brother” to the Golden Gate Bridge and perhaps will find some Zen along the way! Now, it’s time to stop at an establishment with a 45+ year history for a delicious slice of pizza that embodies an authentic North Beach experience! While we make our way to enjoy Italian Ice cream, we will see the church where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio wed! Next, the family-owned shops and markets filled with Asian vegetables, spices, and fish welcome us into Chinatown! We will settle in the heart of the neighborhood and enjoy proper dim sum as we take in all the beautiful sights and delicious smells! Then we will see one of the first and oldest still-operating Chinese temples in the United States. Lastly, as with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret bite! *Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.


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