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Secret Food Tours San Francisco

1. Secret Food Tours San Francisco

This tour takes you into the heart of the Mission District, where you will discover an incredibly lively and vibrant neighborhood with a rich cultural and architectural heritage. You and your friends will embark on a three-hour San Francisco gastronomy tour in the heart of the Mission District. You will have the opportunity to discover both the local latino inspired dishes as well as the myriad of cultures that have made their imprint on the Mission today. You will enter a community that fosters stunning political street art, both on the main roads and weaving through the city neighborhoods. All food, desserts, drinks and a professional tour of the city are included in the price.  Once your experienced guide shares that you will leave with a stomach full of traditional food, plus local knowledge and sightseeing tips, to enhance the pleasure of your trip that will last with you a lifetime. In the Mission District immigrants made this section of San Francisco uniquely their own. Once home to Irish, German, and Italian Immigrants and now more recently named the epicenter of San Francisco's latino culture. The tour isn't just about eating. Connect the dots so you can truly begin to understand the Mission's thriving culinary scene. Connect with San Francisco's Mission District on a personal level - tasting and learning about the food that the local residents line up at and are happy to share.

SF: Mission District Mural Art and Food Tour with Tasting

2. SF: Mission District Mural Art and Food Tour with Tasting

Meet your guide in front of the Misión San Francisco de Asís. Established in 1776, the Mission has been a witness to all of San Francisco's history including the California Gold Rush and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Truly historic! Next, take time to contemplate the Clarion Alley Mural Project, established by a volunteer collective of resident artists using public art as a force for marginalized communities and social justice causes. The project has produced over 700 murals by artists of all ethnicities, ages, and levels of experience. The tour has an answer to any growing hunger pangs, the home of the Mission-style burrito–Taqueria La Cumbre. Sit down to a sampler plate of their tacos and virgin margaritas, both highly praised by locals (and Anthony Bourdain!). Fun fact: Classic Latin-Rock Santana once worked at La Cumbre! Next up is Dandelion Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker based in the Mission District. Learn how their chocolate artists roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches, then mold bars by hand. Before leaving, enjoy a Brownie Bite Flight featuring different chocolates. Prepare yourself for The Women’s Building, a Mission District of San Francisco institution. It has helped thousands of women gain access to social services, workshops, wellness classes, and community connections. The building’s exterior features the MaestraPeace mural, a testament to the courageous contributions of women through time.

SF: Luxury, Multi-Course Food Tour in Mission District

3. SF: Luxury, Multi-Course Food Tour in Mission District

Discover trendy and inspiring Mission District with a multi-course progressive meal and optional beverage pairings. Hear the stories of local chefs and restaurateurs as you imbibe in pork belly breakfast tacos, a seasonal sweet potato quesadilla from an innovative vegan restaurant, authentic pupusas from family-owned establishment, award-winning salted caramel ice cream, and more! An intimate, luxury experience for travelers and locals alike. This progressive meal visits multiple restaurants – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. This San Francisco Food Tour focuses on quality over quantity. But we promise, you won’t leave hungry! The goal is to have you sample the highest quality ingredients – small plates with huge flavor. How It Works Meeting Point: Start location varies but is always within a 3-block walk from Washington Square Park in North Beach. 1st Restaurant: Enjoy Appetizer #1 (plus optional beverage pairing) 2nd Restaurant: Enjoy Appetizer #2 (plus optional beverage pairing) 3rd Restaurant: Entrée (plus optional beverage pairing) 4th Restaurant: Dessert and Conclusion Neighborhood stops, stories, and landmarks are sprinkled throughout the experience!

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4.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Mark was our guide and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the restaurant industry. This was a fascinating tour due in part to our guide, Mark, who is extremely knowledgeable about the Mission area, the owners and and operators of the local businesses and the food.

Wow. This tour was amazing. If you want to learn a little history of the Mission District along with its Spanish influence, this is the tour for you. Did I mention the food? Well that was the best part.

Mark was a fantastic host. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. We had a great time with him and I would recommend this tour unreservedly. It was fab.

With Mark, we had a very good guide who conveyed the special features of the Mission district of San Francisco in a very relaxed manner.

Brilliant insight into The Mission area, it’s history, culture and its people. Informative and fun!