Guided tour

Secret Food Tours San Francisco

Activity provider: Essor

Secret Food Tours San Francisco

Activity provider: Essor

From US$ 82.84 per person

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Go to one of the best Taquerias in the nation
  • Snag something sweet to keep your tastebuds tingling
  • Get a try of a traditional sandwich at an authentic Italian delicatessen
  • Spend time looking at the fantastic street art and murals
  • Enjoy the international influence on the city
  • Learn about the nation's most densely populated area of murals and see, hear, and feel Clarion Alley
Full description
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.
  • 3 hour guided food tour of the area with 6 stops
  • A passionate and experienced local guide
  • Great insight about local food, history, and culture
  • Small intimate groups
  • Transportation

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Meeting point

Outside of the Mission Cultural Center doors, in front of the center's logo, the jaguar. Address: 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Your guide will be standing there to greet you with an orange umbrella.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately, this tour is not gluten-free
  • The walk between bars will be around 5-10 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Omg!!! Mark, our tour guide, was the best!!! Informative, knowledgeable, and just awesome overall! The food that we ate were all delicious (was a lot too ) having a foodie as a tour guide is always a plus! The walk, scene, and experience we all enjoyed! Thanks so much Mark!!! is on me lol

October 2, 2021

We had a wonderful tour. Our tour guide was friendly and full of information. He pointed out places along our tour with recommendations and stories. The Mission District is full of gems. You could tell the love there is for the city and it’s people. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting San Francisco.

February 19, 2020

Excellent history and fantastic guide

Our guide was Nathan, very informative and such a fun guy. We saw many parts of the district that we would not have seen if we just toured SAN Francisco ourselves. We loved it, he was amazing, the food was very carb heavy, not so much my favourite, but still interesting. I did not like the Indian samosa at the end of the tour, would have liked more fresh ingredients, and no choice for the ice cream, but the areas he took us too and the history he told us, more than made up for the personal dislike of some of the foods. Highly recommended tour

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August 8, 2019

Product ID: 96519