We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Beach Culinary Experience (with optional Alcohol Pairing)

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and small group of food-loving new friends in Washington Square Park, a landmark in the heart of North Beach. Start out along the route of your walking tour, which follows an easy, flat route, and includes lots of food stories. Beginning in the morning or afternoon, this outing will last about 3 hours. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide as you walk, and learn about how this neighborhood was part of San Francisco's red-light district during the Gold Rush Days and the Italian Fisherman who made North Beach their home. Stop by some hidden tunnels that were used to smuggle liquor into the city during Prohibition. Your 4-course culinary experience may begin with San Francisco's famous seafood stew, cioppino, while your guide tells you interesting tidbits about the local food and drink scene.

    After a second appetizer at a local hangout, you'll enjoy your entree of either some wood-fired pizza made in the oldest pizza oven on the West Coast, dating from 1935 or delicious Eggplant Parmesan at a local historical favorite restaurant. Your progressive meal will conclude with California's version of Italy - a fresh filled cannoli or gelato. You'll finish your tour just a couple of blocks from where you started. You're free to explore the fascinating neighborhood on your own from here.

    Please note: Samples and locations are subject to change without notice. This experience focuses on quality not quantity. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but you should taste and experience food in a new way – and this is about the quality and flavor! Great things come in small packages…
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1630 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Guide
    • Live commentary
    • Food tastings
    • Three beverage pairings (if alcohol pairing is selected)
    • Entry/Admission - North Beach
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Alcohol pairing (if Food only option is selected)
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Must be 21 years or older to drink alcohol
    • Vegetarian options available
    • Locations visited are subject to change
    • Tours run rain or shine; please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
    Traveller rating
    • 121
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    • Filter
    • English
    Popular mentions
    The tour was awesome. I love how history/art/culture was incorporated into the culinary experience. And the tour guide, Hannah, was just fabulous. She was so bright, bubbly, and knowledgable. I would recommend this tour (and Hannah) to anyone that's a fellow foodie and wants to
    Read more
    We did a culinary tour of North Beach and had Hannah as our guide. She was informative and a great story-teller! I enjoyed learning everything she told us. And the food was delicious! As a vegetarian in a group of meat-eaters, I felt well catered for. Thank you!
    Read more
    We had a great time. Our tour guide, Blandina, made it amazing. She had SO much knowledge about the area and everywhere we went . . . the food was delicious. We would definitely do it again.
    Read more
    Hannah was super knowledgable about the areas and restaurants visited along our tour, giving a great insight to the city! I'm only sorry I hadn't known of these tours for prior visits to the city, I'll be sure to recommend to any visitors.
    Read more
    We had so much fun on this tour. I live in SF but had a friend visiting from NY and this was a great way to entertain and learn about my city. Food was delicious and Hannah was great!
    Read more
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall: