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Local Tastes of the City Tours

2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
+1 415-665-0480
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Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Explore the history and culture of local neighborhoods, including Chinatown and North Beach/Little Italy, as "We Eat Our Way Through San Francisco." Voted Best City Tour by San Francisco Bay Guardian 2011. Named "Best City Tour of 2006 and 2007" by CitySearch.
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2179 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116-1902
+1 415-665-0480
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a very informative and interesting tour of Chinatown and north beach. There was plenty of food so don’t have dinner before! Would highly recommend

Thank anniebaby8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent, very informative and fun tour. The food was outstanding. Our tour director, Bandina Farley was first rate - couldn't have been better. I am ready to go again..

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tom was very knowledgeable as a guide and explained the different elements of Chinatown in a really interesting manner. However, the tour only included 2 stops for actual food and 1 for tea. The stops were good and the food was tasty, but when classing...More

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tmRoy, Manager at Local Tastes of the City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for joining us and your great feedback. We try to weave a combination of the neighborhood with the foods of our Chinatown. For example, when we enjoy something on the tour, it’s great when we see how it is made or where the ingredients...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took this tour and throughly enjoyed it. Blondina was awesome and so knowledgeable about the area and local facts. Food was amazing and returned to the businesses and purchased some delicious souvenirs! Love walking tours and food tours and have done them in cities throughout...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago


Thank Ro D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great tour and we had a delightful tour guide. She really knew the history of San Francisco and made the tour worthwhile. Would really recommend this.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago


1  Thank Lady_di2009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a local taste of the city walking tour of North Beach in San Francisco. Blondina the tour guide was local and we had a superb time tasting some great food and hearing about this amazing village. A great 3 hours and a must...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some interesting highlights like the temple and the food store were interesting but overall too long and too many irrelevant stories. Could make the tour in half the time. Liked the wok lady butMore

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tmRoy, Manager at Local Tastes of the City Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I apologize for your experience. We try to provide our guests with an authentic experience in Chinatown. For examples, our guides, just as our tour group are from the neighborhood, which is why the food and stops reflect San Francisco’s Chinatown. In addition to the...More

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Amy K
26 September 2015|
Response from 349nicolek | Reviewed this property |
This was a tour that started at Chinatown gate. I am sorry I don't know how far it is from the hall.