Mission District Food Tour

Our Mission District Food Tour showcases the innovation and trendy restaurants as well as the Mexican cuisine this neighborhood is known for - the best in San Francisco! Stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood learning about its culinary history and incredibly colorful murals, while hearing the stories of chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts. Our progressive meal in San Francisco's Mission District concludes with mouthwatering desserts near Dolores Park.

The Basics

3 hours 4 stops $84+ each

Our tours are tasting tours and visit 4 restaurants – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert. Our focus is on quality not quantity. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but we want you to taste and experience food in a new way – and to us its about the quality and flavor! Great things come in small packages…

Possible Tastings*


Sample a Cheese Flight at a New York Times acclaimed chic cheese cafe featuring only American artisan cheeses. Learn about the small American dairy movement from knowledgeable cheesemongers! (Mission Cheese)

Savor Tyler’s Pork Belly Breakfast Tacos at a Southwestern Family-owned Restaurant from the winner of Season 9 of the Amazing Race (West of Pecos)

Artisan cured Ham and Oyster at San Francisco’s first and only ham and oyster bar considered one of the Bay Area’s Top 100 Restaurants by the SF Chronicle (Hog & Rocks)

Sample West coast cult favorite Rebel Within, a cheese and sausage muffin with an oozing soft boiled egg inside, from innovative pastry chef and James Beard nominated, William Werner (Craftsman & Wolves)


Beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and cod Taco duo at trendy Taco bar boasting over 350 different types of tequila (Tacolicious)

Seasonal sweet potato quesadilla and seasonal pineapple soda from innovative Mexican vegan restaurant (Gracias Madre)

Traditional grilled chicken Burrito at authentic taqueria inventor of the Mission-style burrito. Taste history! (Taqueria La Cumbre)


Salted Caramel Ice Cream considered one of the top five desserts in America at the United States’ best loved Creamery. Skip the inevitable line with Avital Tours! (Bi Rite Creamery)

Go behind-the-scenes into a commercial chocolate kitchen to learn how truffles are made and sample your flavor choice of a Gelato Pop (Sixth Course Chocolates)

Watch how bean-to-bar chocolate is made and then enjoy a single origin chocolate tasting and brownie flight (Dandelion Chocolate)

Bonus: Fresh seasonal fruit tasting at iconic neighborhood artisan grocery – this is your “palate cleanser” before dessert (Bi Rite Market)

2 Drink Alcohol Pairing Upgrade [$18 per person]

Unique dark Belgian Style beer paired with cheeses for incredible pairing unlike any other you’ve ever tasted (Mission Cheese)

An innovative fresh Cherry Tomato Bloody Mary made with Tequila – perfect for Brunch! (West of Pecos)

Seasonal Michael Lazar-created cocktail featured on 7×7 Magazine’s list of Top 50 cocktails and featured in the New York Times as one of San Francisco’s best craft cocktail programs (Hog & Rocks)

Sip a Chinatown Ice Tea made with Baijiu from Bar Star Danny Louie (Chino)

A refreshing Rhone blend white glass of wine paired with the Rebel! (Craftsman & Wolves)

* Each tour has 4 stops and rotate based on tour date and time. While we love the diverse ways our guests choose to eat, we can only accommodate vegetarians, pescatarians, gluten-free or pregnant guests. We unfortunately cannot accommodate any other dietary restrictions, allergies or food preferences at this time, as there simply isn’t always a “next-best” option. Please note that this tour may include nuts, dairy, seafood, and pork.

The Facts

  • Hear the stories of chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts!
  • Available Tuesdays 6pm-9pm and Fridays 3pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm, 3pm-6pm and Sundays 11am-2pm
  • Alcohol pairing upgrade for guests 21+: $18 per person for 2 tasting drinks
  • Flat route, approximately 1 1/2 miles
  • Begins in front of The Women’s Building (15 minutes from Downtown San Francisco)
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide
  • Advance Tickets are required

Want to book a Private Food Tour? We have an 8 ticket minimum. VIEW CALENDAR AND BOOK NOW

Mission District Food Tour Restaurant Partners

Why Avital Tours?

Wondering what makes the Avital Mission District Food Tour different from all other tours? Check out our About Us page for the answer!