Mission District Food Tour

Our Mission District Food Tour showcases the innovation and trendy restaurants of the San Francisco culinary world - the best in the city! Stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood learning about its culinary history and incredibly colorful murals, while going behind-the-scenes to meet 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*

Appetizers

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)

Asian Dumplings from Cecilia Chang Dumpling Master and Nick Balla’s Dope Ass Japan-o-Mission Chicken Wing at innovative Asian Restaurant (Chino)

Entree

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)

Dessert

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)

Sample Whiskey soaked baba, cappuccino cream, cocoa crumble for dessert from innovative pastry chef and James Beard nominated William Werner (Craftsman & Wolves)

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)

* 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.

The Facts

  • Meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts and chat with them!
  • 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

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!