There is no better way to learn about the history and culture of a neighborhood than to eat its food. The food, and the people who prepare it, tell a story about the neighborhood. That’s why a food tour is one of the best ways to learn about a city. Try different cuisines while getting a tasty, educational experience in the process.

San Francisco is one of the most sought after culinary cities in the world and is soaring with food tours. It can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Check out our list of the best food tours in San Francisco. From Mexican cuisine, chocolate studios, cozy Italian gems, and amazing Chinatown we’ve got you covered. 

Avital Tours – Mission District Food Tour

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Avital Tours is more than a food tour. It’s a culinary experience where a local guides you on a four-course progressive meal, sharing stories and facts along the way. The Mission District Food Tour prides itself on being a tour that focuses on quality over quantity. Embark on this culinary experience and you will have the chance to stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood while tasting innovative Mexican cuisine along the way. On this three hour tour, you’ll try items such as authentic pork belly tacos, a seasonal sweet potato quesadilla, pupusas, salted caramel ice cream, and more! 

Tastebud Tours – A Taste Of Little Italy 

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Book a tour with Tastebud Tours and you’ll get a historic, flavorful tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy. This three hour walking tour educates you on the history of Little Italy while serving you six different Italian-inspired dishes. You’ll start your tour out at The Italian Homemade Company, a specialty Italian gourmet grocery store. After that, you will try award-winning pizza, exquisite chocolate, homemade pasta, and fresh gelato. You’ll even spend some time in an authentic Italian cafe. When you’re craving a little Italy in your life, this is the tour for you.

Gourmet Walks – The Gourmet Chocolate Tour

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San Francisco is the center of a new wave of artisan chocolatiers. Therefore, a chocolate tour is a must have in the city. We suggest The Gourmet Chocolate Tour with Gourmet Walks. They’re constantly experimenting with high-quality beans, new methods of production, exotic fillings, and breathtaking packaging. On this tour you will learn the history of chocolate, chocolate quality categories, the health benefits, and trends. Your tour guide will take you through the streets of San Francisco while you sample seven different chocolates from a variety of local San Francisco chocolate shops. Don’t forget your sweet tooth!

Local Tastes Of The City – Chinatown Food Tour

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Local Tastes Of The City is a tour company with a passion for living life to the fullest. They believe one of the best ways to do that is through an authentic Chinatown Food Tour. On this three hour tour, you will view statuettes that are thousands of years old, see one of the oldest cathedrals in San Francisco, watch how fortune cookies are made, explore Chinese cookware, and, of course, sample a variety of unique foods. On the Chinatown Food Tour you will have the chance to eat a variety of local Chinese dishes from dim sum, to steamed BBQ pork buns, rice cakes, shrimp dumplings, and so much more!

Want more information on the Best Food Tours In San Francisco? Visit our website to book a food tour with one of our trusted guides in North Beach, Mission District, or Tendernob today! 

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