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PRIVATE FOOD TOURS

Our private food tours in San Francisco are a true culinary experience! We specialize in seated multi-course progressive meals where each course is served at a different restaurant from appetizers to entree to dessert. Along the way you’ll hear the stories of restaurant owners, chefs and industry experts all while eating and drinking your way through the neighborhood’s best restaurants.

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WHAT’S THE OCCASION?

The Basics

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The Avital Experience

Our multi-course progressive meal visits multiple restaurants with each course served at a different restaurant — with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between.


OUR PROGRESSIVE MEAL OPTIONS:

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CLASSIC PACKAGES

Our classic progressive meal packages include seated experiences at all restaurants and your option of 4 or 6 courses, enough for lunch or dinner. You can choose packages with or without alcoholic beverage pairings, in addition to customizing your experience to fit within your budget with our upgrade options – the ability to add extra tastings, extra beverage pairings, hands-on upgrades, and transportation.

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UPGRADES & ADD ONS
Customize your Package to fit your budget

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NEIGHBORHOODS

Group Size

2+ guests: Our private food tours have a minimum $1,000 spend. If you have fewer guests, you can still book a private tour by paying the minimum or join other guests on one of our regularly scheduled public tours at
up to 40 guests: We keep our tours intimate to create unique experiences – this is a perfect group size! We can take up to 40 guests all together in the same group…
40-200+ guests: With multiple guides on staff, we are able to run multiple tours at the same time and bring all the groups together during the experience.

Break-out groups: With Avital Events, even large groups enjoy the intimate restaurant experiences and VIP treatment that our smaller group guests enjoy. Because we visit multiple venues during the event, guests enjoy some courses in VIP break-out groups with their own dedicated host, plus have fun as a full large group at other courses. It’s the best of both worlds and means your group has access to all our delicious restaurant partners, regardless of size.

Avital Events specializes in organizing awesome experiences for large groups. Whether you’re a group of 75, 150, or 300+, we’ve got you covered with special accommodations and seamless logistics.

Please email sfgroups@avitaltours.com or submit an inquiry via our website

 

Availability

We offer private culinary events Monday-Sunday with start times 11am-6pm. For private food tours, please submit an inquiry or email sfgroups@avitaltours.com for availability.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Can you accommodate large groups?

    Yes.  We host teams of all sizes.  Talk with your Culinary Curator for details, group rates, and options for your size.

  • Do we pick the restaurants?

    Well, you could, but then why come to us?  We have the “tough” job of eating at all of San Francisco’s awesome restaurants, finding those quirky characters, and building a culinary experience with story and purpose (that’s also delicious!)  Trust us, that’s why you came here.  Tell your curator about your team’s passions and preferences, and leave the rest to us.

  • What if I don't know my exact group size? Can I still book?

    That’s okay!  You can still book to reserve your date/time with a estimate and adjust later.  Ask your curator for details on adjustments based on group size.

  • Why not choose a cheaper food tour?

    We’re not actually a typically food tour.  We’ve taken the chef’s prix fixe tasting menu to the next level – with each course served at a different restaurant and guests seated at tables inside!   So, also ask yourself – why not choose a more expensive chef’s tasting menu at a single restaurant?  We’re the best of both worlds, and our prices reflect that.  If you’re looking for small bites on the sidewalk, then definitely go with a cheaper food tour.  If you’re looking for something more, give us a try.

  • Is Alcohol Included?

    YES! or No!  It’s your choice – we offer packages with and without alcoholic beverage pairings.  We can do non-alcoholic beverages also by request.

  • What if my group has dietary restrictions?

    No problem! We can accommodate for all dietary restrictions, just let us know before your event via our private event RSVP form and you’re good to go.

  • Is this a full meal? How big are portion sizes?

    Yes. We have packages great for lunch and others perfect for dinner. Your curator can help you choose which package is most appropriate for your group.
    Our portions are full courses. While other food tour companies might serve you a quarter of a donut and consider that a “tasting”, we’ll serve you the full donut as one tasting.
  • Where do we meet?

    It depends!  After you book, your curator gets hard to work planning an awesome experience threading together partner restaurants, neighborhood landmarks, and quirky stories to fit your group, event date/time, and size.  Once the curation is complete, we’ll let you know the meeting location that suits your itinerary.

  • Do we walk? Can you pick us up?

    Yes and yes! Once you arrive in the neighborhood, you’ll walk about 1 to 1.5 miles total over the 3 hour event.  If you need transportation to the neighborhood, we offer private transportation from your location to/from the event (ask your curator for pricing.)  If you don’t want to walk at all, check out our multi-neighborhood packages. (Submit an inquiry for more info.)

  • Do I get an itinerary in advance?

    Well, yes, we can provide it but we much prefer to surprise and delight you so we try not to ruin the surprise.

  • Do you have availability? How much does it cost?

    Submit an inquiry to receive instant access to our event proposal with pricing, and a fast response from your curator about availability.  The online calendar is for public tickets only.  Private events have many more options and are available at any date and any time of your choosing.

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CUSTOM TOURS

Looking for a custom tour or neighborhood not currently offered? Want a taste of multiple neighborhoods at once? Please let us know what you’re looking for at what price point and we can put together a custom private tour for your group.

Why Avital Tours?

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

We live and breathe by our Core Values:

  • Breathe Curiosity
  • Create Community
  • Embrace Quirky
  • Seize Ownership
  • Communicate Compassion
  • Build AWESOME Experiences

Whats Our Value?

  • Our fun and knowledgeable guides
  • Curation of the experience, relationships with high quality restaurants, and dish choice. We eat all of the bad food so you don’t have too – sigh, hard job
  • Stories of the restaurant owners, chefs and neighborhood
  • Facilitating interactions with the community
  • Seamless logistics (tables are reserved, guests are seated and food arrives quickly)