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Food and Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach

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Confused on what to see and do while in San Francisco? Combine its cuisine, rich history, architecture and culture while tantalizing all of your senses with a 3 hour small- group walking food excursion lead by a professional guide. You'll indulge in 5-6 of North Beach's quintessential staples while feeding your minds with intriguing and memorable tidbits along the way. Before you know it, you'll feel like a local. Make sure to come hungry, this tour offers more than enough to be considered lunch.
You'll start at
716 Columbus Ave
716 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAItalian Homemade Company
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  • 1
    The Italian Homemade Company
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Tony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Slice House
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    XOX Truffles
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Caffe Greco
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    Lush Gelato
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 6
    Mona Lisa
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
353 Columbus Ave
353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USAMona Lisa
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  • A guide leads the way on this food walking tour of North Beach 
  • Learn about one of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods
  • No need to eat beforehand—this tour’s tastings are sure to fill you up
  • All tastings are included in the tour price
What to Expect
Meet for this food and culinary walking tour of North Beach at Italian Homemade Company, and get ready to try some of the area’s best food. Set off on foot with a guide as you pop into trendy eateries, mom-and-pop bakeries, and cozy cafes. Along your way, you sample up to six different foods, everything from Italian fare to chocolate, as your guide tells you about the significance of what you’re eating and the shop you’re in. You also learn about how North Beach got the nickname of Little Italy. Your food and culinary walking tour of North Beach ends on the famous Columbus Avenue.
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Important Information
Departure Point
716 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
353 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
  • 3 hour small- group walking food tasting excursion lead by a professional guide
  • Visit 5-6 North Beach's eateries- including pizza with 11th time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani
  • Visit XOX truffles-named one of the Top Ten chocolate-makers in the US by Chocolatier Magazine
  • Lead by a professional tour guide
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup/ drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tours provides substitutions for vegetarians and those with shellfish allergies, but cannot make substitutions for any other food allergies (such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.) or food lifestyles choices (vegan, low-carb, etc.). Due to the fact that all tastings have been prepared in advance (based on information provided to us at the time of bookings) substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. Please make a note in your "special request" portion at checkout
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of cancellation, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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We loved the food tour with our guide, Jim! The history of North Beach shared as we went from place to place, including 6 food stops was so interesting. The food at each of the food stops was so good (gnocchi, truffles, pizza, tirimisu, cannoli,pasta in 3 different sauces.)
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My husband & I did our first ever food tasting tour & it was the most fun we’ve ever had! Jim was such a fun guide, very knowledgeable of the history of SF making the entire experience a pleasant one! The sweet & savory foods we tried were delicious & we got to see many hidden
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Response from Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at Food and Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Good morning! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us and others know of your Tastebud Tour San Francisco Tour with Jim! We're pleased to hear the two of you enjoyed your afternoon experience with us. We do our provide our guest a bit of savory and sweet intermixed to provide a little bit of something for everyone! You simply cannot beat XOX Truffles....nothing else out there compares!! And Tony's......we agree. Mouth watering slices of goodness. Please come see us in Chicago or New Orleans! We'd love the opportunity to host you again. Until we meet again wishing you all the best and tasty travels!
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Had done a Tastebud Tour in Chicago so I knew this one wouldn’t disappoint. We cannot say enough good things about Jim & this tour. Not only was the food absolutely delicious but Jim was knowledgeable and entertaining! We lucked out and were the only ones of the tour. We left
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Response from Tiffany Noelle J, Director of Sales at Food and Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach
Responded 9 Jun 2019
Caralyn! Thank you for this glowing review. We love hearing from repeat customers! It warms our tastebuds hearing you enjoyed San Francisco just as much as Chicago. Jim is one of a kind- he's simply brilliant. If you ever find yourself in New Orleans be sure to come out on one of our tours there- you'd hit the Tastebud Trifecta! Thank you for continuing to come out on our tours. Being a small family business, we greatly appreciate it! Wishing you all the best and tasty travels!
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We have been sampling food tours in several of the places we recently visited and would rate this one in North Beach as one of the better tours. Our guide, Jim, provided us with great information about the North Beach area as well as historical information about San Francisco in
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Jim was an awesome tour guide! We had a great day. He took great care of us. His stories about the area were the highlight of the tour! Thank you Jim.
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Response from TASTEBUDTOURS, Director of Sales at Food and Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach
Responded 2 Apr 2019
Hi RDDeck! Thank you for choosing Tastebud Tours in San Francisco! We're pleased to hear you had a splendid time with Jim on your afternoon tour! We are very lucky to have him be a part of our team. His charm and passion for the city of San Francisco is superb. We hope you'll be able to join us again. We'd love to host you in New Orleans or Chicago next! Tasty Travels!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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