Chinatown Food Tour
Activities

Chinatown Food Tour

Language: English
Availability: Saturdays and Sundays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Don’t fall for the culinary tourist traps when you’re in San Francisco's Chinatown
  • Taste authentic cuisine
  • Learn the history of the neighborhood
What to expect

Explore the remarkable and historic ethnicity, culture and foods that define Hong Kong and mainland China. Taste authentic Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine from five Chinese owned and operated restaurants, food establishments and ethnic bakeries. The tastes, traditions, and old-world class of these landmark establishments are a true San Francisco experience.

The tour includes (subject to change):

  • A variety of five delicious foods from the best specialty food stores to ethnic eateries
  • A fun, fascinating, and knowledgeable tour guide will divulge tidbits of information only locals know
  • Walk hidden streets and alleys where we might be the only people on the street.
  • Hear fun and interesting stories about the Chinese immigrant arrivals in SF, The Tong Wars, Chinese architecture and more...
  • Visit the Chinese Fortune Cookie Factory, the oldest Buddhist Temple in SF and an authentic Chinese market
  • Taste a variety of styles of Chinese cuisine, including the best baked bun, dim sum and egg tart all without waiting in the long lines
  • New Hollywood Bakery & Restaurant: Our favorite light and buttery buns filled with barbecue-flavored cha siu pork. (est. 1991)
  • Bund Shanghai: Traditional Shanghai-style cuisine
  • Grant Place: Local favorite known for Hong Kong style dim sum and Chinese specialties
  • Hunan House: The distinctive flavors of Hunan cuisine
  • AA Bakery & Café: Freshly made, out of the oven, Hong Kong-style egg tarts cooked to smooth flan-like perfection with a buttery flakey crust (est. 2002)
  • Z&Y Restaurant: Chef Han has grown in reputation by preparing food for presidents and foreign ministers of the people’s republic of China (est. 2008)
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Food tastings
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    Reduced price
    • Children (under 5): free (if not partaking in the tastings)
    Where

    San Francisco, CA

    Meeting point:

    The tour will meet in front of the East West Bank located at 1066 Grant Ave San Francisco, CA (94133). The cross streets are Pacific and Grant Avenues, please meet on the Grant Avenue side. The closest BART station is Montgomery. It is about a 20-minute walk to the meeting location. The Portsmouth Square Parking Garage is located at 733 Kearny Street, between Clay and Washington Streets, and is about a 5-minute walk from the East West Bank

    What to remember
    • A minimum of 4 participants is needed for this tour to run
    • Tours are given rain or shine and a good portion of the tour is spent walking outdoors: dress casually and wear comfortable shoes or sneakers
    • Please confirm if you have any dietary restrictions (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when booking; last-minute dietary changes on the tour will not be accommodated
    • If you are vegan or gluten-free, have severe food allergies, or keep kosher, please contact the provider at 877-56-TOURS before purchasing tickets
    • Children under the age of 5 are free unless they're going to participate in all of the food tastings
    • You may bring a stroller on the tour, but it will have to remain outside if the food establishment is busy
    • The tour route is wheelchair accessible
    • Pets are not allowed
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    When
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 11.00am
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    Provider
    Sidewalk Food Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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