North Beach food tour
Walking tours

North Beach food tour

Language: English
Availability: Sundays and Mondays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Do this because
  • Taste and experience a unique side of North Beach and the Barbary Coast
  • Eat like a San Franciscan and gain local insights into the blocks you walk
  • Experience the culture and learn the history
What to expect

Come to see and taste the best that North Beach has to offer on a one-of-a-kind North Beach Food Tour! This 3-hour walking tour gets you off of the main drag and into the beautiful side streets of North Beach and the Barbary Coast, offering the opportunity to discover unexpected shops, sites and bites.

As you stroll from block to block, you'll stop for tastings at five of the following places: (subject to change)

  • Molinari Delicatessen: Pope John Paul II was presented with a Molinari salami from 8-year-old Joey (est. 1896)
  • Peña Pachamama: Historic site of a former speakeasy, serving up organic Bolivian fare
  • Golden Boy Pizza: Peter Sodini's vision of the perfect pizza (est. 1978)
  • Original U.S. Restaurant: A fixture of the North Beach Italian community featuring homemade Italian specialties (est. c. 1890)
  • XOX Truffles: Chef Jean-Marc Gorce offers you the finest handmade truffles (est. 1997)
  • A. Cavalli & Co.: At the forefront of Italian culture in America for over 130 years (est. 1880)

In between tastings, your guide will indicate interesting architecture, beautiful parks and notable landmarks, all while providing a glimpse into the neighborhood culture and how the locals have shaped the area's cuisine. The North Beach Food Tour is great for locals and tourists alike. The guides take pride in showcasing great local artisans that remain hidden to most, as well as the unique history, culture and architecture that led the American Planning Association (APA) to rate North Beach as one of the ten "Great Neighborhoods in America!"

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What's included
  • Food tastings
What's not included
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Children (under 5): free (if not partaking in the tastings)

San Francisco, CA

Meeting point:

The tour will meet in front of Caffe Trieste located at 601 Vallejo St, San Francisco (94133). The cross street is Grant Ave. The closest BART station is Embarcadero and is about a 20-minute walk.

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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  • Sundays and Mondays: 11.00am
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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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