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    San Francisco Food Tours

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      Locals and tourists dining at a waterfront restaurant in San Francisco
      Locals and tourists dining at a waterfront restaurant in San Francisco

      The best private food tours in San Francisco

      Forget the Golden Gate Bridge – with more restaurants per capita than any other US city, the SF food scene is one of the most popular reasons for visiting this pocket-sized Californian city. From silky dim sum in North America’s largest Chinatown to tasty Tex-Mex from a tiny window in the famous food truck park, the best places to eat in San Francisco are a cross-cultural mix of culinary tastes and cooking styles. When it comes to the regional fare, local specialties like Hangtown Fry (the Gold Rush-era fry-up of scrambled eggs, oysters, and bacon) and creamy clam chowder served in an edible French sourdough bowl are San Francisco food tour must-haves.

      San Francisco local preparing food in Chinatown
      Eat like a true San Francisco local

      The Bay Area boasts a wide range of incredible restaurants – ask a local for their top recommendation, and you’ll get a different answer every time. San Francisco’s best places to eat are an eclectic blend of trendy eateries, hidden haunts, and century-old speakeasies – and a San Francisco food tour with a local guide is the perfect way to experience all three. Whether you end up in a busy brunch spot for a quintessential American breakfast, fusion food in ethnic enclaves, or fresh bread from a farmer’s market, the best places to eat in San Francisco are all a celebration of local ingredients.

      Tourist and local guide enjoying a takeaway on a food tour of San Francisco
      Learn about the city through its food

      An SF food tour lets you learn about the city’s heritage in the most delicious way possible. In fact, some of the best places to eat in San Francisco (and the tastiest foods) are reflections of the city’s past: Gold Rush-era saloons, Italian-American cioppino created by Bay Area immigrants in the19th century, and a canon of classic dishes dreamt up over 100 years ago. One of our local guides will lead you between the city’s famous foodie hotspots, from food stalls in Chinatown to the Mission District’s uber-stylish eateries, talking you through the city’s fascinating past as you go.

      Dining at a popular restaurant in San Francisco during a food tour with a local
      Stop and smell the rosés

      The food in San Francisco is top-tier, but did we forget to mention drinks? You could down a draught on a centuries-old pub crawl or sip a Mai Tai (a Bay Area creation) at a trendy rooftop bar in the colorful Mission District – but with the world-renowned vineyards of Napa and Sonoma just an hour away, your San Francisco food tour could easily become a win for wine-lovers. Sample the region’s Zinfandel rosés, robust reds and refreshing whites, and maybe stop off at one of the best places to eat in San Francisco right there in the valley for seafood and charcuterie to pair with your tasting.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        I had a great day seeing SF like a local Kathy had a lot to show and explain, simply good answers to my many questions Thank you!

        August 2022

        Kerstin E

        Maria was great She has a very deep knowledge of San Francisco, about the art, the architecture, … She also have a passion for good food and made us discover plenty of cool places to have drinks and great food It was a fantastic visit!

        August 2022

        Pierre L

        My guide, Maria, had an effervescent love for the city, and was delighted to share it with me. I learned so much & explored areas I might not have sought for it on my own. Maria was generous and insightful, and I definitely recommend touring SF with her!

        July 2022

        Alyssa A

        I wouldn’t have enjoyed my time in San Francisco half as much without John as my guide to the neighbourhoods of North Beach, Chinatown, and the waterfront! Having lived in the area for so many years, he was well-versed in the history and lore of the area. I felt like I learned so much!

        July 2022

        Alyssa A

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