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Best Food Tours in San Francisco & Drink Tours – 2022 List

If you want to immerse into San Francisco’s food scene and don’t know where to start, you might just want to join one of the many fun and unique food and drink tours the city has to offer. Here’s a look at a some of the best food tours in San Francisco as well as drink tours that are being offered and what you can expect.

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Ferry Building

The iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market. Edible Excursions offers a tour that takes you through the Ferry Building and the delicious eats available.

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Some possible activities include sampling handmade chocolate confections from Recchiuti and French macarons from Miette, named one of the top ten pastry shops in the world by Conde Nast Traveller. You could also enjoy the legendary spring rolls from Out the Door’s. The award-winning Mt. Tam cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, paired with sweet and sour loaves from Berkeley’s Acme Bread have been favourites.

The Gems of Little Italy

Local Tastes of the City offers a 3-hour taste of Little Italy/North Beach where you will sample some of the best artisan cheese, pizza, wine, coffee and more.

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Those who have a sweet tooth will be delighted to try chocolate from Z Cioccolato, named one the top chocolatiers in the US, and learn how it is made.

Finish off with a cannoli from Stella Pastry, an expert cannoli maker in SF which has been around since 1942.

Sippin’ in SOMA

Did you know that America’s first craft beer was brewed right in San Francisco? Here more about this and immerse into San Francisco’s craft beer scene with SF on Tap.

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On the Big Sippin’ in SOMA walking tour, you will learn, drink and celebrate craft beer in the neighbourhood that was the heart of San Francisco’s pre-prohibition brewing industry and has led craft beer revolution.

You can expect an expert guide to lead to three microbreweries and/or beer bars where you will be offered some generous beer samples and be given background on the brewery and the beers you try.

Historic Chinatown Local Favourites

Wok Wiz Walking Tours is the perfect way to explore all that Chinatown through the eyes of a local. Their “I Can’t Believe I Ate My Way through Chinatown! tour” features visits to dim sum teahouses, small cafes, and restaurants frequented by locals.

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Some of the stops might include a traditional Chinese deli; the iconic Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory; a Chinese cookware purveyor; open-air grocery markets and more.

Mission District’s Latin Cuisine

The best of Latin cuisine in San Francisco is in the Mission District and Avital Tours has a dedicated Mission District Food Tour.

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This tour is a 4-course progressive meal (two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert) where you will visit 4 restaurants with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between.

Some possible stops include trying authentic pupusas from a family-owned and operated Mission District longtime restaurant; sampling a cheese flight at a New York Times acclaimed cheese cafe featuring only American artisan cheeses; or induling in a seasonal sweet potato quesadilla from an innovative Mexican vegan restaurant.

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