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.
North Beach is San Francisco’s Little Italy and has historically been home to a large Italian American population. Enjoy a walking food tour down the streets that are still home to many Italian restaurants today! This guided tour will include 5-6 food tasting locations in the historic North Beach neighborhood. All food tastings (enough for lunch) are included in the ticket price. Examples of stops on the tour are (subject to change):
XOX Truffles – XOX has been named one of the Top Ten chocolate-makers in the United States by prestigious Chocolatier Magazine, and The Rosengarten Report! This cozy little shop is a great place for an afternoon pick-me-up. Enjoy truffles created by the talented Chocolate maker Jean-Marc Gorce.
Tony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Slice House – Home of the 11th time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani. Tony brings his passion and perfection to North Beach, sharing his award winning pizzas with us all.
The Italian Homemade Company– Italian Gourmet Street Food and Specialty Grocery, specializing in the Marche & Romagna regions.
Caffé Grecco-. Caffe Greco is recognized by many, as the most authentic Italian Café in the city serving the world famous Illy Caffe , award winning homemade tiramisu, cannoli, and gelato. Its acclaimed popularity and reputation was culminated in rave reviews by the New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, Food Arts, S.F. Chronicle, and Smithsonian Magazine.
A Cavalli Café– Just as a bar in Rome, the aroma of fresh, imported coffee from Italy fills the air. The sounds of spoken Italian can be heard over the music of Andrea Bocelli and other Italian artists, old photos of San Francisco’s Little Italy adorn the walls and usually a soccer game plays out on the TV in the background. Enjoy the best hand stuffed Cannoli in North Beach.
Located in the heart of North Beach, San Francisco, Mona Lisa serves authentic Italian cuisine. They have an extensive selection of homemade pasta, seafood, meat, and pizza. Walk and taste your way through North Beach, which was an actual beach, filled in with landfill around the late 19th century! Your tour awaits you and yours!
Visit Washington Park which has long been the heart of North Beach, home of Saint Peter and Paul which was seen in 1923’s film The Ten Commandments by Cecil D. DeMillie.
Be sure to come hungry!