Chinatown Food Tour

From: $99   

Location(s):

San Francisco, CA

Availability:

Year-Round:
Saturdays - 11:00 AM

Explore the hidden gems of the oldest quarter in San Francisco on the Chinatown Food Tour!
  • Local guides have gained recognition by the San Francisco Historical Society and The Art Deco Society and even have an Emmy Award winning team member
  • Sample dim sum, Chinese pastries and more on the 3 hour walking tour
  • Enjoy Chinatown as a local would when you visit some of the best kept secrets in San Francisco!


More detailed description >

Description:
Discover the golden age of China with the expertise and knowledge only a local guide can provide on the Chinatown Food Tour!

You'll travel off the typical tourist track to sample authentic cuisine and get a glimpse into the culture of Chinatown on the 3 hour guided tour.

Highlights of the walking tour include (and may be subject to change):

  • Exotic food samplings
  • Dim sum
  • Chinese pastries
  • A tea ceremony
  • Mooncakes
  • Fortune cookie factory stop
  • Chinese open air markets

With the help of your guide, you'll navigate the side streets and alley ways for an insider's look at the culture and cuisine. Don't worry - the language barrier won't be a problem with your guide by your side!

Bypass the souvenir shops and discover the sights, smells and sounds of the oldest quarter in the city on the Chinatown Food Tour.



Key Info >

Essential Information:

Gratuity for the tour guide is not included but is appreciated if you enjoy the experience.

Duration:
3 hours

Maximum Participants:
This food tour will have up to 14 participants.

Spectators:
This experience is for only those on the tour.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is not weather dependent. You will not be outdoors for the entire tour and are able to go inside many of the establishments. It is recommended to dress appropriately for the day's weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for the weather. A light jacket is recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings for this experience are final. Failure to appear on your booked date will result in the loss of the value of the experience.

Experience ID:
LIF-SFR-0056



View FAQ's >

  1. What is included in the price?
    A guided tour with a knowledgeable guide and enough tastings to replace a meal for most people.   
  2. How many stops will there be on the tour?
    Due to the unique nature of this tour, the number of stops will vary based on multiple factors such as day, time and season.
  3. Is alcohol served on the tour?
    All food and tea tastings are included in the price of this tour and alcoholic beverages may be purchased at various stops throughout the tour. If you'd like to purchase additional beverages, please bring cash with you on the tour.
  4. What should I bring on the tour?
    It is recommended to bring a bottle of water and extra cash for shopping or food you'd like to purchase.
  5. How much walking is involved?
    The Chinatown Food Tour takes place in a compact area, but participants can expect to walk up to 1 mile throughout the tour.
  6. Is gratuity included?
    Gratuity for your guide is not included but is appreciated if you enjoy the experience.

Customer Reviews:

  • Chinatown Food Tour

  • January 23, 2015

  • 5

  • San Francisco

"Dan was an awesome guide. In the beginning, he took the time to ask about what foods we liked, the kinds of sights we were interested in, and how adventurous we were feeling. The restaurants he took us to were great. As far as food is concerned, we did soup at Far East; dim sum at some hole in the wall with a name I can't quite remember; egg custard tarts at the Golden Gate Bakery (which were awesome, by the way - coming from a guy who is usually "meh" about egg tarts). We got some nice, crispy roast duck and pork at another hole in the wall (I guess I should've taken notes), and finished up with a tea tasting at Vital Tea Leaf. In addition to the food, our guide's knowledge of the neighborhood and city was super-interesting. We saw the home of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, took a walk through Gambler's Alley, went into the Tin How Temple (the oldest in San Francisco), sampled a cookie at the fortune cookie factory, took a look inside a few markets, discussed historic architecture, and had an all-around good time. Highly recommended. It was a fun, personal, and friendly tour. As far as logistics were concerned, the company was super easy to deal with. We actually booked last minute (2 days in advance) and they were accommodating and called to verify that everything was good to go."