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San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

'Forget it Jake. It's Chinatown,' but if you're willing to get off the tour bus, then San Francisco's Chinatown and its foodie adventures don't have to remain a riddle. Explore the roads less-taken, sample Chef Han's world-famous Szechuan cuisine and the delectable Peking duck, take in the sights and smells of the real Chinatown, and see how San Francisco's Chinese Americans live during this culinary and gourmet food tour.
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
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Food tasting
Local guide
City map
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

We will be meeting outside in front of The East/West Bank

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Per San Francisco regulations, you must show proof of vaccination for indoor dining. Some of our food tastings are done inside the food establishment. You must show proof of vaccination to take this food tour. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sidewalk Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Do you offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options for the San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour?
A:We do offer a full vegetarian option, however, guests with vegan or gluten-free diets are able to enjoy appx. 50% of the food offerings. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Chinatown Food Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Well worth the time and cost, Lauren was charming, entertaining and very knowledgeable and made certain we all had a great time." See review
  • "Starting the tour before all the shops opened was also helpful in getting around and being able to hear the guide." See review

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star-5
Worth It
First_time_visitor
, Aug 2021
Exceptional tour. Our guide was well-informed and passionate about his job. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
star-4
Historical tour as well as a food tour.
Darissa_N
, May 2021
My son and I enjoyed our culinary tour through Chinatown. Neither of us were expecting to learn so much about the history of Chinatown. Starting the tour before all the shops opened was also helpful in getting around and being able to hear the guide. We finished the tour with time to walk around and visit the shops now open and catch some of the activities happening at that time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highlight of our trip to San Francisco
Susynasser
, Mar 2021
Lauren did an amazing job combining both history and cuisine of Chinatown. Would highly recommend this tour for visitors
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Thank you so much for the glowing review of our Chinatown Food Tour with Lauren. She loves guiding our guests to some of the best foods in Chinatown and discussing the history and culture of the neighborhood. Come eat with us in North Beach and/or The Mission District next time your in town.
star-5
Superb in every way
Richard_H
, Feb 2020
Everything about this experience was top of the line. Lauren, our guide, was knowledgeable, articulate, and lively; she discussed Chinatown’s history with the passion and small details that made it come alive. The food was delicious, and Lauren was able to describe it down to the last ingredient, which made it not only tasty, but a cultural experience. At several stops, the restaurateurs and purveyors took over the storytelling, adding layers to the experience. Slated for three hours, our tour took close to four (with two bonus stops) and was worth every minute. it was a wonderful way to get to know this city.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello Richard! This is quite the review and we are proud to hear it. Lauren is an extremely talented food tour guide! We really love what you said about our restaurateurs adding "layers" to the experience. It's so accurate and something that makes Sidewalk Food Tours so unique. Thank you for taking the time to let us know!
star-5
Chinatown Food tour
Susan_T
, Feb 2020
Our guide Lauren was articulate, informative and had wonderful sensory descriptions of the food we were able to sample. It was well worth the time and money. The people and shop owners were graciously welcoming hosts and eager to share their uniquely beautiful culture, food and architecture. Loved it!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Susan! Thank you for taking the time to leave Sidewalk Food Tours such a kind review. Lauren is a rockstar guide + we're so excited you had fun with her on your Chinatown Food Tour!
star-5
Chinatown Food Tour
adjacobowitz
, Oct 2019
This tour was Fantastic! We got to taste a variety of Chinese foods and learned a bit about the history of China town and Chinese culture.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Best tour!
vandev52
, Aug 2019
This was a very pleasant and exciting surprise. The tour was supposed to be 3 hours and our excellent guide, Lauren, entertained us for 5 hours. The food was plentiful and the forty-five minutes at a tea tasting was wonderful. Well worth the time and cost, Lauren was charming, entertaining and very knowledgeable and made certain we all had a great time.
star-3
It is a shame that the first 2 mini...
Valerie I
, Nov 2015
It is a shame that the first 2 mini plates were only half a portion onion roll and pork bun. It felt a bit cheap eating only half. I was also disappointed not being able to taste the actual Peking duck from the famous place that was advertised, Eastern Restaurant instead, we got the one from Grant..., especially since it was the Obama restaurant. Finally, we were supposed to have bottled water, but there wasn't any. Except for that, the tour was okay, but nothing exceptional.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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