San Francisco

North Beach Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour

Badge of ExcellenceSan Francisco, United States

From $89.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


North Beach has a thriving restaurant scene, so much so that it can be hard for travelers to discern local gems from tourist traps. This walking tour of the neighborhood—which visits at least five mom-and-pop eateries to sample local and ethnic food—makes it a lot easier. Plus, travel with a guide who helps you experience the history, architecture, and culture of one of San Francisco’s most celebrated neighborhoods.
  • Visit North Beach’s ‘mom-and-pop’ and off the beaten path eateries for authentic food
  • Value: all food tasting are included in the price of this tour
  • Your guide tells you about the history and architecture of North Beach
  • Explore one of San Francisco’s most celebrated neighborhoods

What's Included

  • All food tastings are included in the price.
  • Local guide
  • City map
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 601 Vallejo St.
    601 Vallejo St., San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

    We wil be meeting at 601 Vallejo Street (outside in front of Cafe Trieste)

Start time

11:30 AM

End point

  • 1441 Stockton St
    1441 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There are some vegan and gluten-free food substitutions. Olives, Salad, Cauliflower, etc.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 North Beach Food Tasting and Cultural Walking 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

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A great afternoon
Nathalie_B, Nov 2022
Scott was a great guide for our afternoon in North Beach. It was a wonderful combination of food, history, and Scott’s personal stories, while we walked the neighborhood.
Fun tour
lisafarin, Nov 2022
Great combination of history and tasty bites. We had a good time learning about the history and enjoyed the food
Really fun tour
Kirsten_E, Jul 2022
Scott was an incredible guide. We live locally and really enjoyed his knowledge and gift for storytelling. Highly recommend this tour.
Don’t hesitate!!! Fabulous tour!
Sharon_C, Apr 2022
Scott Lettieri was an absolutely wonderful guide! So much history, stories and fabulous food!! His narration was outstanding and showed us so many places you might otherwise miss. We loved the food, and only wish we were here longer to enjoy more of it. Highly recommend!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wonderful and Accomodating
Deb, Aug 2021
Scott was a wonderful and knowlegable guide. He balanced humor with history and it was greatly appreciated. The great thing for us is that due to the amount of walking and having mobility issues Scott brought food to us where we were sitting so we did not miss out on anything. We told him not to worry because we anticipated we might have that issue but he would not let us miss the fabullous food we tasted. He totally understood that not all of the group was as slow as us and made it still a fabulous experience.
Knowing north beach better.
Susan_B, Aug 2021
Hard to say just one. All the food was delicious, especially the fettuccini alfredo. Scott was a wealth of local North beach and literary history; so happy we booked this tour.
A wonderful food experience!
Kimberly_P, Jul 2021
Our guide Lauren was great. She gave us a lot of historical information about North Beach. She was also very though about the food selections to ensure that we had a well-rounded flavor experience. It was the perfect amount of food, not too much walking (but enough to walk off what we just ate!), and it was timed perfectly. I would highly recommend!
Fun, informative tour, and—oh yes—a tasty one, too!
Kathy_J, Jun 2021
Our guide, Scott, was terrific. His knowledge of the neighborhood, its history and, of course, its food was awesome. He peppered his narrative with vignettes of the people who made North Beach famous (and occasionally infamous), starting with the Spanish missionaries and the gold rush through the Beat Generation and the more recent past. We loved the food, too, from the sandwiches at Molinaro through the final gelato from Lush. Yum!
Worth the price!
Elissa_V, Jun 2021
Great tour, would be great if they offer other tours that cover other neighborhoods around San Fran!