San Francisco

San Francisco walking tasting tour with Secret Food Tours

Badge of ExcellenceSan Francisco, United States

From $87.87

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Although the Mission District is the epicenter of San Francisco’s Latino culture, the multicultural neighborhood was home to Irish, German, and Italian immigrants not long ago. On this small-group food tour, discover how these immigrants and others have shaped the neighborhood by tasting local specialties including Mission-style burritos, Italian sandwiches, San Francisco clam chowder, and, best of all, a “secret” dish. Upgrade for a private tour and more personal attention from your guide.
  • A small-group food tour of the Mission District in San Francisco
  • Taste local specialties from Mission-style burritos to clam chowder
  • Get an insider’s perspective on the Mission’s history and thriving culinary scene
  • Upgrade for a private tour and more personalized attention from your guide

Sample Menu


Mission-style burrito




Pan dulce




Our delicious Secret Dish

What's Included

  • Food tour in small-group
  • Local guide
  • Water
  • Mission-style baby burrito
  • Quesabirria
  • Pan dulce
  • Mariquitas
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
    2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

    We will meet outside of the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110. Our guide will be standing there to greet you with an orange umbrella so we are easy to spot!

End point

  • 3900 20th St
    3900 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

    We end our tour at Dolores Park on the corner of 20th and Church Street.

What To Expect

Make your way to the Mission Cultural Center to meet your guide and your small group of 12 people or fewer.

Begin your walking tour with a San Francisco classic: the Mission burrito. Crammed full and masterfully rolled, the Mission-style burrito inspires debates as fiercely as it does appetites. Hear the legends behind the beans as you chow down.

The other stops on your tour may include a famous bakeshop, Italian deli, traditional clam chowder shop, local ice cream shop, and a mystery spot. Skip the line and the wait for each dish, and learn about the Mission’s rich cultural and architectural heritage as you walk around between bites.

Complete your culinary walking tour of the Mission in early afternoon.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We strongly advise wearing comfortable walking shoes to all of our guests. Our tour runs a little over 3 hours.
  • *Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Very worthwhile
Barbara_K, Mar 2023
The food was good but the best part was what we learned about the area. We loved the mural and he knew about the houses and also about the origins of the food. It was all local food . I’m
Very well worth it, a great day spent in mission district and great food
Lauren_R, Mar 2023
Mark was our wonderful guide for the tour, he had a world of knowledge he enthusiastically shared with us throughout the entire tour. This tour would not be the same without Mark! Food was incredible and was a great day to spend our day in the mission district learning about the paintings in the area. I 10/10 recommend
Brent_S, Dec 2022
Mark was amazing. He was so knowledgeable of the Mission, had an amazing palette for tasty and historical food, and had a great relationship with the restaurant owners and chefs. It was the one redeeming part of a not great San Francisco trip.
Best part of our SF stay!
Kimberly_J, Dec 2022
My boyfriend and I wound up in San Francisco due to a last minute flight cancellation. Our Europe trip was cancelled due to weather and we decided to enjoy SF. So glad we chose this tour!! Mark, our guide, was very interesting and knowledgeable about the area and the cultural foods. Our walking tour started out in a very busy area of the Mission District. We enjoyed amazing burritos in this area. We walked around and enjoyed seeing many beautiful pieces of street art and more wonderful food. Mark was full of stories and made the trip so enjoyable.
Opened our eyes
Anna_P, Nov 2022
When we first arrived in the Mission district, we were struck by the depravation. But we visited back streets and alleys, and learned to appreciate the culture here. We ended with a deeper understanding and respect for the people who live here.
Mission district tour
cindywrightm, Nov 2022
Wonderful history, the murals were very interesting and the food experience was very good. Guide was very knowledgeable
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for the very warm response! Our team has dedicated so much time and effort to provide the perfect balance of history and food in our tours and we are glad you appreciated it! We work hard to provide excellent service and an unforgettable experience for our foodies. Your feedback helps us improve our tours. Would you mind sharing this with your friends and family too? 'Till next time!
Avoid this tour
Brian_O, Nov 2022
The tour guide never showed up and there is no phone number to contact the tour operator. Very unprofessional.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello. Thank you for submitting your feedback which we take into serious consideration There must have been some kind of miscommunication in regard to this tour. Please email us at so we can further discuss this matter. We'd love to have you back on one of our tours and show you we can deliver memorable experiences. Thank you
Amazing tour!
Lynn_B, Aug 2022
This is the best food tour we have ever been on! Mark, the guide was amazing and made this an incredible experience!! This tour is a cannot miss opportunity to expand your taste buds and your knowledge of the culture.
Awesome experience
Paul_S, Jul 2022
Our guide Mark was terrific. He took us to fascinating spots in the Mission District. The food was delicious!
Great tour led by Dave
sid_k, Jul 2022
Looking at the murals with Dave explaining the underlying stories and messages. The food was amazing too. Dave has a great knowledge and is very entertains. He made a three hour trip pass so quickly.
Art and delicious food.
Nyla_A, Jul 2022
Mark was very informative and friendly! Every stop was delicious!🤤 The art murals were very nice, a lot of expression of the community.
Great. Walking and Food. Perfect.
Katherine_L, Jun 2022
Outstanding. Mark was exceptional. A great blend of history of the neighborhood, food and culture. Don’t miss it.
Mission Food and History Tour
Vernon_W, Jun 2022
Mark was a knowledgeable and entertaining guy , we enjoyed the food ,the murals and the history that Mark was able to provide. I would recommend the tour.
Our host Mark was...
Rachel_G, Jun 2022
Our host Mark was passionate and knowledgeable about the area. The food was amazing, the murals and history as well. HIGHLY recommend.
Fun and informative
maw57, Jun 2022
Mark was very passionate and knowledgeable, making the tour a great and personalised experience. The quesabirria tacos were outta this world good!
Must Do
John_V, Jun 2022
Mark the tour guide loves what he does. I felt fortunate to experience a neighborhood that is so dear to his heart. We have been to San Francisco at least a half dozen times and never visited the Mission District I was amazed at the beauty and rich cultural past of this district
Fantastic food
David_P, Apr 2022
We would not of gone to the Mission District without this tour. Mark was awesome, a passion for the Mission. The food was UNBELIEVABLY fantastic!!! A must do when in San Francisco!
Highlight of our Trip!
Jocelyn_D, Apr 2022
We absolutely loved this tour! Mark was such a great guide. The food was fantastic and seeing and learning about the beautiful murals was a highlight of our trip to San Francisco!
Great tour!
Thaer_N, Mar 2022
Mark delivered an amazing tour and experience. Really authentic with lots of insider secret facts and stories thrown in along the way. A real good spread of the Mission old and new. Loved it!
Mission fiesta
Robert_D, Mar 2022
Sharing with my granddaughter Enough said. Mark was awesome & very knowledgeable Highly recommend to everyone