Guided tour

San Francisco: Chinatown Food and Cultural Walking Tour

Activity provider: Extranomical Tours

San Francisco: Chinatown Food and Cultural Walking Tour

Activity provider: Extranomical Tours
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Local food and culture are on the menu of this multi-stop walking tour around San Francisco’s Chinatown. Visit Dragon Gate, the Zodiac Wall, and more, all while tasting local foods.

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  • Satisfy your cravings with samples of fortune cookies, pastries, and dim sum
  • Blend in with the locals as you visit the most popular eateries in Chinatown
  • Learn the culinary and cultural history of Chinatown and Portsmouth Square
  • Visit an authentic Chinese tea shop and choose from hundreds of tea varieties
  • Stop at 4 Chinatown restaurants and get plenty of time for photo stops
Full description

Join this flavorful San Francisco food tour that will lead you to discover and taste some of the best local bites in Chinatown. Take to the streets learn about life in Chinatown by exploring the area’s shops, murals, and cultural artifacts.

Start by meeting your foodie guide at the photogenic entry to Chinatown, Dragon Gate. Peek into exotic, local shops and learn the history of this place, going all the way back to Portsmouth Square.

Head to the Chinese Fortune Cookie Factory, a real hidden gem. Taste cookies as they come off the hot cookie press and choose to purchase your own bag to enjoy after dinner.

To quench the group’s collective thirst, you’ll visit a Ross Alley shop next to enjoy a milk iced tea. Pick your favorite boba inclusion to customize your flavor experience.

Next, it’s time to get down to some seriously delicious food. Take a seat and discuss what you’ve seen so far while enjoying moon cake from the celebrated Garden Bakery. Continue with some bites from the House of Dim Sum.

Before leaving Chinatown, your small group will take a short walk to an authentic Chinese tea shop where you can choose from hundreds of varieties and your guide will provide more cultural context for your experience. A tasting of teas is included.

For the final stop of the tour, get your phones ready, because you’ll make a must-do photo stop at the Zodiac Wall.

  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks at 4 Chinatown restaurants
  • Guide gratuity
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide next to the dragon below the arch at Dragon Gate Chinatown SF.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Umbrella
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • This tour involves walking about .75 of a mile (or 1.2 km). Stops for breaks will be made along the way

Product ID: 414607