Guided tour

North Beach: Walking Food & Cultural Tour with Local Bites

Activity provider: Extranomical Tours

North Beach: Walking Food & Cultural Tour with Local Bites

Activity provider: Extranomical Tours
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Local food and culture are on the menu of this multi-stop San Francisco walking tour around North Beach. Get cozy with a steamy cup of espresso and savor the flavors of fresh cannoli.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Satisfy your cravings with samples of local coffee, cannoli, cheeses, and pizza
  • Blend in with the locals as you visit the most popular eateries in North Beach
  • Explore the culinary and cultural history of the neighborhood with a local
  • Watch bakers prepare fresh cannoli at a North Beach cafe for you to taste
  • Stop at 4 characteristic restaurants and get plenty of time for photo stops
Full description

Walk the streets of San Francisco’s North Beach to learn about local life through visits to restaurants, cafes, murals, and cultural artifacts. This guided walking tour includes foods and beverages at four iconic eateries.

Start by meeting your local foodie guide in front of Vesuvio, the oldest bar in San Francisco located in Jack Kerouac Alley. Dive into the local food scene while learning about the contributions that the Barbary Coast and the Beats made to the city’s unique cultural identity.

Take a moment to pause and savor espresso from Cafe Trieste, the spot that kicked off Italian-style coffee on the West Coast and that has been the home adopted by poets, authors, and cultural renegades for generations.

Head to a celebrated deli known as Molinari’s next and enjoy some flavorful cheese samples. Get to know more about how early Italian immigrants shaped this iconic patch of San Francisco.

How do you make cannoli? Learn the answer while watching the bakers at Cavalli Cafe prepare a batch for you. One more test for your sweet tooth happens at Z Chioccolato next. Browse this charming shop and pick out a few treats for friends back home.

Your walking food tour finishes up in historic Washington Square, a gathering spot for San Franciscans (and for Marilyn Monroe, but more on that later). As you sit, feast on award-winning pizza from Tony’s. No need to rush; linger here until you’ve had your fill of this amazing neighborhood.

  • Foodie guide
  • Multi-stop walking tour
  • Food or drinks at 4 restaurants
  • Guide tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Vesuvio Cafe.

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • This tour involves about .5 miles (1 km) of walking, with stops for breaks

Product ID: 414611