See and taste the best that North Beach has to offer on a one-of-a-kind North Beach Food Tour! This three-hour walking tour helps you get away from the main drag and into the beautiful side streets of North Beach and the Barbary Coast. Discover unexpected shops, sites, and bites in this diverse neighborhood. In between tastings, your guide indicates interesting architecture, beautiful parks, and notable landmarks, all while providing a glimpse into the neighborhood culture and how the locals have shaped the area’s cuisine. The North Beach food tour is great for locals and tourists alike. Our guides take pride in showcasing great local artisans that remain hidden to most, as well as the unique history, culture, and architecture that led the American Planning Association (APA) to rate North Beach as one of the ten “Great Neighborhoods in America!” Taste and experience a unique side of North Beach and the Barbary Coast!
"As you stroll from block to block, you stop for tastings at five of the following places (subject to change). Private Tour tasting locations may be different than ones listed below.
Molinari Delicatessen (est. 1896): Pope John Paul II was presented with a Molinari salami from 8-year-old Joey
Peña Pachamama: Historic site of a former speakeasy, serving up organic Bolivian fare
Golden Boy Pizza (est. 1978): Peter Sodini’s vision of the perfect pizza
Original U.S. Restaurant (est. 1890): A fixture of the North Beach Italian community featuring homemade Italian specialties
XOX Truffles (est. 1997): Chef Jean-Marc Gorce offers you the finest handmade truffles
Lush Gelato (est. 2009) Carefully sourced gelato & sorbetto in a range of creative flavors
Barbara (est. 2018) (Monday’s tour) Lively Roman restaurant inspired by the rustic tradition of Roman pizzerie.
Tour leaves promptly and are given rain or shine. This is a walking tour; please dress casually and wear comfortable shoes.
Vegetarian options are available. There are no vegan or gluten-free substitutions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any food allergies or dietary restrictions at least 72 hours in advance of the tour.
Tour guide gratuity is not included in the ticket price.
This tour stops at a rotating selection of 5 places.
Children age 2 or younger will be admitted for free.
February 15th, 2015
January 8th, 2024
Food and Drink
North Beach - Sidewalk Tours
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