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    What to Expect
    Experience the history, architecture and culture of the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Between food tastings your knowledgeable and friendly food tour guide will discuss the story of the Chinese immigrants' arrival to San Francisco, the hidden alleys, The Tong Wars, the pagoda style Buddhist Temples and so much more. Learn about San Francisco’s Chinatown through its food, culture and people.

    Flavorful food specialties are served from 5 of the following places (subject to change):
    • New Hollywood Bakery & Restaurant: Our favorite light and buttery buns filled with barbecue-flavored cha siu pork (est. 1991)
    • Grant Place: Local favorite known for Hong Kong style dim sum and Chinese specialties
    • Z&Y Restaurant: Chef Han has grown in reputation by preparing food for presidents and foreign ministers of the People’s Republic of China (est.2008)
    • Imperial Palace: Beijing Peking Duck cut up in front of you with thin, crispy skin, succulent pieces of meat and sweet bean sauce spread on pancakes (est.1967)
    • AA Bakery & Café: Freshly made, out of the oven, Hong Kong style egg tarts cooked to a smooth flan-like perfection with a buttery flakey crust (est.2002)
    • House of Nanking: Peter Fang opened this Shanghainese restaurant with a single-burner in 1988 and it’s grown into a Chinatown staple with lines out the door (est. 1988)
    • Hunan Home’s Restaurant: Has won numerous awards including the Golden Award for the “Best Bay Area Chinese Restaurant” in the Chinese World Journal (est. 1983)
    • R&G Lounge: Michelin Guide recommended traditional Cantonese style cuisine (est. 1985)
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1066 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    • Food tasting
    • Local guide
    • City map
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was our very first food tour and we loved it! It was great to taste all these different dishes and, in addition, get a lot of background information on how the food is made and its origin. Next to food, Lauren also shared many...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ElisaKre
    Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

    The food tour was amazing! I booked this tour as an introduction to Chinese food/Chinatown for my boyfriend while he was visiting and it lived up to the expectations. Our tour guide was super helpful and knowledgeable about the area and the food.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jemma S
    Reviewed 26 August 2019

    Just recently did this tour with Lauren as our guide. She was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and made the day so interesting and fun! Delicious food too. Would recommend her very highly and the tour! Thank you!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jwrightgirl
    Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

    Our family loves to do food tours - and visiting grandparents from NY made it the perfect activity for our family. Lauren was our tour guide and she was the best! One of the first questions she asked was if we minded if the tour...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Barry D
    Reviewed 5 August 2019

    This tour was amazing. Lauren, our host, had so much knowledge to share about the history and the food. It was definitely the highlight of our trip to San Francisco.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Stephen S
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