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Chinatown: Tea & Dim Sum Food Tour provided by Stretchy Pants

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 13/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Chinatown: Tea & Dim Sum Food Tour
All our stops will be outside.
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Updated 13/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Our food tour is the perfect way to immerse yourself in SF's Chinatown! HIGHLIGHTS + Stories of the gold Rush and Chinese immigration + Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant + Sip on delicious bubble tea + Snack at a local bakery + Visit the first ever fortune cookie factory + Eat a dim sum feast + Learn and taste all about Chinese tea Our tasty adventure starts on the outskirts of Chinatown in Portsmouth Square with a pork roll. While we snack, we learn about the Gold Rush. Ready to take on the walk, we journey down the street of the 10-cent haircut and learn how the sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. Then, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery, a church filled with pictures of the 1906 earthquake, and taste of local candy and eat more dim sum. We end with four types of hot tea in a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30 minute tasting.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Portsmouth Square Playground
    718-736 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
    We taste our first stop in the park, so look for the Stretchy Pants logo by the statue to find your guide.
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    Chinatown
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Vital Tea Leaf
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Tin How Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Vital Tea Leaf
    509 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
    We end about 5 blocks from our starting location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Portsmouth Square Playground, 718-736 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Vital Tea Leaf, 509 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Afternoon tea
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • All activities
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co
  • Entry/Admission - Vital Tea Leaf
  • Entry/Admission - Tin How Temple
Exclusions
  • Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gretchen_Jeff wrote a review Feb 2020
Bellingham, Washington6 contributions
This was a terrific opportunity to walk through Chinatown with a lovely guide, eating and drinking along our tour. Peter was engaging and knowledgeable, and made us all feel welcome and comfortable. We would do this again in a hot minute!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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NVL1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions4 helpful votes
Outstanding culinary and tea (hot and cold!) walking tour of Chinatown. Mix it up with pit stops to religious sites and historical buildings and you have a grand recipe for a fantastic afternoon. Our guide Peter gave the tour at a tempo that catered to everyone's needs while
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Date of experience: February 2020
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John wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our tour guide (Kara) was amazing. She was personably, very knowledgeable about the location and its history. The food was delicious. The history was interesting and interactive. I would certainly take a Stretchy Pants tour again.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Ricciake, Owner at Chinatown: Tea & Dim Sum Food Tour
Responded 21 Feb 2020
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Eric L wrote a review Oct 2019
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The tour peter took us on was awesome, he is friendly, knowledgable and able to fill us up with food, tea and information. For a great tour sign up for stretchy pants and ask for Peter!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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bryanac1986 wrote a review Oct 2019
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Peter was a very fun, engaging and knowledgeable guide. The tour was a great way to get to know parts of SF that I’ve never been to, and I lived there for 3 years! Thanks again to Peter for conducting such a fun and educational tour!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ate, Drank, and Even Learned a Bit!
Loved this tour! Kara was so crazy knowledgeable! I'm always that guy who's asking hard questions and it was immedi
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Authentic local experience that surpassed our expectations!!
We were attending a conference and looking for a local experience. What we got surpassed any kind of expectations w
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Great introduction to places I would never have gone on my own
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Fantastic food and fun facts about SF
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Culinary city adventure needed!? Here you are right! 👌🏻
Perfect experience of the city and its tastes from all over the world! I enjoyed a lot how you get guided in a diff
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Dim Sum Fun
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Awesome cooking class with Kara!
We had a fantastic time at cooking class with Kara. The menu was delicious - challenging but doable with her help!
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Inspiring Culinary Workshop!
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