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Local Food Adventures

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Local Food Adventures provides guided cultural history food experiences through Oakland and the East Bay Area of San Francisco! We take you on unique walking tours to learn more about the area’s history, present-day excitement and taste its growing...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Oakland, CA 94549-3815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just went on the brand new Sweets, Spirits, and Spooks tour in Oakland. This tour is far more focused on the history than the food, but you'll still get a chance to enjoy some yummy treats. We started at Chapel of the Chimes (hint- the...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Our two-generation group of 8 ranged in age from 19 to 74. Every single one of us had a great time and we are already talking about going on the Grand Lake and Lafayette tours with Lauren. The food was wonderful at each of our...More

Thank Marcie T
LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thanks so much for saying such nice things about me and your food tour. I really appreciate you sharing that it was a fun time for you and your entire family as I absolutely love feeling like I can help families do something unique that...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018

My daughter and I took the Eat Stay Love Lafayette tour and had a delightful morning. Not only was Lauren, the owner/tour guide incredibly knowledgeable and entertaining, but the stories she shared about the various businesses we visited and the history of the town of...More

Thank Janet R
LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your experience here, Janet. It makes me so happy that you and your daughter joined me for our tour of Lafayette. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time, this town and the great businesses that make up this awesome...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Very pleased to have met Debra our tour guide and the lovely people on our walking tour, all about the history & food spots in Rockridge, an “urban village” and commuter town for San Francisco (only 21 minutes by BART). There were 6 stops to...More

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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience on our Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour with Debra! It really means a lot that you took the time to recap the tour with such detail. I'm so glad that you and your tummies enjoyed the tour....More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

I took my parents on this tour to check it out, and we all really enjoyed our time. Lauren is terrific! She know a lot of the local history, and has terrific contacts in the area. In addition the food was terrific, as was the...More

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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Hi Shannon! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience by writing a review. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your time on the Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine tour. Please let me know what you've been able to cook with the spices...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Had an awesome time doing the Oakland Cultural Cuisine food tour at Lake Merritt! Lauren was super professional, knowledgable on the history of Lake Merritt & Oakland, and had each tasting squared away with the staff at each restaurant we went to. We were super...More

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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Oh how I'm so happy that you had a great time on the tour, Kristina!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and share your experience on my food tour. I really appreciate it and hope to hang out with...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This market has so many food items to choose from! If you are interested in prepared foods this is the place to shop. Store was very clean and staff were very helpful. There is limited seating outside if you are interested . I ordered a...More

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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hi Yorkiemom520 - thanks so much for taking time to write a review. As a small business owner, online reviews are always great to get the word out. However, I have a feeling that your review may be for another business as my Local Food...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

We spent a glorious Sunday on this three-hour walking tour of Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood. Two of us knew the neighborhood fairly well; two had never been here. We all had a wonderful day. At each of our six food stops we enjoyed generous tastes and...More

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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Awww, this review just warms my heart! It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your tour, especially as a local. We love feeling like we can provide a fun and eye-opening experience even to those who know neighborhood! I'm so glad that Debra...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Spent a Saturday touring Rockridge with my family and there was something (and more) for all of us! It was a bit rainy, but the tour would be great no matter the weather. Lauren, her staff and the local vendors are very passionate, knowledgeable and...More

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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Kiki_bee6! Thanks for writing a review and sharing your experience on our Rockridge tour! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us despite the rain ... but doesn't walking in the rain make it more fun?? :) Hope we see you on...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've been on a lot of food tours in a lot of different cities, and this particular food tour was the least satisfying of them. First the tour guide (who is the company owner) sent out an email with the wrong meeting location (fortunately the...More

Thank FredUno
LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Fred - Thank you for sharing your experience. I first want to apologize for not responding sooner. I hadn't received a review notification from TripAdvisor and didn't know you posted. That being said, I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. I...More

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