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Local Food Adventures

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Featured in National Geographic's 2019 Places to Travel as THE "how to go" activity in Oakland and named the 2018 Best Walking Tour in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, Local Food Adventures is a guided walking food tour company that provides Oakland...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Oakland, CA 94549-3815
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for tours of Oakland when this one popped up and LOVED IT! Lauren is an amazing guide who gave us wonderful stories, history and food! I was surprised by how much food was on the tour. I can’t wait to try the...More

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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy New Year!! Thank you so much for writing a review and sharing your experience. I really appreciate you taking the time and letting others know about our Oakland food tour. Hope we can help you discover more Oakland and East Bay neighborhoods in the...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018

We did this tour for my son's 13 birthday to entertain us and both sets of grandparents who were in town for the weekend. It was the perfect activity both for the kids and the out-of-towners. The tour guide was interesting and, of course, you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for not only writing a review, but most importantly sharing such a special day in your son's life with us. We're so happy and honored to be part of this great memory! So glad that you enjoyed the tour ... and...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

The ice cream and gelato tour was great. We got a sizable sample at each stop. The walking was about 3-4 blocks with stops along the way so this tour would be manageable for all ages. Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy New Year!! Thanks so much for writing a review and sharing your experience for our Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour and recommend it, especially for families and friends looking for a fun Oakland food tour...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We did the chapel of the chimes tour. We had no idea this was here and how interesting the chapel was. Totally worth a visit, and this tour is a great way to discover some of the different areas. Lauren did a ton of research...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I am so glad that you joined us and were able to discover the amazing Chapel of the Chimes through my Oakland Sweets, Spirits and The Beyond food tour. I absolutely love hearing that even many locals...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a thorough and detailed review. I really appreciate it. I also appreciate you sharing that this tour is focused more on the cemeteries' history than the food. In our effort to expand our...More

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

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