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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 food culture. Plus, guests get to meet the professionals behind some of the East Bay's most special locales making our tours a special time for both locals and visitors alike!
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“rockridge” (16 reviews)
“lauren” (13 reviews)
“neighborhood” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Oakland, CA 94549-3815
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and I have been on countless food tours in a few countries now. Having lived in the Bay area for about 2 years, I can honestly say this is the best tour to go on. There is plenty of food, great sights in...More

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

Hi Jennifer - Thanks so much for sharing your experience and leaving a review. I apologize for the delay in responding as I didn't get a notice from TripAdvisor :( But I just wanted to say thank you for coming on our tour TWICE! So...More

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

We love doing food tours as a way of learning slowly--by walking--about a city, a community, a culture...and eat ourselves silly, of course. Rockridge, led by guide Deborah, did not disappoint. What I loved most about it was a sense of this being a thriving,...More

Thank Brian E
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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thanks so much for writing a review, Brian, and sharing your experience of your tour with Debra! We're so glad that you agree - Rockridge rocks!!! Hope that you come back to our neighborhood again and enjoy more eats with us! Thanks! Lauren McCabe Herpich...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

I live nearby but do not spend a lot of time in this neighborhood. So, I decided to go on a tour and check it out. Great decision because I enjoyed every minute of my walk with my guide Pamela. She brought several interesting historical...More

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LaurenHerpich, Owner at Local Food Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Thank you so much for your review and sharing your experience with Pamela! Especially as a local, I'm so glad to hear that you found the tour to be an enjoyable and educational experience. Guests are always amazed on what they learn about their neighborhood!...More

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