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Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience

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San Francisco, United States
Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Taste an array of culinary offerings in San Francisco's Mission district during this 4-course progressive dining experience. Follow a foodie guide through the historically Latino neighborhood packed with bars and restaurants. Stop at four different restaurants for a prix-fixe menu starting with 2 appetizer stops followed by an entree and concluding with dessert. Along the way you'll hear the stories of restaurant owners and chefs, which will give a behind-the-scenes perspective of the area, while enjoying food tastings. This tour's mission is to help guests experience the world differently through storytelling and food, so you might try a unique dish or experience an old favorite in a new way. So bring a sense of adventure during this fascinating insider tour that's rated five stars on Yelp.
  • 3-hour food tour of San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District
  • Visit four local eateries to indulge in sweet and savory artisanal creations
  • Learn about the neighborhood’s rich Latin history and its modern, trendy scene
  • Hear stories of chefs, restaurant owners, and industry experts from your knowledgeable local guide
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Guide
4 food tastings
Culinary map of neighborhood to take home
Small group limited to 12 people to ensure a personalized experience
$25 Covid surcharge
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Alcohol pairing (can be purchased at the time of the tour)
3543 18th St , 3543 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Meet in front of The Women’s Building (3543 18th Street). The Women's Building is 4 blocks from the 16th Street BART station. For up to date information, how to get there and to verify your meeting location, visit our website: https://avitaltours.com/san-francisco/tour/mission-district-food-tour/

10:00 AM
18th St & Dolores St , San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Tour concludes near Dolores Park with dessert.

Find your way to the heart of the Mission District. Meet your local guide, an insider privy to behind-the-scenes culinary information who will take you to some of the best restaurants, cafes and bars in the neighborhood.

Stroll past trendy boutiques and colorful murals. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide about the neighborhood's Latino culture and history. 

Stop at four local eateries for a full meal, with two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert. Locations may include an artisanal cheese bar, authentic pupuseria, Tex-Mex local favorite, trendy taco bar, an artistic award-winning patisserie, deaf-owned pizzeria, plant-based Mexican restaurant, and one of the city’s most popular ice cream shops. Along the way, hear stories of the establishments’ owners, chefs, and bartenders to give you a behind-the-scenes perspective.

End your progressive meal near Dolores Park, where you're free to spend the evening walking and exploring the vibrant neighborhood on your own. This experience focuses on quality not quantity. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but you should taste and experience food in a new way – and this is about the quality and flavor! Great things come in small packages… 

Please note: Tastings and locations are subject to change without notice.
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Mission District
Your culinary experience explores the Mission District, a popular local neighborhood with many mural and great food
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 18 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for young children but babies in strollers can be accommodated
  • Moderate amount of walking required -- tour is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long
  • Bring layers - San Francisco weather changes frequently
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Must be 21 to consume alcohol
  • Locations visited are subject to change
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guests must be vaccinated and show proof to participate in the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Avital Tours, Inc
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Curated 4-Course Mission District Culinary Experience.

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star-4
Fun and informative tour
Chris_K
, Aug 2019
Ben was a terrific guide. He was very knowledgeable about the mission district and food in general. The first three tastings were all good but would have preferred more selection. Other food tours we’ve been on have had more stops and typically multiple tastings at each stop, sometimes served family style. The last stop for ice cream was just okay. Ben was a good storyteller and tour would have been a five if more food tastings.
star-5
Super Fun and Delicious!
sarajane_l
, Mar 2019
This is the best way to get acquainted with the Mission District. I had no idea how many amazing bars and restaurants have popped up there. Each stop was fantastic and our guides had arranged for the owners or managers of each establishment to meet with us and tell their stories. I highly recommend!!
star-4
August 9th -Mission Progressive Dinner
Janice_M
, Aug 2018
Overall a very good experience. Ben, our guide did a nice job in giving just enough history/facts about the area and restaurants.He has a very pleasant way dealing with people. We look forward to returning another time and taking the North Beach progressive dinner!!
star-4
Great tour; good group and tour...
David G
, Jan 2018
Great tour; good group and tour guide. Truly enjoyed getting to know the Mission District and the many new food and drink spots changing the culinary flavor of the area. Kevin was very personable and knowledgeable re: the theme of the tour. Would definitely recommend this to anyone.
star-5
Our guide gave us a great experience...
flypuppy
, Oct 2017
Our guide gave us a great experience! Highly recommended.
star-5
Had a great time! Daniel was an...
Shanthi P
, Aug 2017
Had a great time! Daniel was an excellent tour guide, and very knowledgeable about the Mission District. Unique experience, wonderful food -- recommend the drinks/alcohol pairings. Enjoy!
star-5
We had an excellent time touring the...
Ellen B
, Aug 2017
We had an excellent time touring the Mission District in San Francisco with our tour guide Daniel. He told us the history of many of the murals and also provided interesting information about the artists. We began our tour with a cheese/beer tasting at Mission Cheese. Next stop was Tacolicious where we enjoyed an excellent fish taco and two samples of margaritas, one of which was prepared with a habanero tequila Oh my God!. We then proceeded on to Gracias Madre where we were served a sweet potato enchilada-like dish. Our last stop was an ice cream shop where we had salted caramel ice cream. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Mission District and highly recommend it to others!
star-5
This was a great and unique tour...
Maria S
, Jul 2016
This was a great and unique tour. We went to unique restaurants and we sampled cheese. The ice cream was the best! Loved it!
star-5
So happy to take this tour. The tour...
Frieda Z
, Jul 2016
So happy to take this tour. The tour guide, Ida, is super enthusiastic and knowledgable. Seemed that the tour company and the restaurants were in constant communication, they were always prepare and received us right away. Last but not least, food choices were delicious and very interesting.
star-5
The guide was fantastic. Very...
Andrea V
, Jul 2016
The guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the area and the food. The food we experienced was delicious!!
star-5
great experience, tour guide was...
Luis_M
, May 2016
great experience, tour guide was great as well, had to leave early due to sunset cruise but everything was delicious and very educational!
star-5
The food was incredible. The guide...
Megan C
, Apr 2016
The food was incredible. The guide was very friendly. The murals around the neighborhood are beautiful and the guide stopped to explain their history. Very cool experience.
star-5
This was my absolute favorite...
Jessica T
, Feb 2016
This was my absolute favorite adventure in San Fran. I'm a huge foodie and love my drinks. It was delicious and so much fun! Madeline was so enthusiastic and really seemed to enjoy herself right along with the group. Fantastic time.
star-5
This was so much fun, great food, no...
Thomas D
, Sep 2015
This was so much fun, great food, no lines, nice people, great guide. What more do u want
star-5
Kayla was excellent, knew about...
Guy M
, Sep 2015
Kayla was excellent, knew about everything and how to add interest to even a walk down the street.
star-5
Kayleigh was an excellent guide. We...
Nicola M
, Aug 2015
Kayleigh was an excellent guide. We did the morning tour starting with smoked pork tacos and the most amazing bloody Mary's. This was followed by Cheese and Beer pairing, a vegan entree and the best ice cream we've ever tasted. Our guide was informative, entertaining and completely changed our view of The Mission district. We had no idea of its culinary heritage and this tour really brought that to life. We definitely recommend this tour.
star-4
4.5 stars. Our guide, Kayla, was...
Jeffrey W C
, Aug 2015
4.5 stars. Our guide, Kayla, was very friendly, informative, entertaining and kept us on schedule without making us feel hurried. She obviously had great relationships with the various restaurants and vendors/chefs/managers. We await receipt of her notes from our great tour.
star-5
Great experience. Kayla was a great...
John P
, Jul 2015
Great experience. Kayla was a great guide and host. Learned more about the Mission district. Food was interesting and had multiple stops to sample. Learned a little history of each food stop and in moist cases met the owner who explained the food we ate.
star-5
Most enjoyable -friendly guide and...
A F C
, Jun 2015
Most enjoyable -friendly guide and group-. interesting and delicious!!
star-5
Absolutely fabulous. Got into local...
lanyafent
, May 2015
Absolutely fabulous. Got into local eateries without having to stand hours in line. Restaurant choices were outside the box.

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