SF: Food + History + Art Tour
Sun Oct 01 2023 at 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Southeast corner of 16th and Church Street, Mission District | San Francisco, CA
About this Event
What makes the SF: Food + History + Art tour different from other SF food tours?
Food: The Mission District is renowned for having some of the best food in San Francisco. From the Chinese in the 1850's, to Italian immigrants of the early twentieth century, to successive waves of migration from India, Vietnam and Thailand in the last fifty years, each culture has left its mark on the culinary landscape of SF. And we haven’t even mentioned Latin America or Japan yet! Although the Mission District is known for being at the epicenter of Latino culture in the city, its food scene is in fact very varied - and very good.
History: San Francisco has a fascinating story too. We start the tour at the Misión San Francisco de Asís, which is the birthplace of modern SF. We'll give you an overview of the city's history, from the dog days of the Spanish Empire, to being part of Mexico, to the Gold Rush era, through the Great Fire and up to today, as the city transforms once again. You'll have a chance to learn all about it.
Art: We have some amazing art in the city (especially if you think of the world class museums in the Bay Area), but the Mission District is arguably the best neighborhood for public murals. We'll visit the Clarion Alley Mural Project, as well as enjoying amazing street art like the Women's Building. It's also a great way to get a better understanding of this often complicated - and sometimes misunderstood - city.
Join us on our SF food tour and TRULY experience the best of San Francisco.
Our tours can sell out. If you can't make a booking email [email protected], telling us when you want to go and how many guests are in your party. If we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.
Logistics & Details
*Walking distance: 2 miles.
*Tour starts 12 midday Sunday, corner 16th and Church St (meeting point photo).
*Tour finishes 3 pm, corner 18th and Church St.
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.
*There are 3-4 food tastings included, each for about 20 minutes, for the equivalent of a normal 3 course meal.
*There’s a big range of food options and all types of diet can be accommodated (Vegetarian, Vegan etc). Please email us if you have any dietary restrictions.
This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.
Drinks are not included.
This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.
We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions. Be sure to wear layered clothing, we can get four seasons in a day.
Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
Contactless payment for gratuities available, please allow 15-20%.
Where is it happening?Southeast corner of 16th and Church Street, Mission District, 16th and Church Street, San Francisco, United States
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