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Quick Details

Hour Glass  Duration: 2.5 hours

Map Marker  Stops: Five different tasting locations

Food Tastings: All food included. Enough food for lunch. Vegetarian friendly. Call for other dietary restrictions.



Don’t fall for the culinary tourist traps when you’re in San Francisco’s Chinatown! Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco offers an irresistible food tour in the cultural hotspot of Chinatown.

Explore the remarkable and historic culture and foods that define Hong Kong and mainland China. Taste authentic Cantonese, Mandarin, and Szechuan cuisine from five Chinese-owned and operated restaurants, food establishments, and bakeries.

Our expert foodies have done extensive and delicious research to offer you the ultimate Chinatown food tour. The tastes, traditions, and old-world class of these landmark establishments make for a true San Francisco experience. Let us tease your taste buds with the sweet and savory flavors of delectable, authentic Chinese cuisine!

Tasting Locations

Flavorful food specialties are served from five of the following places (subject to change). Private tour tasting locations may be different than ones listed below.

  • New Hollywood Bakery & Restaurant (est. 1991): Our favorite light and buttery buns filled with barbecue-flavored cha siu pork
  • Bund Shanghai: Traditional Shanghai-style cuisine
  • Grant Place: Local favorite known for Hong Kong-style dim sum and Chinese specialties
  • Hunan House: The distinctive flavors of Hunan cuisine
  • AA Bakery & Café (est. 2002): Freshly made, out of the oven, Hong Kong-style egg tarts cooked to a smooth flan-like perfection with a buttery flaky crust
  • Spicy King: Serving the best traditional Mandarin Szechuan spicy Chinese food in SF

Behind every great food establishment in this city, there is an equally great story of history, tradition, and even innovation. On our Chinatown food tour, you discover these amazing histories while tasting what has made these Chinese restaurants and bakeries so prized among locals.

Discover just what makes our food tours the best in the city!

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a variety of five delicious foods from the best specialty food stores and ethnic eateries.
  • Three hours of delicious fun with a wonderful guide
  • Our fun, fascinating, and knowledgeable tour guide divulges tidbits of information only locals know.
  • Walk hidden streets and alleys off the beaten path.
  • Hear fun and interesting stories about the Chinese immigrants’ arrival in SF, the Tong Wars, Chinese architecture, and more.
  • Visit the Chinese Fortune Cookie Factory, the oldest Buddhist Temple in SF, and an authentic Chinese market.
  • Taste a variety of styles of Chinese cuisine, including the best-baked bun, dim sum, and egg tart, all without waiting in the long lines.
Private Chinatown Food Tour

Want to make our delicious and fun Chinatown food tour a private event? Contact Us! We specialize in curating the best private culinary experiences.