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Quick Details

Hour Glass  Duration: 3 hours

Map Marker  Stops: Five different tasting locations

Food Tastings: All food included. Enough food for lunch. Vegetarian friendly. Click here for gluten-free and vegan food substitutions

Adult Ages 18+
Children Ages 4-17
Infants Ages 0-3


See and taste the best that North Beach has to offer on a one-of-a-kind North Beach Food Tour!

This three-hour walking tour helps you get away from the main drag and into the beautiful side streets of North Beach and the Barbary Coast. Discover unexpected shops, sites, and bites in this diverse neighborhood.

Tasting Locations

(5 of the following places, you MAY NOT go to ALL of the places, subject to change)

*Private Tour tasting locations may be different than ones listed below.

  • Molinari Delicatessen: (est. 1896): Pope John Paul II was presented with a Molinari salami from 8-year-old Joey.
  • Il Casaro: Mouthwatering Burrata and Mozzarella bar nestled in this rustic, energetic Pizza and Italian street food establishment.
  • Mona Lisa: Renaissance-inspired decor sets the scene for homemade pastas, pizzas & other Italian specialties
  • Mario’s Bohemian Cafe: Landmark cafe serving Italian sandwiches, pizzas, pastries, wine & beer in an old-school space.
  • Lush Gelato: (est. 2009): Carefully sourced gelato & sorbetto in a range of creative flavors!
  • Betty Lou’s Restaurant: A boisterous, Old World Bistro specializing in pasta, seafood and steak.

In between tastings, your guide indicates interesting architecture, beautiful parks, and notable landmarks, all while providing a glimpse into the neighborhood culture and how the locals have shaped the area’s cuisine.

The North Beach food tour is great for locals and tourists alike. Our guides take pride in showcasing great local artisans that remain hidden to most, as well as the unique history, culture, and architecture that led the American Planning Association (APA) to rate North Beach as one of the ten “Great Neighborhoods in America!”

Taste and experience a unique side of North Beach and the Barbary Coast!

Tour Highlights

  • Hear fun and interesting stories about the Italian immigrants who made North Beach a foodie paradise for Italian cuisine.
  • Our guides are the best darn storytellers in the business. Learn about Coit Tower, Washington Square Park, Saints Peter & Paul Church and much more…
  • Meet the owners of an authentic Bolivian restaurant, who entertain you with delightful live Latin music.
  • In addition to all the amazing food, your guide will discuss the history, culture, architecture and food scene of the neighborhood.
  • Storytelling at its best — from the Beat Generation and Jack Kerouac Alley to City Lights Bookstore, discover the character of this fascinating neighborhood.
  • Savor an authentic Italian sandwich, gnocchi and meatballs, Bolivian fare, focaccia pizza, handmade French truffles, and the best cannoli in SF.
Private North Beach Food Tour

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