There are two Chinatowns, one that you see from a van or bus, and the one that can only be experienced on foot in the back alleys, food markets, and local restaurants. And this delightful culinary tour promises all this and more!
With your helpful guide, you will search out authentic crafts and pottery, and explore exotic and unique Asian produce, herbs, and teas from the very people who know them best. Uncover their hidden secrets only intrepid locals know. And you'll be astonished by the new finds in secret alcoves.
And, as you taste and see everything from dim sums, fortune cookies, teas, incredible antiquities, all kinds of musical instruments, authentic cookware, and more, you'll know you've really experienced Chinatown. The authentic cuisine will enliven your senses with new flavors, smells, and aromas.
There is no hotel pick-up for this Culinary Walking Tour of Chinatown. The tour starts in front of the Chinatown Gate at the corner of Bush and Grant Streets.
After meeting your English-speaking guide at the tour’s starting point, set off to explore the little-known culinary delights of Chinatown.
Start your tour of Chinatown seeing authentic Chinese antiques at one of the best places in Chinatown. You'll see statuettes and ritual objects that are literally thousands of years old.
Next, you will be visiting a music center where, to put it simply, if you think you've seen every musical instrument ever made, you are sure to be proved wrong!
Try different types of dim sums (Chinese food) from the oldest Chinese bakery in San Francisco.
In addition to seeing one of the oldest cathedrals in San Francisco, you will also be watching how fortune cookies are made.
Step into an unexpected world of glamour as you will also be taken to the very place where famous celebrities get their hair cut.
Get a glimpse into the religious life of the residents as you enter one of the local Buddhist temples.
Savor the bustling and vibrant atmosphere of the local Chinese markets. Shop for souvenirs if you wish and while there, enjoy some wonderful Chinese tea.
The tour ends at the starting point.
Start time: 10:00am and 2:00pm
Duration: 3 hours
There is no hotel pick-up. The tour starts in front of the Chinatown Gate at the corner of Bush and Grant Streets.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point
Wear comfortable walking shoes. It is recommended that you eat light (or not at all!) since you will be tasting everything from dim sums, cookies, Chinese teas and more
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
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