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Chinatown Culinary Walking Tour, San Francisco

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Start time

    10am and 2pm

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way in front of the Chinatown Gate at the corner of Bush and Grant Streets.
    So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

Key Highlights

  • Get exposed to the local flavor of Chinatown
  • Visit one of the oldest cathedrals of San Francisco and also see a local Buddhist temple
  • See some of the authentic Chinese antiques at one of the best places in Chinatown
  • Suitable for those who are interested to get more insight on the hidden secrets of the area that only the locals know
  • Visit local Chinese market and taste some wonderful tea
  • Taste variety of dimsums at the oldest bakery in Chinatown
  • See how fortune cookies are made


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!

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 and see 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.

About the Supplier: Local Tastes of the City Tours has been awarded with 'Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies' by Lonely Planet and offer delectable food tours that can satiate any food lover's senses. They have also been voted 'Best City Tour' by San Francisco Bay Guardian.


  • English speaking guide
  • Dimsums tasting at the oldest bakery in Chinatown
  • Sample tasting of fortune cookies
  • Chinese tea


  • Hotel transfers

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