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San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

1. San Francisco: Chinatown Food and History Walking Tour

Meet your tour guide at Dragon's Gate, the main entrance to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood, to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most famous sights and hidden spots. As you wander this colorful and lively neighborhood, listen to commentary from your guide about Chinatown's history, culture, and present-day authenticity. Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the city. Pass by buildings designed like pagodas and have your camera out as you admire eye-catching Chinese decorations adorning the streets. Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture and history as you visit the Old Saint Mary's Cathedral. Get a chance to taste traditional Chinese cookies and tea of your choice at Eastern Bakery where you can expect to get some inside cooking tips from the bakery owners. Go to Portsmouth Square and learn about the historical significance of this area for the Gold Rush, California's beginnings, and Chinatown's origin. Taste homemade dim sum at Delicious Dim Sum where you'll enjoy some of the best dim sum in the city.  Finish your tour with a memorable visit to a Fortune Cookie factory. Taste the fortune cookie, learn about the cooking techniques, and learn about the historical significance of fortune.

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What people are saying about Eastern Bakery

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This tour was excellent!We had a great tour guide named Joseph. He told us a lot about China Town. We loved his energy & out going personality. The food was unique and tasty,and the fortune cookies were fresh. We highly recommend this tour.

Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic regarding the history of Chinatown, the places we visited and the delicious food we got to try. Overall it was a great experience and I would absolutely recommend it.

This is a very fun guide filled with history, site-seeing and checking out some delicious local eats. Chinatown was definitely our favorite spot this trip and our guide, Joe contributed greatly to that!

joseph was a perfect guide and took us off the beaten path

So informative and educational. A truly amazing tour!!