17 Foodie-Approved Food Tours San Francisco for 2024

November 9, 2021

Updated March 12, 2024

The San Francisco dining scene is ever-changing, but always delicious and our foodie-approved food tours San Francisco are here to show you the best of the best the city has to offer. One thing we love about dining in SF is how dynamic and innovative restaurants are in the city, using the freshest ingredients, starting trends, and constantly changing the way we think about food. Sure, we’re gushing, but San Francisco is a must for foodies. Here’s the food tours you don’t want to miss in 2024.

Map of All Food Tours San Francisco

Avital Food Tours of San Francisco

Avital Food Tours of San Francisco, Godeus Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Explore the Mission District or North Beach on a 4-Course Dining Experience with Expert Guide and Seated Courses View on Google Maps ⧉
Edible Excursions

Edible Excursions, Cuvier Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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SF Native Tours

San Francisco Native Tours, Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA

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SF On Tap

SF on Tap – Craft Beer Walking Tours, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Green Dreams Tours

Green Dream Tours, Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA

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Pedicab SF Brew Tour

San Francisco Pedicab, San Francisco, CA, USA

Gears & Grapes | Beers & Bikes

Gears & Grapes, Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Vantigo Tours

Vantigo Tours, Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA

Platypus Wine Tours

Platypus Wine Tours, Camino Oruga, Napa, CA, USA

Gourmet Food & Wine Tours

Sonoma Food and Wine Tour – by Gourmet Food & Wine Tours, Donner Avenue, Sonoma, CA, USA

San Francisco Food Tours

Indulge in a sensory journey through San Francisco’s culinary delights with SF walking tours. Discover hidden gems and iconic eateries, curated by local experts, making San Francisco foodie tours an unforgettable experience for any palate.

Food Tours Comparison Chart

NumberSF Food TourLocationCost / PersonDurationGood for Groups?Best Of
1Avital’s North Beach Food TourNorth Beach$1153 HoursBest North Beach Food Tour
2Avital’s Mission District Food TourMission District$1153 HoursBest Mission District Food Tour
3Ultimate Chinatown TourChinatown$893 HoursBest Chinatown Food Tour
4Mission Street Art & FoodMission District$853 HoursBest Art Food Tour
5Ferry Building & Farmers MarketFerry Building$901.5 HoursBest Short Food Tour
6Japantown Food TourJapantown$1302 HoursBest Japantown Food Tour
7Little Italy & Chinatown Food TourNorth Beach & Chinatown$844 HoursBest Multi-Neighborhood Tour
8Tea & Dim Sum Food TourChinatown$1093 HoursBest for Non-Drinkers

1. Avital’s North Beach Food Tour

Does pizza make your heart sing? The smell of espresso and the sight of Italian pastries make you smile? Then you’ve got to add a North Beach Food Tour to your list. This must-see neighborhood sits right by the water, adding an extra quaintness to an area home to Italian heritage, influenced by the Beat Generation, and filled with new hot spots. To taste the best of North Beach, you’ve got to do it in four courses—everything from appetizers to dessert, plus beverage pairings. Great for groups and accommodating of all dietary restrictions. Join the local guides with Avital Experiences for a progressive meal that will leave you full and with an appreciate for this classic, checker table-clothed neighborhood.

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North Beach
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3 Hours
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From $115 Per Person
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Italian Hotspots & Hidden Gems
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Accommodate All Dietary Restrictions

2. Avital’s Mission District Food Tour

Have you ever wondered how one neighborhood could be the center of the universe? How the distinct smells of 26 different types of tacos, blended with the sweet sugars of artisanal ice cream waft in your nose? If so, look no further and check out this Mission Food Tour! This historic neighborhood is a must-see and must-learn-about for anyone living in or visiting San Francisco. We recommend this tour for groups because we accommodate of all dietary restrictions.

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Mission District
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3 Hours
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From $115 Per Person
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Inventive Latin Cuisine
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Accommodate All Dietary Restrictions

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3. Chinatown Food Tour

If a perfect afternoon includes for you includes Hong Kong egg tarts, juicy pork buns, a tea tasting, and some flavorful Szechuan cuisine, then add a Chinatown Food Tour to your list. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest in North America, meaning there’s lots of history and culture to take in. And, so much food! The best part about a Chinatown Food Tour is being able to taste the best of the neighborhood, while scoping out the places you want to try next. We guarantee you’ll be back for more.

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Chinatown
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3 Hours
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From $89 Per Person
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Egg Tarts, Pork Buns, Szechuan Cuisine

4. Mission Street Art & Food Tour

A great way to learn about this iconic neighborhood is with a Mission District Street Art & Food Tour! Indulge in a “Super” taco, Detroit-style deep dish, and Salvadorian pupusas as you stroll the streets and take in the incredible artwork of the Mission. The tour can accommodate vegetarians, but unfortunately no other dietary restrictions. They also offer private tour options.

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Mission District
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3 Hours
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From $85 Per Person
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Latin Cuisine & More

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5. Ferry Building And Farmers Market Tour

The Ferry Building is home to some of the freshest produce and best craft artisans in the city. In just one building you can find the creamiest cheeses, decadent macarons, and tastiest oysters. This Ferry Building food tour expertly picks out some of the best merchants to taste from and gives you history about the build itself. After the tour, browse around some more and grab extra treats, or just enjoy the waterfront with a great cup of coffee— or wine!

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Ferry Building
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1.5 Hours
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From $90 Per Person
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Local Purveyors

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6. Japantown Food Tour

Transport yourself and your tastebuds in San Francisco’s Japantown. There are only three Japantowns left in the United States, making this a unique cultural experience, as well as a chance to support the neighborhood. Though Japantown is small, it is packed to the brim with great restaurants, markets, and cafes. This Japantown Food Tour offers tastes of traditional Japanese treats like mochi, okonomiyaki, and onigiri. Plus, many of the tour guides are Japantown locals and can tell you more of the delicious places to visit, and perhaps the best place to go karaoke.

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Japantown
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3 Hours
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From $130 Per Person
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Japanese Cuisine

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7. Little Italy & Chinatown Food Tour

You may think Chinese food and Italian food all at once? Yes, that’s exactly what I’m saying on the Chinatown & North Beach Walking Tour! Chinatown and North Beach have some of the most delicious restaurants in all of San Francisco. Homemade, authentic meals – where you’ll even get the chance to see how Fortune Cookies are made! You’ll indulge in chocolates from one of the top chocolatiers in the U.S.A. and get a behind-the-scenes look at how it’s made.

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Little Italy & Chinatown
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4 Hours
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From $84 Per Person
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Chinese & Italian Cuisine

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8. Chinatown Tea & Dim Sum Tour

Chinatown is chalk full of incredible restaurants so it’s no wonder it shows up multiple times on a list of foodie-approved San Francisco food tours. This Chinatown Food Tour, from the same company that brings you Coffee, Sweets & The Painted Ladies, is a 3-hour, 7-stop trip through delectable Chinese eats. You’ll visit the very first Fortune Cookie Factory and have some of the best dim sum of your whole life. You’ll visit a 100-year-old restaurant and realize why it’s still standing after all this time.

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Chinatown
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3 Hours
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From $85 Per Person
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Dim Sum & Tea
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Complimentary Food Tour

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San Francisco Beer & Brewery Tours

Embark on a hoppy adventure with San Francisco’s best food tours, exploring the vibrant craft beer scene. From historic breweries to trendy taprooms, these SF food tours offer a taste of the city’s brewing heritage and innovative flavors.

Brewery Tours Comparison Chart

NumberTourLocationCost / PersonDurationGood for Groups?Best Of
9SoMa Craft Beer TourSoMa$1004 HoursBest Craft Beer Tour
10Pedicab Brewery TourFerry Building & Beyond$2953 HoursMost Unique Brewery Tour
11Beers & Bikes TourSoMa$75+3.5 HoursBest Active Brewery Tour
12VW Van Beer TourVaries$993 HoursMost Instagrammable Brewery Tour

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9. SoMa Craft Beer Tour

Feeling at home in a neighborhood is, as we all know, not only about its eateries, but its breweries, too. On this awesome craft beer tour, you’ll be guided all over San Francisco’s SOMA district, tasting some of the best hops the city’s got! From learning about the unique craft beer scene here, and what role these local microbreweries play in elevating San Francisco’s game, a true beer-lover wouldn’t want to miss this!

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SoMa
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4 Hours
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From $100 Per Person

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10. Pedicab Brewery Tour

Every wanted to take a brewery tour on a mobile couch? Well now’s your chance! On this Pedicab Brewery Tour, you’ll relax and ride in style as your visit several of San Francisco’s best breweries. The ride starts at the Ferry Building where you’ll kick off the tour with a beer from Fort Point, before being whisked away for more delicious brews. A unique experience, great for couples!

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Ferry Building & Beyond
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3 Hours
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From $295 For 2 People

11. Beers & Bikes Tour

Life is all about balance, right? So why not get a little exercise in while enjoying some of SF’s best local brews?! On this Beers & Bikes Tour you’ll stop at three breweries via bike, plus you’ll get to experiences some of San Francisco’s coolest neighborhoods along the way. The tour includes your first pint, a guide, a bike and helmet.

Update March 12, 2024: This tour is on pause. Please check back later for availability.

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SoMa
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3.5-4 Hours
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From $75 Per Person + Beers

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12. VW Van Beer Tour

Step back in time for this Brew Tour in a vintage VW van! You’ll hear about the rich history of beer in San Francisco as you sit back, relax, and enjoy. The tour stops at three breweries, with tastings as each, plus a brewing facility tour and a special souvenir.

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Varies
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3 Hours
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From $99 Per Person

San Francisco Cocktail & Distillery Tours

Savor the spirit of San Francisco with cocktail and distillery tours, blending history, mixology, and local flair. Uncover the city’s cocktail culture on these curated SF walking tours, discovering hidden speakeasies and artisanal distilleries along the way.

Cocktail & Distillery Tours Comparison Chart

NumberTourLocationCost / PersonDurationGood for Groups?Best Of
13Tipsy Tour4 SF Neighborhoods$1294.5 HoursBest SF Introduction Tour
14Taco Tequila TourMission District$85+3 HoursBest Tequila Tour

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13. Tipsy Tour – SF Introduction Tour

On the Tipsy Original Tour, you’ll explore the see San Francisco like never before – through the lens of a few cocktails. You’ll go through the Financial District, Barbary Coast, North Beach, and Chinatown – which means you’ll be hitting the best food spots in the city all in one tour. From paninis to pizza to hot carmel popcorn and authentic dim sum…I’m drooling as I type. You’ll be both satisfied in both belly and heart with this one!

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Financial District, Barbary Coast, North Beach, & Chinatown
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4.5 Hours
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From $129 Per Person

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14. Taco Tequila Tour

Nothing goes together quite like tacos and tequila. This spirit-forward tour in the Mission District features a complimentary tequila shot to kick things off before embarking on a taco crawl at a James Bear award-winning taqueria, plus other Mexican establishments, before finishing with, you guessed it, more tequila! You’ll also receive a souvenir shot glass, plus pickup and drop-off is included.

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Mission District
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3 Hours
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From $85 Per Person + Tequila

San Francisco Winery Tours

Escape to the picturesque vineyards just outside the city on San Francisco culinary tours. Experience the terroir of the region with wine tastings, guided tours, and breathtaking views, making these SF food tours a delightful excursion for wine enthusiasts.

Winery Tours Comparison Chart

NumberTourLocationCost / PersonDurationGood for Groups?Best Of
15Napa & Sonoma Wine TourNapa & Sonoma$1099 HoursBest Multi-Region Wine Tour
16North Sonoma Wine TourNorth Sonoma$1296.5 HoursMost Authentic Wine Tour
17Sausalito Food & Wine TourSausalito$1493.5 HoursBest Food & Wine Tour

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15. Ultimate Napa & Sonoma Wine Tour

While not technically a part of San Francisco, the city, the Bay Area’s wine country is a part of the experience of visiting and getting to know San Francisco and its culinary scene. So, we included a wine country tour on this list. Green Dream Tours specializes in wine tours that can last as short as a half day and go as long as a full day. They even have an Alcatraz and Wine Combo Tour (one of our favorites they offer) that takes you to two different Sonoma wineries, lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf, then the iconic Alcatraz Island for a historic tour.

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Napa & Sonoma
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9 Hours
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From $109 Per Person + Tastings

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16. North Sonoma Wine Tour

If you’re looking for small family wineries, this North Sonoma Wine Tour is for you! You’ll experience the hand-picked wineries of North Sonoma, Russian River, and Healdsburg, each with their own rustic charm. The tour includes a picnic lunch and shuttle service, but does not include the wine tastings, which are typically $20-25 per person, per winery.

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North Sonoma
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6.5 Hours
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From $129 Per Person + Tastings

17. Sausalito Food & Wine Tour

Want to experience the wines of Sonoma and Napa in a downtown village with awesome food? We thought so! This Sausalito Food & Wine Tour is a historic journey featuring culinary delights, local history, and delicious wines. After a refreshing ferry ride over from San Francisco, you’ll enjoy a 1/2 glass wine pairing at 4 different restaurants. The ultimate tour for food and wine lovers!

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Sausalito
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3.5 Hours
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From $149 Per Person

What are Foodie-Approved San Francisco Food Tours?

San Francisco food tours are not only food tasting experiences that take place in San Francisco, but they also provide contextual and historical information about San Francisco via its culinary landscape! Most San Francisco food tours not only teach you about what’s on your plate, but also about what local ingredients our local haunts are using, how the restaurant began in the first place, and what significance the cuisine and its culinary host bear to the city!

Final Thoughts on Food Tours San Francisco

We highly recommend San Francisco food tours for one of the best ways to enjoy this vibrant city. From cocktails to dumplings, you and your belly will leave happy taking advantage of all the yummy food in the area. We hope you enjoyed this roundup of foodie-approved San Francisco food tours and we hope to eat, drink, and connect with you soon!