Gourmet Food Tour of Hayes Valley by Gourmet Walks

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Duration: 3h
Location: Hayes Valley, San Francisco, CA United States | San Francisco, United States

Category: Food & Drink

Charming & locally beloved neighborhood of Hayes Valley
Sustainable, seasonal & fresh bites at 7 different eateries
Sweets like cupcakes at Miette & frozen-to-order ice cream
Hearty Greek sandwiches, banh mi, cheeses & charcuterie
Knowledgeable guide shares dining tips over wine at a café

Guided walking tour of Hayes Valley
7 food tastings to constitute lunch
1 craft beer flight (or wine) per person at Noir
Live tour commentary provided in English


Loved by locals and a little off the beaten track, Hayes Valley is packed with neighborhood joints with their finger on the pulse of San Francisco’s culinary heartbeat. Traipse past charming Victorian houses as you eat your way from hole-in-the-wall sandwich shops to gourmet micro-creameries with a passionate guide.

Meet your trip leader at Patricia’s Green, a park whose creation helped drive the revitalization of this now artsy, super desirable neighborhood. Your food-loving guide leads you past food trucks, coffee shops, street art, and historic homes as they share the history of the district and offer tips and recommendations for dining around this cherished pocket of the city.

Over the course of your tour, stop in at 7 shops and restaurants, all focused on local and sustainable ingredients. At Smitten, watch as your scoop of ice cream is frozen to order with liquid nitrogen, and grab a spoon to sample inventive, seasonal flavors like rhubarb crisp, earl grey with milk chocolate chips, crème fraiche with pear caramel, or maple brown sugar squash.

Take a savory turn with sandwiches at a casual Greek restaurant followed by house-cured meats and charcuterie from a high-quality butcher shop. Bite into the crusty bread and flavorful toppings of banh mi sandwiches from a tiny storefront serving up Vietnamese street food, and linger over cheese and wine at a French-inspired garden café. Double down for dessert, heading to Miette for their best-selling gingerbread cupcake (named Best Cupcake in America by the Food Network) followed by delicate Parisian macarons at a dreamy French boutique.

Cancellation Policy:
Know before you book: Children 2 and younger are complimentary but they will not receive food tastings., You must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol., Maximum group size is 12 people., At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place., This tour covers less than 1 mile (1.6 km) on flat ground, with plenty of breaks to sit., This tour operates rain or shine., Tour stops may vary. The tour begins at Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley, 10 minutes or less from downtown San Francisco., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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