Taste the Best, See the Best

How about putting a new spin on your next team-building activity? Skip the company picnic or bar-hopping and let Sidewalk Food Tours of San Francisco guide you on a feast of the senses!

In a city with as dense a culinary landscape as San Francisco, it’s easy to get lost in the options. That’s why we pair your team with a highly informed and entertaining guide who will lead you on a walking tour of the best foods San Francisco has to offer, many of which we’re sure you’ll want to revisit. On top of that, your guide will enlighten your team on the history, culture, and culinary scene of the neighborhood you choose, leaving everyone with a full belly and satisfied mind.

Our tours are comprehensive, educational, and above all else loads of fun. We offer flexible scheduling to fit your needs, and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate food allergies and restrictions. The tours are designed to leave plenty of room for your team to build camaraderie, bounce ideas off each other, and have a few good laughs.

Here’s what we offer:

Tour locations: Mission, North Beach, Chinatown (we can also combine elements of North Beach and Chinatown into one tour)

Days and times: 7 days a week, start time anywhere from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Length: 3 hours

Restaurants: 5 to 6, with savory and sweet stops

Alcohol: Yes (you can prepay for drinks at certain stops or pay as you go)

Questions about pricing or just need more info? We’re here to help! Contact us today.

A Very Chinatown Christmas

December 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Foodie in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

While many will be enjoying a traditional Christmas celebration full of festive cheer and stockings hung by the chimney with care, others favor a different form of Holiday festivities. Whether it’s observing the Jewish tradition of Chinese and a movie on Christmas or creating your own version of Festivus, each of us celebrates in a special way. And many of us struggle with the conundrum of finding delicious restaurant options that are open on Christmas. Luckily for all of us, San Francisco’s Chinatown is very much open on Christmas Day, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorite spots for you to enjoy.

Of the more well-known yet still delicious options, you can’t go wrong with the delightfully spicy Szechuan cuisine at Z&Y Restaurant (after all, President Obama has eaten here).  Another of the heavy hitters is Danny Bowien’s Mission Chinese Food; the kitschy decorations and bold twists on classic Chinese menu items are sure to put you in a festive mood.  Great Eastern offers an expansive array of dim sum. If you’re celebrating with a group, indulge in one of the Chef’s Selection to get a sampling of their delicious seafood dishes.

Chicken with Explosive Chili Pepper at Z&Y

Chicken with Explosive Chili Pepper at Z&Y

Danny Bowien at Mission Chinese

Danny Bowien at Mission Chinese

For something a little more intimate, head to the House of Nanking. Ask to order from the Chinese menu for super authentic dishes (ask for recommendations, as well as for the vegetable dishes not listed on the menu). Hunan Home’s is another tucked away spot offering a menu of solid old-school Chinese favorites.

If you’re looking to venture outside of Chinatown, the dry-fried chicken wings at San Tung in the Sunset District are sure to hit the spot.

Dry-fried chicken wings at San Tung

Dry-fried chicken wings at San Tung

If you have any room for dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth with some flaky, custardy egg tarts from Golden Gate Bakery.

Egg Tarts at Golden Gate Bakery

Egg Tarts at Golden Gate Bakery

Whatever your traditions, here’s wishing you the Happiest of Holidays, and Happy Eating!

Introducing Chinatown Food Tour!

December 12th, 2014 | Posted by Foodie in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

IMG_1111We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Chinatown Food Tour in San Francisco!  We now have the opportunity to share not only tastes of our favorite dim sum and Peking duck, but also the fascinating history and architecture of the oldest Chinatown in the US.

Did you know that the San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinese community outside of Asia? The San Francisco Planning Department declared it “the most densely populated urban area west of Manhattan.” This means endless opportunities to discover new and delicious things down the winding alleys and in the shops scattered throughout the streets.

Fortune Cookie Factory

Fortune Cookie Factory

We hope you have an opportunity to check out this awesome addition to the Sidewalk Tours family.