Food Crawl!
Chinatown + Little Italy

Because history tastes delicious: our 2.5 hour food tour through San Francisco’s classic culinary districts, Chinatown & Little Italy. Join this exhilarating and story-filled journey through time and taste.

In Chinatown, try delicious dim sum, craft cocktail-inspired boba milk tea, the Chinese dessert that’s become a new worldwide sensation, traditional jasmine tea, and fortune cookies from the last factory still making them by hand.

In North Beach, our Little Italy, experience the city’s best award-winning pizza, freshly made cannoli sweets, and a sweeping rooftop view over the city and Alcatraz.

This is more than enough food for lunch, and you’ll leave well-fed! In one afternoon, check off your list two of the most beloved neighborhoods in San Francisco with an entertaining and knowledgeable local guide.

Tour lasts 1:00-3:30pm
Reservations required, must book online
Meets near Portsmouth Square in Chinatown
Ends near Washington Square in North Beach

 

General Admission (18+)  $59
Youth and Seniors  $49

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Highlights

What We Eat

  • Traditional dumplings and tea from the first dim sum restaurant in America
  • Tony’s Pizza: best New York-style pizza in town, winner of the World Pizza Cup
  • Hand-stuffed cannoli from a historic Italian bookstore turned cafe
  • The curious “dragon’s beard” candy that’s become a sensation
  • Fresh brewed boba milk tea from a craft cocktail-inspired boba bar
  • Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, the last handmade fortune cookie

 

What We See

  • Food and restaurant culture of San Francisco’s beginnings
  • Portsmouth Square, the hub of America’s oldest Chinatown
  • The Italian locals’ hangout, Washington Square Park
  • Columbus Avenue, center of bustling Italian restaurants and coffee shops
  • Caffe Trieste, hangout for the literary Beat Generation and director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Stunning Chinatown architecture, murals and painted balconies
  • Little-known rooftop with a sweeping view over Alcatraz, Coit Tower and more…

     



Your Guides
Fischer

A screenwriter and director, Fischer’s craft has taken him to Cannes Film Festival to premiere one of his short films. He studied film and cinematography at SF State, and when not directing, pursues photography and food (he’s obsessed with Anthony Bourdain). Armed with a sharp wit and a bag of knee-slapping jokes, Fischer leads epic journeys on our Rise SF route.

Mina

Artist and actress Mina can usually be found with a coffee in one hand and a drawing utensil in the other. With a passion for creating, she found her niche in technical theatre and moved to SF to study costume design. When she’s not creating costumes or building sets for the stage, she turns her focus to playwriting and improv to bring characters to life. She can be found on the Rise SF route.