Food Crawl!

Chinatown + Little Italy

Note: This tour is not currently operating.

We are not planning to reopen it — please check out our friends Avital Tours for great food tours of San Francisco!

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 an authentic slice of 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.

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Food Crawl! Highlights

What We Eat

  • Traditional dumplings and tea from the first dim sum restaurant in America
  • Little Italy Pizza: flour, tomatoes and a wood burning oven imported from Naples
  • Hand-stuffed cannoli from a sidewalk bakery on Little Italy’s main corridor
  • 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

Wes Leslie: Co-Founder + Guide

Wes Leslie is a songwriter, tropical bartender, and almost-local, with a long family history in the Bay. He makes “bedroom soul” music which you can find on Spotify and his website. He has spent time backpacking through much of the world, including a year living in Madrid, Spain, where he dreamt up this walking tour company. Follow him on IG @wes.leslie

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