3 - 3 ½ hours
6 stops
Local food and culture
12 people maximum
English
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$79/ person
If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll do

On our Secret Food Tour: San Francisco, you'll see how immigrants shaped the unique characteristics and amazing food of the Mission District. Originally home to Irish, German, and Italian immigrants the Mission District is now the epicenter of San Francisco's latino culture.

Feast on Mission-style burritos, lumpia, delicious seafood, sweats, and treats, desserts and of course our mysterious secret dish!

Our tours are more than just the food, our local guides connect the dots between history, culture and food to provide you an understanding of the Mission's thriving culinary scene.

All the food will be served with water and at times, a non-alcoholic beverage. Or if you prefer, a thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drink Package is available.

  • We begin with a traditional Mexican Pan de Conch morning bread from a 65 year old bakery in the heart of the Latino District
  • We'll take you to the best taqueria for a Mission style burrito.
  • You'll enjoy local Bay Area oysters fresh from the shell
  • We will visit a small San Francisco owned and operated chocolate factory and sample some of the goods! (Hint: it’s not Ghirardelli)
  • View dozens of colorful, beautiful and customary murals that tell the story of San Francisco’s relationship with its people.
  • As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drink Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to the drinks already served on the tour:
  • San Francisco Chinatown Teas
  • Champagne Split from a Local Winery (21+)


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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.


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What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • San Francisco Mission-style burrito
  • A sweet surprise we save for the end of our tour
  • An order of lumpia
  • Your choice of San Francisco clam chowder OR two fresh oysters
  • A delicious pupusa
  • Locally made ice cream
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Water
  • For more drinks see the Alcohol Upgrades above


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours

Secret Food Tours San Francisco

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Meeting Spot
We'll meet outside of the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110. If you have any questions. Please email us.

Everyday 11:00 a.m.

Mission Cultural Center

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

WHY THE MISSION DISTRICT?

This world famous historic city has some of the most delicious food and lively neighborhoods in the world. We are wildly passionate about San Francisco and love the Mission District. Come join us in a part of the city where the food tells the story of the people in this vivid nook of the Bay.

We chose the Mission District because we're wildly passionate about its food, community, and history. As we walk and taste, you will come to know the Mission District as the place to be for the best experience to fill your stomach and heart :)


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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special? Are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic email confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks mentioned above, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 2 drinks.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

We will meet outside of the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110. Our guide will be standing there to greet you with an orange umbrella so we are easy to spot!

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Where the tour will end?

We end our tour at Dolores Park on the corner of 20th and Church Street.

SAN FRANCISCO'S PARKING & TRANSIT DETAILS.

Parking Garages: Mission Bartlett Garage, (415) 227-0114, 3255 21st St, San Francisco, CA 94110

California Parking: (415) 468-4860, 2351 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Additional Parking: Limited street, metered parking is available but only up to 2 hours. This is not recommended since our tours are 3 1/2 hours long and you'd have to leave midway to add money to your meter.

Transit Options: Get on the Bart and head to the 24th St/Mission Bart Station. When you leave the Bart Station, go left towards the McDonalds. Walk straight. Mission Cultural Center will be on your right, before 25th St.

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us at [email protected] prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are quite welcome and it's free for any child 2 years or under. We can give them drinks other than alcoholic and you are free to enjoy the tour with your entire family of all ages.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like.

Is there enough food during your tour?

Think of the tour as a tasting menu. As we travel you get many delicious treats that comprise a meal with dessert. But there is a lot of food, you will not be hungry after the tour.

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something out for you.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 45 mins of walking but it is not too difficult and is broken up between food stops. The guide walks at the pace of the tour members, you will never be rushed. There are no stairs on the tour or hills.

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 12 people maximum. If you are more than 11 people, please do not hesitate to email us and will try to see if we can accommodate.

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and they will do their best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

Top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in San Francisco. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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