Wednesday, September 22, 2010

San Francisco Food Tours An Adventure in Eating

Food tours are a great way to explore San Francisco's neighborhoods. These popular gastronomical adventures are popping up in most major California cities, and San Francisco has some really tasty tours to enjoy. Here are a couple of the most popular San Francisco food tours.
Taste the Mission Guided Culinary Tour
"On this tour, the epicurean concierge makes a beeline to San Francisco's Mission District, where the traditional and often lusty Latino and South American flavors are a part of a changing community of various background and cultures. Tours include a mouth-watering assortment of tastings and samples both savory and sweet. It's a world of tacos and maple bacon donuts; salsa (the sauce, not the dance), freshly made ice cream and savory pies. Guests will enjoy learning in person the stories of Mission culinary artists and shopkeepers, with insights into the area's history and beautiful, world famous murals."
Tasty Tour of the Ferry Building and Farmers Market
"Within the Marketplace, tour-goers will sample olive oil varieties at McEvoy Ranch, indulge a sweet tooth for chocolate at Recchiuti Confections, makers of sublime, artisanal sweets, discover the creamiest, most delicious cheeses they have ever tasted at Cowgirl Creamery and fill their homes with cooking, dining and gardening treasures from The Gardener."
North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto Culinary Walking
Stops on the tour through the historic culinary mecca will include the original Peet's Coffee & Tea in Walnut Square, the eclectic food shops at Epicurious Garden, the Vintage Berkeley Wine Shop, and the area's weekly all-organic Farmers Market. Along the way, participants will get to taste some of the following local artisan edibles
• Cupcakes made from scratch at Love at First Bite Cupcakery & Bakery
• Raw food goodies at Cafe Gratitude
• Crispy Potato Puffs at Gregoire's
• Local pastrami on ACME rye with housemade soda at Saul's Delicatessen
• Coffee at the Original Peet's Coffee & Tea
• Organic specialties from the Juice Bar Collective
• Chocolate works of art at Alegio Chocolates
• Housemade Soups from SOOP in Epicurious Garden
• The Cheeseboard Collective; a Berkeley institution
• Local, seasonal and organic produce at the North Berkeley Farmers Market
Food tours are a delicious way to see San Francisco. These walking tours are fun for both locals and out of town visitors. Next time your looking for a unique way to spend the day consider taking a San Francisco food tour.