Best Of Berkeley Gourmet Food Tour - Oakland

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 15 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Just a few miles east of San Francisco lies what many call the birthplace of California cuisine: Berkeley. On this 3-hour gourmet food tour, your expert guide will take you behind the scenes of the North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto. At several acclaimed local food spots including the very first Peet's Coffee & Tea enjoy tastings of gourmet cheeses, chocolates, gelato, pizza, sandwiches, wine and more. You'll chat with owners and chefs about the city's culinary history and culture, and discover their commitment to sustainability and local, organic food and farming.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Free snacks included
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Your tour departs from Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley at your selected departure time. Conveniently located near the BART train station, Berkeley considered by many as the birthplace of California cuisine is easily accessible from San Francisco.
On your 3-hour food tour, youll explore Berkeleys North Shattuck district, known locally as the Gourmet Ghetto. This neighborhood is home to long-established culinary icons including Chez Panisse and The Cheeseboard Collective, as well as emerging edible enterprises such as The Local Butcher Shop.
Your expert guide has tons of background knowledge and experience in the Bay Area culinary world, so youll enjoy informative and entertaining commentary about this East Bay citys renowned food history and culture as you visit local hotspots.
Indulge in beautiful gourmet chocolates at Alegio Chocolates, crispy potato puffs at Gregoires and pizza at The Cheeseboard Pizzeria. Munch on meaty sandwiches at The Local Butcher Shop and slurp homemade soups at SOOP in Epicurious Garden.
Wash your food tastings down with a wine tasting at Vintage and some coffee at the original Peets Coffee & Tea, a West Coast coffee institution.
Youll meet and chat with owners, chefs and purveyors about this food-focused neighborhood and the citys commitment to seasonal, organic, locally grown food and sustainable business practices. Your delicious gastronomic experience ends back at your original departure point.
Please note: Places visited and tastings are subject to change depending upon availability.


  • All food tastings
  • Professional guide


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended

All food tastings are subject to change depending on availability

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