Flavors And Murals Of The Mission District Of San Francisco

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Overview

The Mission might be San Francisco’s oldest neighbourhood, but this district has turned into one of the trendiest parts of the city. Walk among the hippest locals in town on this San Francisco food tour that combines artisanal eats with some of the most beautiful murals and legendary street art in the city.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide

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Your San Francisco food-tasting tour of the Mission District kicks off with a breakfast of coffee and donuts. Sink your teeth into anartisan-madetreat fashioned fromlocally sourced, organic ingredients. Choose from an eclectic selection of donuts, ranging from bacon maple apple to chocolate rose tolemon and thyme, perfectly paired with your cup 'o joe.

Your guide introduces you to the neighborhood and its legendary food scene. Stop at alocal panaderia, or Mexican bakery, emblematic of theMission District'sLatino culture. Bite intopan dulce, or Mexican sweet bread, made fresh daily, and wash it down with refreshingagua fresca, a blended fruit drink.

Continue on to see the murals located along Balmy Avenue, an area with artistic roots datingback several decades. Then sample pie from a local shop, and find your own slice of joy instrawberry rhubarb or perhaps a roasted cauliflower and black olive quiche made with free-range eggs and organic dairy.

After a tasteof these delights, hop on a bus (ticket at own expense) andtravel a few minutes down the heart of Mission Street, making your way to one of the oldest and most beloved taquerias in the neighborhood for a sampling.

Thenproceed on footto Clarion Alley, where you'llfind the second largest collection of murals in the Mission more contemporary than Balmy Avenue and lined with colorful graffiti. Your guide takes you to thecenter of the city's hipster scene at the Missions best thrift stores andone of the trendiest bakeries where you can grab a finalsnack.

Concludeyour 2.5-hour food tour atDolores Park and the nearby Mission Dolores church. Spend as much time as you like here, learning about the history and stories that built San Francisco.

Inclusions for Flavors And Murals Of The Mission District Of San Francisco

  • Local guide
  • Food samples at 5 different locations

Exclusions for Flavors And Murals Of The Mission District Of San Francisco

  • $2 bus fare
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities for your guide (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Small group of a maximum of 12 people

Casual clothing is appropriate for this tour

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • By her own admission, this was the first time she had led this tour, and it had to be cut short due to protests in Alamo Square. Nevertheless, I wished we had had more information about the murals themselves. One alleyway we visited with no commentary at all, except oh, this is new,. An advertised bus ride was never offered, so I asked if I could meet the group at the next stop. The food was good, not great, and the tacos were way too spicy for us all. Again, had to ask for sour cream to cut the heat. We heard way too many stories of her car being broken into and getting robbed and her favorite tour of the Golden Gate Bridge. She is well meaning, but needs to get a more peofessional approach, including not waiting 15 minutes for latecomers, which I'm not sure is a company policy or not, but it wasn't appreciated.

  • We had a wonderful guide named Jim take care of us during our tour of the Mission. Who knew the Mission had so much history?! Jim knew so much about the various neighborhoods and the ever-changing city. Not to mention, all of the delicious food that is included in this amazing tour - Be sure you come hungry!

  • The tour was very enlightening, with interesting stories about the people, places and history of the Mission. The food places we visited were excellent, showcasing both the old and the new, but in all cases giving us the history of the people involved and the location. Our guide, Tim, was very engaging and answered our endless stream of questions with knowledge and a smile. Overall, a great way to learn about a very cool San Francisco neighborhood and an excellent way to spend a morning.

  • Awesome tour! The Mission is such a cool San Francisco neighborhood. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and we learned a lot about the local history, culture, street art and food scene. The food we sampled was very yummy and we got plenty of tastings, so come hungry!

  • I'm so glad I did this tour. Everyone raves about the Mission but it's a lot to take in and I honestly I don't think I could have really appreciated it or done it on my own. I feel like I would have missed so much if I just wandered around. Our tour guide Jim was a delight. You could tell he was excited about the history of the neighborhood. He took us down all the small alleys filled with murals. He went into the history and symbolism of many of the larger ones. He also delved into the history of the neighborhood like Mission Dolores and the fire of 1906. The food choices were on point (Dynamo Donuts) and having a knowledgeable local pick out the perfect taqueria ensures that your trip to the Mission won't be 'meh' (holy smokes the chorizo taco!!!). A tour really is the best way to experience the Mission, whether you're a tourist or Bay Area local (like me) trying it out for the first time.

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