Mission District Culinary Experience

Why We Love This Tour

“The Mission is home to some of the best burritos in the state of California. I can’t recommend this tour enough because it takes you by some of the most epic spots that locals frequent every day.”

– Lauren C.

Tour Highlights

  • Meet Chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts
  • Historic Latin Neighborhood
  • Colorful Murals
  • Four Restaurants
  • Alcohol Pairing Upgrade (optional)
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Retail Price: $94

Web Price: $89

*Advance Tickets are required. Participants must be 16 or older. Alcohol pairings are an additional $18 per person and participants must be 21+.

Jon Bauer. Avital tour guide during tour introduction. Avital Tours Mission District
Stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood learning about its culinary history and colorful murals
Ana Ramirez. Holding Seasonal Figs at Bi Rite Market. Avital Tours Mission District
Cleanse your palate before dessert tasting seasonal fruit at iconic neighborhood grocery
Jon Bauer. Hog & Rocks Ham and Oyster plate. Avital tours Mission
Sample San Francisco’s first and only ham and oyster bar
Sarah owner of Mission Cheese Talking. Avital Tours Mission District
Learn about the small American dairy movement from knowledgeable cheesemongers
Group listening at Mission Cheese. Avital Tours Mission District
Sample a Cheese Flight at this chic cheese cafe featuring American artisan cheeses
 Tour group chatting at Hog & Rocks. Avital Tours Mission District
Bond with your fellow foodies over good eats at Hog & Rocks
Salted Caramel Ice Cream at Bi Rite Creamery. Avital Tours Mission District
Treat yourself to a Salted Caramel Ice Cream at Bi Rite Creamery

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Overview

Explore the Amazing Food in San Francisco’s Historic Mission District

Our Mission District Culinary Experience showcases the innovation and trendy restaurants of the San Francisco culinary world – the best in the city! Stroll through the historic Latin neighborhood learning about its culinary history and incredibly colorful murals, while going behind-the-scenes to meet chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts. Our progressive meal in San Francisco’s Mission District concludes with mouthwatering desserts near Dolores Park.

Itinerary

What’s On the Menu

 

Appetizers

Mission Cheese Sample a Cheese Flight at a New York Times acclaimed chic cheese cafe featuring only American artisan cheeses. Learn about the small American dairy movement from knowledgeable cheesemongers!

West of Pecos Savor Tyler’s Pork Belly Breakfast Tacos at a Southwestern Family-owned Restaurant from the winner of Season 9 of the Amazing Race.

Hog & Rocks Artisan cured Ham and Oysters at San Francisco’s first and only ham and oyster bar considered one of the Bay Area’s Top 100 Restaurants by the SF Chronicle.

Craftsman & Wolves Sample West coast cult favorite Rebel Within, a cheese and sausage muffin with an oozing soft boiled egg inside, from innovative pastry chef and James Beard nominated, William Werner

 

Entree

Tacolicious Beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and cod Taco duo at trendy Taco bar boasting over 350 different types of tequila!

Gracias Madre Seasonal sweet potato quesadilla and seasonal pineapple soda from an innovative Mexican vegan restaurant.

Taqueria La Cumbre Traditional grilled chicken Burrito at authentic taqueria inventor of the Mission-style burrito. Taste history!

 

Dessert

Bi Rite Creamery Salted Caramel Ice Cream (considered one of the top five desserts in America) at the United States’ best loved Creamery. Skip the inevitable line with this tour!

Sixth Course Chocolates Go behind-the-scenes into a commercial chocolate kitchen to learn how truffles are made and sample your flavor choice of a Gelato Pop

Dandelion Chocolate Watch how bean-to-bar chocolate is made and then enjoy a single origin chocolate tasting and brownie flight

Bonus: Fresh seasonal fruit tasting at iconic neighborhood artisan grocery – this is your “palate cleanser” before dessert

 

2 DRINK ALCOHOL PAIRING UPGRADE [$18 PER PERSON]

Mission Cheese Unique dark Belgian Style beer paired with cheeses for incredible pairing unlike any other you’ve ever tasted!

West of Pecos An innovative fresh Cherry Tomato Bloody Mary made with Tequila – perfect for Brunch.

Hog & Rocks Seasonal Michael Lazar-created cocktail featured on 7×7 Magazine’s list of Top 50 cocktails and featured in the New York Times as one of San Francisco’s best craft cocktail programs.

Chino Sip a Chinatown Ice Tea made with Baijiu from Bar Star Danny Louie.

Craftsman & Wolves A refreshing Rhone blend white glass of wine paired with the Rebel!

 

 

**Sample Itineraries: Each tour has 4 stops and rotate based on tour date and time. While we love the diverse ways our guests choose to eat, we can only accommodate vegetarians, pescatarians, or pregnant guests. We unfortunately cannot accommodate any other dietary restrictions, allergies, gluten-free, dairy-free or other food preferences at this time, as there simply isn’t always a “next-best” option.**

Tour Details

Mission District Food Tour

Departure: Tuesdays at 5 p.m., Fridays at 3 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m., and Sundays at 11 a.m.
Call our office to confirm meeting location.

Duration: ~ 3 hours

Transportation: Walking

Includes:

  • 4 Food Tastings

Not included:

  • Guide Gratuity (optional)
  • Alcohol Pairing Upgrade for guests 21+: $18 per person for two tastings (optional)

 

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Loved the Mission Food Tour!

The Mission district food tour is a great way to get to see the Mission district and learn about its history while enjoying a variety of different offerings . We saw lots of street art, meet the owners of a grocery store, had some amazing ice cream , pizza, empanadas and tacos. The taco stop was my favorite of the tour. The tacos are huge and have a lot of flavor. The fish taco is perfectly executed . Chips and salsa were served as well. The pizza stop was a huge surprise and the people were so friendly. Mozzeria is run by hearing impaired but the smiles our group received were priceless.

Elizabeth B. Traveled March 2018 Mission District Food Tour

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Foodie Mission Morning Tour

We did the Mission Morning tour with Kayla. It was great. Learned history of the Mission district and got to sample some great food and drinks. Most cases the owners them selves talked to us and answered our questions. Tried everything. we even had ice cream at the end. Saw a grocery store that specialized in Organic products and the manager brought out some fresh berries that were very good. Had cheeses, pumpkin squash and a breakfast burrito. Great tour and Kayla was a great guide and host.

– Jack traveled July 2015 Mission District Food Tour

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Mission District Food Tour

My husband and I did the Mission district tour in San Francisco. I would highly recommend this to anyone who would like to learn a bit more around the area and taste some amazing food. Our tour guide Zev was really informative and enthusiastic. We visited some great places. One of my personal favourites was Mission Cheese! An awesome cheese bar that sells only American cheese paired with beer. My husbands favourite was the Bi-Rite Creamery where we sampled delicious salted caramel ice-cream. Definitely a great way to explore this cool city!

– Anja G. traveled November 2013

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Mission District Food Tour

Fantastic mix of food and history! I had the pleasure of attending Avital’s first Sunday Mission tour and it was the perfect substitution for a normal Sunday Brunch. Not only did I get to try delicious food in the Mission, I learned a lot about the establishment and growth of San Francisco’s gourmet ghetto, as well as the artistic and cultural history of the Mission. Avital, our guide and company owner, was incredibly knowledgeable and her goal to highlight connection, history, and sustainability was ever present. For a Bay Area native and San Francisco resident who hungers for good food and inter generational connection, this is a perfect tour!

– Robert C. traveled March 2015

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