Secret Food Tour of San Francisco's Mission District w/ Private Tour Option

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Discover the cuisine, history, and culture of San Francisco's historical Mission District through this 3-hour food tour. You'll get to try many different culinary delights as your guide takes you and your small-group (up to 12) to 6 different locations. The Mission embodies an ever changing melting pot of flavors and culture along with award winning recipes that tell a story of a revolutionary city that has been shaped by significant social movements.

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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 10, 2022
This was my second Secret Food Tour. The first one was awesome and amazingly enough this tour in the Mission District in San Francisco surpassed the first. Our guide Mark had a deep culinary background as well as personal history with the Mission District and was the perfect guide. Every aspect of the tour was great but I think the piece that set it apart was the mingling of the food with the history and cultural background of the street art.
Andrew D
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 7, 2022
Mark did a great job bringing us around the mission district. This is not your typical food tour as it mixes food, art, and history all into one. The first stop was a heavier meal and mark did a great job filling the time afterward with history and murals so that you were ready for the next stop. We had a great time with mark and all of our fellow tour members! We definitely feel a deeper appreciation for the mission district and the people in it!
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 2, 2022
Mark is a 4th generation San Franciscan, so he is truly steeped is the city’s history. Plus he worked in the food industry for decades and does private cooking classes. He does not show off, but guests can totally pick his brain about anything foodie related and he is more than willing to share. The food focused on Latino dishes, which makes sense, being that it is the Latino neighborhood. From the mission burrito to birria (goat taco), to Mexican pastries and plantain chips and more – everything was tasty. The food is humble and the spots are casual, yet with a great vibe. A huge part of the tour was looking at the murals. I hadn’t realized just how many there are (and probably still don’t realize). But there are a ton and they are all creative, lively works of art. Lots of bright colors. Mark knows quite a bit about a lot of them, as well as the organization that makes it all happen (from the paint to the hiring the artists). And we wandered in there as well, in between food stops. This tour was a blend of food, art and history – with more art than you will find in most food tours. But it completely worked to enhance the experience.
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Pass By: Mission Dolores, Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California

The oldest surviving structure in San Francisco and the sixth religious settlement established as part of the California chain of missions.

Pass By: Balmy Alley Murals, Off 24th Street Parallel to Treat Ave and Harrison Street between 24th & 25th Streets., San Francisco, CA 94110

Iconic block-long alley featuring a constantly changing collection of murals by various artists.

Pass By: Mission District, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

An exuberant, evolving neighborhood with Latino roots and a hipster vibe.

Pass By: Clarion Alley Murals, Clarion Alley What3words: ///, San Francisco, CA 94103

An artists' collective formed in October 1992 by a volunteer collective of six residents of the North Mission District, San Francisco: Aaron Noble, Michael O'Connor, Sebastiana Pastor, Rigo 92, Mary Gail Snyder, and Aracely Soriano.

Pass By: SF Armory, 1800 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3502

Historic building in the Mission District of San Francisco, California. The building was constructed as an armory and arsenal for the United States National Guard in 1912–1914 and designed with a castle-like appearance in a Moorish Revival style.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We strongly advise wearing comfortable walking shoes to all of our guests. Our tour runs a little over 3 hours.
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Food tasting
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Snacks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Departure Time
11:00 AM

3 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
3900 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

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