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Life is short but delicious. We believe laughter and learning belong together and that local food tells stories that re-connect us with each other and the world around us. Stretchy Pants is a versatile culinary experience company that reinvigorates the locals’ passion for their city’s food scene. Our experiences include food walks, cooking classes, and custom food events. By keeping it small, focusing on fun, and tailoring the experience, we leave the customer hungry for more. You can trust us to treat you right.
So congratulations. You’ve broken through your food coma. No, not the kind of food coma you fall into after a fantastic sesh of stuffing your face with warm chocolate chip cookies, but the kind of coma we all find ourselves in when we realize we’ve just ordered Chinese from the same place on the corner one block down for the 4th time this month…ok, maybe 8th. Stretchy Pants is here to help. Our food tours, cooking classes, and custom events operate in multiple neighborhoods throughout San Francisco with more to come!
Our food tours and cooking classes are lighthearted – we encourage you to join us in your best stretchy pants. Whichever activity you choose to indulge in, you’ll leave full and informed and maybe a little tipsy!
WHY CHOOSE STRETCHY PANTS?
WE KEEP IT SMALL
Our food events have no more than 12 budding foodies.
WE ALL HAVE NEEDS
If you want something special, don’t worry. We’ll whip it up.
WE MAKE IT FUN
Let loose (literally) in your favorite stretchy pants.
Stretchy Pants currently offers fun and informative food walks. Yay!
Here’s what to expect:
- Visit the cutest neighborhoods
- Taste food from local vendors and restaurants
- Get the inside scoop on the best places to eat
- Learn a brief history of the area and its food trends
Our food walks are the tour you didn’t know you’ve been searching for. You’ll leave stuffed and informed, and perhaps a bit tipsy (if you play your cards right!). So drag your friends away from another day at the park and check out our delicious food walks!
Who doesn’t fantasize about whipping up a gourmet meal? If our food walks weren’t great enough, Stretchy Pants currently offers cooking classes as well.
Our cooking classes:
- Cater to a wide range of dietary options (Veg-head? We’ve got you covered!)
- Are taught by specialty chefs with a passion for food
- Accommodate people of all culinary skill levels
Check out our cooking class section to see what unique culinary experiences we have available in your area.
If your last party was a bore or a snore, it’s because we weren’t there! We can help you shake up your next event with customizable packages that fit your needs. You can always book a pre-existing tour or cooking class privately for your group, but if you have something special in mind, we can make it happen.
Check out our custom event options:
- Custom food and/or cocktail walk
- Custom cooking class
- Private tasting (perfect for your next office party!)
Check out the other fun activities we can cook up on our custom events page. If you have something special in mind, just fill out the request form for your city and we will get in touch.
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What are people saying about our Food Tours and Cooking Classes?
Really delightful tour! I did the Pizza tour a few months ago and started out a bit dubious.
As a local to SF, I had been skeptical about the pizza options in the city for a long time, and this tour showed just how much excellent pizza there is around. Also adding in a bunch of SF history I hadn't heard before made this a fun, delicious, and educational affair!Mark E.12/12/2018
Best tour ever! I love going on food tours when I’m traveling because it is such a great way to see a city. This one was by far the best - I learned so much about the history of San Francisco and ate some great food! Win-win. Highly recommend.Caitlin S.12/22/2018
Even though I was the only one in the tour, I had a great time. Kara was very personable and I think we got along really well. It was like seeing a long time friend while catching up over yummy treats. Got to see Alamo Square and Hayes Valley. Tried French toast, sample numerous and unique ice cream flavors in addition to having my own cup, plus cupcake and chocolates. After the tour Kara gave me recommendations on restaurants in the districts I was gonna go later. And I ended up going to one of the places she gave me. It was a sweet adventure that I highly recommend.Vi12/01/2018
My brother and I really enjoyed taking the tour with Kara. The spots she took us to were very nice and interesting. We tried very delicious sweets, and we learnt a lot about San Francisco history and we also learnt a lot about food. Kara is a lovely person and her passion for food is very contagious.Yazmin8/21/2018