MISSION STREET ART & FOOD TOUR
MISSION DISTRICT SAN FRANCISCO
THE BEST FOOD TOUR IN SAN FRANCISO’S MISSON DISTRICT
Full meal included
Taste a Mission-style super taco
See the oldest buildings in San Francisco
Learn how chocolate is made
See the magical murals of the neighborhood
Visit an off-the-beaten-path pupuseria
Private events are available upon request
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THIS MISSION FOOD TOUR
- Max Capacity: 12 people (contact us for bigger groups)
- Start & End Location: This tour ends about one block from the meeting location.
- Vegetarian & Gluten-Free: We can accommodate vegetarians and gluten-free participants. Let us know when you book. This tour is not recommended for vegans or dairy free participants.
- Parking: There is metered street parking on Valencia, please allow extra time on weekends.
- Sustainable travel: We support sustainable travel! Please bring your own water bottles to reduce plastic waste
- Includes: Full dim sum meal, bubble tea, dessert, and Tea Tasting
STREET ART! GHOSTS! LATIN FOOD! AND MORE!
Street Art? Latin Food? Hipster Vibes? Dive into a journey that’s bursting with flavor, culture, and stories. Our Mission street food tour is a delightful blend of San Francisco’s rich history and gastronomic wonders.
- Taste a taco from the best taqueria in town!
- See the oldest buildings in San Francisco
- Learn how chocolate is made while tasting it
- See the magical Murals of the neighborhood
- Visit an off-the-beaten-path pupuseria
- Hear haunted stories of the Mission
- Taste local Detroit-style pizza
Kickoff at the Taqueria: Our adventure begins in the pulsing heart of the Mission at a renowned taqueria, known for its ‘super’ taco. As you bite into this treat, we’ll dive deep into San Francisco’s storied past and debunk some myths about California’s burritos.
The Women’s Building: View the cornerstone mural of the Mission District—the renowned Women’s Building. It’s not just its striking murals that captivate but also its deep-rooted legacy of female empowerment and activism. As you stare in awe, we will discuss the powerful women who run the nonprofit that maintains all the murals in the mission.
Iconic Grocery store: As our culinary expedition continues, we’ll pause at the legendary Bi-Rite Grocery, an embodiment of San Francisco’s commitment to quality, local produce. More than just a grocery store, Bi-Rite stands as a testament to the city’s farm-to-table ethos, sourcing from local farmers and artisans. As we stroll through its aisles laden with fresh, seasonal offerings and artisanal goods, we’ll delve into the store’s rich history, understanding its pivotal role in shaping the city’s gourmet landscape.
Mission Dolores Park: after a quick peek at a local grocery store, we’ll step into the verdant heart of the Mission District at Mission Dolores Park. Beyond its breathtaking city vistas, this park represents San Francisco’s vibrant fusion of history and community connection. As we take in the surroundings, we’ll touch upon its historical significance and the special role it plays in the city’s diverse tapestry.
Misión San Francisco de Asís: We journey to one of San Francisco’s most venerable landmarks, Misión San Francisco de Asís. Often referred to as “Mission Dolores,” this historic site serves as a profound reminder of the city’s Spanish colonial roots. As we explore its hallowed grounds and ancient walls, we’ll discuss its foundational role in San Francisco’s early history and its enduring spiritual and cultural significance.
Hipster Pizzeria: As we journey deeper into the city’s culinary heart, we’ll land at a pizzeria that perfectly encapsulates the fusion of hipster vibes with Detroit-inspired authenticity. Square, deep-dish, and crisply caramelized at the edges, the Detroit-style pizzas here are a nod to Motor City’s rich pizza legacy, yet they’re served with a modern, local twist. Amidst the city’s bustling hipster dining scene, this spot stands out for its tasty squares.
Clarion Alley Street Art: We’ll then navigate our way to the vibrant Clarion Alley, a pulsating artery of the Mission District’s street art scene. Here, every spray and brushstroke tells a story, capturing the city’s political, cultural, and social narratives. As we walk amidst this ever-evolving tapestry of murals, we’ll discuss the artists’ inspirations, the alley’s grassroots activism origins, and its role in San Francisco’s contemporary urban dialogue.
Salvadorian Pupuseria: We’ll then whisk you away to a local Pupuseria, a hidden gem in the Mission District. Renowned for its authentic Salvadorian pupusas, this spot is a testament to the neighborhood’s rich culinary diversity. As the scent of freshly griddled pupusas wafts through the air, we’ll delve into the history and craft behind this beloved dish, all while immersing ourselves in the warmth of Salvadorian hospitality.
Local Artisanal Chocolate Haven: As we near the end of our tour, we’ll step into a revered chocolate atelier, emblematic of San Francisco’s dedication to handcrafted, bean-to-bar creations. Delve into the intricate world of cacao, savoring every nuanced flavor. As we sample these luxurious confections in liquid form, we’ll celebrating the art and craft that defines the city’s chocolate scene.