CHINATOWN FOOD TOUR
CHINESE TEA & DIM SUM WALKING FOOD TOUR
CHINESE TEA & DIM SUM WALKING FOOD TOUR
THE BEST FOOD TOUR IN SAN FRANCISO’S CHINATOWN
Taste 3 different types of dim sum
Try both hot and cold local tea
Visit the oldest temple in America
Visit the very first fortune cookie factory
See the vibrant alleyways of Chinatown
COVID HOURS: Starting at 1:30pm, Friday-Sunday
COVID -19 UPDATE
Please note some of our food tours have been modified due to our vendors hours and our ever-changing city ordinances due to COVID. Your experience might be slightly different from the description, but rest assured you will leave full and informed! If you have any questions, please contact Kara@Stretchy-Pants.com
Our food tours are now limited to 6 people. Although many of our tours are not currently filled, if you would like to make sure your experience is private, you may book all 6 tickets for the time slot you are interested in.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THIS FOOD TOUR
- Max Capacity: 15 people (contact us for bigger groups!)
- Start & End Location: This tour ends about 5 blocks from the meeting location in Portsmouth Square.
- Vegan & gluten free: We can accommodate vegan and gluten free participants. Let us know when you book.
- Parking: The Portsmouth Square Garage cost $4 an hour and is located below our start point.
- 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
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD GOOD DIM SUM?
Ok, now when was the last time you had dim sum that was so delicious your dreamt about it for weeks? On our Chinatown food tour, you’ll see the world’s first fortune cookie factory, taste different kinds of dim sum and tea and learn how Chinese immigrants made it to the Bay and their impact on San Francisco.
- Stories of the Gold Rush and Chinese immigration while eating a local pork roll
- Visiting the oldest temple in America
- Getting your fortune told
- Sipping on delicious bubble tea
- Snacking at a local bakery
- Visiting the first ever fortune cookie factory
- Eating a dim sum feast
- Learning everything you need to know about tea
Chinatown food tour overview
Our tasty adventure starts on the outskirts of Chinatown in Portsmouth Square with a pork roll, unique to the neighborhood. While we snack, we learn about the Gold Rush, in the exact spot it all started! Ready to take on the walk, we journey down the street of the infamous 10-cent haircut and learn how the sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. Here we visit one of the oldest temples in America and guests will have a chance to get their fortunes told. Then, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside!
But wait the adventure doesn’t stop there! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery in Chinatown, a church filled with pictures of the 1906 earthquake, and taste of a local candy. Feeling refreshed, we head to eat more food at a tightly packed local favorite! We end with four types of hot tea in a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30 minute tasting. This informative tasting will teach you the difference between medicinal herbs and tea. We end just steps away from North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy, a wonderful neighborhood to explore.
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MAKE IT A PRIVATE FOOD TOUR
Add a bit of excitement to the ‘wine and dine’ portion of your next business trip vacation or Tuesday (why not!?). We customize your private cocktail and/or food walk to fit your needs in one of our select neighborhoods. If you book a private food tour experience with us, we can customize any of our food walks to fit your needs. We can also meet at your hotel or office and create an itinerary that fits you and your time in the city. Our base price starts with our standardized tours rates but we are happy to add more.
To make an event private you must buy a minimum of 6 tickets. Don’t need anything special?
COVID -19: Please note we are currently limiting all our food tours to 6 participants unless everyone is part of the same group.
What are people saying about our food tours and team building food experiences?
We had the best time with Kara on this wonderfully thought out tour of hers! We booked last-minute, but she was completely flexible and helpful.... read moreMelissa
This is a great tour of Chinatown in San Francisco. We covered a lot of the history of Chinatown and sampled some great food. I... read moreAaron
We loved the Chinatown tour! This was our 2nd tour with Kara, and as always, the historical context, fun facts, and social context she delivered... read moreMegan
Delicious food and a unique experience in the best Chinatown in the US! We felt very taken care of, especially since the staff at each... read moreAaron
Fantastic experience! Great mix of culture, fun and food with a side of cardio haha. Would absolutely recommend to anybody unsure on where to start... read moreNick
Not to miss! Had a great time walking through Chinatown, learning about the area’s history, and the character of the neighborhood. Peter was a fabulous... read moreMark
This experience was really special and wonderfully put together. Our tour guide, Peter, was genuinely friendly and made sure we all had a great time.... read moreBetany
Kara was incredibly flexible and adaptable for our group. Her tour was amazing and she was so knowledgeable about the both the food and the... read moreKallista
My boyfriend and I had our experience with hosted by Jess. She was amazing! Super friendly and made us feel comfortable in a community we... read moreBernadette
I've now taken several tours with Stretchy Pants and each time I've learned something new about a city I've lived in for years! The... read moreSarah P.
This was an awesome tour. I got to see some very interesting spots in Chinatown I wouldn't have otherwise known about.Paul
Such a wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Sean Francisco. Karla was great with my parents and really knows Chinatown like the back... read moreSarah