STRETCHY PANTS

COFFEE, SWEETS & THE PAINTED LADIES

A breakfast food tour in Alamo Square & Hayes Valley neighborhoods

SAN FRANCISCO

A BREAKFAST FOOD TOUR EXTRAVAGANZA!

 

Explore 3 neighborhoods
Try artisan coffees 
Taste the delicious history of SF’s sourdough
N  See the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square Park
Try locally made chocolates
Taste unique seasonal ice creams
N  COVID HOURS: 10:30 am on Friday’s and Monday’s
   Price: $65

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

San Francisco Victorians

2- 2.5 Hours

San Francisco Victorians

7+ Stops

San Francisco Victorians

1 Mile

San Francisco Victorians

+4 Tastings

San Francisco Victorians

English

San Francisco Victorians

Easy

  • Max Capacity: 6 (Contact us for bigger groups!)
  • Start & End location: This tour ends about 10 blocks from the meeting location, The Mill
  • Includes:  Coffee samples, ‘fancy’ toast, chocolate, ice cream flight, macaron 
  • Can Accommodate: Vegans 
  • Sustainable Travel: Please bring your own water bottles to reduce plastic waste
  • Parking: Street parking in this area can be difficult. There are no parking lots close by. There is also a big hill between our start location and our finish location. We suggest taking public transportation.

INDULGE A LITTLE, WHY NOT? 

Willy Wonka lived his best life – am I right?! Skip the salad and go straight for the breakfast sweets.  So go ahead, after the week you’ve had, you deserve this. This food tour is the perfect way to have a walking brunch while learning the history of this off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Try ‘fancy Toast’ while learning the history of San Francisco sourdough
  • Learn the origins of coffee 
  • Visit a farm to table grocery store and try some artisan chocolate 
  • Compare local San Francisco coffees  
  • See the famous Westerfield mansion modeled to look like the Adams Family house
  • Learn the story of the famous Painted Ladies 
  • Learn the architecture of the neighborhood
  • Try a flight of very unique ice cream flavors 
  • Visit an adorable french patisserie and snack on a macaron 

We begin our day in the quaint café along the main drag that coined the phrase ‘fancy toast.’ Here we enjoy a slice of cinnamon sourdough toast and a local coffee brew. While snacking, we learn why sourdough is so popular in San Francisco. 

After our first breakfast, we head to a neighborhood farm-to-table market to look at the variety of unique artisan products. After a bit of browsing we head to the chocolate section to learn the story of chocolate and why it tastes so dang delicious – All while tasting a few samples from local chocolatiers, of course. 

Next we venture down the block to a ‘hip’ coffee shop started in San Francisco, for a tasty pour-over the locals love. Here we discuss the process of making coffee from sourcing to roasting and everything in between.  Fully caffeinated, we take a quick break from eating and drinking to look at some amazing Victorians and Edwardian houses – with our first stop outside the Westerfield mansion. After, we slowly venture up our only hill (it’s not too bad – we promise) to see the historical Painted Ladies in Alamo Square. A perfect photo opportunity, these Victorian homes have the best views of the city. First one to sing the Full House theme song gets a prize!  

Next, we’ll head down the hill to Hayes Valley. While walking we’ll pass adorable boutique shops as we head to an ice cream store to try the most unique flavors in the city.  Here you get to sample a four flavor ice cream flight, perfect for the person who wants to try it all. Without spoiling the experience, we’ll just say the last stop includes a French treat. This tour ends in the heart of the city, with easy access to public transportation.

READY TO TASTE HISTORY? 

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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? Skip the form and book directly.

COVID -19: Please note we are currently limiting all our food tours to 6 participants unless everyone is part of the same group. 

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    Amazing!! Jessica is the best tour guide extra! So knowledgeable , welcoming, patient and great taste with the food choices

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  • The food was amazing and the host was gracious, informative, and funny! We had a wonderful time start to finish!

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    Absolutely amazing. Make sure you arrive HUNGRY. No breakfast and for the light eaters just skip last night dinner too.

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    Hands down the best tour!!! Our bellies were full and we had a fabulous time! From the dim sum to tea tasting to... read more

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  • All the food was great! And our tour guide, Jessica was super knowledgeable about the history of San Francisco and Chinatown. I highly recommend this tour!

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    Jacob was our guide for this tour and he was very knowledgeable and had a lot of knowledge about the area. This was a great... read more

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    Best part of our trip to San Francisco! Julie was so knowledgeable and opened our minds (and stomachs) to all Chinatown has to offer!

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    We really enjoyed our food tour! The food was great and we learned a ton about Chinatown. We would definitely recommend it!

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