COFFEE, SWEETS & THE PAINTED LADIES
A breakfast food tour in Alamo Square & Hayes Valley neighborhoods
A BREAKFAST FOOD TOUR EXTRAVAGANZA!
Explore 3 neighborhoods
Try artisan coffees
Taste the delicious history of SF’s sourdough
See the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square Park
Try locally made chocolates
Taste unique seasonal ice creams
COVID HOURS: 10:30 am on Friday’s and Monday’s
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
2- 2.5 Hours
- 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?
- 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?
MAKE IT A PRIVATE FOOD TOUR
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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