Edible Excursions, an award-winning food tour company, offers culinary walking tours through several areas of San Francisco, including downtown, historic Japantown, Mission District, and the Ferry Building Marketplace. Tours of the iconic Gourmet Ghetto of North Berkeley, Oakland's Temescal, theatre neighborhood of Uptown Oakland are also offered. Edible Excursions also provides options for custom food tours. All of these tour take place in areas where restaurant chefs, farmers, artisans, and small business owners share their personal stories and passion for local food.
The Craft Chocolate Tour is one of the many food tours available with Edible Excursions. San Francisco's Mission District has a rich chocolate history. The area is home to many innovative confection and chocolate factories that provide both savory and sweet samples. Throughout the tour, participants will sample local handcrafted chocolate baked goods and confections. These samples include treats such as Dandelion Chocolate's cacao fruit smoothie, a Latin twist on chocolate with mole poblano sauce, a chocolate-infused cocktail at Tacolicious Mosto, and Valrhona drinking chocolate at Craftsman and Wolves.
Another tour offered by Edible Excursions is the Craft Cocktails Tour. Bartenders in San Francisco are among the most innovative in the industry, known for using farm-fresh produce and reviving classics. The company's cocktail connoisseur will guide the tour on a long happy hour through the city's downtown area. The tour starts with a hands-on class making bitters. Guests will be able to create their own blend of bitters to take home with them in a custom-etched jar.
The Ferry Building and Farmers' Market Tour visits the city's iconic Ferry Building that dates back to 1898. The building is hub of the best food artisans in the Bay Area, and is home to two farmers' markets each week, as well as several nationally acclaimed restaurants and vendors. Samples during the tour include Cowgirl Creamery's award-winning Mt. Tam cheese paired with Berkeley's Acme Bread's sweet and sour loaves, as well as mortadella and house cured fennel salami from Boccalone. Tour-goers can also sample chocolate confections at Recchiuti, and macaroons from Miette, one of Conde Nast Traveler's top ten pastry shops in the world. Other stops along the tour may include Out the Door for legendary spring rolls, American Eatery, Sow Juice, and Frog Hollow Farms.
Another tour featuring the Ferry Building is the Ferry Building Food Tour and Alcatraz. This tour combines two of San Francisco's landmarks: a visit to the famous Alcatraz and a tasting tour through the Ferry Building Marketplace. Tour-goers will learn how this building has became a major destination for foodies. Samples during the tour include Cowgirl Creamery's award-winning Mt. Tam cheese, Berkeley's Acme Bread's sweet and sour loaves, macaroons from Miette, and chocolate confections at Recchiuti. After participants get their fill of samples from the marketplace, the tour will head to Pier 33 to Alcatraz Landing. Guests should give themselves at least two hours to explore Alcatraz.
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