Mission District Culinary Tour

Enjoy a Progressive Meal During a Three Hour Tour of the Mission District's Best Restaurants

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About This Experience

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Be sure to bring your appetite for this San Francisco Food Tour as you explore the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District during this delicious three-hour Culinary Adventure. You will discover the area’s best epicurean delights as you visit four local food establishments.

This tasty Bay Area Progressive Culinary Tour begins when you meet with your friendly and knowledgeable Guide near the Woman’s Building. From here, your Guide will escort you and the rest of the group on a half-mile flat route to four different Mission District eateries. You will discover the gems of this great restaurant scene. Stops along the way offer you the chance to enjoy two appetizers, one entrée and one dessert. Additional highlights of this SF Food Tour include a stroll through this historic Latin neighborhood where you’ll visit the famous mural covered Street - Clarion Alley! Concluding with delicious deserts near Dolores Park, this Mission Food Tour is sure satisfy!

So whether you are looking to learn more about the best places to eat in the Mission District, for a unique gift or to enjoy a fun Saturday afternoon or date night in San Francisco, this Bay Area Food Tour is the Ticket!

Where It's Located hide

  • San Francisco, California

Who Is Included hide

The Mission District Culinary Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be up to 12 participants in total on the tour.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests or spectators.

When It Is Offered hide

The Mission District Food Tours are offered Thursdays thru Tuesday, year-round, subject to availability. Saturday and Sunday Tours begin at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Friday and Monday Tours begin at 11:00 AM; and Tuesday and Thursday Tours being at 5:00 PM.

How Long Is It hide

The Mission District Tours have a length of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3¼ hours.

Weather hide

The San Francisco Food Tours take place in all weather conditions.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably. Flat walking shoes and layers are recommended for this culinary adventure.

Additional Information hide

Participants will walk approximately 1.5 miles on a flat route during the tour. Price includes all food tastings, and tastings typically include two appetizers, one entrée and one dessert.

Accommodations can be made with advance notice for the following dietary restrictions: Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten-free, Pregnant Guests, No Pork and No Seafood. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid Photo ID if the Alcohol Pairing Option is added at the time of reservation.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the experience no substitutions can be made and locations visited are subject to change.

Gratuities for your Guide are not included but are greatly appreciated and may be offered at the end of the event. Participants are encouraged to bring spending money as they will have the opportunity to purchase additional food and beverages.

Alcohol Pairing can be added to the tour for an additional charge at the time of reservation. If added, two of the following beverages will be offered during the tour (beverages offered are based upon the locations visited on the date of the reservation): a Unique dark Belgian Style beer paired with cheeses for incredible pairing unlike any other you’ve ever tasted, a fresh Cherry Tomato Bloody Mary made with Tequila, a seasonal Michael Lazar-created cocktail featured on 7×7 Magazine’s list of Top 50 cocktails, or a refreshing Rhone blend white glass of wine paired with the Rebel!Possible Tastings from each category are as follows:


Sample a Flight of American Cheeses at a New York Times acclaimed cheese café as you speak with the cheesemonger and learn about the small American dairy movement!

Savor Tyler’s Pork Belly Breakfast Tacos at a Southwestern Family-owned Restaurant.

Artisan cured Ham and Oyster at San Francisco’s first and only ham and oyster bar considered one of the Bay Area’s Top 100 Restaurants by the SF Chronicle.

Sample West coast cult favorite Rebel Within, a cheese and sausage muffin with an oozing soft boiled egg inside, from innovative pastry chef and James Beard nominated, William Werner.


Beer-and-a-shot braised chicken and cod Taco duo at trendy Taco bar

Seasonal sweet potato quesadilla from innovative Mexican vegan restaurant

Traditional grilled chicken Burrito at authentic taqueria inventor of the Mission-style burrito.


Salted Caramel Ice Cream considered one of the top five desserts in America at the United States’ best loved Creamery.

Go behind-the-scenes into a commercial chocolate kitchen to learn how truffles are made and sample your flavor choice of a Gelato Pop.

Watch how bean-to-bar chocolate is made and then enjoy a single origin chocolate tasting and brownie flight.

A fresh seasonal fruit tasting at iconic neighborhood artisan grocery is typically offered on all tours as a “palate cleanser” before dessert.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for the Mission District Culinary Tour Experience require seven (20) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.



Here at Experience Days we got the lucky opportunity to interview; Avital Ungar- Owner of ‘Avital Food Tours’, who specialize in sharing the stories of the people ‘behind the food’ in these unique San Francisco walking food tours. The walking tour features four iconic neighborhoods, including: the Mission District, the Haight Ashbury, North Beach and Union Square.

1) Please tell us a little about the history of ‘Avital Tours’ and how it got started?

I started my company in 2011. At that time, I was hanging out in the San Francisco Mission District, my friends and family lived in the Mission District, and there was so much innovation and creativity exploding in the neighborhood with regards to the San Francisco Culinary Scene. Simultaneously, I was pursuing my sommelier certification, and wanted to tell the stories of the chefs and restaurant owners through a unique culinary experience for locals – and the vibrancy of the Mission food scene was a great starting point. I realized that if I could build an experience for someone who lived in the Mission District to come on my Mission District Food Tour and learn something new – whether it was the story of the murals or 5 different types of oysters or the origin of the Mission-style burrito – then I knew that travelers seeking a local’s perspective would also enjoy it.

2) What is the best part of your Job?

I love that I can go out to eat and drink and call it “research.” My work is my play and my play Is my work – I love it!

3) Do you have any news about ‘Avital Tours’ or exciting information or a story you’d like share with our readers?

So many funny things have happened on tours – but I know guests are always shocked to find out that I drive a three-wheeler Meter Maid vehicle for a car to get around the city! Sometimes, its parked on our tour route, and I always love seeing guests reactions when they find out I’m not joking around. I did actually buy one at auction…

4) What do you think makes ‘Avital Tours’ experiences unique and special for customers?

Our core value as a company are: Breathe Curiosity, Take Responsibility, Embrace Quirky, Create Community and Build AWESOME Experiences – so we’re really focused on the small details of the tour and culinary experience from a local perspective.  Specifically, we build our tours from appetizer to entrée to dessert and throughout the experience guests are surprised and delighted by not only the food and drink, but by the stories, quirky personalities and chefs along the way!

5) What’s your most frequently asked question from customers?

Haha – I don’t know! “How do you stay so thin?” My answer is usually “I eat high quality ingredients – and drink lots of wine!”

Thanks so much to Avital for taking the time to talk to us and giving us an insight into these delicious tours! If you want to find out more information on these tours, then please click on the following links (for which we have quite a variety of).


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