Chinatown Food Walk: Tea & Dim Sum

San Francisco, United States

Experience hosted by Kara

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 15.
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

When was the last time you had a dim sum that was so delicious you 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.

HIGHLIGHTS
+ Stories of the Gold Rush and Chinese immigration
+ Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant
+ Sip on delicious bubble tea
+ Snack at a local bakery
+ Visit the fortune cookie factory
+ Eat a dim sum feast
+ Learn and taste all about Chinese tea

Our tasty adventure starts in the heart of Chinatown with Dim Sum. Ready to take on the day, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! Next, we stroll down the street of the infamous 10-cent haircut and learn how sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream.
But wait, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery in Chinatown, a church that survived the 1906 earthquake, the oldest temples in the USA, all while sipping some delicious bubble tea.
As we approach our final hour, we head to a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30-minute tasting.
Feeling warm, we head to our last stop to learn about the Gold Rush, in the exact spot it all started! Here we taste a local pork roll from one of the oldest restaurants in town.
We cannot run on Mon/Tues.
When was the last time you had a dim sum that was so delicious you 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.

HIGHLIGHTS
+ Stories of the Gold Rush and Chinese immigration
+ Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant
+ Sip on delicious bubble tea
+ Snack at a lo…

What's included

  • Food
    4+Types of Dim Sum. Chinese Dessert
  • Drinks
    4+ Types of Tea Tasting

Meet your host, Kara

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I have always had a passion for cooking, trying new foods, and discovering new sites and tastes on a good food tour. That love inspired me to create my own food experience company called Stretchy Pants!

Things to note:
*This tour can be hosted by Kara (me) or one of my other well-trained co-hosts.
*Feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests.
*COVID may change our route, but we will always eat the same amount!

But that's not all... Stretchy Pants has other walks on Airbnb, so keep an eye out! Breakfast & The Painted Ladies Food Walk & North Beach Food Walk: Beer & Pizza.
I have always had a passion for cooking, trying new foods, and discovering new sites and tastes on a good food tour. That love inspired me to create my own food experience company called Stretchy Pants!

Things to note:
*This tour can be hosted by Kara (me) or one of my other well-trained co-hosts.
*Feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests.
*COVID may change our route, but we will always eat the same amount!

But that's not all... Str…
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Thu, Jul 29
$75 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This time is popular
$75 per person
Fri, Jul 30
$75 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This time is popular
$75 per person
Sat, Jul 31
$75 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This time is popular
$75 per person

Where you'll be

This food tour starts in the heart of Chinatown. We end just steps away from North Beach, San Francisco’s Little Italy, a wonderful neighborhood to explore.

Parking: The Portsmouth Square Garage costs $4 an hour and is located about 3 blocks from the start location.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 189 reviews.

Tosin
July 2021
Amazing!! Jessica is the best tour guide extra! So knowledgeable , welcoming, patient and great taste with the food choices! Jessica had a great personality too!
Lizzy
July 2021
This experience was not only informative but, super tasty! Jessica did a great job of showing us Chinatown through food and her detailed knowledge of its history. Would definitely recommend!
Michelle
July 2021
Great tour! The food was delicious and Jessica did a great job telling us the history of Chinatown. I highly recommend the tour.
Brandon
July 2021
If you’ve never experienced Chinatown before, this is the perfect introduction to the area. If you have been to Chinatown before, this is so much better than anything you could do on your own. The food and tour were tremendous, and our tour guide Jess was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the area and the history. We would definitely do it again, and are already returning tomorrow to experience more with a newfound knowledge and love of the area. If you’ve already read this far, why haven’t you made your reservations yet?
If you’ve never experienced Chinatown before, this is the perfect introduction to the area. If you have been to Chinatown before, this is so much better than anything you could do…
Shilpa
July 2021
Highly recommend this tour! A great combo of food (you won’t leave hungry, that’s for sure), history and fun experiences - the tea tasting was a highlight.
Mohan
July 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed this 3 hour tour exploring China town, sampling Chinese food and learning more about them in the process and the high point was the tea tasting session with Uncle Gee at his shop. Julie, our tour guide, is knowledgeable, warm and friendly and she went that extra mile to make this trip a memorable one for us. So, a big Thank you to Julie.
We thoroughly enjoyed this 3 hour tour exploring China town, sampling Chinese food and learning more about them in the process and the high point was the tea tasting session with…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Walking Shoes

Water Bottle