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  • Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach Featuring Little Italy's Most Delicious Treats: In San Francisco, CA

    Joseph Amster

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    Culinary Walking Tour of North Beach Featuring Little Italy's Most Delicious Treats

    Eat your way through San Francisco in this gourmet experience led by a lovable local eccentric and historian Joseph Amster.

    San Francisco, CA

    4-10 people

    4-10 people

    2.5 hours

    US$74/person Total US$295

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    January  2018

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      The Experience

      Embark on a two-and-a-half hour tour of North Beach scouting its best delis, coffee houses, bakeries, and butchers, while learning about the neighborhood’s Beatnik history. Many spots in this historically bohemian and Italian neighborhood were frequented by writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsburg. Stops include: Mara's famous Italian cannolis, SF's best Sicilian sausage, the oldest pastry shop in the city, Molinari's legendary deli sandwiches, Cafe Trieste (home to the Beat generation), and Liguira's focaccia— so good, it's worth the line waiting outside. Although most people know Joseph Amster as the local tour guide in character as "Emperor Norton," he has an alter ego as Chef Joseph. You're in good hands; Joseph has worked for San Francisco's legendary Salmagundi Restaurant, making 1,500 gallons of soup a day from scratch, has owned a catering company for a number of years, and has taught cooking classes. Be prepared for a tasty expedition that will leave you happy, stuffed, and with a greater appreciation of San Francisco's neighborhoods.


      • Private walking tour of San Francisco’s North Beach/Little Italy neighborhood led by Joseph Amster
      • Per person price includes food and beverages along the tour
      • Stops include
        • Mara's Italian Pastries
        • Molinari Deli
        • Cafe Trieste
        • Liguira Bakery
      • This experience departs from Washington Square Park 
      • For parties larger than 10 guests, please contact the IfOnly concierge at concierge@ifonly.com or (415) 376-4640

      • Guests are asked to wear comfortable shoes for a two mile walk

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