Gourmet Walks – Gourmet on Hayes

12 Jul

Hungry for an off-the-beaten path San Francisco gourmet food experience? Join us as we explore one of the city’s trendy and exciting new neighborhoods, Hayes Valley. We will share what’s hot in the San Francisco food scene as we visit specialty shops and restaurants that are proud of their commitment to local and sustainable ingredients, fair trade partnerships, and handmade treats. As you participate in a fine tea tasting, compare single origin chocolates and learn to read a sake label, you’ll gain an appreciation for a distinct neighborhood that most tourists never see.

We’ll stroll past elegant Victorians and the San Francisco Zen Center, and you’ll learn about the history of this neighborhood – one where celebrity chefs coexist with Zen priests and coffee cult fanatics. You’ll taste and chat with other food-loving guests, and leave the tour with a host of restaurant recommendations and discounts for your next trip back to Hayes Valley.

Overview of Tour
Your generous food tastes will come from: *

  • A peaceful yet sophisticated tea lounge that serves some of the finest teas in the world
  • A chic café that offers gourmet Belgian fries with 22 different dipping sauces
  • An artisanal chocolate boutique, featuring Food & Wine’s #1 chocolate bar of the year
  • A contemporary patisserie dedicated solely to perfecting the Parisian macaron, dubbed by food writers as “the next cupcake.”
  • A French inspired garden café serving gourmet cheese, salads, sandwiches and wine.
  • A modern tiki bar featuring artisanal exotic cocktails from some of San Franciso’s finest mixologists (most Sunday tours)
  • European style confiserie with a charming selection of impeccable baked goods and artisan candies
  • We will also visit the first dedicated sake boutique in America (no tasting here), with over 220 beautiful Japanese sakes in stock.

* Specific stops subject to change.

Tour Includes

  • A 3-hour walking tour of the Hayes Valley neighborhood. Walk is mostly flat and approximately 1 mile long.
  • All food tastings at 7 different stops – please arrive with an appetite!
  • Background on San Francisco food trends, including cheese, tea, chocolate and sake
  • Historical, cultural and architectural insights on the Hayes Valley neighborhood
  • Guidance on other exceptional food experiences in the city
  • Coming soon – The Gourmet on Hayes card, entitling you to discounts and VIP treatment at several neighborhood shops

Times and Rates
Our standard weekly schedule is:
Fridays and Sundays at 2:30pm

If these times do not work or you have a large group, please contact us to arrange for a private tour. We often offer additional tours when the regularly scheduled tours are sold out.

$62 per ticket plus tax and ticketing fee ($63.99 total)

Advance tickets required. Purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Exact meeting location details will be provided upon ticket purchase.

Limited to 12 people per tour.


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