From sour dough bread at Boudin Bakery to Ghirardelli Chocolate, the unique treats of San Francisco are the menu for Food Lovers Tour and taste on your own schedule, but don't miss the Saturday Farmer's Market and Walking Tour of the Ferry Building Marketplace.
The Boudin Bakery - Visit the flagship location, where bakers make bread with a recipe we've nurtured since 1849. Eat at the Bakery & Cafe in Baker's Hall, or shop for gourmet gifts in the marketplace. Stroll through their museum to learn about Boudin's history. Enjoy the more intimate setting of their full-service restaurant, Bistro Boudin, or relax with a drink at the Bistro bar. This is an authentic San Francisco, then and now. The bakery puts their bakers front and center, right where they deserve to be. A 30-foot observation window lets you see the team of experts crafting batches of bread by hand, each golden loaf as artfully produced as Boudin's first. https://www.boudinbakery.com/
Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory – At Ghirardelli, their chocolate is as rich as their heritage. They started in San Francisco more than 160 years ago, making them America’s oldest continuously operating chocolate maker. All their experience, passion and commitment result in a delicious legacy you can taste with every bite of our premium chocolate products. Visit the flagship store in North Point for tastings and enjoy a discount while you are there. Download coupon here.
The best way to see and taste San Francisco is on a walking tour. Free? Even better! Free Tours by Foot is delighted to present name-your-own-price San Francisco walking tours. Suited for any budget, their tours provide an opportunity for visitors and natives alike to get onto the streets of San Francisco and explore eclectic neighborhoods, uncover hidden stories and taste world-renowned cuisine. Their entertaining guides and wide range of tours offer a unique and interesting experience which will leave you singing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” long after you’ve gone - See more here.
Insider Tip - Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, 1 Ferry Building at the corner of Market St & The Embarcadero, SF — This is THE place for farm fresh local produce and artisan foods. Probably the biggest, best, and most expensive farmers market in the country, this is a great place to see a diversity of food and enthusiastic people. The biggest farmers market is held Saturdays from 8-2 pm; we recommend you get there before 10:00 am to avoid the crowds. Smaller versions of this farmers market with fewer vendors are held here on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-2 pm.