Gourmet Walks | The Gourmet Chocolate Tour
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The Gourmet Chocolate Tour

A San Francisco Original

Do you love fine chocolate? You have come to the right city, because San Francisco is at the center of the new wave of artisan chocolatiers. They’re experimenting with high quality beans, new methods of production, exotic fillings and breathtaking packaging. On this tour you will learn about what makes fine chocolate and sample from a wide array of locally made San Francisco chocolates. Your chocolate obsessed guide will fill you in on the history of chocolate, its health benefits and all the latest trends. All while strolling through San Francisco’s historic waterfront area, where Ghirardelli first set up shop during the Gold Rush.

All guests will receive a Chocolate Lover Card entitling you to discounts and VIP treatment at 10 different San Francisco chocolate boutiques.

Tour Facts

  • 2 ½ – 3 hour walking tour from San Francisco waterfront to Union Square
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm
  • Saturdays at 2:00 pm
  • Flat route, 1 ½ miles long, one seated stop
  • 6 stops with generous tastings at each (you’ll have goodies for later!)
  • Tour limited to 14 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins at Embarcadero 4, ends at Union Square
  • $55 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person


Lots and lots of samples – more than you can finish – from the local SF chocolate makers listed below.

Single Origin Chocolate

from a new & award-winning San Francisco bean-to-bar chocolate maker

Infused Chocolates

from a beloved local chocolatier who showcases fresh, farmer’s markets ingredients

Unshelled Truffles

from a small, ground-breaking local chocolatier

Blind Chocolate Tasting

from an international chocolate emporium

Swiss Champagne Truffles

From one of Oprah’s favorite chocolatiers

Aromatic Hot Chocolate and Healthful Chocolate Bars (midweek)

from a modern Belgian chocolate maker

Hazelnut Parisian Macarons (weekends)

from San Francisco’s most charming pastry shop

Tastings subject to change without notice. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

All tickets sold are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or rescheduled. The tour is held rain or shine. If tour fails to meet minimum enrollment, Gourmet Walks will contact guests to reschedule or offer a refund.

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“If you are a chocolate lover this IS the tour you should take.... Amazing chocolate, tour guides and did I Say CHOCOLATE!! Highly RECOMMEND this tour.”
- Christine, Nov 2014

“I know that there is no way we would have found all of the wonderful chocolate on our own. I can safely say, that it was the best chocolate I have ever experienced. Last, but not least, our tour guide Nicole was fabulous! She was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. I highly recommend her and this tour to any chocolate lover.”
- Docsnov, June 2014

“We just finished the chocolate tour and all I can say is YUMM! This was the best tour we've taken in San Francisco. Elizabeth was our tour guide and she was great! We learned how to really taste chocolate, it's kind of like wine with so many layers of flavors. We can't wait to buy from some of the places we visited. I would recommend this tour to everyone!”
- Elizabeth, March 2014

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