Gourmet Walks | Fillmore Street
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  • A Japanese plate of colorful mochi

Fillmore Street

An Eclectic Foodie Mecca

Join us for a walk along San Francisco’s eclectic Fillmore Street, a neighborhood that encompasses the Lower Fillmore, historic Japantown and elegant Pacific Heights. In the Lower Fillmore you’ll see evidence of the city’s bebop Jazz heritage, with the hottest clubs once located next door to Jewish synagogues and bagel shops. You’ll then learn about the history of the Japanese in San Francisco and the rise and fall of its historic Nihonmachi, the country’s largest and oldest Japantown. Our tastes will range from Japanese mochi and onigiri to Vietnamese banh mi to freshly made gelato and handmade bagels.

In between tasty bites, you’ll be taken back to the Fillmore of the 1950s and 60s when city dwellers flocked here for ice skating, movies, amusement park rides and, of course, jazz.  Near the end of tour we stroll on the Buchanan Street Mall, a recreation of  a Japanese shopping street paved with designs by Ruth Ozawa.  The tour concludes at a cozy local coffee shop on Post Street.

Tour Facts

  • 3 hour walking tour of Fillmore Street
  • Begins at Fillmore Center and ends on Post Street across from the Hotel Kabuki
  • Wednesdays 2pm and first Saturday of the month at 2pm
  • Tour limited to 12 people
  • $80 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person

Tastings

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

with shishito peppers from a Seattle teriyaki spot

Gourmet Onigiri

a popular Japanese snack food and green tea

Banh Mi Sandwiches

San Francisco’s latest “It” lunch item

Sweet Potato Lattes

a Korean inspired treat at a cozy coffee shop

Fresh Baked Bagels and Schmear

from a modern Jewish bakery in the Fillmore

Fresh Mochi

from a landmark Japanese bakery

Freshly Made Gelato

made onsite from scratch with exotic ingredients

Gourmet Spices

from an upscale spice shop, for an overview of spices used in Asian cooking

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

 

For Private tours of 6 or more,

please use our Tour Request Form to make a reservation.

Contact Us

Phone:
888-277-1796
415-312-1119
Email:
info@gourmetwalks.com

Why Gourmet Walks?

Our Difference

Testimonial

“We did the tour around Fillmore and Japantown with Nicole for a work event and it was incredible! Nicole was very knowledgable about the area, providing history at each stop and was able to answer any questions our team had. Our team was a hungry bunch and no one left with an empty stomach. And the food... oh man was the food delicious! She left us SF locals learning new spots to explore, along with a list of even more to see.”
- Mitch, June 2018

“Our second tour was the Fillmore District. Our guide was Ahmet, who owns the company. He was fantastic, so knowledgeable! This one was great because it was a really nice mix of both sweet and savory food and our guide through in a lot of history of the Fillmore and of the places we were dining. It was a great amount of food so that by the end of the tour you felt full but not over stuffed. ”
- Hannah, May 2018

Category

Food Tours