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.