Gourmet Walks | Hayes Valley
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Hayes Valley

Explore The Latest Food Trends

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 the very best local and sustainable ingredients. As you compare gourmet cheeses, participate in a craft beer tasting and indulge your sweet tooth, you’ll gain an appreciation for a distinct neighborhood that most tourists never see.

We’ll stroll past elegant Victorians, food trucks and street art as you learn about the history of Hayes Valley. You’ll taste and chat with other food-loving guests, and leave the tour with a host of restaurant recommendations for your next trip to Hayes Valley.

Tour Facts

  • 3 hour walking tour of San Francisco’s Hayes Valley
  • Fridays and Sundays at 2:00pm
  • Flat route, less than a mile, with time to sit
  • 7 stops, with tastings at each (enough food for lunch!)
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins and ends at Patricia’s Green, Octavia and Fell, 10 minutes or less from downtown SF
  • $90 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person


Seasonal Ice Cream

made before your eyes by liquid nitrogen

Artisanal Salumi and Bread

from the “first couple of charcuterie”

Banh Mi Sandwiches

from a cozy Vietnamese street-food café

Gourmet Cheese Tasting

with wine from a French garden café

Wine Flight (or craft beer)

from a speakeasy inspired lounge

Spicy Meatballs and Falafel Croquettes

from a restaurant offering fine dining without the formality.

Fresh Tacos (early private tours)

from Mexico City luminary chef Gabriela Camara

Greek Sandwiches

From a trendy neighborhood souvlaki spot

Gingerbread Cupcakes

voted “Best Cupcake in America” by Food Network

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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“We got a gift card for Gourmetwalks and finally used it last weekend. We did the Hayes Valley tour and lucked out with perfect weather. Our guide Maria Antonia was attentive and very knowledgeable about the area. We had fun sampling local cheeses, yummy falafel, ice cream and more. We have always loved Hayes Valley and it was fun discovering new places.”
- Lisa, February 2018

“My team of 9 people had a marvelous time on the Hayes Valley tour! We went for our winter staff outing, and lucked out with Nicole as our tour guide! We loved all the food we received (our favorites being the tacos from Cala Restaurant and ice cream from Smitten Kitchen) and we learned so much about the neighborhood. Nicole was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, and the Gourmet Walks company was professional and well-run. They were accommodating (we had one vegetarian and one person who didn't like coffee) and we ended the day sipping wine, beer, and soda in a private room at Noir Lounge. It was such a great experience that in the evening when I got home I started looking into doing another tour with my family! ”
- Corey, Dec 2017

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