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 at 1:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm
  • Flat route, less than 1.5 miles, 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

Savory Greek Souvla Sandwiches (Sunday tours)

from a former French Laundry & Bouchon chef

Banh Mi Sandwiches

from a cozy Vietnamese street-food café

Artisan Charcuterie Tasting

from a boutique “world of meaty wonders.”

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 (Friday tours)

from Mexico City luminary chef Gabriela Camara

Artisan Chocolate Truffles

From a European style confisserie

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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Why Gourmet Walks?

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“Gourmet Walks hosted a fantastic and memorable experience. Nicole is very knowledgeable, charming and provided fun-facts about the Hayes Valley neighborhood. It was easy to coordinate a team event and modify the tastings and timing for our team’s needs. The food at each location was exquisite and superb.”
- March 2019

“Ahmet was our tour guide (the owner) and he was so personable, friendly, knowledgeable about the area and charismatic. My husband and I received this as a gift for Christmas and would definitely do it again in another area. We got to try a bunch of different new restaurants that we'd never really explored before. Being from SF and living just up the hill, it seemed crazy to us that we'd never really ventured to Hayes Valley before - but we're so glad we did! It may even be our new favorite "borough" in SF. Had it not been for Ahmet, we would have never known it's quaint charm. ”
- Katie, January 2019


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