Gourmet Walks | Hayes Valley
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Hayes Valley

Covid-19 Reopening Timeline

As a result of San Francisco Country restrictions on the reopening of bars/lounges and the surges in the pandemic, this tour will not be available until a vaccine is readily available and widely distributed.  Please check back for updates on the reopening schedule.

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 8 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins and ends at Patricia’s Green, Octavia and Fell, 10 minutes or less from downtown SF
  • $100 (+ $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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“My wife and I went on the Hayes Valley tour on a Sunday with our 10 year old. Ahmet the owner was our guide and we had a fantastic time! He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and took us to some great stops. We had a light breakfast and got enough food to skip dinner. The walking was just right and the stops were spaced out perfectly. The variety was very well thought out and you could tell our guide was very passionate about what he does. We will definitely be back to try out some of his other tours and will definitely recommend to others visiting San Francisco! Thanks Ahmet for a great time! ”
- Luis, September 2019

“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


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