Gourmet Walks | The Gourmet Chocolate Tour
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The Gourmet Chocolate Tour

A San Francisco Original

Do you love fine chocolate? You have come to the right city, because San Francisco is at the center of the new wave of artisan chocolatiers. They’re experimenting with high quality beans, new methods of production, exotic fillings and breathtaking packaging. On this tour you will learn about what makes fine chocolate and sample from a wide array of locally made San Francisco chocolates. Your chocolate obsessed guide will fill you in on the history of chocolate, its health benefits and all the latest trends. All while strolling through San Francisco’s historic waterfront area, where Ghirardelli first set up shop during the Gold Rush.

All guests will receive a Guest Loyalty Card entitling you to discounts and VIP treatment at 7 different San Francisco chocolate boutiques and more.

Tour Facts

  • 2 ½ – 3 hour walking tour from San Francisco waterfront to Union Square
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm
  • Saturdays at 2:00 pm
  • Flat route, 1 ½ miles long, one seated stop
  • 6 stops with generous tastings at each (you’ll have goodies for later!)
  • Tour limited to 14 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins at Embarcadero 4, ends at Union Square
  • $55 (+ $1 ticket fee) per person


Lots and lots of samples – more than you can finish – from the local SF chocolate makers listed below.

Single Origin Chocolate

from a new & award-winning San Francisco bean-to-bar chocolate maker

Variations On A Caramel Theme

from a beloved local chocolatier who showcases fresh, farmer’s markets ingredients

Decadent Chocolate Velvet Cupcake

from the Bay Area’s best cupcake baker

Unshelled Truffles

from a small, ground-breaking local chocolatier

Blind Chocolate Tasting

from an international chocolate emporium

Swiss Champagne Truffles

From one of Oprah’s favorite chocolatiers

Aromatic Hot Chocolate and Healthful Chocolate Bars (midweek)

from a modern Belgian chocolate maker

Hazelnut Parisian Macarons (weekends)

from San Francisco’s most charming pastry shop

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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“When we first booked this tour, it was more of an afterthought. We liked chocolate, so why not walk around the city a bit and sample some? However, after Marie finished we had been educated on farming practices, economics, science, how to properly sample a piece of chocolate, and even how to distinguish different types of chocolate beyond simply calling it "dark", "milk", or "white". Of course, all of that doesn't even take into account all of the amazing samples you'll get a chance to taste. What started as an interesting way to kill time before our flight home became one of our favorite memories from the trip.”
- Jayce, September 2018

“When Casey first said we might have too much chocolate to taste I didn’t believe her. But I was wrong. We tasted some many different types of chocolate in many forms. It was great. Plus learning about the whole chocolate making process was very interesting. My teenager love it too! Just be aware it’s mostly dark chocolate so younger kids may not appreciate all the yummy nibbles. We had so much we ended up bringing some home with us to enjoy at a later date!! Thanks for a fun tour!”
- Jessica, August 2018


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