Gourmet Walks | Russian Hill
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Russian Hill

Quintessential San Francisco

Russian Hill means fantastic bay views, classic SF architecture and mouth-watering gourmet cuisine.  We’ll begin our tour at the hill’s peak on Macondray Lane, the inspiration for Armistead Maupin’s iconic Tales of the City.  From there we will stroll past Hyde Street’s cable cars to Polk Street, once the happening center of the city’s gay community.

We will introduce you to butchers, cheesemongers, bakers and a gelato maker who call this neighborhood home.  You will depart well satiated, full of insider recommendations for your return visit to this quintessential San Francisco neighborhood.

Tour Facts

  • 3 hour walking tour of San Francisco’s Russian Hill
  • Thursdays 11:45 am, plus private bookings
  • One hill, about a mile of walking, with time to sit
  • 7 stops, with tastings at each (enough food for lunch!)
  • Tour limited to 12 people, advance tickets required
  • Begins at Macondray Lane (@ Jones St.) and ends at Polk and Vallejo, 5 minutes from downtown SF
  • $80 (+$1 ticketing fee) per person


Baja Style Fish Tacos

voted SF’s best fish taco

New York Pizza

from a beloved neighborhood pizza joint

Meats and Bone Broth

from a farm-to-fork butchery and restaurant

California Cheese Tasting

from San Francisco’s best gourmet cheese shop

Homemade Gelato

made from scratch with seasonal ingredients

Recreation of “Blum’s” Coffee Crunch Cake

From a unique bakery and antique emporium

Handcrafted Iced Tea

With seasonal juice or fruit

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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“Had a fantastic time today on the Russian Hill Gourmet Walks tour. This was my third tour and it never disappoints. Nicole Lewis is a delight and her knowledge of the area is second to none. I am a native San Franciscan and it's always amazing to learn new things about our glorious city. Thank you Nicole for an amazing afternoon.”
- Garrett, July 2018

“I had the pleasure of going on a wonderful tour of Russian Hill and tasting several delicious and unique foods in the neighborhood. Our tour was led by Marie, who was very knowledgeable on the history of this iconic San Francisco neighborhood, and kept us entertained throughout the tour by providing interesting tidbits of historical information. All of the food was delicious and I liked how diverse the options were. I look forward to returning to some of the restaurants we visited, as well as going on another tour!”
- Justin, July 2018


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