Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

Chocolate Included
Advance bookings only
Thursday thru Sunday
Duration - 2 hours (approx.)
Meeting Point - In front of Fog City News, 455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA94105

Description

Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

The good life abounds in the Bay area, San Francisco is a heavenly haven of culinary quality, and the dazzling variety of chocolatiers downtown is no exception. Come with us then, on the Chocolate Tour of San Francisco, and experience the wonders of the dark stuff, from abstract artisanal chocolate bars to dairy & gluten free superfood truffles, from Japanese ganache delicacies to Swiss Fleur de Sel caramels - we're taking chocolate to a whole new level, and simply insist you join us on this irresistibly delightful journey into everyone's favorite treat, Chocolate. Chocoholics everywhere will love the Chocolate Tour of San Francisco! Prepare to Yum!!

  • Neighborhood Union Square & Soma
  • Food is included 7 tastings on the go (sidewalk tastings, or done inside the establishments)
  • Capacity 20 people per tour guide
  • Dress It's a walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • Weather Tour takes place rain or shine

Chocolate Tour of San Francisco Itinerary

  • Fog City News We haven't come across a more diverse chocolate collection in the city
  • Spicely Organic Spices John & Clara search this beautiful world's pristine and exotic locations to bring home the widest range of flavors for lovers of gourmet food, and their tea infused chocolates are a craze in the making
  • Ghirardelli's Incorporated in 1852, and the second oldest chocolate company in the United States, we couldn't skip this San Francisco institution
  • Minamoto Kitchoan Japanese-style sweets for tea ceremonies, or “Wagashi”, brought to you from the rich traditions and beauty of Japanese culture
  • Teuscher Chocolate Swiss chocolatier with a wide-ranging selection of truffles, pralines, and marzipan
  • Chocolatier BlueMaster chocolatier Chris Blue brings his childhood experience of organic agriculture to the art of French chocolate making. The results speak for themselves.
  • CocoaBella Featuring the highest quality, best tasting chocolates from makers in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and the United States - this place is the chocolate bomb
  1. Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

    by Mindy S. (a Yelp Member) on 2 May 2014

    Five stars, not because the setup was flawless, but because the tour guide, Derek, is such a sweetie. He waited for latecomers, waited for people to use the restroom, browse, and buy stuff before moving on to the next location, shared interesting-ish chocolate trivia on his handy dandy iPad, and never rushed or pressured anyone in any way. Hooray for chipper Derek!

    Assume from the start that you'll be bored stiff at See's and Ghirardelli, but that the other stops (Teuscher, Cocoa Bella, Minamoto Kitchoan, Fog City News, Chocolatier Blue, and Spicely are what I remember) will make up for it. You get a small sample at each stop, then sometimes an interesting-ish mini-presentation from employees, then lots of time to buy expensive chocolate. All in all, not a bad time.

    I felt stupid reverently putting pinky nail-sized slivers of chocolate on my tongue and letting them melt while listening to employees blather on about gourmet this and artisan that (I mean come on people--it's chocolate, not cremains, so why all the gravitas?), but f**k it. Life's not complete if you don't do something laughably touristy at least once.

    From Yelp
  2. Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

    by Deborah S. ( a Yelp Member) on 2 May 2014

    We purchased this on Groupon, and it was worth the Groupon price, I would not recommend it without the discount.. Most of the shops were not prepared for us, and the time seemed to drag, waiting.
    The Swiss Teuscher was the find for me, just like the chocolate shops in Europe..I will be back!
    Derek, made the trip informative and interesting.

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  3. Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

    by Gary M. (a Yelp Member) on 4 Mar 2014

    Alana gave us a great tour today. And we had a lot of great chocolate.

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  4. Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

    by Mary W. (a Yelp Member) on 4 Mar 2014

    This was a fun outing. Even more fun than I expected mostly because of having Dereck as our trip director. I have lived in the Bay Area for a long time but Derek gave us some entertaining tidbits of historical trivia that were entirely new to me. Our group was 12 people which was perfect. And - have I mentioned the chocolate . . . ? Exquisite.

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  5. Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

    by Dhaisha H. (a Yelp Member) on 4 Mar 2014

    Never knew that a chocolate tour existed in San Francisco until I came across the tour on groupon. My husband's birthday was coming up and he is a die hard chocolate man so I thought this would be a great chance to walk around the city I love and enjoy some chocolate with my birthday boy.

    Derek was our tour guide. I have to say he was a great tour guide! Very informative and captured every ones attention. As we went to each location he would not only go over their history but also gave us a break down of chocolate and its history. I loved how he intertwined local history of our surroundings as we walked along our tour.

    Once our tour was over I inquired about other tours that Great Food tours was apart of and our tour guide Derek stated they are working on a few more local tours. So I asked that he keep in touch because I will definitely take other tours with him in the future.

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  6. Chocolate Tour of San Francisco

    by Samantha A. (a Yelp Member) on 4 Mar 2014

    My boyfriend found this chocolate tour of SF on Groupon. We had been to Ghirardelli Square before, but getting to visit a part of the city that we'd never been to before and eat tons of chocolate along the way sounded promising.

    It was even better than we imagined. All of the stops were unique and delicious. The only thing that could have been an improvement was to not stop at See's on the tour - they were rude and it was a pointless stop.

    Derek was our tour guide - he definitely made the tour exceptional. While eating chocolate would have been fun regardless of who our tour guide was, it can be miserable to go on a 3 hour tour with someone boring or uninterested. Derek was very invested in the tour, genuinely friendly and excited, and knowledgeable about the city, chocolate, and the stops we made without boring us even once.

    I would highly recommend this tour to anyone and would definitely go on another tour with this company in the future.

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