Local Food Adventures takes guests through an intimate discovery of some of the Bay Area’s best kept secret neighborhoods. You get off the beaten tourist path and really get to know Oakland’s food scene. In addition, you’ll also meet the local businesses and professionals that have turned food into their passion and livelihood.
Get a taste of the East Bay Area with this Oakland Food Tour
Explore what National Geographic says is one of the top cities in the world to visit! Let us take you on the only San Francisco Food Tour where you’ll explore the food, history, art, and culture of the great and surprising city of Oakland. This tour from San Francisco is part of our larger range of Oakland Food Tours and it’s perfect for anyone living in or near San Francisco looking for a day tour with a different flavor!
On this tour, you have the option of starting your journey in either San Francisco or Oakland:
Food Tour from San Francisco Option
For guests joining us for the San Francisco food tour portion, your guide will meet you at San Francisco’s Ferry Building where you’ll start your tour with a flavorful and filling taste of an award-winning Oakland original. You’ll then continue across the Bay on board the San Francisco Bay Ferry, enjoying breathtaking views of Alcatraz Island, the San Francisco Bay, Ferry Building Marketplace and Bay Bridge.
Enjoy Your Oakland Food Tour
Once in Oakland, you’ll walk along the East Bay’s waterfront and say “cheers!” to the heritage of Jack London Square, the historic warehouse district and the newly founded Jack London Brewing District. We’ll take you to four stops where you’ll satisfy your tastebuds and enlighten your cultural soul. You’ll not only be immersed with the local Oakland food and spirits scene, but also the community of artists that make up the unique flavor of the East Bay Area. They don’t call us the “Brooklyn of the West” for nothing!
Whether you arrive by ferry, Amtrak, BART or car, we guarantee you’ll love Oakland as much as we do and will want to stay and explore “The Town”. To be honest, no Bay Area excursion is complete without experiencing Oakland and the East Bay, and we think that our Oakland food tour is just about the perfect option for anyone looking to take a day tour from San Francisco.
Select Fridays and Saturdays at 10 am (starting in San Francisco) or 11:30 am (starting in Oakland)
3+ hours walking a little more than 1 mile (4.5 hours and 1.25 miles if joining us from San Francisco)
Light Rain or Shine (Tours may be canceled 24 hours in advance for heavy rain/weather)
DIETARY NEEDS: On this tour, we can accommodate nut allergies and lactose intolerance. Vegetarians and guests with celiac disease can be accommodated at all but one of our stops. Substitutions can be made for guests who do not eat pork. For guests with nut sensitivity, nuts are not found within our pastry selection but are produced in a bakery that does use nuts and nut oils.
Tickets must be purchased at least two hours before the day’s tour
If you’d like to add a little more “spirit” to this Rockridge food tour, you can opt for our VIP Option for only $15. Here’s what you get:
Given all the specialty booze included, by selecting our VIP option you swear and affirm that you are over the age of 21.