Flavors and Murals of the Mission
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Get to know the uber-cool locals of the Mission; Sample artisan donuts, Mexican pastries, tasty pies, and other delicious local snacks! Stroll by some of the Mission’s best street art and learn about its history from an expert local guide; Hear stories of how the Mission came to be and what makes this neighborhood so unique; Wander through Dolores Park and finish your local tour at the famous Mission Dolores church.

Inclusion
Local English speaking guide; Food samples at 5 different locations.

Exclusion
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; $2 bus fare; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities.

Hours of operation
Available Saturday and Sunday departing at 9:30am.

Duration
Approximately 2.5 hours.

Exclusion
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; $2 bus fare; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities.

Hours of operation
Available Saturday and Sunday departing at 9:30am.

Duration
Approximately 2.5 hours.

Location
Tour departs from Dynamo Donuts, 2760 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110; and tour ends at Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores St, San Francisco, CA 94114.

Itinerary
Your Mission food tour will kick off the only way we know how at 9am – with coffee and donuts! But these aren’t just any donuts. These are artisan hoops of heaven! They’re locally-sourced, made with organic, sustainable ingredients to create an eclectic selection ranging from bacon maple apple, to chocolate rose or even lemon and thyme. Enjoy a donut and a cup o’ joe with your local guide as they introduce you to the neighborhood and its legendary food scene.
Your next stop on this SF food tour is a local panaderia, a Mexican bakery that captures the Latino culture and charm that is everywhere in the Mission district. Here you can choose from a selection of pan dulce, or Mexican sweet bread, made daily in the bakery. To wash that all down, you can also try an agua fresca, a blended fruit drink that is sure to refresh.
Fully stocked up on energy after your breakfast, we’ll continue our tour towards the murals along Balmy Avenue. This area’s artistic roots date back over 30 years, giving us plenty to chat about. Your guide will give you the scoop on the murals we’ll find here and what they mean to this neighborhood. Whether they’re describing the plight of migrant workers from Latin America, oppression in Nicaragua, or the gentrification of the mission District itself, the multitude of murals along Balmy Avenue each have a special story to share and your local guide will make time for you to soak in all the beautiful artwork.
Next up, pie time! Whether you’re up for some strawberry rhubarb, or perhaps you fancy a roasted cauliflower and black olive quiche made with free range eggs, organic milk, and cream, you’re sure to find your slice of happiness in the local spot we take you to. Having tasted these delights, we’ll hop on a bus to travel a few minutes down the heart of Mission Street itself and make our way to one of the oldest and most beloved taquerias in the neighborhood. Here you can sample a carne asada, al pastor, or another of this spot’s famous tacos – a must-try in the Mission!
We’ll continue to tour SF onwards to Clarion Alley, where we’ll find the second largest collection of murals in the Mission. It might be more contemporary than Balmy Avenue, but Clarion Alley shares the same vibrant stories and is lined with lots of colorful graffiti. We dare you to try and pick your favorite – it’ll be difficult!
Our final section of the tour will take us to the center of the hipster scene, where we’ll check out the Mission’s best thrift stores, grab a last snack at one of the trendiest bakeries in San Francisco, and then we’ll head to Dolores Park, finishing up at the Mission Dolores church itself. We’ll conclude your food tour here, the perfect spot for you to continue to spend as much time as you like learning about the history and stories that built San Francisco.

Additional Information
Casual clothing is appropriate for this tour.

Participant restrictions
Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.

Policies
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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