San Francisco Food Safari: Mission District
There's More to the Mission Than Burritos takes place every Wednesday at 11 a.m., departing from the 24th St. Mission BART Plaza, northeast corner.Not your typical food tour, Chef Joseph offers his knowledge and insights as guests scout out the best of each neighborhood's food scene. Pick up culinary treasures along the way to enjoy afterwards. Chef Joseph began his culinary career at San Francisco's legendary Salmagundi. He was the food critic at the Orange County and Long Beach Blade and IN Los Angeles magazines, has written food articles for Oakbook and J Weekly magazines, worked as a caterer, taught cooking classes, and is working on a book titled Created in California: The Golden State's Gifts to Gastronomy. Please note: these are not tasting tours, they're shopping tours: guests may purchase what they like along the way. This is done to keep the cost low - tasting tours typically cost $80-$100, San Francisco Food Safari is only $20. Make sure to bring a shopping bag to load up with goodies and cash, as many of the establishments do not take credit cards! San Francisco's Mission District is known for great Mexican Food, but there's so much more! Embark on a two and a half hour journey of Mission and Valencia Street's best restaurants and markets. Visit pop-up restaurants, markets, delis, and learn why this area has emerged as San Francisco's most intriguing culinary scene. Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake. A Huge array of herbs at the Scarlet Sage Herb Co. Lucca Deli's homemade ravioli. Mission Market: a hidden gem. Taqueria Cancun's award-winning burritos. Mission Chinese Food: a legend in SF's street food scene. Bi-Rite Market: originally a mom and pop store, it's a SF favorite. And much more! There's More to the Mission Than Burritos takes place every Wednesday at 11 a.m., departing from the 24th St. Mission BART Plaza, northeast corner. Parking note: parking in this neighborhood is possible, but difficult. It is advisable to take BART.
Joseph Amster is a tour guide, journalist, historian, California native, and resident of San Francisco. As a journalist, he served as editor various magazines. With the rise of the Internet, Joseph found journalism jobs few and far between. In 2011, he and partner Rick Shelton founded Time Machine Tours. Because of their backgrounds in the performing arts, they decided to offer historical walking tours as characters from San Francisco history. Emperor Norton’s Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine launched in July, 2011. Joseph combined his love of history with his culinary background to also offer San Francisco Food Safari, a shopping tour of the North Beach and Mission Districts. He is available for charter tours, lectures, weddings, and special events.
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