We had a great time. Of the seven people on the tour that day, five of us were local (to the Bay Area) and one couple was from Texas. Where did we go? We were taken to one stop I had been to, several I'd recently driven past but had never noticed before, and others that were tucked away on side streets that I'd never been on.
I'm not going to reveal the names of the places we went to but I will share with you that we made 7 stops in three hours walking just over a mile around a small, hip district in San Francisco known as Hayes Valley. Nestled between many indie fashion boutiques are restaurants and purveyors of specialty food items. We were able to sample an assortment of savory and sweet offerings including:
And French Macaron Cookies.
(I chose raspberry and caramel)
We didn't sample but peeked inside a sake shop...
And had some French Fries down the street.
We sampled a fantastic oolong tea....
While snacking on fresh dates filled with goat cheese and walnuts...
Then sampled this herbal tea.
Our final treat was a gourmet Gingerbread Cupcake!