San Francisco Donut Tasting Tour - Tuk Tuk Private Group 2.5 Hours - Web

From USD $107.00
  • Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Product code: SF-Tuk-Tuk-donut-web

San Francisco's Ultimate Donut Adventure 2.5 Hours of Pure Donut Delight Visit 3 Diverse Donut Shops and Savor 3 to 5 Tastings at Each Stop 

How the journey operates: 

  • Curated: Join our Donut aficionados as they lead you through a sweet maze of three unique stops. At each, indulge in three to four delightful tastings that are bite-sized. Variety's the Spice: We've handpicked destinations that promise an enchanting mix of classic Donuts, luscious gelatos, and daring flavors that will tantalize and satisfy your taste buds.

  • Smooth Sailing: To ensure maximum tasting enjoyment and minimize waiting time, we've thoughtfully pre-ordered a spectrum of styles from each shop.

  • The Art of Choice: We've mapped out two distinct tasting routes. Depending on the day and the shops' availability, our experts select the most flavorful path for your journey.

  • Stories: As we hop from one shop to the next, we'll sprinkle in amusing tidbits: quirky Donut trivia, its fascinating history, and delightful facts that'll enhance your Donut adventure.

Join us on a lip-smacking expedition, savoring a symphony of textures and tastes in every delectable bite.

Note: If you are looking for a Vegetarian or Gluten Free experience this is not the tour for you. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are limited.

What's the skinny on Donut Flavors?

Our San Francisco Donut Tour takes you on a whimsical journey through 3 stops, with a dash of Donut history, trivia, and silliness sprinkled in between. This private group experience caters to 2 to 6 guests per vehicle. We prioritize quality over quantity but rest assured, you won't leave with an empty stomach!

Here are some tantalizing flavors to tickle your fancy:

  • Bavarian Crème Brûlée Donut 
  • Apple Caramel Fritter 
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Donut
  • Salted Caramel
  • Vanilla Cookie
  • Meyer lemon.
  • Mochi donuts - cinnamon sugar
  • Yeast Donuts - pumpkin spice 
  • Berliner donuts - vanilla cream
  • Chocolate Chip Vegan Doughnut 
  • Maple Bacon Donut 
  • Passion Fruit Milk Chocolate Donut
  • Lemon Meringue Pie

Our Pick of the Donut Destinations. 

We'll whisk you away to 3 of San Francisco's Donut treasures, a mix of renowned hot spots and hidden gems. Each choice comes with a captivating story and has earned its place on both local and national must-try lists.

Expect to savor delights from spots like:

  • Bob’s Donut & Pastry Shop – Pacific Heights
  • Johnny Doughnuts – Pacific Heights
  • Mochidonut – Japantown
  • Butter Love Bakeshop – Outer Richmond
  • Hahdough – Fell Street – Panhandle
  • Whack Donuts! – Folsom Street – SoMa
  • Twisted Donuts & Coffee – Noriega Street
  • Dynamo Donut & Coffee – Mission District
  • Magic Donuts – Potrero Hill 
  • Donut Farm – Ferry Building

What's Included:

  • 2.5-hour Private Group Tour for 2 to 6 guests per vehicle.

  • A Donut Expert Guide

  • Handpicked Donut Paradises

  • Multiple Tastings of a Diverse Range of Donut Styles

  • A Dash of Donut Trivia, Games, and History for Extra Fun

Where Does the Donut Magic Begin and End? 

We kick things off at Umbrella Alley on the western edge of Fisherman's Wharf for a quick intro. Depending on the day, you'll either explore The Mission and Potrero Hill districts or The Fillmore, Pacific Heights, and Japantown. The route for the day is determined by the operating hours of our selected purveyors. Unfortunately, we can't mix and match routes, as these locations are scattered across the city.

Sweet Upgrades & Add-ons 

Feeling like a little sightseeing with your Donut extravaganza? Add an extra 30 minutes or a full hour, and we'll take you to can't-miss attractions or a few hidden gems!

  • 30 additional minutes: $80.00

  • 1 Additional Hour: $160.00

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Availability: These private tours are available any day of the week at either 9 AM or 1 PM.

  • Distance: The 2.5-hour routes range from 7 to 12 miles each, with 3 stops.

  • Group Size: 2 to 6 guests per vehicle. We have 3 vehicles that can be combined to accommodate a maximum of 18 guests.

  • Gratuity: Gratuities are not included, but 15%-20% is customary in the tourism industry (approximately $20 per person).

  • Lead time: For our tours, we suggest a minimum 1 week lead time. Bookings made with less than one week's notice will sometimes limit the available shops and tasting selections  Book early and we'll get back to you pronto.

Dietary Dilemmas 

We're all about introducing you to new flavors and Donut styles. We encourage our guests to be adventurous and try something new! To keep the tour on schedule and avoid long lines, we pre-order Donuts, making individual tasting items a bit challenging to accommodate. Please note that items served on this tour may contain nuts, pork, and dairy. Unfortunately, vegetarian and gluten-free options are limited.

Why Choose Lucky Tuk Tuk For Your Donut Extravaganza?

  • Expertly Guided: Our San Francisco Donut Tour is led by a trained, expert guide. Sit back, relax, and enjoy as your guide takes care of all the logistics while regaling you with rich storytelling and group engagement.

  • Not Just Donut Tasting: It's a fully immersive and entertaining experience, complete with Donut history, fun facts, trivia, and maybe even a few dad jokes.

  • VIP Treatment: Visit San Francisco's most popular and beloved spots. Our private tours offer an intimate small-group experience.

  • Taste the Cream of the Crop: Instead of hopping around town, we take you to 3 phenomenal Donut destinations that not only serve top-notch Donuts but also go the extra mile to ensure a fantastic guest experience. 

FAQ - Frequently Ask Questions: 

Do we get to pick the Donut Stops?

That’s our job! We’ve had lots of fun testing out all of the city’s awesome Donut spots, and finding those quirky characters. Trust us, that’s why you came here.

Will I be satisfied with the number of donuts? 

Absolutely! Our tastings at each stop offer a diverse range of flavors and styles. Instead of full-sized donuts, our tasting sizes ensure a broader tasting experience. We prioritize diverse and unique flavors, so if you're only after a classic frosted donut, this might not be the tour for you. Dive in and discover something new! 

Do we get an itinerary/tasting list in advance?

The tasting choices and stops are revealed as part of the experience itself as it unfolds. You can explore our example flavors and the caliber of Donut Shops to get a feel for what we offer.

Do you accommodate dietary restrictions? 

While our tour is tailored for a diverse tasting experience, around 80-90% of our pre-selected items are not vegetarian or gluten-free. Be aware that some choices may contain nuts, pork, and non-dairy ingredients. Due to our commitment to timely service and avoiding long queues, our donuts are pre-ordered, making individual adjustments for dietary needs challenging. If you're strictly vegetarian or gluten-free, this tour might not suit your preferences as those options are quite limited.

Where do we meet? 

Our starting point is Umbrella Alley, 757 Beach Street, San Francisco unless you've opted for a hotel pick-up (extra charges apply).

When should we book?  Do you take last-minute bookings?

For our private tours, we suggest a minimum 1-week lead time. Bookings made with less than one week's notice will occasionally limit the available shops and tasting selections  Book early! 

Is gratuity included?

Gratuity is not included. 15%-20% or approx $20.00 per guest is customary in the tourism industry.

Can I get a refund or reschedule my ticket?

Bookings are refundable 24 hours in advance. Within 24 hours all reservations are nonrefundable and the date or time cannot be rescheduled. We have to pre-order and prepay for all the tastings. We are a small company and rebooking your reservation at the last minute will be difficult if not impossible. It is important that you purchase tickets when you’re sure you can go. 

Are there additional taxes or charges on top?

Our pricing already includes applicable taxes! No surprise “booking fees” or hidden charges.