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Get to know our wonderful group of Local Food Adventure guides ready to show you around our tour neighborhoods and share in their love of food and fun:

Lauren Herpich - Rockridge Food Tour Guide & Owner

Lauren McCabe Herpich – Owner

Hometown: Bayonne, New Jersey

Current Bay Area Residence: Lafayette

Current Favorite Food: Chocolate Croissants from La Farine Bakery

“Last Supper”: Molten Chocolate Lava Cake followed by a smorgasbord of tapas and hors d’oeuvres to nosh on – Dessert First!

I love giving tours because: There may not be a better way to travel than to discover what the locals are eating and experiencing during their normal daily lives. You get to meet different people from all over the world and bond over a common love of food.

 

Debra Greene Rockridge Food Tour GuideDebra Greene

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Current Bay Area Residence: Oakland

Current Favorite Food: Brisket Sandwich

“Last Supper”: Shellfish seafood dinner with my family! Lots of steamers, mussels, and lobster!

I love giving tours because:  It is really fun when people who at first do not know each other connect through the sharing of food on the tour. We all get to share our passion for food for three hours and it really brings us together. I love that!

 

Linda Kay - Rockridge Food Tour GuideLinda Kay

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas

Current Bay Area Residence: Oakland

Current Favorite Food: Artisan cheeses, all alone or added to most dishes I make. I frequent the Pasta Shop cheese counter.

“Last Supper”: A picnic on the beach with china, crystal and beautiful linens.

I love giving tours because:  I get to combine and share so many of my passions – food, Rockridge, walking and local history with locals and visitors alike who take the tour. I love the give and take of our common interests and come away after each tour with even more appreciation of this special Oakland neighborhood.

 

Mariella Lota - Rockridge Food Tour Guide

Mariella Lota

Hometown: Tracy, California

Current Bay Area Residence: Berkeley

Current Favorite Food: Stuffed Mushrooms

“Last Supper”: A buffet of the most popular dishes and desserts from every country in the world.

I love giving tours because:   It’s a fun way to meet new people and bond over delicious food! I also like that I am able to inspire guests to try new things, such as a new restaurant or a new recipe.

 
 
 

Tours Offered:

ROCKRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD HERITAGE TOUR

Sundays at 11:30 am

Guest Price: $69

*add VIP Adventurer option: $15

 

GRAND LAKE CULTURAL CUISINE TOUR

Saturdays at 3 pm

Guest Price: $54

*add VIP Adventurer option: $15

 

(510) 604-6546 up to three hours prior to the start of the tour.