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Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

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Address: 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA
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+1 415-781-3956
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08:00 - 18:00
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Experience this itty bitty SF sight

Go and see this just because. It's not a long factory tour, in fact you'll do more walking down the alley then you'll do inside the "factory". Just stand in the doorway and watch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go and see this just because. It's not a long factory tour, in fact you'll do more walking down the alley then you'll do inside the "factory". Just stand in the doorway and watch the little fortune cookie griddles moving around. If you want to take photos (and you'll want to) please honor their request for 50c-$1.00 and then buy... More 

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Addison, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This very small fortune cookie factory is right off a Main Street in the alley. Ladies are actively making the cookies in front of you. You can buy bags for $5 each or chocolate/reg combo bags for $6.50, they also offer 'write your own fortune' in a cookie for $1.50 which both of my daughters did for their friends at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The cookies are great! There was a friendly elderly gentleman who greeted everyone when they entered and kept some semblance of organization. Be aware there is no "tour". You literally just walk inside the door and that's it. You can see the girls making the cookies, which is extremely underwhelming, but was interesting to see nonetheless. Photos are 50 cents... More 

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Osakis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little shop when they are cranking out fortune cookies. Write your own fortune and they will fold it and put ina little to go container for $1. Great souvenir for the kids friends at home. It's a pretty quick visit if you are wandering Chinatown

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The picture you get from the name and the fact it is called a factory where you can have a tour is hilarilously misleading. But I loved what I found, something real, tasty and not a glittering paper in sight. I won't spoil it for you by telling all.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last went there 15+ years ago, and the only thing that's changed is that visits from tourists are more common, thanks to Tripadvisor. I love making a visit here early in my SF stay, to buy a couple of bags of "unfortunate" cookies to snack on during the rest of my trip. Tip: I also bring a binder clip to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved visiting this little place, in a little alley in the big of China Town. I would never have found it had I not read other reviews. Don't expect a big production, its the simplest of machinery and fair bit of manual labour, lots of sampling of the unmade fortune cookie, bags available to buy and best of all... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were told to go and see the Fortune cookie co. We walk in and were greated by the the manager. We were able to walk thru and see how they make the cookies.They even made a larger cookie and we put in our on fortune. Very nice owners

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The owners were smart to open this up to the public, it makes you want to buy fortune cookies! It's out of the way and a very small location, but it's unique!

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were on a walking tour pf China Town (sadly I can't remember the name of the tour company, as I would highly recommend them again!) but one of our stops was the Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co. Not fancy, but very fascinating. They let us try their "unfortunate" cookies - those that didn't get shaped in time. You can... More 

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