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Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

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Address: 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: +1 415-781-3956
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08:00 - 18:00
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Weird, cool little spot.

If you are expecting a formal tourist attraction here, you have come to the wrong place. If you, like us, just wanted to see how fortune cookies are made and taste them when... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Ann M
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Aurora, Colorado
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here on a SF tour. Tasting samples, hard-working people...very interesting. Taste them unfolded.

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stumbled upon the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Co while on a tour of Chinatown in SF found in a Fodor's Guide. As soon as we got close, we could smell the cookies baking. We stopped in and were immediately presented with a sample. As we discussed the baking process with an employee, he continued to feed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know I like fortune cookies until I ate the ones here. They're light, crispy, shatter in your mouth when you bite into them, and just sweet enough. OMG. I ate an entire small bag by myself. I kept wanting to go back, but unfortunately we didn't have time. Now I'm just going to have to dream about them.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked down an alley is this tiny little door where you can see your fortunes come to life. I think there's 3 machines spitting out fortune cookies. The ladies are making them by hand and will likely share a warm one with you right off the press. THere's a limit of 10 people in the tiny area at a time... More 

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La Center, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting to stop by for a few minutes if you're already in the area What you get: watch a woman inserting fortunes and folding warm cookies into shape, the chance to purchase a custom fortune cookie for a dollar, and a sample. Ever wondered how they get the fortunes inside? Now you know!

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are expecting a formal tourist attraction here, you have come to the wrong place. If you, like us, just wanted to see how fortune cookies are made and taste them when they’re fresh, this is the place for you. When we travel, I like to find a few obscure things of interest in the towns we visit. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Located in what seams to be a alley but it is really a small street I guess, you can walk into the past. The machines look like they have been there for ever and the smell of fortune cookies hot of the press makes you want to eat them all. They have several flavors, they sell chocolate flavored fortune cookies... More 

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