The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

When in San Francisco last September, my friend Chris Christensen took me on a walking tour of San Francisco that I had won during an auction from Passports with a Purpose, a charity where popular travel bloggers offer items to bid on, with the proceeds going to a different charity each year.
I was more than happy to let Chris choose the path of the tour, but when he asked me if there was any place special I would like to see, I asked if he would show me around San Francisco’s legendary Chinatown. We strolled around the neighborhood, taking in the sights and sounds of this unique district.
As we were getting ready to head back toward the North Beach area, where we were to have dinner, Chris said there was one thing he though I would enjoy first. Just off Jackson Street (between Stockton & Grant) we headed down a small alley (Ross Alley) and found the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company.
Inside of room, we found two women at work at the griddles, quickly stuffing each cookie with it’s fortune.
I was charged a dollar to be able to take pictures. After years of wondering how those fortunes got inside the cookie, the question was answered in five short minutes.
There are bags of fortune cookies for sale (which would make good souviners if you can get them home without crushing them) and there are a few other kinds cookies available as well.

Here’s a very short video I took.

2 Responses to “The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company”

  1. eriksmithdotcom says:

    It's amazing how often we do this in our own towns. I grew up in the Detroit area, and saw lots of the sights around here as a kid, but now that I've moved back as an adult, I am reacquainting myself with the things to see around here. It helps fill the gaps between trips.

  2. Jetpac says:

    Interesting! Walking by there almost everyday and never thought of it as a San Francisco sight. Time to put the “tourist glasses” on and enjoy what's here!

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