Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory is an iconic San Francisco bakery where you can take a tour and get a sample of one of the delicious treats. The shop has been in business since 1962, and up to 10,000 cookies are handmade here daily. The bakery was designated a San Francisco Legendary Business in 2016. 

In addition to the handmade vanilla fortune cookies, Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory also makes green tea-, chocolate-, and strawberry-flavored cookies and glazed cookies. You have to visit for yourself to see just how much history and flavor is packed into this tiny San Francisco icon.

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Highlights of the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory 

The highlight of visiting most bakeries is what you put in your mouth, and while the homemade fortune cookies are delicious here, you can also take a tour of this San Francisco landmark. You can even watch the cookies being baked in the small open kitchen.

You might even spot a celebrity or 2 while you're here, as many have been known to stop in for a treat. One of the most memorable and unique aspects of The Factory is that you can order a customized fortune cookie message to make someone’s day special.

Good to know about the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory 

The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory is located in San Francisco’s Chinatown district and is very accessible by public transportation or by driving. The tours of the shop are free of charge, but remember that is often very crowded. Keep in mind that you can take pictures of the small interior of the factory and the workers, but they highly encourage leaving a tip so that the busy family-owned bakery can keep up with the demand.

Since the bakery is located in Chinatown, you take that chance to enjoy a self-guided tour of some of the unique and culturally historic destinations in the region.

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Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in San Francisco

Location: 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Open: Daily from 9 am to 5.30 pm

Phone: +1 415-781-3956