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Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co

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Address: 56 Ross Aly, San Francisco, CA 94108-1204
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+1 415-781-3956
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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Get Your Fortune Made Right in Front of you!

We ended up going twice to get fortune cookies during our stay. Off on a little alley in China Town, you'd miss it if you didn't know where you were going. Once there you see two... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mike S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ended up going twice to get fortune cookies during our stay. Off on a little alley in China Town, you'd miss it if you didn't know where you were going. Once there you see two women folding hot flat fortune cookies into their traditional shape, with the fortune of course. The machines used to bake and make these cookies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great tourist attraction to visit - you can watch them make fortune cookies and take a photo/video if you pay 50 cents. They have plenty of the cookies for sale - even an x-rated version. Good for a laugh and a taste of the cookies!

Thank Lesley B
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It definitely is a taste of the olden days with the making of golden fortune cookies. Simply made with flour, sugar, egg whites and vanilla -- along with love -- you'll see history in the making with these delicious treats. Travel back in time as you stroll down the alley off the main street in Chinatown. You'll notice the sweet... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not going to lie, I really don't like fortune cookies. They're dry and mealy and don't really taste like anything. The only part I like is ripping out the fortune. But since my friend and I were visiting SF, we decided to give the factory a visit. I always like seeing how things are made, so I was pretty excited... More 

Thank Melanie T
McLean, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the Ross Alley off Jackson Street in China Town, find a little shop that makes fortune cookies. Watch as two women make each cookie one-at-a-time on rotating wheel. Taste the samples. They are the best you've ever had--fresh and buttery. We bought some dipped in chocolate which were a big hit as gifts. The factory is a little hard... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in Chinatown. No one seems to speak English, but the cookies are great and the selection is good. You can even write your own fortune and get it in a cookie for $1!! They seemed to appreciate tips.

Thank vodkaman3
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small shop in an ally that makes thousands of cookies each day. Watch the 2 ladies make these cookies and have a warm one - fresh. But the best part is to write a personal fortune that they will place into the cookie, seal it in the usual plastic wrap and place in a mini chinese take-out... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The factory is teeny tiny but the cookies were fresh and we were able to taste them righ off the belt. I ended up buying way too many fortune cookies and have many still almost a year later. They charge to take a picture.

Thank Morgan R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's kewl you can see they cookies made in the ancient Oriental style though they honestly don't taste real good.

Thank Alzor S
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Everytime we visit SF, we make a pilgrimage to this place - a little hole in the wall on a small alleyway in Chinatown. You can see the workers making fortune cookies, and they offer from samples (of fortune cookie rejects). We always pick up at a few bags of cookies or fortune cookie flats to munch on during our... More 

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