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Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
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Today 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
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56 Ross Alley San Francisco, CA 94108
56 Ross AlleyUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94108
$Cookie ShopToday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Landmark bakery prepares homemade fortune cookies in a tiny open kitchen, with free tours available.- Google
"This is this little hidden fortune cookie factory."
11 reviewers
"It's not everyday you visit a Fortune Cookie Factory."
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Sunmi Shin
8 months ago
All I can say is, this place smells divine! I had no idea how fortune cookies were made until I walked into this hidden factory and saw a little women stooped over in a chair, carefully and expertly molding the fresh, warm, biscuit flats into perfectly folded fortune cookies. You pay like 50 cents (?) to take a photo and they end up also giving you a bunch of flat cookies and fortune cookies for free. Lol, I also bought a jumbo bag of assorted fortune cookies (chocolate, almond, regular) for like $4 and had no problem gobbling them up during the remainder of my trip. If you're in the area, highly recommend you check this place out!
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Emi Rigby
9 months ago
this is this little hidden fortune cookie factory. fun fact: fortune cookies were actually invented in SF, not china! this place is a fun way to see how they are made, and you can sample a few. you can also write your own fortunes and order some to be made with them inside! it is on ross alley, right off of jackson street.
Marlon McGee
4 months ago
great spot to visit if your in sf...takes you back to the historic days of the city. plus the cookies are delicious. A must for all tourists and locals.
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Thomas Wysocki
a year ago
A great way to spend 2 minutes of your life if you're in the chinatown area as you get to see how just a few men/women hand roll a lot of fortune cookies in rapid succession. You can also pick up a rather large bag of cookies for cheap, as well as get chocolate cookies which I've not seen too often.
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Kristin C.
a year ago
This is one of my official stops whenever I am showing people around SF Chinatown, great for children and adults alike. I always take any visitors for a brief visit here (~3-10 minutes max). The owner is all about business and charges 25 cents if you want to take photos of the process. Don't worry if you only have large bills, he has lots of change ready. He will also offer you some freshly-made, free samples of unfolded fortune cookies. It's truly fascinating to watch how quickly and methodically the three expressionless workers process the fortune cookies and interesting to see the dough being baked and molded in the machines. These are probably some of the only fortune cookies that are handmade instead of mass produced. At the same time, this also seems like a fortune cookie sweat shop. Be careful about lingering too long or staring at a particular product-- you may be started by the owner barking at you asking what you are going to purchase. There is a small selection of different items for sale that are only a couple dollars per bag. You can purchase a variety of regular or chocolate fortune cookies and even "adult" fortune cookies. I usually go for the unfolded ones and munch on them as a snack.
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Anand Patel
3 months ago
hole in the wall place where you can see a fortune cookie made by hand. can buy cookies by the bag. cash only
Kam Jen
2 years ago
This place is a hidden. Once you find the little ally, you'll ask yourself, am I sure I really want to try their fortune cookies? Do it! The cookies are awesome and fresh. You'll get a quick peak of how they're made. There's a ton of free samples. The bags are big and decently priced. Once you've gotten your cookies and walking down the ally, you'll be happy and won't even notice the dead rats, trash, etc. lying around. Fun times and good stuff. :-)
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Thomas Devaux
a year ago
It's not everyday you visit a Fortune Cookie Factory. I'm sure 99% of fortune cookies are mechanically produced, so it's probably your only chance to see an artisanal production. - Owner always give free sample. - A full bag is about $5. Try a mix of classic and chocolate. - It's 50¢ to take pictures. - They have "adult" cookie sayings, if you dare ;)