Golden Gate Fortune Cookies Co, San Francisco

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  • In the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown is the tiny fortune cookie factory but it is worth your time. Seeing how these two ladies fold fortunes into the cookies was really fascinating. The taste of ...  more »
  • Every time I go to Chinatown I have to stop in the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. This is a very small factory where you can see fortune cookies being made. You can also purchase or place a speci...  more »
  • Normally Fortune Cookies would not be a search for item, however, we were in SF Chinatown! We found the location easily and entered. Watching the women make the cookies was interesting but even more s...  more »
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  • Fun place to visit where you can see how fortune cookies are made! It's hidden in this alleyway so unless you really look for it, you won't stumble across it. You can watch the machines do the magic and taste some warm fortune cookies hot off the stove! You can also write your own fortune to put in the cookie and take as gifts. They have multiple flavors (green tea, chocolate, strawberry) you can buy. They now also sell chocolate dipped fortune cookies, which is something new. The cookies taste great so be sure to buy a few packets ($3 -$5) for different sized bags.
  • It was an fun experience to have, and interesting to see. I've never really thought about how something as simple as a fortune cookie is made, but a recent purchase of some at a local market made me realize how different a fresh cookie is from the stale version I often discard after getting a glimpse of my future (or lucky number, or learn a Chinese phrase/word). You can glean all you need in about 10 seconds as you watch a worker sit next to a slowly rotating machine. A small, flat, pancake like confection falls in front of a worker and a fortune is folded in. The newly formed cookie is set aside to allow time to cool and the form to hold. The cookies can be bought in the traditional shape, as well as a variety of different sizes of the flat, circle variety. You can get them in a few different flavors or opt for a chocolate coating/drizzle. For the adults, there are also X-rated cookies that look like typical fortune cookies but have a more provocative message inside (although, it seems like a few of them may have lost something in translation). If you're in the neighborhood and have any interest in, or enjoy, fortune cookies (either for novelty or taste related reasons) you should give this place a visit. The scent of freshly made fortune cookies is devine and the taste is probably better than anything you've had in your typical restaurant. The only thing that was a bit of a let down was the service. We waited there for a few minutes without being acknowledged by any of the workers, and after we were it was tough to ask questions with a mouth full of free samples. We didn't get a tour, so I can't include that in this review, but I don't expect it would be much more than walking over to one of the pieces of equipment in plain view and getting a explanation of the process. After leaving I was also told that they do not allow you to take pictures inside without paying a fee. Snap photos at your own risk. TL;DR: Fresh free Samples!
  • It's a tiny shop where a woman makes the fortune cookies. Not really a factory. Nevertheless they are delicious and cheap to buy and they also give out a handful of fresh cookies to taste. You can buy them in different flavours too. It's worth a visit if you have some free time whilst in SF
  • A landmark place to visit. Informative to see how fortune cookies are made. Alley location makes you feel like you've stumbled across a hidden treasure. There is a fee for taking photos inside the location.
  • What a fun little hole in the wall! Don't miss this. We got to write our own fortunes and watch them place them in the cookie. They give out yummy samples too.

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