San Francisco Sights

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory

  • 56 Ross Alley Map It
  • Chinatown
  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Published 05/24/2016

Fodor's Review

Follow your nose down Ross Alley to this tiny but fragrant cookie factory. Workers sit at circular motorized griddles and wait for dollops of batter to drop onto a tiny metal plate, which rotates into an oven. A few moments later out comes a cookie that's pliable and ready for folding. It's easy to peek in for a moment, and hard to leave without a few free samples. A bagful of cookies—with mildly racy "adult" fortunes or more benign ones—costs under $5. You can also purchase the cookies "fortuneless" in their waferlike unfolded state, which makes snacking that much more efficient. Photographing the cookie makers at work will set you back 50¢.

Sight Information

Address:

56 Ross Alley, off Washington or Jackson St. west of Grant Ave., San Francisco, California, 94108, USA

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Phone:

415-781–3956

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–8

Published 05/24/2016

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