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Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company, San Francisco, California

56 Ross Alley (at Jackson St), San Francisco, California

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Submitted by: Tammy G.

I had a hard time finding this fun little cookie factory - down a small ally, but I was happy I did. My son and I were on a road trip, and we stopped to watc...

Submitted by: Rose A.

Such a whole-in-the-wall place...and in an alley...you'd really have to be looking for this place to find it.  But once you find it, it's such a treat.  It's really cool that you can see the fortune cookies being ...

Submitted by: Cherylynn N.

TOTAL NOSTALGIA! After visiting my grandfather in Chinatown when I was a kid, my mom would take me through the Ross Alley and I would get all giddy as I smelled the fresh aroma of fresh cookies permeating in the air. Every time, I would use the lai see fong (red envelope) my grandfather gave me to buy a bag of the flat fortune cookie and leave with several fresh samples that I would devour on the car ride home with a smile from ear-to-ear. Since I was in the area for a meeting this past Friday, I decided to stop by Golden Gate Fortune Cookies. As I was walking on Jackson Street and turned into the Ross Alley, the sweet aroma immediately hit me in the face and brought me back to my childhood days. As I steppe...

Submitted by: Kenny L.

Ever since I was a kid, I walked pass this fortune cookie spot probably hundreds of times! I've probably only gotten fortune cookies 4x here in my...

Submitted by: Tes Y.

This place makes me nostalgic. As a toddler, my father use to take to this obscure alley to buy a bag a fresh, still warm, round flat cookies. I would crunch on them while walking up and down through the bustling streets of Chinatown. They ...

Submitted by: Diana J.

Awesome place to take a tourist. This is something that is off the beaten path of SF China Town's main streets. The alley, structure of the building (or hole in the wall) looks a little dodgy but don't let their appearance fool you. Their fortune cookies are delicious and cheap. It is even better when they are warm. The old man, possibly owner,  has a quirky sense of humor and is very willing to pass out samples - one per person. He mentioned kids coming by and stealing a handful of samples. haha. It's a family owned  business which is fantastic. Just a note that photos taken inside of the fortune cookie shop will cost you $0.50. They also sell the fortune cookies flat, pre-shapped, and in chocolate! Definit...

Submitted by: Donald L.

As a kid who was born and raised in San Francisco and went to school in Chinatown for most of my youth, this place is definitely a favorite.   I ate fortune cookies for many years in my youth though I stopped in high school and through my college years.   Recently though, I've re-discovered my love of the cookies, though I eat the flat ones and not the ...

Submitted by: Liz A.

Gotta love free fresh off the factory fortune cookie samples! I remember going here with my best friends in high school, playing hookie and going to a real hole in the wall place for fo...

Submitted by: Kimmy C.

My fondest memory of this place is walking by the fortune cookie factory on my way to visit my grandma at the sweat shop in the same alley =) Unfortunately, I never actually went in there when I was a kid. I finally had my opportunity 25 years later to go and get fresh fortune cookies.   My quick 2 m...

Submitted by: Grace C.

Hole in the wall in a shady alley in Chinatown. Gangster. Being a 99.9% SF native, I am ashamed to say that it took me 22 years to learn about this fortune cookie factory. It really is a factory - you'll see the assembly line and machinery once you're inside. The man forces you to take samples (flat fortune cookies). Normally I don't eat fortune cookies...you know, the ones they give you for free when you get your check? BUT THESE FORTUNE COOKIES ARE DIFFERENT. They are so crispy (they stay crispy for WEEKS...how? We probably don't want to know why), fresh and buttery. They are addictive. They must have crack in them, I swear. My sister gave me crap about going all the way to SF to buy them. She said a fortu...

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