Local Food Adventures Debuts Halloween Tour

It includes spooky sips and samples and a visit to Mountain View Cemetery.


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Local Food Adventures, whose culinary walking tours toothily explore the East Bay, has added a spooky outing to its retinue.

The ninety-minute Oakland Sweets, Spirits, and The Beyond Food Tour takes in some final resting places of the locally formerly rich and famous, while examining vintage funeral-and-burial traditions in Julia Morgan's Chapel of the Chimes columbarium and mausoleum and at Piedmont Funeral Services at Mountain View Cemetery.

“When you walk through these sacred spaces, you truly feel like you can hear the voices of the deceased whisper to you,” said Local Food Adventures founder and owner Lauren McCabe Herpich, who describes herself as a working East Bay mom.

“I absolutely love Halloween in Oakland and the East Bay and thought this would be a fun, seasonal way to showcase these Oakland treasures in our truly unique food-tour way.”

To be offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout October, the 21-and-over-only tour also includes spooky sips and terrifying tastes — such as red-velvet cupcakes from La Farine Boulangerie Patisserie and a toast at the nearby Kona Club to Victor "Trader Vic" Bergeron, who invented the mai tai in Oakland and is entombed at Mountain View.

Local Food Adventures donates a portion of every ticket sold to the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

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