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Scenes of the City: Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

In a hole-in-the-wall on Ross Alley between Washington and Jackson Streets in Chinatown, you'll find one the city's hidden gems, Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. The smell of the batter will lead you to the shop long before you see it, but once you do, it's quite a sight. Since 1962, Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory has churned out freshly made fortune cookies and barrels of fortunes thanks to ladies sitting next to the giant machines diligently folding cookies. Stop by, try a sample cookie, and buy a bag–they're as fresh as you can get. Enjoy the slide show.