ross alley is where all fortune cookies come from. (well, maybe not all.. but maybe so?) it’s the tiniest little place with the fastest workers. i love fortune cookies, the hope that you’ll crack yours open and it will be the best, a prophecy of happy, healthy, wealthy and wise. it’s funny you only get them at chinese restaurants and they don’t even have them in china. they’re supposedly based off of a japanese cracker (believe it or not i’ve read a whole book on fortune cookies and their origination) and were created in america, not china or japan, and are eaten, of course, by americans. the whole story sounds very… american. regardless, the golden gate fortune cookie factory is cool, nowhere else are you going to see the birthplace of your fortune being poured, baked to golden brown and folded right in front of you.