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With so much culture packed into one city it’s difficult for visitors to find and experience each unique neighborhood, much less taste all of their food each NYC neighborhood is famous for. New York City food tours are the answer to all of such problems, and its hard to do it better when it comes to sampling the goods than Foods of NY Tours does!Experience all the best Italian food and history Greenwich Village has to offer, explore the indoor food market in Chelsea, famous restaurants and attractions along the High Line and all the trendiest spots in the Meatpacking District, or sample the diversity and unique dishes in Chinatown! Open your eyes to the real side of New York cuisine, culture and history - your new favorite NYC treasures may be in places you would never expect.

Why Foods of New York Tours?

There are tons of food tours in this city, but Foods of NY created the walking food tour! Since 1998, this original food tour company has been treating tourists to the best of the best, so why go to the other guys when you can get the guys that made this trade? Foods of New York Tours ensure to give you a “non-touristy” experience so that you can explore New York cuisine like a native. Rather than getting introduced to all the things you knew about NYC, or only going to the popular tourist traps that come up in your research, these tours give you the inside scoop on things you didn’t even know you wanted to learn. Not only will you be learning of each neighborhood’s food specialization, but you’ll also go home with fun and interesting facts about their history, culture and architecture. Let the guides of New York City’s original food tasting and cultural walking tour guide you off the beaten path towards authentic restaurants and specialty shops.

A Tour of the Tours

There’s something for every curious palate and mind with this tour company. Choose a section of New York to explore, and Foods of New York Tours will show you the most amazing food hidden in the area.

Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Walking TourTry various old Italian flavors from the best cheese shop in NYC, an Italian specialties shop, a Mediterranean restaurant, an Italian pastry shop, a NY style pizzeria, a 1950’s style bakery and an authentic Italian restaurant. There are 6 stand up tastings and 1 sit down tasting.

The Heart of the Village (Central Village/ SoHo) Food and Culture Walking Tour: Central Village is known for its rich counter culture and SoHo still has its old Italian influence. Experience both through visits to an Italian cafe, some Indian street food, a tiny neighborhood eatery, a French cafe/bakery, and sit down tastings of classic Italian and authentic Cuban dishes.

Chelsea Market/ Meatpacking District Food and Culture Walking TourHome to the Food Network’s offices and kitchens this section of NY is a historic landmark for many culinary works. Enjoy tastings from a French-American bakery, and classic milk-bar, two American bakeries, an American cheese shop, a Italian steak restaurant and an Australian eatery. Spend two hours in Chelsea Market and an hour in the Meatpacking District.

Chinatown Food and Culture Walking TourThese busy streets are filled with a unique cuisine. This tour focus’ on three dishes offering larger portions at three sit down locations. Try the best authentic dumplings and pork bun, a Beijing Style Peking Duck, and seafood fried rice and a roasted eggplant dish. This tour does cost a little more but suggests to come hungry!

Nolita/NoHo Food and Culture Walking Tour: The Godfather made sites along these streets famous. They are also speckled with traditional recipes and restaurants not found in your tour book- an all american bakery, a roman style restaurant, a taco truck, a unique cafe, and American restaurant with an exceptional bakery.

The Best of Brooklyn Halk-Day Food & Culture Tour: This bus and walking combo tour is the best way to explore the diversity of NYC. From beautiful views from the Brooklyn Bridge to tasting amazing foods from all around the world, this tour provides amazing food tastings as well as in-depth history on immigrant experience and the diverse culture that is found in Brooklyn. 

What You Need to Know:

What to Bring? Wear comfortable shoes and attire for the respective season. A water bottle is provided as well as the food, and it’s usually filling enough to cover lunch. 

Who to Bring? Children are welcome if you think they will enjoy participating in the food culture and history.