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New York City's Hell's Kitchen: Walking Food Tour

Product ID: 43105
Take a tour of one of the most diverse culinary neighborhoods in New York City: the infamous Hell's Kitchen. Hear tales of its history and stop at five different places to sample exotic dishes from all over the world.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 12:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Eat around the world in one neighborhood
  • Hear about the immigrant history that made Hell's Kitchen the true NYC melting pot
  • Learn how Hell's Kitchen got its name
Full description
Formerly the mainstay of poor, working-class Irish Americans, the story of how Hell's Kitchen got its nickname is as exciting as the neighborhood itself. It is known for its long history of ethnic tensions. Listen to stories about its complex past, from which the famed musical "West Side Story" was born. Learn how, despite having a history of crime and gang violence, Hell’s Kitchen has become a gentrified, metropolitan area that now boasts some of the most expensive properties in Manhattan.

This exciting food tour takes you to the best restaurants in midtown – some say the best food in New York. Tease your taste buds with all sorts of different cuisines, including Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Mexican, Thai, Italian, Ethiopian, Turkish, and Indian, among others.

From empanadas to custom-made donuts to exotic curry puffs, this delicious tour takes you through five different locations in the colorful neighborhood, giving you a real taste of New York dining.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Food stops at 5 different locations
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Gyu-Kaku, 321 W 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, New York

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Important information
Know before you go
• Bring good shoes and an appetite
• A vegetarian option is available — please inform the local supplier at time of booking if required. Any other dietary needs cannot be accommodated on this tour (including vegan, kosher, nut allergies, dairy free, or gluten-free diets).
• No pets are allowed on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Excellent experience

We've done a lot of food tours and this one was a great combination of local history and different foods to taste and try. Hell's kitchen is a real melting pot of cuisine and styles and the tour gave us a real sense of the area and the different foods on offer.

July 12, 2015

Great food and facts!

We took the Hell's Kitchen walking tour with Alex. There were only 6 people on the tour and they generally like to keep it under 10. We had about 5 different stops and tried food from different ethnic kitchens. Alex was full of hard and fun facts about NYC. I would recommend the tour. Come hungry!

January 10, 2015

Wonderful opportunity to try several places and get to know the history of New York as well.

November 3, 2019

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Manhattan Walking Tour

Product ID: 43105