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New York City: Little Italy Italian Food Tasting Tour

1. New York City: Little Italy Italian Food Tasting Tour

Immerse yourself in the food culture of Little Italy on a 2-hour tasting tour, and visit 4 different venues in the famous New York neighborhood. Every venue you will visit is more than a century old, and the tastings will make up the equivalent of a 4-course lunch. Start at Parisi Bakery, loved by Frank Sinatra for its prosciutto-infused bread. Then, visit the family-owned Alleva Dairy, where more than 4,000 pounds of fresh mozzarella and ricotta are whipped up each week at America’s oldest cheese shop. Go to the oldest pizzeria in America, Lombardi's Pizza, and take a peek at their 106-year-old coal oven. Skip the lines (among New York’s longest since 1892) at Ferrara Bakery. Your guide will point out movie locations from blockbuster films, such as “The Godfather,” “Donnie Brasco,” “Mean Streets,” and “Sex and the City” along the way. See the bootlegging depot from the days of Prohibition, discover a square named after New York’s first Italian detective, and peek inside St. Patrick's Cathedral to see where high-profile weddings and memorials take place. Hear stories behind the historic landmarks as you stroll, and learn more about the immigrant experience at the turn of the 20th-century in New York.

New York: Lower East Side Food Tastings and Culture Tour

2. New York: Lower East Side Food Tastings and Culture Tour

Stroll the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to discover the history of those immigrants who wanted to reside in the land of opportunity. See how they made this part of New York their home and let your tastebuds tingle whilst enjoying delicious food samples from all over the world. Stop outside significant local landmarks including the African Burial Ground Monument and the New York Supreme Court. Learn about the origins of the African American community in New York through those that were brought as slaves, and those that were freed.   Head to the Chinatown district and learn more about the Chinese community which once lived in the area. Try some fried dumplings at a spot that is popular with locals. Then, discover the adjacent district of Little Italy which was home to thousands of immigrants from southern Italy. Enjoy some classic Italian flavors which have formed the basis of some of the most popular modern American snacks. Next, enter the Nolita neighborhood and stop outside St Patrick's Old Cathedral, a key focal point of the Irish Catholic community. Take a short stroll through the Sara D Roosevelt Park. Learn about the history of the Jewish community as you stroll through other parts of the Lower East Side. Try some knishes, a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish snack made with potato-based dough and a variety of fillings, before finishing up the tour outside the Tenement Museum.

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

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

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.

3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

4. 3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

The 3 Neighborhoods Tour will give you unique insight into three very different places in Manhattan. Start in Soho, one of NYC's trendiest neighborhoods. Learn about the area's real estate and how this area became on of the most expensive places to live on the island. Stroll into the heart of Soho and see some of the most posh bakeries, shops, and restaurants that Soho has to offer. Walk down Greene Street and talk about why Soho has such unique and beautiful architecture. See the Haughwout Building and the Old Police Station before heading to the next neighborhood. Make a quick stop in Nolita and sample some cheesecake before working your way into Historic Little Italy. Sample some of the delicious local cuisine such as cannolis, gelato, pizza, and more! Mingle with locals and get the inside scoop about famous spots on Mulberry Street. Chinatown is the last neighborhood. Visit the Mahayana Buddhist Temple and get a peek of the 16-foot Golden Buddha. Pass the Manhattan Bridge and walk into the heart of Chinatown. Enjoy treats from The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory while you see where Chinatown got its start. Walk down Doyer Street and learn how the neighborhood has changed over the years. End the tour by enjoying a traditional dumpling and talking about about the infamous Five Points.

From Manhattan: Half-Day Brooklyn Food and Culture Bus Tour

5. From Manhattan: Half-Day Brooklyn Food and Culture Bus Tour

So many people visit New York City and never get to see Brooklyn. It's been said that a trip to Brooklyn is like a trip around the world. Find out for yourself on a unique 4.5-hour tour. Explore the ethnic diversity of New York City on a guided tour that’s both a history and a gastronomy lesson. Take a trip back in time in this New York borough that you probably haven’t heard all that much about. New Williamsburg is a neighborhood that’s home to many ethnic groups and a thriving art community. Enjoy a slice of delectable authentic Neapolitan brick-oven thin-crust pizza and a freshly prepared cannoli for dessert. Drive through the ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish area where time seems to stand still. Greenpoint features one of largest Polish populations in the United States. Visit a favorite neighborhood eatery that offers up the best kielbasa sausage and pierogies. In the DUMBO area you’ll stop for a sample of delicious chocolate at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park for a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline.

Food Tour of Greenwich Village

6. Food Tour of Greenwich Village

Experience the sights, smells and tastes of Greenwich Village, one of Manhattan’s food hotspots! Throughout the years, Greenwich Village has become a foodie’s dream, with a mixture of cuisine inspired by the Dutch and English colonial periods and the area’s more recent Beat Poet and avant-garde roots. On this tour, you’ll wander with your experienced guide into great jazz clubs, enjoy the delicacies of the finest chocolatiers, visit independent bookshops with that unmistakable bohemian style, and browse through fantastic shops. You’ll taste food from eateries old and new. Whether you take the New York City subway or come in a limousine, there is something for you. If it’s not the food, then the shopping. If it’s not the shopping, then the history. It doesn’t matter who you are or what your interests are, Greenwich Village has a great experience in store for you. And it’s not just about the food and shops. In the 2 hours you spend walking around Greenwich Village, you’ll take in all the sights of this historic NYC village, with its cobblestone streets and quaint parks.

NYC: Chinatown and Little Italy Lunchtime Food Tour

7. NYC: Chinatown and Little Italy Lunchtime Food Tour

Spend your lunchtime learning the history and lore of two of New York's most historic districts: Little Italy and Chinatown. Sample their foods and flavors, wander their streets, and learn all about their history and heritage. The food included is more than enough for lunch. Start in Chinatown with Hong Kong style sponge cakes to go, where your local historian tour guide will lead your intimate-sized group through Chinatown’s winding streets and Columbus Park. Enjoy history and fun facts, and visit a hidden dumpling spot, with views of the One World Trade building. Then, be led down the famous Mulberry St. to Little Italy’s romantic corners. Hear stories of NYC mafia crime and pizza lore as you eat your slice of pizza and enjoy cannolis and music at a 130-year-old bakery. Appreciate a tour that visits favorite family-owned shops and that supports NYC locations that are off-the-beaten-path. Taste the history of food establishments that have been in business for over 100 years. Leave NYC with a newfound appreciation of these two neighborhoods, newly discovered secrets of New York City, and more tips and suggestions for things to do in The Big Apple.

New York City Food Tour

8. New York City Food Tour

The local New York guides will lead you on a three-hour gastronomical tour of NY city's quintessential foods, with the backdrop of one of New York's most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods, the Village. You will explore the evolution of the foods New Yorkers hold most dear. Each of the bites is New York through and through, but with a twist. As you taste your way through this dynamic district, you will discover how the ever-changing cultural population has influenced not only New York City, but also its fare. Whet your appetites with a classic New York hot dog: mustard, onions, ketchup, plain or any combination of the same. The "spaghetti" and meatballs make this classic favorite new again. New York deli sandwiches all over town bow down to this tour's Reuben delight. On the tour, the Reuben is enjoyed at a local alehouse, along with a draft beer. And it wouldn't be a New York food tour without the pizza! Thin crust, tangy sauce, fresh cheese... This pizza takes the regular slice to a whole new level! Don't forget to save room for the Secret Bite, revealed only on the day of the tour. And just when you think, "I couldn't possibly eat another bite!" they'll be a tasty little cupcake waiting for you at the end of the tour, and it will be completely worth it to find the room. While this tour feeds your stomach, your guide will feed your mind with fascinating tidbits about the secret history of the Village. By the end of the tour, you'll eat, walk, and maybe even tawk like a native of the island.

New York City: Underground Donut Tour

9. New York City: Underground Donut Tour

Take a donut tour of the Big Apple, and discover NYC's famous donut scene. Taste a curated sample of the best donuts in all of New York. A donut expert will guide you through the secret of New York’s best donut venues. Some of the stops on this downtown tour include true donut institutions, such as Doughnut Plant, Donut Pub, and Doughnut Project. Gather your friends, family, and co-workers for a special food tour through Manhattan. Savor classic donut styles like glazed, cream-filled, and more. Join us and meet other like-minded donut enthusiasts while enjoying a walk through historic parts of the city. This tour is suitable for smaller as well as larger groups and the perfect way to celebrate bachelor parties, bridal showers, birthdays, weekend getaways, or even corporate events.

Harlem Food Experience

10. Harlem Food Experience

Join a like-minded local host to eat your way around multi-cultural Harlem, a local neighbourhood where you’ll find incredibly diverse cuisine from all over globe. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Follow your local as they guide you through the neighbourhood, and enjoy stopping off at the best neighbourhood eateries where you’ll get a taste of the flavours that Harlem is known and loved for - from the Caribbean to Africa, soul food to pizza, you’ll soon discover why Harlem is a paradise for any foodie!  Visit the iconic Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market, a vibrant bazaar selling crafts, textiles and delicious food from all over the continent and wander through the stalls, tasting a couple of dishes along the way.  Taste classic soul food dishes at Sylvia’s, empanadas and mofongo from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, tacos and burritos in Spanish Harlem and some of the best pizza in New York! The supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so they can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you. Your local host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do. They may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. Although you will see the main attractions in the area, your hostt will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.  This experience is better suited for adults. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

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4.7 / 5

based on 684 reviews

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to New York! Our tour Hannah stuck it out with us in a torrential down pour and still did not miss a beat in entertaining us with all sorts of fun facts and history. The food was DELICIOUS but it was really the fun conversations and stories that made the tour. Hannah was very knowledgeable and had interesting personal stories to share. We went back a later day to get the dumplings again, and stop by an ice cream shop Hannah had recommended (did not disappoint). She also gets an extra bonus for giving us bagel recommendations that we enjoyed throughout our trip. This was a very fun way to see the city, and learn about the culture and community here!

Lyonel was a fantastic guide. Very friendly and outgoing. He told lots of stories about the neighborhood and inhabitants that we enjoyed. Of course he was also very knowledgeable about the food.

Laurie was a fantastic guide, and Walter a friendly and talented driver. The tour was great, all stops delicious and interesting. Really nice variety.

Great/fun time with some DELICIOUS food!! Our guide Claire was wonderful and great storyteller. Definitely recommend for a fun couple hours in NYC!

Great day out,Lyonel our guide was very knowledgeable and superb personality Great experience, Top job.