Guided tour

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

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Manhattan Walking Tour

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

Activity provider: Manhattan Walking Tour
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Take a tour of the diverse culinary neighborhood of in Hell's Kitchen in New York. Hear tales of its history and stop at five different places to sample mouth-watering dishes from all over the world.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Eat around the world in one neighborhood
  • Hear about the immigrant history that created Hell's Kitchen
  • Learn how Hell's Kitchen got its name
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Step back in time as you learn about the history of New York's infamous Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on this guided walking tour. Explore its rich culinary diversity along the way with stops and samples at 5 distinct eateries. 

Meet your guide and dive into the story of this vibrant area that started with poor, working-class Irish Americans. Uncover the story of how Hell's Kitchen got its nickname and explore 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 metropolitan area with some of the most expensive properties in the city.

Visit some of the tastiest restaurants in midtown and tease your taste buds with restaurants offering Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Mexican, Thai, Italian, Ethiopian, Turkish, and Indian dishes. 

Savor foods like empanadas, custom-made donuts, and exotic curry puffs on your visit to five different locations in the colorful neighborhood. 

  • Live tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
    • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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    Meeting point

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

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

    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
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 54 reviews

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    Was an entertaining tour and we had a lot of fun. Definitely enhanced our trip in New York. You saw many corners that you would not otherwise have passed. The tour guide Alex was super friendly and we heard interesting stories about the neighborhood. Dietary preferences are taken into account. I don't eat meat and that was absolutely taken into account. Everything tasted great, you don't go home hungry. Would recommend the tour.

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    July 11, 2022

    We really enjoyed this tour. We had a New York guide, so in addition to the food, we learned a lot about the area and the background to the different stops. The food was a great mix. We actually went to a restaurant the next day because it was so delicious. We can really recommend the tour.

    March 6, 2022

    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

    Product ID: 43105