Guided tour

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

4.9 / 5

67 reviews

Activity provider: Manhattan Walking Tour
Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Manhattan Walking Tour
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From US$ 99 per person

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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
Full description

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. 

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  • Food stops at 5 different locations
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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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4.9 /5

based on 67 reviews

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Emily, our tour guide, was terrific. Great sense of humor and knew a lot about the Hells kitchen section of New York City. The places we stopped were places that we would not typically stop at, so we were delighted to be able to taste different types of foods.

April 1, 2023

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.

April 1, 2023

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!

April 1, 2023

Product ID: 43105