New York City is well known as a leader in the culinary field.
In an average there is a restaurant or food stand or coffee shop in every corner of the street, add to this the diversity of the different nationalities and immigrants and you get the melting pot of the culinary world, a good chance that you will be able to find in this single city every dish that exists on earth.
Joining a food tour in this big city is a great option to get to know the real fine local food without the hassle to choose between the million options or to fall into the tourist traps.
1. Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
Come hungry to this small guided tour to taste the eclectic dishes of the Lower East Side, Little Italy, and Chinatown.
While learning about the history of the neighborhood and the different immigrant groups who made this place their new home, you will also taste the dishes, spices, and tastes they brought with them from over the sea.
2. Dumbo Food Tour of New York
Tour at one of Brooklyn’s most buzz-worthy neighborhoods, Dumbo, once a manufacturing district. Learn about its history and the transformation process, which led to nowadays art studios, designer boutiques, and luxury residences. Visit some film locations, street art, view spots, and enjoy the best local food that Dumbo has to offer.
3. High Line Park and Greenwich Village Food Tour
This guided tour will start in the first elevated, linear park in New York City, the High Line. Admiring the view and learning about its history, public artwork, and different building that surrounds it. From there, the tour will continue in Greenwich Village, one of the first neighborhoods in the city and where the tastings will happen from real New York pizza to other dishes that will make a full lunch. Your tour guide will reveal the hidden gems of the Village and review the history and the interesting people who lived there.
4. Hell’s Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll
Sample the melting pot of cultures in Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, including Middle Eastern, Latin, and Cajun, while learning about the rich history of the neighborhood. Then continue strolling through Central Park and learn its secrets, history, and hidden gems.
5. NYC Chinatown Food Tour
Explore one of the most famous, largest, and oldest Chinatown neighborhoods in the US in a guided tour that will take you to the best authentic Chinese restaurants as well as educate you about the history, architecture, and life of the people who lived and live there.
6. Grand Central Indoor Food Tour
Explore in-depth the largest and one of the most beautiful train terminals in this guided tour. Walking along the terminal corridors and rooms, you will get to taste different local gourmet food and visit some of the terminal secret places, like the Kissing Room, the Whispering Gallery, and the Station Master’s Office. At the end of the tour, you will get a parting gift of a coupon book that’s good for post-tour shopping at one of the station’s 68 vendors.
7. Harlem Soul Food and Jazz Evening Tour
Jazz and nightlife in Harlem guided tour will take you to the best places in the neighborhood to taste soul food and listen to live music. In addition, your knowledgeable guide will take you to visit landmarks in the neighborhood as the Apollo Theater, which has hosted luminaries like Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald and review the history of the neighborhood that knew so many different cultures and transformations over the years. The tour will begin and end in Times Square.
8. Eat 4 New York Foods & See 30 Sights Walking Tour
This guided tour will cover in 5 hours the highlights of NYC starting from south of Manhattan in Wall Street and moving north to Central Park.
You will see many iconic landmarks, including Ground Zero, Times Square, MoMA, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center, as well as eat the famous New York Pizza, Chinatown’s Dumplings, Little Italy‘s Cannoli and more.
9. New York City Food Cart Walking Tour
This guided tour will introduce you to the real New York street food scene. Choose from a walking tour of Midtown Manhattan or the Financial District, in each you will taste six different food types from various food trucks while strolling along the neighborhoods, learning about the history and the food scene.
10. No Passport Required International Food Tour in Midtown Manhattan
Experience new tastes of international ethnic food in this guided tour. Walking in Midtown and tasting various world cuisines, exploring new flavors from different traditions is a great opportunity to experience new flavors while learning more about them from your local guide.