New York City is home to all kinds of delicious foods, including favorites like pizza, authentic dim sum and old-fashioned soul food. You can dig in to as much as possible thanks to the diverse food tours on offer. Experience the history and flavor of NYC through neighborhood jaunts in Chinatown, Harlem, Williamsburg and elsewhere. Hungry yet? Check out eight of our favorite ways to eat—and sip—your way through the City.
Williamsburg Bites Brooklyn Food Tour
This walking food tour is a window into what makes this neighborhood so special. Try ice cream made by an Iron Chef contestant, the "Best Pizza" in Brooklyn, cookies from a judge on Master Chef, BBQ and more. You will enjoy enough tastings for lunch, while learning the history of the neighborhood, experiencing some amazing street art and checking out the best view of the New York City skyline.
A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tour
Embark on this 4.5-hour bus tour with a local guide and discover Brooklyn from one end to the other while eating pizza. You will be visiting two pizzerias as well as some popular landmarks of Brooklyn. Hotel pickup and drop-off is not included. You will meet your guide at The Union Square area of Manhattan.
Harlem Historical Food Tour
Harlem is home to a variety of diverse cultures and tastes. On this walking tour, you will taste renowned soul food as well as Caribbean and African cuisines at a variety of restaurants. Between tastings, you’ll learn about Harlem’s rich history. It’s the perfect introduction to Harlem—with a list of restaurants and destinations you’ll be eager to visit again. For most guests, enough food is served that a meal afterwards is not needed. Come hungry!
NYC Brewery Tour
Join the craft beer crowd as we explore the great taprooms of New York City’s new breweries. This tour puts the average pub crawl to shame. With a focus on the unique brews of the Big Apple, you’ll try the freshest beers straight from the brewery, enjoy local New York pizza, and learn all about the craft beer industry in NYC and the USA. Because drinking beer is even more fun when it’s unique and educational!
Lower East Side Experience: Essex Street Market Food Tour
Taste your way through the Essex Street Market, a centerpiece of the Manhattan's Lower East Side for over 75 years that is today home to over 20 vendors, including fishmongers, cheesemongers, bakers, coffee roasters, and restaurateurs. Taste delicious food and learn about the stories behind each vendor's business and the role the market has played over time in supporting culinary entrepreneurship, especially for immigrant and working class communities. Featured vendors rotate from tour to tour, but tastings may include European and American farmstead cheeses, fresh-baked bagels and breads, coffee, rice balls, fish sandwiches, tacos, or a sampling of Japanese dishes. Along the way, we will explore the past, present, and future of New York City’s public market system, from opening day in 1940, to its role today in providing quality food and opportunities for businesses to launch and grow.
Flatiron and Union Square Food, Architecture and History Tour
Enjoy a Flatiron smorgasbord for lunch on the Flatiron Food, Architecture & History Tour! Enjoy, food, fun with some interesting history scattered throughout. It's a great way to explore and enjoy some of New York’s best and most unique food stops! See two of New York’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods: Flatiron & Union Square. This tour is perfect for foodies, historians, architecture fans, adults and kids. On this tour you will enjoy gourmet tastings (enough food for lunch) and walk one mile or 1.6 km.
New York City Speakeasy and Prohibition History Walking Tour
Discover some of New York City’s Prohibition-era bars with an in-the-know local guide during this 3-hour Manhattan walking tour. You’ll visit four speakeasies and learn about the role these secret bars played when the 18th Amendment was in full swing from 1919 to 1933. Enjoy three provided drinks and a snack at East Village establishments such as McSorley's Old Ale House, which has only admitted female customers since 1970! Minimum age is 21 yrs due to licensing regulations. ID required.
Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest
Explore the tastes and history of two ethnic NYC neighborhoods, Chinatown and Little Italy. Animated and friendly guides allow their guests to learn these neighborhoods through fascinating historical stories and culinary delights. The delicious food tastings range from homemade mozzarella to a sit-down dim sum dining experience. One leaves this tour fully satisfied, along with a new found confidence in navigating the neighborhoods with a provided recommendation list in hand. This tour is a must if you're a local or visitor looking to get off-the-beaten path and taste amazing foods.