Guided tour

Jersey City: Taste of the Heights Food Tour

Jersey City: Taste of the Heights Food Tour

From US$ 79.50 per person

Explore the food scene of Jersey City as you experience 5 decades and 5 continents of unique and worldly cuisine with a local guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Taste your way through the diverse gastronomy scene of Jersey City
  • Savor 6 tastings ranging from Mexican, Peruvian, West African, and much more
  • Meet with chefs and restaurateurs to discover the inspiration behind the food
  • Explore historic Central Ave while learning about food and culture
  • Visit hand-picked "mom-n-pop" style restaurants
Full description

Eat like a local while learning about the history and inspiration behind six diverse eateries during this food tour through Central Ave in Jersey City. Discover why New Jerseyans travel from all over the state to get the most authentic and delicious bites they can’t find anywhere else.

Count on a mix of 5-6 unique hand-picked “mom-n-pop” restaurants, ranging from authentic Mexican and Peruvian to West African and so much more. This tour has 2 sit-down tastings and 4 standing (Subject to change).

While your local guide will focus on the stories behind the dishes, you’ll also leave with an appreciation for the eclectic art and rich history of the area.

Come away feeling deeply satisfied, not just by the delicious variety of food, but by your newfound appreciation for the food scene in the (JC) Heights. Potential Tasting Locations:

- Andrea Salumeria (Rated best deli in NJ) - Irmas (Mexican/Salvadorian) - Ozu Foods (Japanese) - El Gordo (Peruvian) - Griot Cafe (Afro-Caribbean inspired) - The LoDG (Rated the best donuts in Hudson County)

  • 6 x tastings, including dessert
  • Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Pershing Field, on the corner of Central Ave and Manhattan. Your guide will be wearing a "Beyond the Plate" t-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Activity occurs rain or shine
  • The tour is done at a leisurely pace, with no more than a 10-12 minute walk in between each stop (less than 1 mile)
  • A light breakfast is recommended since there is plenty of food on the tour for a filling lunch
  • Due to the culinary diversity of this tour, it is not possible to accommodate dietary/allergy restrictions

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