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New York: Midtown Manhattan Street Food Walking Tour

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New York: Midtown Manhattan Street Food Walking Tour

From $54 per person

Experience the diverse flavors of New York’s food carts on a 2-hour walking tour of Midtown Manhattan. Hear about some of The Big Apple food heroes, from culinary school drop-outs to 4-star chefs. Sample delicious food along the way.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Midtown Manhattan through its fast-changing food truck scene
  • Enjoy 6 delicious tastings, including recipes from award-winning carts and trucks
  • Meet street food vendors and hear what it's like to run a food cart or truck in the city
  • Get a postcard of award-winning street food vendors to help you discover more street vendors during your time in NYC
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Discover the ever-evolving food carts of New York on a 2-hour walking tour of Midtown Manhattan, and explore New York through its street food scene. Step into an exciting world of diverse foods and food heroes, and hear stories about the past, present and future of this fast-changing culture. Enjoy 6 generous tastings of gourmet dishes along the way. Meet your guide by the Bank of America Tower on the Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue). Then, discover the city beyond its famous hot dog and pretzel stands. Sample an international buffet of culinary delights as you watch the people that manage to cram a full kitchen into an improbably small cart. Listen to stories told by the proprietors, from struggling immigrants to culinary school drop-outs and former 4-star restaurant chefs. Along the way, learn the history of the industry and the challenges of running a feverishly demanding, business. Taste delectable dishes crafted at the curbside kitchens. There is a rotating menu to represent the variety of options available, but tastings might include (subject to change) falafel and vegetables, chicken and rice with tamarind sauce, Mexican quesadillas, Korean short ribs, Belgian waffles with toppings, Indian kati rolls, and Mexican chocolate brownies.
  • 6 food tastings
  • A bottle of water
  • A postcard map of the food carts and food trucks
  • Guide
  • Gratuity (not included but always appreciated if you have an excellent experience)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

· This tour begins at the southeast corner of 6th Ave and 42nd St on the edge of Bryant Park. · The guide will meet you in front of the yellow Wafels & Dinges kiosk. · The nearest subway stations to the meeting location are 42 St-Bryant Park (B,D,F,M), 5th Ave (7), and Times Sq-42 St (N,Q,R,S,1,2,3,7).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour involves approximately 1 mile of walking
  • Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated if advance notice is provided
  • The sidewalks and streets are wheelchair-accessible if tour participants can make their way to the meeting location
  • A portion of all tickets for this tour go to support a nonprofit organization that supports street vendors in New York City with legal and business assistance.
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4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Great food truck selections! The food was delicious and there was a good variety. Come hungry! There was a nice overview of the history of street food vending in NYC as well as insights into current issues-regulations, cleaning, etc. It rained during our tour but it was still lots of fun.

March 14, 2020

The food tour was one of the highlights of our stay in New York. In addition to fantastic food, we learned a lot about food trucks in New York. Our tour guide Brian was very personable, answered countless questions and responded to the needs of each one.

October 15, 2019

Informative and pleasing to the palate! :-)

The guide was knowledgeable about the status of food trucks and the food they make. Also the delivery of the information was fresh and not just about tasting food but the history that come with it!

July 10, 2017

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