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3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

1. 3 Neighborhoods Tour: Soho, Chinatown & Little Italy

The 3 Neighborhoods Tour will give you unique insight into three very different places in Manhattan. Start in Soho, one of NYC's trendiest neighborhoods. Learn about the area's real estate and how this area became on of the most expensive places to live on the island. Stroll into the heart of Soho and see some of the most posh bakeries, shops, and restaurants that Soho has to offer. Walk down Greene Street and talk about why Soho has such unique and beautiful architecture. See the Haughwout Building and the Old Police Station before heading to the next neighborhood. Make a quick stop in Nolita and sample some cheesecake before working your way into Historic Little Italy. Sample some of the delicious local cuisine such as cannolis, gelato, pizza, and more! Mingle with locals and get the inside scoop about famous spots on Mulberry Street. Chinatown is the last neighborhood. Visit the Mahayana Buddhist Temple and get a peek of the 16-foot Golden Buddha. Pass the Manhattan Bridge and walk into the heart of Chinatown. Enjoy treats from The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory while you see where Chinatown got its start. Walk down Doyer Street and learn how the neighborhood has changed over the years. End the tour by enjoying a traditional dumpling and talking about about the infamous Five Points.

New York: Lower East Side Food Tastings and Culture Tour

2. New York: Lower East Side Food Tastings and Culture Tour

Stroll the streets of the Lower East Side of Manhattan to discover the history of those immigrants who wanted to reside in the land of opportunity. See how they made this part of New York their home and let your tastebuds tingle whilst enjoying delicious food samples from all over the world. Stop outside significant local landmarks including the African Burial Ground Monument and the New York Supreme Court. Learn about the origins of the African American community in New York through those that were brought as slaves, and those that were freed.   Head to the Chinatown district and learn more about the Chinese community which once lived in the area. Try some fried dumplings at a spot that is popular with locals. Then, discover the adjacent district of Little Italy which was home to thousands of immigrants from southern Italy. Enjoy some classic Italian flavors which have formed the basis of some of the most popular modern American snacks. Next, enter the Nolita neighborhood and stop outside St Patrick's Old Cathedral, a key focal point of the Irish Catholic community. Take a short stroll through the Sara D Roosevelt Park. Learn about the history of the Jewish community as you stroll through other parts of the Lower East Side. Try some knishes, a traditional Ashkenazi Jewish snack made with potato-based dough and a variety of fillings, before finishing up the tour outside the Tenement Museum.

Brooklyn: 3-Hour Williamsburg Bites Food Tour

3. Brooklyn: 3-Hour Williamsburg Bites Food Tour

Come hungry and ready to feast on delicious, gourmet foods at some of the top eateries in Williamsburg. Taste your way through this popular neighborhood and learn about its history on a 3-hour afternoon stroll. Williamsburg’s ultra-trendy charm is irresistible. You’ll discover the street art, cute boutiques, and lively bar scene, and experience some stellar bites. Knowing the local hangouts is crucial, and your guide will show you the favorites. Rest assured: there is more than enough food for lunch. You will feast on delicious foods from local favorites in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Learn the history of the neighborhood, enjoy some incredible large-scale street art, and snap some choice photos out on a waterfront pier of the best view of the NYC skyline. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon. The local experts have prepared a fun afternoon filled with incredible food, and you can be sure you'll feel like you experienced Williamsburg Like A Local when it's all said and done. Begin at the Bedford Avenue L subway stop (5 minutes from Manhattan) and don't waste any time before you start filling your belly.  You will walk a total of 2 miles. Some stops are sit down and some are eat on-the-go. These stops are 3 savory and 3 sweet. Comfortable walking shoes and ability to walk at a reasonable pace are a must. Don't hesitate to contact the supplier if you have questions or need help.

New York: Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour

4. New York: Flatiron Food, History & Architecture Tour

Eat your way through New York’s historic Flatiron District on this leisurely 3-hour food, history, and architecture tour. It’s enough food for lunch with exciting storytelling throughout.  Start at Caffe Lavazza in the Eataly complex, Mario Batali’s epic artisanal Italian food emporium. Here you enjoy their delicious breakfast focaccia before learning about the amazing history of the building and then exploring the market. Then you head to Madison Square Park and stop to take photos of the iconic Flatiron Building as your guide explains some of its history. Enjoy a modern twist on the NY classic Reuben sandwich at Zucker's Bagels. Walk on to Beecher’s Cheese where, believe-it-or-not, the cheese is made right in the middle of Manhattan. Experience NYC’s best grilled cheese sandwich and samples of their made-in-Manhattan cheese. Lastly, stroll through Union Square until you reach the final stop, Bread’s Bakery, where you enjoy award-winning pastries at this local favorite.

NYC: Food Tasting and Washington Square Park Walking Tour

5. NYC: Food Tasting and Washington Square Park Walking Tour

From the crazy colors of the mini cupcakes to the cheesy slice of pizza or hot falafel ball, there are many iconic foods to sample on this fully guided walking tour of Greenwich Village and New York City’s fun foods. Learn about the history and the landmarks of the Village and make sure you bring an appetite.  Afterwards, visit the famous Washington Square Park, a 9.75-acre (39,500 m2) public park in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One of New York City's most well known public parks, it's an icon as well as a meeting place and center for cultural activity. It's operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. The park is an open space, dominated by the Washington Square Arch at the northern gateway. Spend some time enjoying the music and entertainment around the Washington Square fountain area that has become one of the most popular spots for New Yorkers and tourists. NYU owns most of the buildings around the park including one of the United States' most acclaimed law schools. You'll also visit the famous McDougall and Bleecker Streets where you can always find a pub open at any hour.

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Neighborhood Food Tour

6. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO Neighborhood Food Tour

Escape crowded Manhattan for the cool and urban borough of Brooklyn. Eat like a local as you explore the delicious eateries sprinkled around Brooklyn’s DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights neighborhoods with a local guide. Taste the world-famous New York slice of pizza, freshly-made sweet treats, and other local favorites. Journey off the beaten path to see how Brooklyn's diverse residents get their food fixes in the shadow of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Marvel at the iconic architecture of the Bridge from both on top of it and from the bustling streets below.

New York: 5-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food Tastings

7. New York: 5-Hour Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food Tastings

Your 5-hour walking tour begins on the world-famous Wall Street, the oldest part of Manhattan. Admire some of the city’s most iconic buildings that line the street, pass by the sombering Ground Zero, and see the famous Charging Bull statue outside the New York Stock Exchange. Head to Greenwich Village next and walk through Five Points, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Feel immersed in the unique and truly vibrant atmosphere of these vastly different New York neighborhoods. From your informative guide, learn about the fascinating history of these areas and the people that live here. Continue the tour onto the iconic Flatiron Building then head across to the High Line and Hudson Bay Yard. Afterwards, take the subway to Times Square and then explore 5th Avenue. From here, marvel at a selection of sights including the NBC Studios, Museum of Modern Art, St Patrick’s Cathedral, and more. Throughout the tour, stop at 4 local eateries and taste the very best food that New York City has to offer. Immerse yourself in the traditional flavors of the city including a hot dog with all the trimmings, an authentic New York pizza slice, delicious dumplings from Chinatown, and a tasty Italian cannoli.

Greenwich Village Food Crawl

8. Greenwich Village Food Crawl

Join a food loving, like-minded New Yorker to explore Greenwich, one of the city’s most historic and foodie neighbourhoods, and eat your way around its diverse food scene, discovering how its immigrant communities brought their own unique heritage and delicious flavours to NY! This lively neighbourhood is known for its wide range of cuisines that reflect the ethnic diversity of NYC. But despite the daily new arrivals, many cafes, restaurants, delis and bakeries opened almost a century ago, and are now local institutions, where owners greet their customers by name and you’ll get a taste of the community spirit that the area still has.  Wander through the East Village, which is known as the heart of the Italian community and sample delicacies like cannoli and Sicilian aranchini, then visit a pizzeria that’s a local institution to taste a slice of the best pizza in NY!  Stop by a beloved local deli to try sample some Italian cheese or cured meat, indulge in something sweet at a tiny donut shop or explore the West Village which is known for its Jewish bakeries where you can sample traditional treats. Spend time getting to know your Local host, chat about your favourite food and get some insider recommendations of the most authentic locals places to eat and drink on the rest of your trip, at places your Local knows you will love.  The supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do. Your host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary. Although you will see the main attractions in the area, they will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique.  This experience is better suited for adults. Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

New York: Midtown Manhattan Street Food Walking Tour

9. New York: Midtown Manhattan Street Food Walking Tour

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.

NYC: Guided Walking Tour of Brooklyn's Donut Scene

10. NYC: Guided Walking Tour of Brooklyn's Donut Scene

Take a donut tour of Brooklyn, and discover their famous donut scene. Taste a curated sampling of donuts from this fashionable borough. Follow your guide to donut venues like Doughnut Plant and Peter Pan. Stop at two more secret locations on the tour. Gather your friends, family, and co-workers for a special food tour through Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and the Greenpoint neighborhoods.  Meet other like-minded donut enthusiasts while enjoying a walk through historic parts of the city. Smell the sweet mix of coffee and donuts as you enter each location. Savor classic donut styles like glazed and cream-filled. Use this tour as a special way to celebrate bachelor parties, bridal showers, birthdays, weekend getaways, or even corporate events.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 152 reviews

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to New York! Our tour Hannah stuck it out with us in a torrential down pour and still did not miss a beat in entertaining us with all sorts of fun facts and history. The food was DELICIOUS but it was really the fun conversations and stories that made the tour. Hannah was very knowledgeable and had interesting personal stories to share. We went back a later day to get the dumplings again, and stop by an ice cream shop Hannah had recommended (did not disappoint). She also gets an extra bonus for giving us bagel recommendations that we enjoyed throughout our trip. This was a very fun way to see the city, and learn about the culture and community here!

I highly recommend this food/culture tour if you want to check out the lower east side & learn about some history while sampling some delicious bites. Hannah, a life long New Yorker, was an excellent tour guide - super knowledgeable and so pleasant to chat with! We went through parts of NYC I would have otherwise never seen & learned about lots of immigrant groups including the Irish, Chinese, Italians, Jews, & Germans while we sampled dumplings, pizza, knishes, & pretzels. It was a great way to experience a piece of NYC!

Our guide Chris was very personable and knowledgeable about the area and food. The three hours flew by, and the tour was the right mix of walking and eating. so you were satisfied and not stuffed. Chris also took our group to a waterfront park and took our photos with the city skyline.

Brilliant. Fun and very knowledgeable about all the areas we visited. Very easy to chat with and offered local recommendations for food and drink. Will definitely recommend this tour. Thanks again McKenzie ☺️

Great tour to get to know Williamsburg, many different dishes are tried.