With thousands of restaurants all over the city, NYC visitors are able to try something new and different for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never get bored. With different cultures and traditions throughout the city, boroughs boast explosions of flavors, and the city offers culinary delights for everyone. Discerning palate and want-to-be foodies will delight in their options—everything from street-corner hot dogs to white-clothes dining rooms. But a food-focused tour is the very best way to taste all the flavors that the city has to offer. New York City’s food walking tours make it easy for everyone to try a variety of unique dishes. BlueOrange, an NYC-based travel agent shares their favorite food tours for strolling through the city.
New York City Food Walking Tours for the Culinary Traveler
Brooklyn’s Food and Culture
As a growing center of New York City’s food culture, Brooklyn is a mandatory stop for any foodie visiting the city. The Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour offers a taste of many of the neighborhood’s restaurants while discovering the individualized culture there. From Greenpoint’s authentic pierogis, to tacos and pupusas in Sunset Park and Williamsburg’s up and coming farm-to-table movement, there is something for everyone in Brooklyn. Book your half-day tour in advance to be sure of availability. Your tongue will thank you.
Eat Through Chinatown’s History
Chinatown’s culture is unlike any other area of New York City. Walking food tours through this area include a history lesson to learn the story of some of the immigrants who helped form the city. Taste Asian specialties that include Chinese flavors and traditional Vietnam, Thai and Malaysian dishes as well. The tour also includes a stroll through some of New York’s most famous sights, like Wall Street, the Financial District and more. Book your five-hour walking tour here.
Harlem’s Historical Food Tour
From authentic Soul Food to delicious Spanish-Caribbean or French West African options, Harlem’s food scene reflects the borough’s diverse population. A food tour in Harlem includes restaurants that you’ll want to go back and try again. Taste neighborhood favorites like chicken and waffles, peanut butter stew maffe, rugelach, candied yams and more. Wear your comfortable shoes and loosen your belt for this tour.
Little Italy Food Tour
Stroll through New York’s Little Italy and discover a neighborhood where Italians still shop and own businesses. On this two-and-a-half hour tour, you’ll savor pastries, cheese, salami, bread, hand-pulled mozzarella and more, all made locally and bursting with traditional flavor. Be ready to meet the butchers and bakers that give the neighborhood such memorable character, and as you eat, you’ll learn the history of the Bronx and the community that helped shape New York. Get your tickets in advance and come hungry to this delicious New York City food walking tour.
Kosher Flavors of the Upper West Side
Experience the Jewish community in the Upper West Side while you sample Kosher options, learn about traditions and religious rituals. This walking tour takes you through local synagogues and then treats you to Kosher options from famous eateries like Zabar’s and Murray’s Sturgeon Shop. Click here to learn more and for tickets.
A Boozy Brooklyn Tour
In case all the food is too much, and you’d rather toast your New York getaway with a beer, the Boozy Brooklyn Tour might be perfect for you. This relaxed and fun tour offers beer, barbecue and booze in Brooklyn. Not just a hipster hangout, this Sunday walking tour makes its way past large-scale street art and incredible views of the Manhattan skyline. Toast to your big-city vacation while you discover more of this thriving neighborhood. Tickets are available here.
Discover the best of the city with an NYC walking food tour. Contact BlueOrange Travel for recommendations in the city or to book your next getaway to New York or anywhere in the world.