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Updated: July 29, 2021

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Best food tours in NYC

The best food tours in New York City are a fantastic and fun way to learn about the city’s culture, history, and heritage. The 3-hour Manhattan Food & History Tour is the single best food walking tour in the city.

The 9 Best Food Tours in NYC

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1. Manhattan Food & History Tour with Local Guide

Food and walking tour in New York CityLively tour of the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy. There’s a fair bit of walking in this one. Lots of great food and NYC history.

2. Brooklyn Food & Culture Bus Tour

Food tour of Brooklyn.
Wonderful half-day tour of Brooklyn food, history, and culture. Tastings vary but often include meatballs, knish, falafel, pirozhki, pierogie, kielbasa, coffee, cannoli, apple pie, chocolate, and some amazing pizza. Plenty of vegetarian options are also available. This is probably the best food tour in New York City. (If it’s sold out, the Lonely Planet Brooklyn Tour is also very good.)

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3. Lower East Side Food Tour

Food tour of Lower Eastside, Chinatown, and Little Italy.
Great tour of a historic NYC neighborhood. Stops include legendary places like Russ & Daughter’s, Katz’s Delicatessen, Kossar’s Bialys, Yonah Schimmel’s Knish Bakery, the Doughnut Plant, The Pickle Guys, and North Dumpling.

4. Food Tour of Greenwich Village

Food tour of Greenwich Village, East Village, and SoHo in Manhattan.
Pizza, bagels, cupcakes, artisinal mac and cheese, bread, prosciutto, donuts, french pastries, cannoli, coffee, and more. Great tour and lots of fun. (If sold out try the Greenwich Village Bakery Tour.)

5. Pizza Tasting Bus Tour

Pizza making tour in New York City
Take a deep dive on New York City pizza. Guides are pizza fanatics. Tour starts in Manhattan and takes you to 4 pizzerias in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Highly recommended.

6. Hell’s Kitchen Walking Food Tour

Food tour in New York City
Get generous tastings from some of the best restaurants in New York. Hell’s Kitchen is the lively and diverse neighborhood just west of Times Square and a great area to learn about the city’s architecture and history.

The following tours have been suspended as of August 2021, but I expect them to be running again soon.

7. Food, History, and Architecture Tour

Food tour of Eataly Market.
Fun tour with 4 gourmet tastings. Eataly (the Italian food market) is the highlight for many – but there’s lots to see in this wonderful food district in central Manhattan.

8. 3-Hour Secret Pizza Tour

Pizza tour in New York CityWonderful mix of city history and superb NYC pizza. And be preprared for some surprising stops (e.g. a Georgian bread bowl and a Lebanese restaurant).

9. SoHo Wine Tasting

Food tour in New York City
A fantastically fun tour that people just love! Plenty of tastings along with small snacks and chocolates. Visits to top notch restaurants are the main focus.

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