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Updated: November 25, 2022
The 10 Best Food Tours in NYC
1. Lower East Side Food & Culture Tour
Lively 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 interesting NYC history.
2. Brooklyn Food & Culture Bus Tour
Wonderful half-day tour of Brooklyn food, history, and culture. Tastings vary but often include meatballs, knish, falafel, pirozhki, pierogi, 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 Brownstone Brooklyn Food Tour is also very good.)
3. Private Food Tours
If you’re looking for something more private and with fewer people there are several excellent private food tours in NYC. Two of our favorites are the Brooklyn Pizza & Brewery Tour and Greenwich Village Food Crawl.
Best Private Tours in NYC (not food related)
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4. Lower East Side Food Tour
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.
5. Food Tour of Greenwich Village
Pizza, bagels, cupcakes, artisanal 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.)
6. Pizza Tasting Bus Tour
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.
7. Hell’s Kitchen Walking Food Tour
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.
8. Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise
Cruise New York Harbor on board an all-glass boat (the Bateaux New York) for a 2.5 to 3-hour sightseeing cruise departing from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Aweseome views of the city!
9. Underground Donut Tour
Start at Eataly and hit some of the city’s top donut spots such as Doughnut Plant, Donut Pub, and the Doughnut Project.
10. Flatiron Food, History, & Architecture Tour
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 Midtown Manhattan.
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