The 5 Best NYC Food Tours of 2021

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Best Brooklyn Food Tour: Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food Tour



In case you haven’t heard, Brooklyn is New York’s place to be after a revitalization that’s made the borough the “it” spot for artists, musicians, trendsetters and foodies. It has a number of hip, new restaurants as well as a wide range of cultural cuisine. The five-hour Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour explores several neighborhoods in Brooklyn, including Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO and Park Slope for an inside look at some of the best eats in the borough. Stop by a polish restaurant for kielbasa and pierogis, pizza and cannolis at an Italian trattoria and bonbons from the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Along the way, the guide provides interesting and in-depth history lessons. The tour wraps up right near the Brooklyn Bridge and then guests are returned to their original pick-up location in Manhattan's West Village.

Best Half Day Tour: High Line Park and Greenwich Village Food Tour

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A great way to discover a few of New York’s fantastic neighborhoods is on a combination culinary tour of Greenwich Village and a walking tour of the High Line. Built to move freight around the industrial area, the High Line is now an elevated public park that spans 1.5 miles over New York’s Meatpacking District and Chelsea neighborhoods. The expert guide will tell you all about the history of the High Line before heading to Greenwich Village for a chance to sample pizzas, chocolates and a host of other food items. Travelers will visit six different eateries and learn about the best the neighborhood has to offer, including restaurants, nightclubs, and bookstores.

Best Neighborhood Tour: Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest

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For foodies, no gastronomic trip to New York is complete without visiting the two culinary hotspots in New York: Chinatown and Little Italy. These side-by-side neighborhoods offer dedicated cultural cuisine that is as authentic as it gets, and the Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest is a great way to see it all. Start off in Little Italy where you’ll enjoy the famous cannolis at Café Ferrara, as well as Italian cheeses, olives, and wine in classic mom and pop restaurants. Then, head to vibrant Chinatown to one of its oldest restaurants for a unique dim sum experience. The guide will offer a wealth of knowledge about each neighborhood, its culture and the food.

Best Small Group Tour: Hell’s Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll

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If you’re looking for a longer tour with a smaller group that allows some time to mingle and make friends with other travelers, consider the Hell's Kitchen Food Tour and Central Park Stroll. During the four-hour-long tour, you’ll explore the famous Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, known for its fabulous restaurants as you learn about the history of the area and stop in a few top eateries for samples. Travelers will get to taste items like hush puppies, baba ganoush and specialty doughnuts. Once you get your fill, head to Central Park for a behind-the-scenes tour to discover lesser-known areas and facts about the city’s iconic green space. The tour group is limited to just eight people.

Best Combo Tour: Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

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For a combination of history and good eats, the Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour will fill both your brain and your belly with fantastic food and an in-depth look at New York’s architecture. The three-hour walking tour visits an artisanal Italian food market, a bakery, and allows tour members to get a taste of a classic New York pastrami sandwich. You'll also have the the best grilled cheese on the island (from cheese made in the middle of Manhattan) and many other samples. Along the way, admire the amazing architecture of Flatiron and Union Square as the guide provides information about buildings like the MetLife Tower with a detailed history lesson, for the perfect blend of past and present.

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