4 Offbeat Walking Tours of Brooklyn

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Made in Brooklyn Tours

You can easily spend an entire day taking a self-guided tour through the streets of Brooklyn, but if you’re not a fan of DIY, consider signing up for one these walking tours of Brooklyn. From food-themed tours to walks through Brooklyn’s industrial areas, these aren’t your typical touristy walking tours, and can even be enjoyed by locals looking to pick up some facts about their hometown.

Ethnic Tours

Take a peek inside the life of Hasidic Borough Park. Timeline Touring offers a walking tour through this Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn. Stops include a Matzo Bakery, where you will see matzos still baked by hand as in centuries past. Hear the stories and learn about the history of the community on a guided walking tour through the atmospheric streets of Borough Park, Brooklyn.

Food Tours

Forget making reservations at the newest Brooklyn restaurant and spend the day devouring pizza, bagels, gourmet chocolate, and other great eats on a food tour of Brooklyn. Ray’s Tours aren’t only about the food, you’ll also get the scoop on Brooklyn history. Run by a Brooklyn native, these walking tours will satisfy both your stomach and your mind! Come hungry!

Graffiti Tour

If you think the best art in Brooklyn is housed in museums and galleries, book a graffiti tour with Brooklyn Unplugged Tours. View street art in Williamsburg and the surrounding areas, which are the epicenter of Brooklyn’s graffiti and street art scene. Get the skinny on the artists who create masterpieces on brick walls and have transformed parts of Brooklyn into an open-air museum.

Architecture Tour

Learn about Brooklyn’s history and architecture on one of the many Brooklyn themed walking tours offered at Big Onion Tours. Brooklyn tours include Park Slope, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, Dumbo, and Vinegar Hill. Big Onion partners with the Brooklyn Historical Society for their tour of historic Brooklyn Heights. They also offer a tour of the Brooklyn Bridge