Best of Brooklyn Food Tour

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From: $125   Region: New York (View all 121 New York experiences)

Location(s):

Brooklyn, NY

Availability:

Year-Round:
Friday through Monday - 11:00 AM

Brooklyn, a top destination in the "Blue List" of the Lonely Planet, is home to 2.5 million people, diverse cultures and a tour that will satisfy your hunger for cultural food and knowledge.
  • Tour provider ranked #4 of 201 tours in New York City at tripadvisor.com
  • Visit Brooklyn's most dynamic areas with commentary from a native New Yorker
  • Sample diverse cultural cuisine and authentic "City" foods
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Manhattan and historic architecture


More detailed description >

Description:

It's been said that "A trip to Brooklyn is like a trip around the world." How sweet and true it is.

Enjoy a history and gastronomy lesson in this varied, international half-day culinary tour of Brooklyn. Take a trip back in time and around the world and see a part of New York City that many don't even know exist!

Your guide, an experienced and knowledgeable native New Yorker, will lead you through Brooklyn's most dynamic areas where you will get to sample some of the incredible local cuisines that make New York so unique.

Begin in the historic West Village, the past and present home to some of the City's most influential residents, and then venture across the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn, where the main portion of your tour will take place.

Though you will drive from one neighborhood to the next, don't worry, you will have plenty of time to walk around and take pictures in each area where you stop.

In this driving and walking tour of Brooklyn, some of the neighborhoods you'll visit may include:

  • New Williamsburg
    Home to many ethnic groups and a thriving art community where you'll be sampling a slice of delectable authentic Neapolitan brick oven thin crust pizza.
  • Old Williamsburg
    A drive through the Ultra Orthodox Hasidic Jewish area where time seems to stand still.
  • Greenpoint
    Visit one of the largest Polish populations in the United States for a sit down meal at a favorite neighborhood eatery featuring the best kielbasa sausage, pierogies, and more
  • DUMBO
    Where we'll stop at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory, and visit Brooklyn Bridge Park for an excellent view of Manhattan's famous skyline.
  • Sunset Park
    Featuring a plethora of Latin American food establishments for a picnic style lunch in the park featuring the "Cuban" sandwich.

*Tastings are subject to change and may take place indoors during colder months or in the event of inclement weather.



Key Info >

Essential Information:

  • Tour begins in Greenwich Village
  • Gratuities for your tour guide and driver, although not required, are always appreciated

Duration:
Approximately 4.5 - 5 hours

Maximum Participants:
Group sizes vary, the tour is typically limited to 24 people.

Spectators:
This experience is only for those on the tour.

Weather Dependent:
This experience is not weather dependent.

What to Wear:
Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 30 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, all bookings for this experience are final.

Experience ID:
LIF-NEW-0037



View FAQ's >

  1. How will we get to Brooklyn?
    Escorted transportation to Brooklyn via car or bus is included in the price of this tour. You'll be met by your guide in Greenwich Village and then will be escorted to Brooklyn. Along the way, you'll be passing through some historic areas of lower Manhattan which may include a surprise "bonus" food tasting.
  2. Is this also a walking tour?
    Yes, although we do spend some time traveling to Brooklyn by bus or car, you'll be walking through some of the great areas described in the tour.
  3. Is there food and drink served on the tour?
    Yes. We'll be sampling delicious food from various establishments on the tour. A cold bottle of spring water is provided to every guest at the start of the tour.
  4. Is the price of all the food included in my ticket purchase?
    Yes. The price is all inclusive of all the delicious food tastings that you'll be eating on the tour.
  5. How much food is served on the tour?
    There's plenty of stops for tastings on the tour. For most people there is enough food that lunch afterwards is not necessary.
  6. Are there vegetarian options on the tour?
    Yes, there are only a few tastings that involve meat on the tour. The vegetarian options are just as delicious.
  7. Is this also considered a sightseeing tour of Brooklyn?
    Without a doubt, Yes! We cover many different and unique areas that are off the beaten path and the photo opportunities will be priceless. Be sure to bring your camera!!
  8. Do we just walk around and sample food?
    Absolutely not! Aside from sampling delicious food, you will also experience life in the various neighborhoods that we visit. The tour is fully narrated by your guide, who will discuss the history, culture, architecture, entertainment offerings, and of course off-the-beaten-path food establishments.
  9. Does this tour have anything to offer a native New Yorker?
    Definitely! Many of our attendees live right here in New York City. Locals often attend to learn about the neighborhood and the city in which they live. We mainly stay off the beaten path, and thus avoid being consumed by crowds of tourists

Customer Reviews:

  • Best of Brooklyn Food Tour

  • December 17, 2014

  • 5

  • New York

"Very pleased with the tour. Just the right amount of culture and food. "

  • Best of Brooklyn Food Tour

  • November 10, 2014

  • 5

  • New York

"Everything began in a timely fashion. Isaac, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable, and gave excellent information to every question asked of him. The organization of the trip, the foods that were planned, the places and friendliness of the staff at each place were excellent choices and made for a wonderful wonderful experience. Thank you for a most enjoyable and memorable day and we will surely recommend this to our friends."

  • Best of Brooklyn Food Tour

  • August 26, 2014

  • 5

  • New York

"Lori was amazing. She made everyone feel so welcome and included. We felt she really put a lot of thought into creating a wonderful experience. "