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New York Food Tours

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Address: 113 E 13th St, New York City, NY 10003-5388
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New York Food Tours takes tourists and locals alike to experience the...

New York Food Tours takes tourists and locals alike to experience the colorful history, unique diverse culture and progressive development of New York City through food. We offer several theme-based food tours. Our Food Tours are focused on: * Historic Neighborhoods * Ethnic Cultures and Cooking * Ethnic Vegetarian Foods

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I have been in the restaurant game for over 16 years and Candy (the owner and guide) was just plain awesome. For anyone wanting to do something fun, affordable and off the beaten... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have been in the restaurant game for over 16 years and Candy (the owner and guide) was just plain awesome. For anyone wanting to do something fun, affordable and off the beaten path, this is for you! If your a foodie, this is for you! If your not a foodie, this is still for you! Trust me! Go on... More 

4 Thank jameskD2997AC
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great Experience! Candy was great, very insightful, and took Us to sample some amazing food, which I never would have known about, giving Us entertaining info and stories about it. My kids, 8 and 11, who are usually picky about The things they eat, tried eveything, loved everything, and had a great great time.

1 Thank chokitin
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I booked this tasting tour for my mother's birthday. We ended up being the only two people in the group! But our guide, Candy, still made such an effort for us. She was extremely personable and very knowledgable about Chinatown, it's food, it's history, as well as the wider history of New York and the Asian culture globally. We felt... More 

3 Thank georgiavh26
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2016

All restaurants had seating and you weren't leaving with a greasy paper bag but this is not considered fine dining; thank goodness. I love food and enjoy getting acquainted with a neighborhood by enjoying food the locals eat. We started with falafel that was perfect! So fresh, so flavorful! We moved on to tacos, pastor tacos with everything housemade. I'm... More 

Thank Rich W
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Our tour was truly our favorite thing we did on the 5 day vacation! It was so informative, obviously delicious and our tour guide, was so bubbly, fun and informative. What a fabulous way to get to know a neighborhood and experience the delicious cuisine and history it has to offer! Would highly recommend!!!!

1 Thank kirstenwallace89
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Our tour with Josh was fantastic. We were a rowdy crew that was bonding as a team for work and josh felt like one of the team. It was fun and he shared great knowledge of the area that was much appreciated. Thanks Josh!

1 Thank 320allier
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Such a great day today on this tour. Candy was a fantastic guide. So knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. The group we were with was truly international which added to the whole experience, as we were able to hear about there food experiences at home and on their travels as well. The places we visited and the food we had the... More 

1 Thank Belinda B
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

My two adult daughters and I purchased tickets for the Ultimate New York Food and Culture tour on January 21st. Despite the fact that the scheduled tour guide was not available, we were met at the arranged time and location by Candy. She provided us a very personalized and unique experience given that we were the only ones on the... More 

4 Thank labelladonna2015
New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I've lived/worked in the NYC area for 10 years and I'm always looking for different things to do with out of town visitors...this was a great option! Josh gave us great historical information while keeping our bellies full at all the different stops. Would highly recommend this tour to both locals who want to learn more about china town as... More 

3 Thank LSUHawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We had such a great time on this tour. New York is huge and we feared missing out on the truly special places that only the locals would know about. We knew NYC would have some of the best donuts, cakes, cupcakes etc but could we ever be sure we found the best? With this tour we did. Candy, our... More 

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