Story-Driven Culinary Experiences
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NYC Food Tours & Virtual Events
Avital Virtual Events are live, interactive cooking and cocktail video experiences. Get hands-on and engage as award-winning chefs and mixologists lead guests through a special recipe. Each experience is facilitated by an expert culinary host with customizable upgrade options. Perfect for team building, entertaining clients, or special events.
During our NYC Food Tours, delve into one of the world’s best food scenes to hear the stories of restaurant owners, chefs, and industry experts for a unique culinary experience in New York City. We look forward to leading your next walking food tour by thoughtfully curating the stories of the people behind the food and introducing you to New York City’s best restaurants.
OUR IN-PERSON NYC Food Tours ARE CURRENTLY On hold.
TO SATIATE YOUR CURIOSITY, HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY WHEN WE’RE BACK IN-PERSON.
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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT OUR NYC FOOD TOURS?
“Avital Tours took me to amazing restaurants that I had never even heard of before. the guide had expertise in both the food being served and the chefs creating it, which gave deep and memorable context to an already delicious meal.”
– Raymond C from New York City
THE AVITAL PHILOSOPHY
Our mission is to help people experience the world differently through storytelling and food. We think of ourselves as storytellers, showcasing each neighborhood through the people, places, and great food (and drinks). Our core values define our experiences: Build Awesome Experiences, Create Community, Breathe Curiosity, Embrace Quirky, and Seize Ownership.
A THOUGHTFULLY CURATED COLLECTION OF EXPERIENCES:
Each 4-course progressive meal starts with appetizers, then an entree and finally dessert with each course served at a different restaurant. Along the way, our expert guides will provide a snapshot of an iconic neighborhood by telling its authentic story through its people and great food (and drink, of course!) You’ll see, smell, and taste what shapes each unique neighborhood, from the food to the art, history, and culture.
DISCOVER NEW PLACES & REDISCOVER OLD FAVORITES:
We pride ourselves on working with the best quality restaurants in each neighborhood ranging from hidden gems to local favorites. We feel the best dining experiences are the ones in which we’re seated around tables sharing food and stories with others. Let us tell you their story and you tell us yours!
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY:
We select our restaurant partners for their quality and stories. Yes, you’ll leave satisfied, but we want you to taste and experience food in a new way – and to us its about the quality and flavor — and quality is not cheap. And yes, we want to challenge your taste buds and push your boundaries.
BEST DARN GUIDES OUT THERE:
We are energetic, fun and quirky — and are ridiculously passionate about everything edible we put in our mouths. And most importantly, we are authentic and genuine!
BUILT BY LOCALS FOR LOCALS:
Our goal is that someone who lives in the East Village comes on our East Village Progressive Meal and learns something about her own neighborhood – exploring her own backyard through curious eyes. Ask lots of questions and take the experience to new levels for yourself.
FLUSHING’S CHINATOWN DUMPLING TOUR
Get the list of Avital’s favorite dumpling spots in Flushing, New York City.
Download our complimentary self-guided dumpling tour now.