Attention! Calling all foodies, far and wide. You’re visiting New York City – for the first time or the fifth – how fun! You’re excited to get your grub on and eat some truly delightful food but you’re tired of going to the same spots. You don’t know where to even look for other options That’s where food tours come in. NYC food tours are the perfect way to take a stroll, see the city and try out new restaurants and foods.
We thought we’d help you out on your search with this list of 12 food-approved NYC food tours for your next trip in 2022.
1. East Village Tour
Known as the birthplace of punk and artist hangouts, the East Village is home to NYC’s hottest restaurant and craft cocktail scenes. On the NYC East Village Tour, you’ll hear the stories of restaurant owners and chefs as you enjoy our 4-course progressive meal. Taste a bite of Little Ukraine, and other ethnic cuisines from immigrants who have made the East Village one of the most diverse eating grounds in NYC. Let’s eat and drink through this cultural neighborhood!
2. Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest
Every foodie loves food that is bursting with flavor so the Chinatown and Little Italy Food Fest is a must on the list of NYC food tours. Over the three-hour tour, you’ll try a classic Chinese pastry, an authentic Chinese dumpling, and others while visiting family-owned establishments that have been around for over 100 years. You’ll also be entertained with stories about the history of the neighborhood while munching on fresh homemade mozzarella paired with prosciutto.
3. The United Kitchens
As a fellow foodie, I know sometimes I can’t figure out what type of food I want to eat – i.e., I want a bit of everything. If you’re anything like me (which, if you’re reading this article, you are), The United Kitchens tour is for you. It’s a full-day, five-to-six-hour tour where you satisfy all your cravings. You’ll be tasting everything from Mexican food to a Colombian “fast food” joint and even a Tibetan hole-in-the-wall (this is how you know it’s a good spot). Get your walking shoes – and stretchy pants – ready!
4. Williamsburg Food Tour
Williamsburg has become one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods. No wonder yummy restaurants have started popping up all over the place. Get your walking shoes ready to explore with our Williamsburg Food Tour. You’ll get an exclusive peek at this artistic neighborhood: what makes these chefs cook amazingly flavorful dishes in addition to learning about Williamsburg’s artistic past and hipster present. Let’s eat and drink through this cultural neighborhood!
5. NYC Pizza Bus
Okay you cannot go to New York City and not try a slice of pizza. I mean, eating delicious pizza is a rite of passage in New York City. What better way to figure out what spots to check out than a full-on bus pizza tour? Over the course of 4.5 hours, you’ll be visiting four pizzerias across, at least, two of NYC’s five boroughs with the NYC Pizza Bus Tour. Although stops do change weekly, you are guaranteed to be full of mouth-watering pizza at the end of the day. You can look at their website to see some of their favorite spots to visit! Don’t forget – bring a refillable water bottle to rehydrate in between all that cheesy goodness.
6. New York City Donut Tour
Yes, of course, New York is known for its food scene. But dessert is food, so we had to add it to the list. I present to you, the New York City Donut Tour. With specialty donut shops popping up all over, it’s hard to know where to start. You’ll be guided on a tour starting off in Chelsea at one of the original artisanal donut shops and go on to experience some of the best donuts the concrete jungle has to offer. While biting into tasty fluffiness and sipping on your coffee, you’ll learn about New York history and architecture. End your NYC food tours on a sweet note!
7. Famous Fat Dave
Why choose just one borough to eat through when you can eat through all five? That’s exactly what you get on Famous Fat Dave’s 5 Borough Eating Tour on the Wheels of Steel. You have three options depending on what you’re looking for and how long you have. Fat Dave’s tours last anywhere from 2 hours to 6+, from 5 tastes to 20 tastes. Between the pizza, the Chinese food, the sandwiches, the dessert, you’ll have all your New York City cravings satisfied.
8. Tour The Flatiron
The Flatiron building is one of the most iconic buildings in NYC! Yes, there are tons of shops – I mean, Fifth Avenue is right there! But there is also a trendy restaurant us so, join us on our NYC Flatiron Food Tour. Originally the neighborhood of the New York social elite and debaucherous types, today NoMad and Flatiron boast some of the top restaurants in New York City and many Michelin-starred restaurants. Let’s indulge together by eating and drinking our way through this classy neighborhood!
9. Hell’s Kitchen Walking Food Tour
Have you ever wondered how Hell’s Kitchen got its name? Well, I have. The whole time I lived in New York, not one person ever told me. And now, what was once an area filled with crime and gang violence, Hell’s Kitchen has been gentrified to include a number of delicious restaurants of all different types of cuisines. You want Greek? No problem. Ethiopian food more your thing? You got it! Head out on this two-hour Hell’s Kitchen Walking Food Tour and fill your heart and bellies with lots of culture.
10. Brooklyn Food & Culture Tour
Brooklyn is a must-see on your visit to NYC! There’s so much culture, food, and historical sites that you do not want to miss. So, if you’re unsure where to start, start with this Half-Day Brooklyn Food Tour. You’ll enjoy authentic Neapolitan pizza, freshly prepared cannoli, kielbasa sausages to die for and so much more! You’ll also drive through very interesting, historical areas that will make you leave the tour with a newfound appreciation for Brooklyn.
11. Dumbo Tour
Let’s say you don’t have time to spend half a day touring Brooklyn. No problem – here’s youre new solution. So you know that gorgeous bridge that everyone takes a picture of? With the cobblestone streets and beautiful brick buildings in the background? Well, that’s in DUMBO, a hip neighborhood in Brooklyn where artists and innovators thrive. On this 3 hour tour, you’ll learn all about the history of this stunning waterfront location, along with trying some yummy local foods. Make sure those phones are charged!
12. Greenwich Village Tour
The Greenwich Village Tour is going to give you a glimpse into quintessential New York City. You’ll walk through the majestic arches of Washington Square Park to one of the most serene neighborhoods in all of NYC – seriously, it’s my dream neighborhood – the West Village. Along the way, you’ll try all sorts of pizza, cupcakes, bagels, and more. P.S. for all you Friends fans, you’ll get to see the building that was used as the exterior in all apartment shots.
With 2022 right around the corner, you do not want to miss out on all this goodness. Book these NYC food tours and you’ll twice as excited for your next visit to the Big Apple.