Flatiron Food Tour

3 Hours 4 courses ~1.5 miles129+ per person

Join us on our NYC Flatiron Food Tour as we explore the trendy NYC restaurant scene – known for its Flatiron Building. 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!

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How it Works

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Your Progressive Culinary Experience

Our 4-course progressive prix-fixe dining experience visits 4 restaurants – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert, with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between.

Our NoMad and Flatiron Food Tour focuses on quality over quantity.  Like a great sushi meal, our goal is to have you sample the highest quality ingredients – small dishes with huge flavor. We strive to shift your perspective of a burger through its story of the person who made it. And yes, humanely raised lamb is expensive!

POSSIBLE TASTINGS* (EACH TOUR INCLUDES 4 TASTINGS!)

Authentic Mole Sope from Mexico’s most celebrated chef, Chef Enrique Olvera, number 40 on the San Pelligrino’s list of the Wold’s 50 Best Restaurants

Take it to the next level and assemble your own Red Caviar and Smoked Salmon Blini at high end Russian restaurant

One of the largest and most delicious sourdough pancakes with spiced apple jam, granny smith compote and candied pecan butter at Chef April Bloomfield’s Michelin starred follow up in the Ace Hotel

Handmade Pasta Carbonara at Danny Meyer’s Hospitality focused Italian restaurant on Gramercy Park

Taste spring pea guacamole at trendy Jean Georges restaurant in a home decor showroom

Modern Eggplant Chaat at modern Indian Michelin-one-starred restaurant

Classic French Dessert L’ile Flottante featuring a fluffy light meringue floating on top of creme anglaise perfectly executed by pastry chef Matthieu Simon at French chef Antoine Westermann’s first NYC restaurant

Have your heart set on a particular tasting?
Call us at (213) 394-0901 to find out which restaurants will be featured.

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2 DRINK ALCOHOL PAIRING UPGRADE
[$20 PER PERSON]

Sip on a refreshing Aperol Spritz paired with Italian pasta

Homemade infused-vodka shots at Russian restaurant

Sample concord grape and thyme mojito cocktail paired with guacamole

PSST…Looking for a private tour?

Don’t see the date and time you’re looking for? Our private food tours in New York City are perfect for corporate team building, entertaining clients, family reunions, alumni groups, mothers clubs, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and bachelor parties. Or just get some friends together and organize a private tour on a date and time of your choosing!

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I've now lived in NYC for 10 years and 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 chef's creating it, which gave deep and memorable context to an already delicious meal. – Ray Colleti, New York City, NY
Amazing Tour! I've been on a lot of food tours and this was the first to really roll out all the stops! You can tell that the company loves food and wants people to learn taste and try something new and delicious! – Leslie Young, New York City, NY
The tour was great! Though I've lived in NYC for almost a decade, there are always new neighborhoods and great restaurants to explore, even for a food-lover like me. I would definitely recommend. – Aaron Hutcherson, New York City, NY

Just the facts

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  • Hear the stories of chefs, restaurant owners and industry experts!
  • Tours Available:
    • Sundays: 11am-2pm
  • Alcohol pairing upgrade for guests 21+: $20 per person for 2 tasting drinks
  • Our start location varies but is always within a 3-block walk from Madison Square Park (located near the 4,5,6 subway lines). Click here to find your upcoming meeting location
  • Intimate tour groups limited to 12 people
  • This is a social dining experience. We feel the best dining experiences are the ones in which we’re seated around tables sharing food and stories with others. Therefore, we have a 4-person minimum and a 12-person maximum. If the minimum number of guests is not reached, we will contact you to reschedule onto another time or date, or offer a refund.
  • Don’t see the date or time you want? Want to upgrade to a private tour? Email nycgroups@avitaltours.com.
  • Gratuities not included – please consider tipping your guide
  • Advance Tickets are required

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

One of our core values at Avital is Breathe Curiosity. We enjoy introducing you to new foods and old favorites in new ways. We very much encourage guests to be adventurous and try something new – we’ve even had an 80-year old man try his first oyster with us! Thus, while we love the diverse ways our guests choose to eat, we can accommodate the following restrictions.

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescatarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Pregnant Guests
  • No Pork
  • No Seafood

You will be asked for your dietary restrictions during your booking process. If you are unsure if we can accommodate your restriction, please email us at info@avitaltours.com. Please note that this tour may include nuts, dairy, seafood, spicy food and pork.

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Why Avital Tours?

Wondering what makes the Avital New York City Flatiron Food Tour different from all other tours? Check out our About Us page for the answer!

We live and breathe by our Core Values:

  • Breathe Curiosity
  • Create Community
  • Embrace Quirky
  • Seize Ownership
  • Communicate Compassion
  • Build AWESOME Experiences

What's Our Value?

  • Our fun and knowledgeable guides
  • Curation of the experience, relationships with high quality restaurants, and dish choice. We eat all of the bad food so you don’t have too – sigh, hard job
  • Stories of the restaurant owners, chefs and neighborhood
  • Facilitating interactions with the community
  • Seamless logistics (tables are reserved, guests are seated and food arrives quickly)

 

FAQ

  • How long does the tour last?

    Our tours are 3 hours long. Occasionally, tours will end 15 minutes early or late, depending on the group size. We do try to end exactly on time, but we don’t recommend making plans right after our tours. Give yourself some buffer time to get to your next activity.

  • Are there opportunities to sit?

    Yes, unlike cheaper food tour companies, there is ample time to sit and eat at each restaurant since tables are reserved for us throughout. However, please be prepared to be on your feet since we get to each restaurant via walking.

  • Do I have to purchase the alcohol pairing in advance?

    Our curated alcohol pairing is meant to add another layer and perspective to your culinary experience. Even if you are not drinking on the tour, you will still learn about the pairings, how to pair alcohol and food, and awesome ingredients in the cocktails.

    The alcohol pairing is two small tasting sized drinks – we do not want our guests to get drunk or buzzed, so we keep them appropriately sized.

    If you purchased your tickets but didn’t add the alcohol pairing, you can email us at info@avitaltours.com to upgrade before the tour or tell your guide at the beginning of the progressive meal that you would like to add it. Your guide can process your credit card for the upgrade while on the tour.

  • Does the tour end at the same place we begin?

    The tours end within a few blocks of the starting point at our dessert course. Your culinary guide will be happy to assist with directions at the end of the tour or walk you to the start location.

  • How much food is included?

    Our Progressive Meals provide a generous amount of tasting and is considered a full lunchtime meal for an average eater. Please keep in mind though that our tours focus on quality not quantity and the overall storytelling experience.

    Additionally, the amount of food that you are eating is spread out over 3 hours, so you won’t feel overly stuffed… Its like going out for an incredible sushi meal. You leave happy and content but don’t end up in a food coma.

  • Is Gratuity included?

    New York City is an expensive place to eat and drink, so our tour guides appreciate recognition for a job well done, so they can fuel their foodie habits. 15%-20% is customary in the tourism industry. That’s about $15 per person.

  • Can I get a refund or reschedule my ticket?

    All tickets are nonrefundable. Consider it like buying a concert ticket – that seat is reserved for you. As a small business with only 12 tickets per tour, its important that you purchase tickets when you’re sure you can go. If you can’t make it to the tour you purchased, the tickets are transferrable. Post the tickets on Facebook or Craigslist or ask a friend or colleague if they want to purchase your tickets.

    Tours can be rescheduled with 2 weeks advance notice for parties of 4 or less by emailing info@avitaltours.com. Please arrive on time as tours depart promptly.

  • Is this tour appropriate for children?

    The tour content is not geared toward children, though many older children may definitely enjoy trying new foods and learning about them! Our progressive meals do allow for children, though the experience requires a good attention span and walking, so the tour may be appropriate for older children. You know your children best and if they’re foodies, curious and excited about learning, they are welcome. Babies are allowed if you are mindful of other guests and pull the baby away if they are disruptive to the experience. If you are bringing a stroller, please give us a heads up by leaving a note in the comments section of the booking process.