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Food Tours in Manhattan

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by G A (subscribe)
Published April 13th 2011


New York City has many things to offer. When a tourist comes to New York City the list of things to do usually comprises of: bus tour, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Broadway show. But one thing that is rarely mentioned and can be a lot of fun is a walking food tour. The city has tons of restaurants, bakeries, pizzerias, delis and there are many hidden gems that you are bound to miss, unless you know some food gurus.

A food tour in New York City can be a delicious and fun way to get to know the best foods this city has to offer. There are three sites that seem to deliver amazing food tours in the city but by all means, look for some others. This is just meant to spark your interest in food tours, because they can be a great way to make your visit that much sweeter. Also, for the locals who don't know a whole lot about great food, these tours can be just as useful.

Foodsofny.com

They provide food tours since 1999 and are rated as one of the best. You can choose from one of the four regions: Chinatown, Greenwich village (there are two food tours offered in this area: Original Greenwich Village and Central Greenwich Village which also includes a bit of SoHo), Chelsea, and Nolita (NoHo). These are the most famous areas for food tours and you will see they come up in other food site tours as well.

Walkingtoursmanhattan.com

This seems to be a one-man show and it delivers all that it promises. There are the Chelsea, Greenwich Village, SoHo/Little Italy/Chinatown food tours, which are the prominent food tour areas offered on most sites, but there is also have a Wine Tasting Sail and a Champagne Brunch Sail for those who are fond of the water and the idea of being on a yacht sounds appealing. What Bruce Scher also offers are customizable food tours. If you have a group of tourists or students and you want to taste a specific type of food or go to a specific neighbourhood, then Bruce can be your trusted guide. In March, he offered a Cupcake crawl at 5 of the best cupcake places in the City.

Zerve.com/foodtours

This website has more than just food tours, but food tours is one of its specialties and most of them get 5 ratings from more than 1,000 visitors. The neighbourboods again are Greenwich Village, Chelsea/Meatpacking District, SoHo, Chinatown and Nolita. On their website, they mention they provide a non-touristy experience so you feel like a native New Yorker. For someone who really hates being mistaken for a tourist in a town run by models, actors and media moguls, then this might be a good camouflage. Enjoy, eat, and feel like you belong!

Food tours can be a great way to get to know the city and to tell all your friends about the amazing food that can be found here. There are so many choices of restaurants and places to eat, that sometimes you need a guide or a food guru to take you to the mecca of all places.
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Why? Sometimes it is hard to find great places to eat especially in a city so crowded with restaurants.
When: Check with tour company.
Where: New York City
Cost: $34-$65
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