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Have you ever tried to eat your way through a megalopolis like New York City in a single day? Maybe you had a 12-hour stopover, or you were in town waiting for your cruise to set sail across the Atlantic.  If you did it the hard way, you spent countless hours googling ‘best bakery in Manhattan’ and ‘what to eat in Queens’, read hundreds of Yelp reviews, asked all your Facebook friends, and even found an old episode of The Layover online. You made yourself a hit list then plotted a course on your favorite map app before racing off on your epic adventure.

But what if there was an easier way? What if you left the planning to the pros and took a food tour instead?

There are a plethora of tasting tours in The Big Apple – 80 just on TripAdvisor! To help you streamline your trip planning process, we’ve whittled the list down to the five most popular food tours in New York City*.

Now all you have to do is choose one.

Foods of New York Tours

Foods of New York Tours has been giving food tasting and cultural walking tours through New York City’s most delicious and historic neighborhoods since 1999. They pride themselves on providing a “non-touristy” foodie experience that will have you feeling like a native New Yorker. Each tour includes tastings from specialty food shops, ethnic eateries, and local restaurants.

NYC Food Tours to Book

  • The Heart of Greenwich Village – Historic Places and Award-winning Flavors
  • Original Greenwich Village – A Tasting Journey Through the West Village
  • Chelsea Market – Explore NYC’s Historic Food Market
  • Gourmet Chinatown – The Best Dumplings and Peking Duck
  • Nolita/NoHo – North of Little Italy

Tickets:  $52 – $65

5 of the Most Popular Food Tours in New York City

Free Tours by Foot

Free Tours by Foot offers the only pay-what-you-like food tours of New York City. If you are looking for a food tour that leaves your wallet as full as your stomach, then Free Tours by Foot food tours may be for you. They offer a fun, filling and affordable way to take a bite of the Big Apple.  Food tours run every day of the week, but not all tours run daily, and some are seasonal.

NYC Food Tours to Book

  • Lower East Side Food Tour
  • Greenwich Village Food Tour
  • East Village Food Tour
  • Chinatown Food Tour
  • Harlem Gospel Tour and Soul Food Experience

Tickets:  Free (Name Your Price)

5 of the Most Popular Food Tours in New York City

Manhattan Walking Tour

Manhattan Walking Tour offers foodies a chance to immerse themselves in Manhattan’s take-out culture with an emphasis on international cuisine. All of their tours include stories about the rich history of the neighborhoods as well as the people that have influenced the local culinary scene.

NYC Food Tours to Book

BOOK NOW!  Manhatten Walking Tours tend to sell out. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

5 of the Most Popular Food Tours in New York City

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours

Your feet will thank you as you relax on A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tour’s luxury, temperature-controlled tour buses. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. A native Brooklynite, Tony Muia, started this family-run business in 2005. He has so much pride in Brooklyn that he literally wears it on his sleeve with Brooklyn tattoos.

NYC Food Tours to Book

Tickets:  $50 – $80 adults, $40 – $70 children under 12

BOOK NOW!  A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours tend to sell out. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

5 of the Most Popular Food Tours in New York City

Famous Fat Dave’s Food Tours

Tour the five boroughs in a classic white checker cab with every foodie’s favorite NYC cabbie, Famous Fat Dave. A jack of many trades, Dave is a pickle man, cheesemonger, hot dog vendor, bread truck driver, food writer, licensed tour guide, and the cabbie who has eaten it all.  Fat Dave also has a coveted endorsement from Anthony Bourdain who had this to say about him, “Aside from knowing New York City’s streets like the back of his hand, he’s got a firm grip on the underbelly of Manhattan.”

NYC Food Tours to Book

  • The Pizza Tour
  • The Pickle Tickle Tour
  • The Disappearing New York Tour
  • The Boot of the Boros Tour
  • You Decide the Theme or go for Famous Fat Dave’s Faves

Tickets:  $240 for 2 hrs with 1 eater, additional hours $120, additional eaters $120

5 of the Most Popular Food Tours in New York City


Travel plans taking you elsewhere? We’ve got plenty more recommendations for the best food tours around the world!


*TripAdvisor ranking as of 11/03/2016

5 of the Most Popular Food Tours in New York City

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