Wow. We had such a good time with our guide. Way too much food to eat. It really was the highlight of our trip. So much so, I am recommending this to another group of my traveling friends. i would take this tour of brooklyn again!
We went on the tour with Allison and this tour was fantastic!!! She was extremely knowledgable and educated about Food and History. We have been on many food/walking tours and this really was the best because of the tour guide and because they took us to so many great places and the food was wonderful. The portions were very large so come hungry. This differed from prior tours we have taken because this tour company believes in paying for all the tastings so they are not giving you tiny tastings that the restaurants give you for free. You really get a lot. I would highly recommend this tour - you learn so much about the history of the area.
Definitely recommend this tour to people who wish to gain an appreciation of the Brooklyn culture, its people, food and architecture. Our guide Anna, was a trained chef and understood the nuances of the food culture of Brooklyn. It was great value for money, as we literally ate the whole tour cheese, meat, bread, cakes, coffee, tea and a visit to a soda fountain.
this special tour at the local community small food shops and restaurants was one of our best part on the NEW YORK visit place. large recommend on that one
The tour was so enjoyable ! Learning about the history of Brooklyn, the quaint and touching stories of the store owners, and the food was amazing ! Natalie thanks for a great day.
Joe, our guide, was entertaining and informative and we had the best day exploring Brooklyn with him.
This was a terrific tour and a great way of exploring Brooklyn. We loved it.
I really enjoyed this tour. I got to see a really cool part of Brooklyn, Carrol Gardens, that as a tourist I probably would never otherwise get to. The food and drinks were tasty, but even better was the stories that went with the places we visited. We heard some really interesting and personal stories from the owners and really got a good appreciation of their passion for their food and/or shops and the local community. Joe the tour guide was very knowledgeable of the places we went to and also passionate about the community and supporting local businesses. Thanks Joe. There was a good and friendly mix of people on the tour. Being a walking tour meant that we were always on the go and seeing, tasting or learning something - not stuck in traffic between destinations. Highly recommended and will try other tours when next in NYC.
Terrific! Our guide Natalie was super. Loved her genuine enthusiasm for the people and the place. A thoroughly memorable and lasting experience! We we caught in a torrential downpour, but we ducked into a unsuspecting restaurant and were generously received. That's Brooklyn for you!
We absolutely loved the tour! Not only was our tour guide, Karen, fabulous...... the the other members of our group were interesting and social. We thought the info presented was informative plus we enjoyed the anecdotes Karen shared about the Brooklyn area. Of course the food and drinks were outstanding...we were sorry that we ate a bagel in the neighborhood before the tour.....Warn the tour members to "come hungry!" Next time we are in NYC we will book the Brooklyn Bridge tour with Karen! Thanks for the charming intro to Brooklyn and inspiring us to become "locovores!" Sincerely, Eric and Volena from Rochester, NY
My friend and I have been going to NYC every year at the same time for 16 years. We do a good tour every year so have experienced many different tours, tour guides and companies. This guide and tour company was one of the best. We had a wonderful experience on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and had a great relationship with everyone on the tour. We received very personalized treatment from everyone. I wouldn't change a thing about our tour and highly recommend it! We will be back on another of their tours next year.
Such a wonderful experience! We were late and assumed we had missed the whole experience, but when we arrived at the designated meeting place, they were still there chatting and enjoying the atmosphere of Stnky's Cheese! Thank you!! My first impression of Brooklyn -- "It's sooo quite". I felt like I was on a TV set. The neighborhoods are just like The Huxtables!. We walked to several family owned businesses - a pub, a cookie shop, a bakery. We had pork slidders where the sauce is made from scratch, and the coffee comes from the coffee bean roasting business on the next block. We went to the Italian pastry baker, got lemon drop cookies, and took them across the street to D'aminco's Foods and ate them with DAmico's fresh roasted coffee!! Where in the world can you buy food from one place, take it across the street to eat with their coffee?? Only in America - and Brooklyn. I loved this tour and would highly recommend it to everyone!
the tour was excellent, we had a good time with Joe the tour guide. He was very informative and fun.
Tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. Business owners were hospitable and engaging. And the cuisine was outstanding. Definitely would recommend.
Excellent tour and outstanding guide. Brooklyn is a lively interlinked business community. The store proprietors are friendly and you get to find out about how their business came about. You also get to sample some nice things, Stynkey and One Girl Cookies are great. The tour company Urban Oyster are professional and would recommend them. We had great Saturday afternoon, getting back to New York was though was a bind. Don't bother with the subways, for us they did not work! This is nothing to do with the trip we would like to state...
Yippee we had Brian again on this tour. We had the most amazing toasted cheese sandwich ever at Stinky's and tasting our first egg cream at Farmacy was an experience we will never forget. A great way to see and hear about Brooklyn.
Our tour guide, Alison was fantastic! She packed us with the history of city, food, and culture of Brooklyn. My friend who lives in Queens and works in Brooklyn didn't know many establishments we visited and appreciated the selection. Highly recommended.
Fantastic way to get to know the Brooklyn area. Small group size made for a more personable tour as well. Brian was knowledgeable and friendly. He took great care to make this tour a wonderful experience. All the entrepreneurs took time to make us feel special. Highly recommended!
Another tour that gave us a very special insight into Brooklyn life. We then ventured back a few more times to experience the food and drink of the areas we were taken . Loved Seersucker and Local 61.
Great tour! Local shop owners were so gracious to speak to us. Our guide Brian was welcoming and connected to the community. A tasty slice of Brooklyn.
Great fun, and an interesting insight to the local area. Excellent food, and a personable, well informed tour guide.