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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:4.5 hrs

Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour

The new culinary center of the Big Apple, where food and dining trends are dispersed to the rest of the country, is Brooklyn. And with this half-day tour, you can take a big bite out of it. From old ethnic enclaves to the latest hipster 'hoods, Brooklyn's dining scene is both diverse and cutting edge. Munch pierogies in Polish-dominated Greenpoint, tacos in Sunset Park, and hip farm-to-table fare in Williamsburg. This guided eating tour of New York's coolest and tastiest borough is ideal for foodies and the people who love them.


  • 4.5-hour Brooklyn sightseeing, food and cultural tour
  • Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of NYC's coolest borough
  • Visit a bustling Latino neighborhood that is oozing with spicy deliciousness
  • Eat pierogies and kielbasa in Polish-dominated Greenpoint
  • Learn about the history and the evolution of culinary culture in Brooklyn
  • Vegetarian options available upon request
  • Travel in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle

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Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour

Best of Brooklyn Sightseeing, Food and Culture Tour

Welcome to Brooklyn, the coolest, most dynamic borough in the Big Apple. Not just the center of all things hip and artisanal, Brooklyn also happens to be one of the best places to eat in the country right now, where dining standards like locavore-ism and farm-to-fork trends hit here early on.

This guided half-day culture-and-food-centric tour winds throughout Brooklyn, revealing the hip 'hoods and the off-the-beaten-path eats that you'd be hard-pressed to find on your own.

Your journey begins in the historic West Village, the past and present home to some of the city's most influential residents. Then, along with your knowledgable food-crazed New Yorker guide, hop into the air-conditioned shuttle and venture across the Williamsburg Bridge.

Journey around the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish section of Williamsburg, where families stroll the bustling streets that look like they haven't changed in a generation or two, before hitting the hipster section of the neighborhood. Williamsburg is one of the best restaurant neighborhoods in the city where third-wave coffee roasters sit next to cutting-edge farm-to-fork restaurants. Indulge in a slice of Neapolitan pizza or a cannoli before moving next door to Greenpoint.

Wander around Greenpoint, a neighborhood where you may hear "dzieƄ dobry" as much as "hello." That's because the area has long been home to the city's Polish residents. Stop into a traditional Polish eatery for scrumptious meat-stuffed pierogies and juicy kielbasas.

The tour suddenly gets sweet in DUMBO, an atmospheric part of town that stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Sample some delectable sweets at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory and then walk it all off at the recently re-constructed Brooklyn Bridge Park (make sure you bring your camera for the incredible views of the Manhattan skyline).

Finally, hop back on the shuttle and head to Sunset Park, an off-the-beaten-path part of Brooklyn where the city's largest Latino community resides. From taco carts to pupusa shops, the neighborhood is overflowing with deliciousness. Pick up of a pork-licious Cuban sandwich and eat it picnic-style (or stay indoors during the cold weather months).

Then return to Manhattan, pleased with your newfound knowledge of New York's coolest borough.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

very good tour. A wide range of foods tried and a lot of history imparted. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a wonderful way to get to see all the neighborhoods in Brooklyn! The places we stopped at were fun and the food was great. Laurie, our tour guide, was amazing and made the day really fun. She was organized and really had a fantastic amount of information to share with the group. I'd recommend this to anyone who has never had a chance to visit Brooklyn and wants to learn about this amazing part of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was an amazing tour. Great food, great shuttle service, lots of explanations which made me appreciate Brooklyn. Our tour guide was so well versed and would answer all our questions. We truly enjoyed it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a number of firsts for me, with the food tasting a real cross section of the local Jewish, polish, and other immigrant populations. This was a good mix of small tour bus, short walks, and some very pleasant stop-offs to sample the food. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area. Had my first Bellini, Cuban Rugelach, parodies, and some great savoury and sweet waffles, muffins, and one of the best pizzas in NY

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a fun, relaxing and just super day out. Loved the interesting information provided in a very enthusiastic manner. Perfect way to see Brooklyn.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A must do tour. A MUST!!! More than I expected. A very pleasant surprise. Another wonderful tour guide who made it fun and enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

What a fantastic tour, the food is to die for and our guide Lori, wow what an amazing lady, she has so much passion for NYC and her knowledge was fantastic, I think the tour was so much more because of Lori, we would recommend this tour for sure and definitely if you get Lori as a guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Had a great time and ate a lot! You definitely don't leave hungry.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour, guide was very friendly and informative. Very nice van with outstanding driver, through the maze of construction in the lower east side and all the double parkers in Brooklyn. Food was diverse and good quality. We had an amazing view of Manhatten skyline from sunset park in Brooklyn. Worth the price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I think is a must. In some places I would have liked to spend more time though.

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