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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 333 Reviews

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

Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour

Take a bite out of New York City’s hippest borough on this half-day Brooklyn food and culture tour. From traditional ethnic eateries to culinary hotspots that spark national dining trends, your guide will show you where to eat like a local. Snack on kielbasa and pierogis in the Polish enclave of Greenpoint, devour Cuban pork tacos in Sunset Park, satisfy your sweet tooth in DUMBO and get a taste of farm-to-fork freshness in trendy Williamsburg. 

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour

Best of Brooklyn Sightseeing, Food and Culture Tour

Learn to eat like a local on this fantastic, filling, half-day tour of Brooklyn’s trendsetting dining scene. Make your way to Manhattan’s West Village, where you’ll meet your local foodie guide and climb aboard a comfortable coach. 

After crossing the Williamsburg Bridge, begin by exploring Brooklyn’s hippest, hottest neighborhood. From acclaimed farm-to-table restaurants to third-wave coffee-roasting cafés, Williamsburg is a launching point for many popular culinary trends. It’s also home to many traditional ethnic enclaves, including an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community and deep Italian roots, so you can get an authentic taste of Italy with Neapolitan pizza or a creamy cannoli. 

Continue on to Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s traditionally Polish neighborhood, and pop in at a Polish deli to sample kielbasa and stuffed pierogis. In the nearby DUMBO neighborhood at the base of the Manhattan Bridge, indulge your sweet tooth with cocoa-based treats at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Take a digestion break with a short stroll to the newly refurbished Brooklyn Bridge Park, where you’ll want your camera to capture unbeatable views of the Manhattan skyline.

Finally, cruise over to Sunset Park for a sampling of authentic Latin street food. Sink your teeth into a delicious Cuban pulled-pork sandwich while you dine picnic style (weather permitting). Your appetite sated, enjoy the urban views on the return drive to the West Village, where your tour concludes in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Nicholas B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was one of the best tours we have ever done. It was an amazing way to be introduced to Brooklyn. Loved every second of it.

Sarah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Exceptional tour, one of the best I have ever been on. Great fun, a great way to see Brooklyn and the food choices were all excellent

Nina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was by far one of the best things we did in New York and the best way to see parts of Brooklyn. The food was AMAZING! I had the best pizza I've ever had on this tour. Table 87 pizza the best! We had Cuban sandwiches at Sunset Park, cannolis from an Italian Bakery. All while learning the history of Brooklyn. You can't go passed the view of the Brooklyn Bridge at the end. If we're every in NYC again we will probably do this tour again!

Joni C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful time! We really liked our guide Rick and our driver Isaac! The restaurants we went to and the Venzuelan and South African food was a unique experience that we really enjoyed. Rick was so knowledgeable and interesting---we learned a lot! We are so glad we were lucky enough to get him and to have picked that tour!

Debra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Fun tour!
Loved seeing Brooklyn and the restaurants were very accommodating. Two of us are vegetarians and felt very included. Tour guide was great.

alan z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Laurie our tour leader was great. The tour was fun with yummy food and tons of information. It was so mild that we could eat at the top of sunset park. Standing under the Brooklyn bridge while Laurie took pictures was awesome. I could not eat the rest of the day! Our driver was funny ,informative and above all a great driver. Great fun enjoy !!

Christine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

What a wonderful day. Richard was a great tour guide. We had limited time in New York on this visit and this was the highlight of our stay. The food was beautiful and the stories that Richard related during the tour were really interesting. Would definitely recommend this tour to visitors and even native New Yorkers who may not have had the opportunity to explore all that Brooklyn has to offer.

Isabella O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful tour! The guide was so nice and told us a lot of interesting things about NY. Foods were great too. I surely recommend this tour.

Jane N Spencer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Superb mixture of flavors, culture, history, and really fun. Excellent driver sociable, personable tour guide-Rick.
Really a great success. Would recommend it to anyone. A mix of old and new Brooklyn.

Mindi J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Laurie was the BEST. She was funny and knew so much about the history and architecture of NY. We had the BEST time. The food was outstanding and we just loved everything about this tour. I give it my highest rating.

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