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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 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.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was fantastic. The guide Richard was knowledgeable and entertaining. We really enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic tour and Lori made it great! She has very detailed knowledge of Brooklyn and was outstanding in sharing her knowledge. The food that was offered was a more than sufficient and a very good representation of the various cultural communities. You will not need to eat anything before or after the will be full! I would recommend that you book this tour and make sure Lori is your guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I loved this tour, our guide Laurie was excellent and everyone was relaxed. The food was great and all the different areas of Brooklyn were so interesting and unique. I'd highly recommend this tour whether you are local ie. USA or from outside USA.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful - wish I were going again today!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was one of the most interesting food and culture tours I have taken and I have been on several. I highly recommend this tour. The food tastings were so good! With all the changes happening in Brooklyn this is a tour not to miss.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lori was wonderful. This was so much fun, SO much diversity in all the foods we got to sample. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Rick, our tour guide, was knowledgeable and personable. He gave us a lot of the history of Brookly and we tasted varied and unusual food - look out for the delicious Cuban sandwich. Don't arrange an evening meal for the day you go on this tour, after all the food tasting there was no room for more. Derek, our driver, steered us safely through the traffic.
After the tour spend a little time in Greenwich Village and have a beer before heading back to base.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very informative guide was very knowledgeable and friendly food was excellent.

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