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Local Flavors of Brooklyn Small-Group Walking Tour

Kings County, United States
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Get a taste for Brooklyn's food culture as you visit some of its tasty eateries and small food shops during this small-group walking tour of the Carroll Gardens neighborhood. Come hungry and join your guide for a walking expedition that includes stops for tastings at an eclectic range of ethnic eateries and foodie hotspots. During your walk, you have the chance to sample sweet and savory delights, and visit diverse establishments, from artisanal cooking shops to long-standing Middle Eastern markets.
  • Foodies uncover some of Brooklyn's best cuisine on this guided tasting tour
  • Explore Carroll Gardens, and uncover the area's history and culinary culture
  • Sample food at local eateries, with tastings and beverages included
  • Easily meet-up with the tour at a central location
All food tastings and beverages
Knowledgeable local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

61 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA
Take a first-hand look at the food culture of the charming Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens during this small-group walking tour of the area's best markets and restaurants. This intriguing neighborhood offers a diverse patchwork of old brownstones, historic Italian eateries, and Middle Eastern food markets for you to discover.

Start your food-themed walking adventure in Brooklyn by meeting your guide at Stinky, an artisanal market located along Smith Street. Continue with your guide on a locals-only exploration of the area's best food spots. During the course of your walk, you have the chance to experience several different tastings, including stops at a Middle Eastern bakery, an Italian coffee house, and a vintage soda fountain, plus much more. As you move between tastings, you also get an overview of the area's history from your guide.

At the conclusion of your tour, head back to Court Street in between Kane and Degraw Streets, where you enjoy convenient access to the nearby subway stop or to taxis.
Stop At:  
Smith Street
We spend the first part of the tour along one of the most exciting restaurant districts of Brooklyn. Wandering up and down Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, we stop into many of the local mom and pop businesses including a renowned baker, an impressive cheese shop, and an adorable little cookie bakery.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Carroll Gardens
As we stroll through this picturesque neighborhood we learn how it got its name, about its history as an Italian and Irish immigrant neighborhood, and how the waterfront helped transform it. We meet residents and shop owners and taste some great pastries, house roasted coffee, and visit an old-school soda fountain.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
The tour visits the Old Little Syria neighborhood on Atlantic Ave in Brooklyn and learns the history of the community.
Stop At:  
Brooklyn Heights
We just touch on the southern end of this historic neighborhood by walking down the main commercial street of Atlantic Avenue. Here we get a sense of how locals shop by visiting one of the legendary Middle Eastern bakeries.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cobble Hill
This historic district features some of the most beautiful brownstones in all of Brooklyn. Feel like a local as we wander through the residential streets and beautiful parks. Admire the architecture and visit many of the mom and pop businesses in the neighborhood.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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What is the maximum group size during Local Flavors of Brooklyn Small-Group Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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  • "Plan to wear good Walking shoes because part of this tour takes you through the various parts of Brooklyn." See review


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One of the best food tours
, Jun 2019
Hi, Sorry for late review. We had a wonderful tour tasting and exploring local hidden treasures of Brookline with Sasha.
What a great experience!
, Dec 2018
My wife and I totally enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Mary Hannah of Urban Adventures, was excellent.She was very knowledgeable of the area and gave much insight to the tour. She was very personable.I have already recommended this tour to a niece who will be visiting NYC soon
History and foodie experience
Tim P
, Oct 2018
Mary hannah , was casual had good knowledge of area and history.. tasting were good..Top notch bakery and smoke salmon with cream cheese and bagel killer!
Not what we expected
, Sep 2018
We have never done a food tour so maybe this is standard, but we thought we would actually be sitting down in restaurants trying different foods and drinks that reflected the area. Instead we would stand awkwardly in delis and cafes where there was very little space trying to get out of the way of paying customers. The "food" samples included bread, cheese and peanuts which we found odd. The tour also dragged on for 3 hours. There was a lot of standing around and waiting; this tour could have easily been done in half the time. We are big foodies and were really looking forward to this tour, but it ended up being the biggest disappointment of our trip.
Great experience
Leslie P
, Jun 2018
Our tour guide, Alex, was very knowledgeable about the various neighborhoods in Brooklyn we visited, as well as the 7 venues we visited to try the local flavors. Our favorite stop was the Farmacy, for an authentic egg cream. We highly recommend this tour.
We covered a lot of ground on the...
Corey B
, Apr 2018
We covered a lot of ground on the tour and the guide kept us entertained with history in between venues. The tour was well organised and food was waiting for us when we arrived at each stop.
Wonderful tour! Food was great and...
, Mar 2018
Wonderful tour! Food was great and John our tour guide was knowledgable, personable and very helpful. would highly recommend!
A great tour with a very...
Kyra P
, Feb 2018
A great tour with a very knowledgeable guide, Brian. I enjoyed very much visiting local places and the quality food. Highly recommended.
This was a great tour to take on a...
, Jan 2018
This was a great tour to take on a sunny afternoon in Brooklyn. Our tour guide, Greg, was very informative and a great clear speaker. I and all of my party were full after the tour even with the walking. There was a lot more stops than expected and very generous samples sometimes full size items were given by all the friendly store owners! I will be sure to recommend this to anyone going to NY in the future!
This was a very adventurous tour of...
, Jan 2018
This was a very adventurous tour of quaint Brooklyn. John our tour guide was very informative and his passion for the local flavors came through as he guided us to several local establishments offering us wonderful tastes of their wares. Each place has a story That John vividly shared. The selected stops were diversed. Plan to wear good Walking shoes because part of this tour takes you through the various parts of Brooklyn. Great for adults because there is a beer tasting stop. Not interesting enough for young children. Put this tour on your must dolist.

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