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Led by Joe Minchik, this walking tour is a great experience providing a good balance between history and food as you walk back through
time in an area that played a key role in the Revolutionary War and today is a showcase for neighborhood gentrification that is igniting a renewed interest and respect for home grown artisans. One sees first-hand how old is becoming new again! You soon learn that lessons experienced in Brooklyn are recycle and rehabilitate the buildings you have and attract locals that invest in apartments and businesses to make Brooklyn great again. Food samples provided at the nine establishments visited are ample and highlight best practices and premier ingredients in food preparation.
This was a great tour, we lucked out as there were only two of us on the tour, but having said that Josh our guide was as we say in English the bees knees. He's a great guide giving just enough info to not sound like a teacher and always talking at you, but any question you had he knew his stuff, on top of that he was just a great friendly guy, if you get Josh you are sure to have a great tour. The tour itself in mega interesting stopping at 9 interesting gourmet places in cool Brooklyn !!!
Highly recommend it as a great break from the hustle and bustle of Manhatten
To start with, Josh ,our tour guide was very knowledgeable about food and the local area. It was delightful that the food was accompanied by tidbits of history that allowed us to see how it was and how it has changed today.
This was a fantastic tour. A great way to learn about Brooklyn. Our tour guide Allison was the best.
Joe was a great guide, who had lots of information and made sure that everyone was having fun. We visited 8 places and really enjoyed the samples and hearing their stories.
Mary L Australia
This was one heck of a walking tour. Allison our guide was absolutely fabulous. Her knowledge of Brooklyn and the local food establishments was amazing. Would certainly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about and tasting the local foods but about the place as well. Great afternoon spent roaming the streets with plenty to munch on and drink along the way.
We were so happy with our Brooklyn tour with Allison. I and #39;ve been on several NYC tours
This tour was the best. Allison was very knowledgeable and familiar wth the area
She was very accommodating to the group members young and old.
I will highly recommend this tour !
Joe was a wonderful guide he personalized the tour. Lots of history and great food.
Very personal interesting trip. Good sampling of variety of providers in the area. Guide had very good knowledge of area and history - happy trip for both my daughter and I
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.
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