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Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture, Bus and Walking Tour

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  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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, satisfy your sweet tooth in DUMBO, and get a taste of farm-to-fork freshness in trendy Williamsburg. Vegetarians can be accommodated.
  • Bus, walk, and taste your way through Brooklyn on a food and culture tour
  • Explore four Brooklyn neighborhoods, and enjoy the views of the NYC skyline
  • Get a great value, with luggage storage, food tastings, and travel included
  • Meet-up in the West Village for hassle-free travel by air-conditioned coach

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour whisks you from kielbasa to Neopolitan pizza to chocolate with a side dish of culture and history.

What's Included

  • Transport by climate-controlled bus
  • Licensed NYC sightseeing guide
  • Luggage storage available upon request; your luggage is stowed at the rear of the bus
  • Multiple Food tastings
  • Vegetarian options & other dietary restrictions can be accomodated with advance notice when booking
  • Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • We CANNOT make food substitutions for allergies/preferences (such as dairy-free, nut-free, vegan)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Marie Blachère Bakery & Café, 301-303 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014, USA

    301 6th ave & Carmine Street New York, NY 10014 BY SUBWAY: Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or M train to the West 4th Street station; use the West 3rd Street exit Or take the 1 subway line to Christopher Street Station

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

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 and a creamy cannoli. 

Continue on to Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s traditionally Polish neighborhood, and pop in at a Polish restaurant to sample kielbasa and pierogis.

View the beautiful Prospect Park and have a big slice of Neapolitan Pizza in Park Slope for an authentic taste of Italy. Then explore the deep Italian roots of Carroll Gardens with a creamy cannoli. In the DUMBO neighborhood at the base of the Manhattan Bridge, 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. Then indulge your sweet tooth with the famous Bonbons of the Jacques Torres chocolate factory. Your appetite sated, enjoy the urban views on the return drive to Greenwich Village, where your tour concludes.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Much of this tour takes place on a comfortable, temperature-controlled bus. While there is walking in each of the neighborhoods, this tour is comfortable even during the colder months
  • Please bring child seats for all children under 6 years of age. These are not supplied on the tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture, Bus and Walking Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture, Bus and Walking Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

Yummy stops with history to go with the food and restaurants.
The weather was threatening so it was a relief to be in a luxury bus for the tour.
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Good food and culture tour
Douglas_C, Jul 2022
This was a fun experience and good way to spend the day. Rick was a great tour guide. We learned a bit of history and culture while eating some yummy food.
Great day
Martin_C, Jul 2022
Great day! Lots of different food tasting! Laurie gives you a good insight into the area! Worth it especially if you have never been across to Brooklyn previously.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Interesting Brooklyn Tour
JUDE_F, Jun 2022
Sights of Brooklyn and samples of some tasty food. Very convenient way to sight see with hi quality AC mini bus and cheerful, informative guide Laurie.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour of Brooklyn
Valarie_D, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Rick was great in showing us the culture of Brooklyn! All of the food stops were very good.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Brooklyn Experience
Bernard_M, Jun 2022
Laurie was an excellent guide. We enjoyed hearing the history of Brooklyn and personal stories Laurie added. Our next trip to NYC will include several days to explore Brooklyn based on the knowledge we learned on this trip. The food was also excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We covered a lot of ground, had wonderful history and facts, and best of all the food and the ride--air conditioned.
Diane_B, Jun 2022
I loved hearing the stories from our guide whether told in the van on the way to our next treat, or pulled over on the sidewalk. This is an extremely rare chance to be eating the snack and hear about the area or shop... It is a the well planned trip and eliminates all the stress
A good time
Tifini_P, May 2022
Rick was amazing! We would definitely choose another experience with him if we knew he were to be the guide. All of the food was good, and it was an awesome introduction to Brooklyn!
Choose this tour!
Kelly_S, May 2022
What a wonderful way to spend a day! Great food and amazing tour guide that was so knowledgeable and fun. The group was just the right size and the driver was so talented to get us through all that traffic! Book this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
We loved tasting all the...
Michael_A, May 2022
We loved tasting all the cool food: kielbasa, pierogis, meatballs, pizza, chocolate, cannolies. Our tour guide, Laurie, was very informative and fun.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Loved every minute!
Lisa_S, May 2022
Rick was the best and our driver Jerome was awesome! So friendly, very informative, food was so good and didn’t feel rushed at all! Will be sharing this experience for years to come!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour for a half-day!
Catherine_C, May 2022
Really fun tour! Didn’t feel like it took forever. Rick, our guide, was very informative and made us laugh several times. Food spots was great, especially the last spot! Tour bus was spacious and clean for the 19 of us there. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Eat your way through Brooklyn
Cassandra_M, Apr 2022
It was a fun and relaxing tour. We were full and learned a lot about Brooklyn. This was one of the highlights of our trip to NYC. Restaurants were fantastic and different.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Our tour guide, Rick, was...
Marilyn_P, Apr 2022
Our tour guide, Rick, was almost perfect. He relayed historical information ,as well as personal experiences about each neighborhood and eating establishment that we went to. Being a SF Giants fan knocked him back a tiny bit. Jerome was a perfect shuttle driver. I would definitely recommend this tour to family and friends
2 travelers found this review helpful
Enjoy the Best of Brooklyn!
Leslie_H, Apr 2022
A great way to see highlights of Brooklyn in a short amount of time! Yummy food choices!!!! Nick was an excellent guide w fun stories!!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
We loved everything! Food...
Mona_H, Apr 2022
We loved everything! Food was great but truly enjoyed our tour guides and drivers knowledge of the area.
Great day in NYC
Helenmarie_B, Apr 2022
Laurie was great. She is very knowledgeable about the history of the area and extremely personable. The different restaurants were very accommodating.
Terrific time. Great Tour Guide!
Stephanie_K, Mar 2022
The food, obviously. Friendly people. But the best tour guide, Lori. We learned so much from her. Never realized how big Brooklyn was and so darn interesting.
Awesomeness Foodie n History & deliciousness
Mattie_J, Feb 2022
Laurie was the best of the best Tour Guide very knowledgeable of the city and history. The group was awesome also. All food was good. The Polish sausage mushroom and krat pierogies my favorite. Also our Driver Walter was awesome also ,safely drove us to every stop safely thanks again for your good driving skills. LAURIE YOU ARE A 10 STARS ALL DAM DAY . KEEP DOING YOUR THANG !!!!! AWESOME
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great food tour
Joanne_B, Feb 2022
Laurie was fabulous we enjoyed the history and food. My third time on this tour...definitely the best
Amazing Tour . It is a must.
Angela_S, Dec 2021
Laurie our food tour guide was amazing,so informative answered all questions, it was sheer joy listening to her she was very engaging, every place we stopped at was great. Food was amazing i really recommend this tour. Thanks Laurie .
2 travelers found this review helpful


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