Discover the culinary delights of New York City’s food cart scene. With this guided walking tour, visit six of NYC’s food carts and food trucks to sample dishes served up right on the street. No muss, no fuss, and definitely no white tablecloth — just fresh, delicious street food. Choose from a Midtown or Financial District tour, then follow your guide and your stomach as you learn about the history and flavors of New York’s beloved street food culture.
Guided food cart tour in New York City
Taste six different food cart dishes in Manhattan
Learn the stories behind these curbside kitchens during your walking tour
Choose a tour either in the Financial District or Midtown
With the fast pace of life in New York City, food carts are a popular option for those who want a quick and delicious meal on the go. Manhattan’s street food scene has evolved from basic hot dog and pretzel pushers to seriously gourmet to-go offerings scattered throughout town. Choose from a walking tour of Midtown Manhattan or the Financial District, then meet your friendly foodie guide for a 2-hour exploration of these curbside kitchens. Stop at six different carts to sample delicious multicultural and fusion dishes. Because the mobile food trucks change locations from day to day, the exact stops will vary. Expect globally inspired offerings like Middle Eastern falafel, Korean short ribs, Pakistani curry, Greek souvlaki, Belgian waffles, and Mexican chocolate brownies. Learn about the history of mobile dining as you walk from cart to cart, and see parts of the city you may otherwise have overlooked. Bring your sense of adventure and your appetite for a tasty and memorable afternoon. A percentage of all sales from this tour support the Street Vendor Project, an association that provides assistance to street vendors.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jan 2018
Excellent tour by a very knowledgable guide. Food was awesome and plenty :
Our guide Brian Hoffman awesome! Great history lesson on the financial district. Took us to the best food carts. The history of the food cart industry is so interesting. If you're looking for a real behind the scenes tour in New York, this is a good one.
It was a nice walk-about. Interesting info but when comparing notes with some locals not all of the info provided is exactly true but enjoyable anyway. The tour guide was very spirited and interactive.
This was a fun and informative tour. The day was rainy, but our tour guide found places to duck in while we did our food sampling. We were able to taste a variety of food and finished with a delightful dessert. Learned about safety of the food sold from carts and all the regulations they had to abide by. I would recommend this tour to anyone who loves to sample different types of food and always wanted to learn about eating from all the various food carts. The next morning, I bought my breakfast at a food cart with confidence.
Amazing experience! It appeared that I was the only guest, but the tour started and Brian, my tour guide, was just brilliant.
There was a lot of interesting non-typical information, details about food cart industry, problems, traditions, and cultural specialities. A lot of detailed food talks around great food tastings - it's for you, food-lovers! It's not about hotdogs or pretzel, all tastings are fancy, unique and related to a particular culture of multicultural New York community.
I learned so much about the inner life of the city. This tour is really a chance to dive inside and imagine how new yorkers have a lunch, relax, and live. And - of cause - a lot for tasty food as well as informal friendly chats with local traders.