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Discover the culinary delights of New York City’s food cart scene. With this guided walking tour, visit six of NYC’s food carts 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 food cart 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

What You Can Expect

New York City Food Cart Walking Tour

Food Cart Tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Olexandra Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great food.

Penny L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

An amazing tour lots to see, learn and eat.

Antje K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Der Treffpunkt war nur 1 Minute von unserem Hotel entfernt, es fing schon gut an - und wurde noch besser. Zuerst karibisches Hähnchen


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour. Brian our host was very knowledgeable, accomodating and a fun guide. Easy tour with lots of food. Definitely loved veronicas jerk chicken.

Anna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was my favorite part of visiting NYC, 6 generous samplings from food carts that are from different ethnic groups. Highly recommend !

Shirley I United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour and a fantastic way to see New York and eat like a local, the story behind how food carts originated and the modern problems they have was all very interesting. Every cart owner was happy to chat, answer questions and were very welcoming.

Tamara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was sooooo amazing. We were just with the 2 of us and the guide. We got told so many things about the history of food and foodcarts in NY and also about NY itself. The food we had at the carts was really very good as well and we tasted some food we never tried before. The last cart we went to was a funny one for us because it was Belgian waffles and the names of the waffles and snacks they have were all written in Dutch and since we are from Holland we could read what it said and the names were real funny :- I would really recommend this tour to anyone visiting NY...especially to the ones who want to do something outside of the box that every tourist does.

Janis K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We loved it. It was informative, well paced and delicious fun.

Debra N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Good tour guide...good food. Very informative.

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