What do you picture when you think of the New York food scene? Do giant slices of cheesy pizza come to mind? Perhaps you imagine classic sidewalk carts serving up dirty water hot dogs, or fresh-baked bagels topped with lox. It’s no secret that NY has some of the most delicious and renowned eats in the world, and this is especially true in the borough of Brooklyn. Here, a unique blend of cultures and history have created a foodie’s paradise, complete with kale salads and heaping plates of homemade pasta. Whatever you’re craving, the unique cuisines in this area will fit the bill – and you can try them all when you take one of these Brooklyn food tours.
Our Favorite Brooklyn Food Tours
The Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour
Guests will have an exclusive history and gastronomy lesson on this fascinating food tour. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, an education on culture and the immigrant experience, and delicious cuisine from around the world. Mouthwatering highlights from the Food and Culture Tour include authentic Polish eats in Greenpoint, a Cuban sandwich from an area known for its Latin American food, and delicious cannolis from the authentic Italian eatery Neapolitan Pizza. After 5 incredible tastings, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling full and satisfied.
Williamsburg Bites: A Brooklyn Food Tour
This food tour of Williamsburg offers a delicious look at local area hotspots. Guests can munch on a slice from Fornino’s Wood-Fired Pizzas (rated the best pizza in NYC in 2007!), fall-off-the-bone ribs from Mable’s Smokehouse, homemade ice cream from OddFellows’, and of course, a quintessential New York bagel from Bagelsmith. In between bites, you’ll see impressive street art, stunning views of Manhattan, and will learn all about the fascinating town of Williamsburg. The tour runs on Saturdays for 2.5 hours and includes 7 tastings.
Brooklyn Beats & Eats
From Coney Island to Park Slope, guests can explore the sights, smells, tastes, and energy of the borough during this 5-hour tasting tour. On Brooklyn Beats & Eats, guests will make their way through a series of neighborhoods to experience the diverse ethnic communities that make Brooklyn so special. You’ll discover old-school markets that sell Italian dried sausages and newly-made mozzarella, as well as Jewish shops serving up smoked fish and schmear on a bagel. You’ll also visit Middle Eastern olive bars, a fourth generation pizzeria, and the birthplace of the hot dog. Yum!
Ray’s Food and Walking Tours
Ray’s offers two different Brooklyn food tours that allow guests to experience New York like a local. These walking tours last about 2 hours and are done in small groups for a more intimate experience. Their Classic Brooklyn’s Classic Eats tour explores how the two worlds of new and old Brooklyn collide, and their Hip, Hispanic, and Hasidic tour allows guests to marvel at the outfits, facial hair, and attitudes of a variety of Brooklyn locals. Private tours are also available and can be customized to fit your individual interests and tastes.
Plan Your Next Trip to Brooklyn!
Don’t worry, the indulging doesn’t have to stop once the tour ends! When you stay with At Home in Brooklyn, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning that includes a variety of delights like breads, bagels, and pastries, cereal and fruit, and coffee and tea. In the evening, join us for a glass of wine on the patio and enjoy relaxing in peaceful Park Slope. We can’t wait to hear about your culinary adventure!
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