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Neighbourhood Eats: Brownstone Brooklyn Food Tour

Neighbourhood Eats: Brownstone Brooklyn Food Tour

From US$ 79 per person

Discover the culinary history of Brooklyn on this whistle-stop tour of the best food stops in this bustling borough. Taste food from the New America, the Middle East, and Italy with a local guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover why Brooklyn is now the center of the NYC food scene
  • Visit family-owned food stores to get the lowdown on the culinary scene in Brooklyn
  • Stroll down beautiful tree-lined streets on a shared group or private tour
  • Explore the many faces of Brooklyn's cuisine, from New American to the Middle East and beyond
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description
Stroll around the brownstone buildings of Brooklyn on a neighborhood food tour, and discover the delicious mom-and-pop shops and restaurants of New York. Discover first-hand how food is the engine of the local ecosystem. Focused on Smith and Court Streets and the surrounding neighborhoods, the tour uncovers a vibrant mix of locally-owned, artisanal food stores that are unlike almost any other neighborhood in America. You will visit old school haunts and new culinary entrepreneurs to experience traditional flavors and daring dishes. Pop into Italian and Middle Eastern shops that have long been the staple of the neighborhood, and explore the growing scene of cafés and restaurants specializing in New American cuisine. Learn about the neighborhood's rich history and changing character from local business owners and residents. Try artisan cheeses, bread, and Italian pastries. Meet coffee roasters, discover a modern soda fountain, and go to the oldest Middle Eastern bakery in New York City.

Finally, visit one of the cutest businesses in the neighborhood, a place with the latest ice cream flavors and where senior citizens can be seen having a good old-fashioned ice cream float. See the restored soda fountain and a mix of old and new worlds coming together.

Remember to ask your guide for some local recommendations on other food places to visit locally. You can use the map that is provided as part of this tour to discover more popular foodie hotspots.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food and drink tastings
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and edible merchandise
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet outside of 61 Bergen Street (near the F/G subway entrance).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • The dress code for this tour is casual. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform the activity provider at the time of booking if you'll be bringing a child under the age of 6
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.9/5

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A Good Tour of Brooklyn

Our guide, John, was very friendly and knowledgeable. He did a great job sharing history and interesting facts of the shops we visited. The weather couldn’t have been better! The tour itself was slow. It could have been done in 2 hrs easily. Would have liked to have known where were we’re going and what we were doing. When I think of Brooklyn I think of pizza so was surprised we didn’t eat any pizza.

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June 12, 2018

I was disappointed.

We liked our tour guide but was disappointed in the food choices for $69.00 per person. A slice of pizza should be part of the tour and the cheese sample at stinkys was not much of a sample, more like crumbs. I can only imagine stinkys has a delicious variety of cheeses. The cookies from girl one were ok, we’ve had better. While we were in Girl One a customer gave a high review of their cupcakes and cakes. Wish we had a sample of the cupcakes. Enjoyed the bread, biscotti, coffee and farmcy atmosphere. I would not recommend this tour.

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December 3, 2017

This tour was amazing, educational and delicious!

Our guide Josh was great. The tour group was small. We visited nine establishments owned and operated by locals. The food was delicious. Josh explained the history behind the establishments and the various neighborhoods in Brooklyn that we walked through. Even had a celebrity sighting of Michael Shannon in Carroll gardens. I would highly recommend.

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November 1, 2017

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