“Hi, so we’re interested in taking a food tour, but one question….what exactly is a food tour?”
Every so often we get messages like the one above from folks who are interested in our Queens Food Tours, but are unsure what exactly it is or entails.
Simply put: A food tour is a culinary experience which involves food tastings from several restaurants while learning about the area’s history and culture with a local tour guide.
While food is the most important aspect of a food tour, it also combines sightseeing, visiting landmarks and interesting tid-bits about the neighborhood.
Why are Food Tours so Awesome?
Food tours are: fun, unique, memorable, enjoyable, delicious, fascinating, “off the beaten”… ehh you get our point.
Instead of eating from one restaurant, you get to taste from several. Food Tours provides a glimpse of the neighborhood and the local food scene. The best part about it is it can be enjoyed by EVERYONE and ANYONE. Kids, seniors, locals, tourists, families, couples, you name it. If you love food and discovering new culinary gems, than food tours are for you!
Celebrating a birthday? Got an anniversary? Having a reunion with friends & family? Need a teambuilding activity? Take a private food tour!
It’s not surprising to see why food tours are among the highest rated activity in any cities that have them whether it’s Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, Atlanta, or even us! We are proud to be the #1 rated NYC tour & food activity in the entire borough of Queens.
Culinary Tourism in New York City
New York City is a foodie paradise. Our culinary scene is world renowned and consistently featured on several prominent food & travel publications, including:
#1 in “The Best American Cities for Foodies” by Conde Naste Traveler in 2014
#4 in Zagat’s “Top 17 Food Cities in America” in 2015
#8 in Washington Post’s “10 best food cities in America” in 2015
#10 in Travel+Leisure’s “America’s Best Cities for Foodies” in 2015
With so many dining options to choose from, food tours provide the best way to cover as much culinary ground as possible.
Food Tours in New York City
In New York City there are many food tour companies, but not all of them include food. We certainly do—and lots of it. Our food tours are meant to showcase New York City’s largest and most diverse borough through its delicious and authentic cuisines—as such, be prepared to eat! We actually encourage our participants to go light on breakfast prior to our tour, because unlike other food tours which takes the word “tasting” quite literally, all our cuisines offer a real dining experience.
See the difference. Taste the difference with us. Book your tour now or arrange a private tour for your group.