Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour
743 Ratings
New York
Experience the diverse and cutting-edge dining scene of Brooklyn on this half-day food and culture tour. From Polish pierogies to hip farm-to-table fare, indulge in the culinary delights of New York's coolest borough.
Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

Welcome to Brooklyn, the coolest, most dynamic borough in the Big Apple. Not just the center of all things hip and artisanal, Brooklyn also happens to be one of the best places to eat in the country right now, where dining standards like locavore-ism and farm-to-fork trends hit here early on.

This guided half-day culture-and-food-centric tour winds throughout Brooklyn, revealing the hip ‘hoods and the off-the-beaten-path eats that you’d be hard-pressed to find on your own.

Your journey begins in the historic West Village, the past and present home to some of the city’s most influential residents. Then, along with your knowledgable food-crazed New Yorker guide, hop into the air-conditioned shuttle and venture across the Williamsburg Bridge.

Journey around the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish section of Williamsburg, where families stroll the bustling streets that look like they haven’t changed in a generation or two, before hitting the hipster section of the neighborhood. Williamsburg is one of the best restaurant neighborhoods in the city where third-wave coffee roasters sit next to cutting-edge farm-to-fork restaurants. Indulge in a slice of Neapolitan pizza or a cannoli before moving next door to Greenpoint.

Wander around Greenpoint, a neighborhood where you may hear “dzień dobry” as much as “hello.” That’s because the area has long been home to the city’s Polish residents. Stop into a traditional Polish eatery for scrumptious meat-stuffed pierogies and juicy kielbasas.

The tour suddenly gets sweet in DUMBO, an atmospheric part of town that stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Sample some delectable sweets at the Jacques Torres chocolate factory and then walk it all off at the recently re-constructed Brooklyn Bridge Park (make sure you bring your camera for the incredible views of the Manhattan skyline).

Then return to Manhattan, pleased with your newfound knowledge of New York’s coolest borough.

Points of Interest

  • Marie Blachère Bakery & Café
What's Included
  • Multiple Food tastings
  • Accommodations for vegetarian and other dietary needs (advanced notice required)
  • Luggage storage upon request
  • Licensed NYC sightseeing guide
  • Climate-controlled transport
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • We CANNOT make food substitutions for allergies/preferences (such as dairy-free, nut-free, vegan)
  • While there are food tastings included that are gluten free, we don’t have gluten free substitutes.
Additional Information

Brooklyn has emerged as the epicenter of culinary innovation in New York City, setting taste trends for the nation. With our half-day excursion, you can savor its tantalizing flavors. Brooklyn offers a smorgasbord of dining experiences, from traditional ethnic neighborhoods to chic hipster havens. Relish in Polish pierogies in the heart of Greenpoint and indulge in trendsetting farm-to-table delicacies in Williamsburg. Our gastronomy tour of New York’s most vibrant and appetizing borough is perfect for food enthusiasts and their admirers.

  • Much of this tour takes place on a comfortable, temperature-controlled bus. While there is walking in each of the neighborhoods, this tour is comfortable even during the colder months
  • Please bring child seats for all children under 6 years of age. These are not supplied on the tour
Marie Blachère Bakery & Café
6th Avenue
301 6th ave & Carmine Street New York, NY 10014 BY SUBWAY: Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or M train to the West 4th Street station; use the West 3rd Street exit Or take the 1 subway line to Christopher Street Station
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 26, 2024
Nice way to he an overview of Brooklyn - Very informative tour with a good reflection of Brooklyns cosmopolitan foods. Comfortable transport. Laurie’s overview was very detailed. Having never ventured to Brooklyn this is a great way to get a feel for it. Communication with the company was excellent
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Apr 11, 2024
Excellent place to chill - I've been here twice this week brilliant food friendly staff Jackie,Tracy, mandy and Chelle👍lovely girls will di any thing for you
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Apr 7, 2024
Brooklyn Tour with Nancy - Fabulous Food Tour with Nancy! It was a great way to spend the day! Learned so much about Brooklyn and the food was so much fun! Nancy was so organized, funny and knowledgable! You could tell she really loved her job and that enthusiasm spilled over! Highly recommend this tour! If you get Nancy, you get an added bonus!
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Mar 25, 2024
Best part of the trip! - What a wonderful experience this trip was. The bus was a perfect way to see and enjoy the different parts of Brooklyn. It was nice that Laurie was so knowledgeable about so many things and e learned so much. The food was amazing as well. Well worth it. I would recommend to anyone.
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Feb 11, 2024
One of the Best food and beverages and also good atmosphere here. - Last year we were here about 15 people and celebrated HDB, it was really good atmosphere and friendly staff with good Georgian food. I liked Khachapuri Mtsvadi (Georgian Barbeque on sticks ), Kinkali - dumplings and of course Georgian local beer. strongly recommended to visit here. You can spend here unforgettable time and you will really enjoy here.
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Dec 28, 2023
You do not go hungry!! - A great way to see Brooklyn and eat at great places. Thanks Laurie for a great day. We did not go back to the hotel hungry. Thanks to Luis for the safe driving.
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Dec 19, 2023
Yum - Our guide and driver were amazing. Polite and on time and also very knowledgeable. The food was very good and we got a good sense of the neighborhoods at the same time.
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Dec 10, 2023
Our tour guide , Laurie,... - Our tour guide , Laurie, made the trip even more fun. She’s the best!!!! She gave us so much history and side stories. She was a super host!
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Nov 4, 2023
Yummy! - This was a great tour of Brooklyn. We learnt so much about the culture and history from our amazing tour guide Laurie. And to top it all off, the food stops were absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend this trip...
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Oct 30, 2023
A Lot of knowledge and great food in Brooklyn. - Brooklyn is such a charming place. Our guide Laurie was just superb. She has a Lot of local historical knowledge and the places she took us to were all delicious!!!
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up to 12 guests
July 2024