New York: Midtown Manhattan Street Food Walking Tour

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Experience the diverse flavors of New York’s food carts on a 2-hour walking tour of Midtown Manhattan. Hear about some of The Big Apple food heroes, from culinary school drop-outs to 4-star chefs. Sample delicious food along the way.


  • Explore Midtown Manhattan through its fast-changing food truck scene
  • Enjoy delicious tastings, including recipes from award-winning carts and trucks
  • Meet street food vendors and hear what it's like to run a food cart or truck in the city
  • A portion of your ticket supports the nonprofit Street Vendor Project


Discover the ever-evolving food carts of New York on a 2-hour walking tour of Midtown Manhattan, and explore New York through its street food scene. Step into an exciting world of diverse foods and food heroes, and hear stories about the past, present and future of this fast-changing culture. Enjoy 5 generous tastings of gourmet dishes along the way. Meet your guide in Bryant Park, then discover the city beyond its famous hot dog and pretzel stands. Sample an international buffet of culinary delights as you watch the people that manage to cram a full kitchen into an improbably small cart. Listen to stories told by the proprietors, from struggling immigrants to culinary school drop-outs and former 4-star restaurant chefs. Along the way, learn the history of the industry and the challenges of running a feverishly demanding, business. Taste delectable dishes crafted at the curbside kitchens. There is a rotating menu to represent the variety of options available, but tastings might include (subject to change) falafel and vegetables, halal chicken and rice, Mexican tacos, Greek souvlaki, Bengali kati rolls, and Belgian waffles with toppings


6 food tastings A bottle of water Guide

Important Information

  • This tour involves approximately 1 mile of walking
  • Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated if advance notice is provided
  • The sidewalks and streets are wheelchair-accessible
  • A portion of all tickets for this tour go to support a nonprofit organization that supports street vendors in New York City with legal and business assistance.

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