NYC: Brownstone Brooklyn History, Culture and Food Tour

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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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  • Discover why Brooklyn is now the center of the NYC food scene
  • Stroll down beautiful tree-lined streets on a shared group or private tour
  • Explore the many faces of Brooklyn's cuisine, inc New American and Middle East
  • Experience some of the mom-and-pop businesses that make Brooklyn so desirable


Stroll around the brownstone buildings of Brooklyn on a Local Food, History and Culture 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. 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. 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.


Local guide 7 food stops and tastings

Important Information

  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by a B Corp certified company committed to using travel as a force for good. This Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices.
  • The maximum number of people on this tour will be 12 passengers.
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, but please note that this tour covers 1.6 km (1 mile) of walking.
  • This tour can cater vegetarians, vegans, gluten free customers, but for any any specific dietary request we need to know 24 h before the tour start time.

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