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City Food Tours and Events

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Address: 343 East 74th Street, Suite 10E, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: +1 212-535-8687
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The unique concept behind City Food Tours was developed in New York City...

The unique concept behind City Food Tours was developed in New York City when Joyce Weinberg, a seasoned food industry professional with more than 20 years of experience, wanted to share her passion for fine foods. From managing Fortune 500 confectionery businesses, to buying gourmet chocolates for Bloomingdales, she's done it all. Compared to other existing New York food tours that focus on more common foods, CFT introduces tour guests to a vast offering of high-quality, artisanal foods and encourage them to support local specialty stores, farmers, and sustainable agriculture. We help people realize that there's a lot more out there than the processed foods they encounter in mega-marts.

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Walking Tours Filled with Fun and Knowledge

Several walking tours of encompassing parts of Little Italy Nolita, Chinatown and Soho are available. You could walk around these areas on your own, but likely to go right past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Longwood, Florida

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Longwood, Florida
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198 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several walking tours of encompassing parts of Little Italy Nolita, Chinatown and Soho are available. You could walk around these areas on your own, but likely to go right past places that otherwise you would want to stop at and sample if you knew the "back-story" of many establishments. The walking tours are about 2-hours in length, and the arrangements,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was originally doomed to be a bad review because I was ousted from my reserved spot from the previous day, due to overbooking?.?. Laurie was our tour guide on the 28th of Dec. She was absolutely wonderful and completely redeemed my attitude. Laurie has a wonderful rapport with people and a great knowledge of history in new York. This... More 

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1 Thank Steven L
Baldwin Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Joyce, the reservation representative, she hung up on me on the phone and took 15 days to reply to am e-mail. The lack of importance this company has is ZERO. On a side note, Joyce answers the phone in a rude manner and does not state her name. Pitiful service received from a pitiful woman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Nicole was fun, enthusiastic and informative, she really made the tour. We did lower east side tour and really enjoyed a very different food tour. It's not gourmet but it was tasty and authentic. Not only just about food it was also about the history of the area. Nichole was so nice and assisted with the group departure to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What a a great decision to take this food tour!! If you love to eat and enjoy nyc this is for you!!Even my daughter who is a picky eater enjoyed all the tastes that were provided. Nicole was out tour guide and she was as good as they get!! She was fun friendly and very knowledgeable. She was even nice... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a great way to sample lots of different, delicious foods from well-known establishments and lesser-known "hole-in-the-wall" spots while enjoying a walk around Nolita. Nicole was a terrific tour guide...friendly, funny, and knowledgeable about NYC food. She had everything organized so that each place we visited served us quickly and provided generous samples.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We did a tour of Little Italy and Chinatown with Cathy, a most charming and educated lady who lived in the area and had a first hand knowledge of the shops and the history. The tour involved walking around the areas and popping into some of the local shops. Cathy bought various foods for us all to sample. She was... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First of all, I would like to commend Ben for his amazing knowledge and perseverance with sharing it despite the background noise of jackhammering, garbage trucks and yelling children passing by while he attempted to tell us all about the buildings we were in and/or passing. We could tell that the information he shared with us was just scratching the... More 

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Galveston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Took a food tour of the lower east side with Gina as our guide. She was patient, funny and well learned in the history of the businesses we visited, buildings we passed by and was very patient when some of us could not partake at a particular stop due to allergies. She gave us ample options as well as time... More 

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Ansonia, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My review will be a little different here because I took this tour as a teacher bringing a group of my 12th grade cooking students into NYC to try some new foods they may have never had before. I found City Food Tours NYC through a Google search and worked with a woman named Joyce who was very helpful (especially... More 

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