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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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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: 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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GREAT EATS AND YOU LEARN SOMETHING TOO!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Galveston, Texas

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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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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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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We took this tour on May2nd and had a great time. Our guide, Ben, was excellent...very well informed and thorough in his details of the district. All the food stops were enjoyable...and delicious. I would highly recommend this tour!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Do not book this tour. We showed up on time at the proper address and the tour guide never came. We did not receive an email or voicemail ahead of time letting us know it was cancelled. We waited for 25 minutes and no one would answer the phone at the tour company to confirm the cancellation. When they finally... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The lower east side food Tour via city tours was unexpectingly fun! Ask for Erik to be your tour guide and the food is yum! Great way to learn more about NYC.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Lower East side food tour was an interesting and tasty stroll through the neighborhood. The tour guide, Eric, was quite personable and did a good job talking about the historic and cultural highlights of the neighborhood.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Let's start with the great-our tour guide eric was fabulous. Loved his walking and history tour. He was charming and informative. The selection of stops was really bad except for kees and the last stop. Most places gave out free samples anyway so it was nothing special. The tea stop was delightful but I was on a wine tour. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I had a great time on the food tour led by Eric through SoHo - what a great way to learn about the neighborhood and find small out of the way specialty stores!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I wish I could give negative stars. I first called City Food Tours to set up a beer tour for my fiancé and his groomsmen. When I called I was met with an abrasive "hello? Who is this?" followed by many more untactful and offensive questions about our religions and where we were all raised. Our conversations continued through email... More 

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CityFoodTours, Owner at City Food Tours and Events, responded to this review

Skye, Sorry we can't do an all booze tour for your fiance and buddies, but you contacted City Food Tours, and we do include food on our tours along with alcohol. Best of luck on your wedding. You seem a bit stressed :). More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this more than anything we did during a trip to see the city at Christmas. The tastings were more than expected...our guide was a Village native and a foodie which made it even better.

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Address: Address: 343 East 74th Street, Suite 10E, New York City, NY 10021
Phone Number: +1 212-535-8687
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
Open Hours:
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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