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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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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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Lower east side food tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My sister and I wanted a morning walking tour of NYC so we signed up for the Flatiron History and Food Tour. Robert was our guide and it was just the two of us because it was a cold, raining Saturday and the day afternoon Halloween. This tour begins with tastings at Caffe Lavazza and Eataly, Mario Batali’s Italian food... More 

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Hamilton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Our guide Amanda was fun, interesting and knowledgeable, as an ex local of the area she shared her love and experiences with us. We loved the quirky little places she knew intimately and shared with us and the food was excellent. Certainly visited places we wouldn't have found on our own. Took some great photos of the wonderful architecture and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I loved all the food, the historic places and the tour guide was wonderful! Made me feel and understand all the history of these classic locations. Looking forward to taking another food tour with city food tours

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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a great tour and highly recommend to anyone visiting New York, there was a variety of food which was all very nice was not hungry afterwards that for sure. Tour took approx 2 hours for our group of 4 and was not a strenuous walk. Our guide was Erik he was very personable and he included a mix... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was a beautiful day for a walking tour of Greenwich Village. Our guide was charming and informative, sharing facts about the neighborhood's architecture and history. We tasted a variety of foods, most of which were good but not outstanding. Our only criticism is that a few of the portion sizes (specifically the Papaya King hot dog, and the compost... More 

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