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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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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The unique concept behind City Food Tours was developed in New York...

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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nolita nyc food tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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