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“Highlight of our NY trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jeffrey Tastes Food Tours

Jeffrey Tastes Food Tours
74-1 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, NY
5164284085
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Owner description: Jeffrey Tastes Food Tours are guided tours in the most diverse area of the most diverse city in the world - Just a 15 minute train ride from Midtown Manhattan. Taste the cultures of 10 countries in one tour or experience the best street food in the city. Walking with Jeffrey, you'll meet locals and investigate the ever-changing immigrant culture of Queens, New York City.
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“Highlight of our NY trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Despite the horrendous downpour and lashing winds, Jeff took us on the coolest trip through Queens. We tried Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, Ecuadorian, Colombian and Italian food in our three hours. Jeff was brilliantly flexible, running over because we were late and taking us not just to hidden away restaurants up flights of stairs that no tourist in a million years would ever find, but also to cool little shops like the Botanica run by two Chilean sisters who told us all about Santeria...It was fascinating seeing how the area changed literally block by block, in just a few steps...from Indian to Tibetan to Mexican...and so on. A totally global experience. Only in NY!

We drank yak butter tea and were given a taste experience unlike any I've ever had. The highlight was one of the food vans in the south american part - where we had Ecuadorian street food. All in all totally awesome.

Visited July 2012
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
“Great, fun, funky tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I'm from San Francisco, here on business, and signed up for Jeff's tour. He is very knowledgeable about all the various ethnic groups and knows a lot of the merchants. We got to sample lots of non-fancy ethnic food and poke into some local shops. He really knows Queens and is a pleasure to be with.

Visited July 2012
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“A delicious introduction to a world of amazing cuisines in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

My husband and I have been lucky enough to savor two Queens food explorations organized by Jeff -- the latest was the fun and scrumptious Jackson Heights Momo (Himalayan dumpling ) Crawl. Although we're longtime New Yorkers and fairly new residents of Queens, we realized we'd only scratched the surface of this vibrant global food community before joining Jeff's Momo tour and Nepali Ambassador Dinner.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Jeff is one of THE authorities on NYC ethnic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Jeff is great. His passion is food, which is why he's been leading these tours in his spare time for years. As a food editor, if I need someone who knows the outer-borough ethnic-food scene, or the pizza scene, he's one of the first authorities who comes to mind. Recently went on his momo crawl and had a great time. Momos are delicious and it was fun to check out Jackson Heights' Tibetan restaurants.

Visited June 2012
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Westport, Connecticut
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“roosevelt food crawl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

My friend and I really enjoyed the tour, we love food and we love people who enjoy food.
Jeff made us feel like travelling through Latin/ South America without even going so far!

Visited June 2012
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