One of the best ways to experience New York City like a native is with a food tour. It is very easy as a tourist to stay in the tourist areas and eat at chain restaurants. If you do you are missing out on one of the true treasures of New York. No city in the world has the varied cuisines of New York. A trip to New York can be a virtual world tour without leaving the city limits. Tours such as New York Food Tours, Scott's Pizza Tour and Food On Foot Tours take you to neighborhoods both inside and outside Manhattan where you eat the same food as native New Yorkers. This food is usually less expensive and more authentic than what you get from chain restaurants or restaurants in tourist areas. These tours often provide a chance to sample multiple ethnic foods or different styles of one food such as pizza. Most of these tours are reasonably priced and some tours provide samples while others allow you to sample what you'd like. Besides the food the great benefit of these tours is that you will most likely see parts of the city you might not explore on your own.

New York Food Tours takes tourists and locals alike to experience the colorful history, unique diverse culture and progressive development of New York City through food. Their food tours are focused on Historic Neighborhoods (such as Chinatown, East Village, and West Village), Ethnic Cultures and Cooking, and Ethnic Vegetarian Foods.

Food on Foot Tours offers the world's largest buffet,  New York City with seven different tours in Brooklyn, Manhattan & Queens and the exclusive Food For Fans Baseball Tour. Eat Like a New Yorker!

The Brooklyn Food & Culture Tour departs at 11:00 AM on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays from Greenwich Village in lower Manhattan takes it's guests on a 4.5 hour sightseeing, culinary and cultural tour of ethnic Brooklyn.

Foods of New York Tours offers unique food tasting and cultural walking tours and evening food events through New York City's most delicious and historic neighborhoods. Chinatown, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Meatpacking District, and Chelsea Market!

City Food Tours runs fun, delicious food tours of The Lower East Side, NoLIta/SoHo, etc.  Upper West Side Tour of Wine & Chocolate. 212.535.TOUR. www.cityfoodtours.com

Famous Fat Dave's Five Borough Eating Tours are private, personalized eatathons with a real cabbie/ tour guide in a classic Checker cab.

Free Tours by Foot offers free food tours of the Lower East Side, Greenwich Village and Chinatown.