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City Food Tours and Events

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Address: 343 E 74th St, Suite 10E, New York City, NY 10021-3752
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+1 212-535-8687
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 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 food and fun neighborhood exploration

This was a fun tour, and I highly recommend to people visiting New York. Kenny (? spelling) was an excellent tour guide. He shared his personal experiences as well as relevant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun tour, and I highly recommend to people visiting New York. Kenny (? spelling) was an excellent tour guide. He shared his personal experiences as well as relevant facts about the food and the neighborhoods. The variety of the food was good. We tried chocolate, baked goods, cheese, a sandwich, as well as beer or wine. It... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS TOUR. The food portions are miniscule and the food is really not very good. The tour guide was very pleasant but actually gave little or no information about the areas that the tour visits- in fact, the tour ended 30 minutes early. Worse than the tour is the customer service. I accidentally deleted... More 

Thank deb g
Milford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

My friends and I were disappointed by our food tour. We've been on previous NYC food tours (different company) and have had wonderful experiences. You walked away with an in-depth knowledge of the neighborhood and restaurants. We had the totally opposite experience on this food tour. The tour guide was incredibly friendly and nice but didn't provide any real information... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This was a frustrating experience for my husband and I as I was under the impression that it was going to be a speak easy tour. The tour was walking around with another couple and tour guide to three random bars (NOT SPEAK EASYS) and receiving a cocktail of which was picked ahead of time by the tour guide's manager.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time with Joyce today. We had 4 adults and 20 high school seniors. She was knowledgeable of the area and food. Joyce is a New Yorker to the core- she loves her job and loves telling you about it. We visited a variety of places.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We had a great afternoon exploring some new restaurants and food stores in NYC with our very knowledgable host. Great activity, even for locals!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful! Food was delicious and our tour guide, Matt, was awesome. Cupcake and pizza were my favorite stops.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Dispite the poor weather, out guide was fun, articulate and informative. Joyce the owner was very hospititable and helpful, when I called the company. Unfortunately the food we sampled was not worth the value, very disappopinted. Booking thru a third party, was expensive, and the guide was not awrae that I had pre-paid for the "special treat" at the end... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Great food tour with really delicious food. The guide also told us about the history of the area and the immigrant populations. I've done food Tours in other cities and this one is by far the best!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We took the subway to the assigned location and then walked through the area learning the history, seeing the architecture and sampling food from various bakeries, delis and restaurants. I got so full I had to skip the pizza at the end.


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