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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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High school culinary class visit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago 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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Forest, Virginia
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

In June I returned to New York, this time going on the Original Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour led by Bert. It was 3 hours of entertainment and good eating. Great value for the money spent. Bert was perfect for this; a sentiment shared by all on the tour.

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St. John's, NL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

First time to NYC and friends recommended we take in a food and foot tour. I booked one for Friday night at 5:30 from Viator for the East Village. I thought it would be a great introduction to the area. I received a message from Viator that reservation was confirmed. Then shortly after I received another message saying there was... More 

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CityFoodTours, Owner at City Food Tours and Events, responded to this review

This is an unedited review from the same tour. Please note that we have Received ANOTHER TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE of EXCELLENCE for 2016, making it at least 5 years in a row for us and this tour. Pls. also note that this tour costs around $46 US. The reviewer is wrong. Rating: 5 Add Response Wonderful tour Flavors of New... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Although I thought there was room for improvement in the tour it was an educational and enjoyable experience. The tour guide him/herself was very good at managing our time but seemed to go on about points a little longer then the group could hold interest. Other then that the tour was a great experience I highly recommend to anyone who... More 

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