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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
Phone Number: +1 212-535-8687
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Forest, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Comox
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5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Tour of Chinatown was fantastic- more than a nosh, this was a real meal, with dim sum, Peking duck and Malaysian curry. Every spot we visited was terrific, and our guide gave us a most interesting history lesson on the neighborhood and food.

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Several walking tours of encompassing parts of Little Italy Nolita, Chinatown and Soho are available. You could walk around these areas on your own, but likely to go right past places that otherwise you would want to stop at and sample if you knew the "back-story" of many establishments. The walking tours are about 2-hours in length, and the arrangements,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This was originally doomed to be a bad review because I was ousted from my reserved spot from the previous day, due to overbooking?.?. Laurie was our tour guide on the 28th of Dec. She was absolutely wonderful and completely redeemed my attitude. Laurie has a wonderful rapport with people and a great knowledge of history in new York. This... More 

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Baldwin Park, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Joyce, the reservation representative, she hung up on me on the phone and took 15 days to reply to am e-mail. The lack of importance this company has is ZERO. On a side note, Joyce answers the phone in a rude manner and does not state her name. Pitiful service received from a pitiful woman.

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Nicole was fun, enthusiastic and informative, she really made the tour. We did lower east side tour and really enjoyed a very different food tour. It's not gourmet but it was tasty and authentic. Not only just about food it was also about the history of the area. Nichole was so nice and assisted with the group departure to our... More 

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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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