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City Food Tours and Events

New York City, NY, USA
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About City Food Tours and Events
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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rebecca f wrote a review Jun 2019
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I am stunned at how poorly I've been treated by Joyce at City Food Tours. I have been a long time customer of Joyce's. Last week, I booked a tour for a small group of important guests. Leading up to our tour, we realized we were looking at abysmal weather for the tour- thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail, and a possible tornado were all in the forecast. In the 24 hours leading up to our event, I tried to contact Joyce 5 separate times to no avail. By time our tour began, there was lightening and it was pouring. I ended up sending my group to a local bar. The (very nice) guide met me and finally got Joyce on the phone with me. Joyce was completely unrelenting and rude, She told me if I had called her, we could have worked out a contingency plan. I did try calling her and emailing her- she just could not be bothered to respond. She told me we could have gone to a bar on the tour- but she refused to tell me any of the stops in advance. Finally, she indicated I was overreacting and "it's not like there is a tornado or something". There was quite literally a tornado in the forecast. Since the failed tour, I've reached out to Joyce multiple times to discuss some compensation and salvage the relationship for the future. Joyce was also disinterested in this and not not responded to my calls or emails. No surprise there. There are plenty of other vendors who does what she does and I imagine, are far more professional about it. I'll take my business there and urge you to do the same.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Denise D wrote a review Oct 2017
Huntington Beach, California3 contributions5 helpful votes
They canceled last minute so my clients were not able to do the Downtown Dessert and Drink Tour. They even extended their stay so they can go on the tour. They were very disappointed. I did receive an email after I received a a refund asking me to share my experience on the tour.....
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Date of experience: October 2017
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littlewhitedog wrote a review Oct 2017
Lakewood Ranch, Florida256 contributions126 helpful votes
We did the Flavors of New York Food Tour. It was really fun and our guide did a good job of educating us, but still moving things along. She was very adapted at changing things as people made comments about certain types of food. The places she picked were all really good and everyone enjoyed themselves.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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KimboT04 wrote a review Aug 2017
Reading, United Kingdom2 contributions
A friend and I took part in the Prohibition cocktail tour in NY. It consisted of 3 locations, 3 cocktails, snacks and a guide. Our guide (Megan) was very informative and enthusiastic, answering all of our questions where she could. We were a good size group of 6 guests, which created a great atmosphere. The locations were unique to each other and not typical tourist places, which made it more enjoyable and unique for us as we didn't know NY very well. The cocktails were very different to each other, therefore meeting the different taste preferences of the group. We both thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Pam S wrote a review Jun 2017
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This was my second food tour in NYC, and my daughters' (16 and 13) first. The youngest qualified for a child's price which I really liked because she is still not very open to trying "adult" foods. Our guide, Amira, was very pleasant and informative, and I enjoyed speaking with her about various topics as we walked along the tour route. She was early, and since we ended up having a private tour, we got started and finished early (which left us plenty of time to do the other things we had planned for that day). We sampled at least 6 items (and to my great pleasure my daughters tried new things)! I would definitely recommend this tour, our guide, and the tour company. However, if you want to learn about the city in general, take a city tour, not a food tour as those are more focused on the area of the tour.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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